The Health Occupations program from the Clare-Gladwin Career Center visited the Doan Center of Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC) in Mount Pleasant last month to view the facilities available for health professions degree programs.
During a tour lead by MMCC Physical Therapy Assistant Program Director Amanda Wismer, students explored the nursing labs, physical therapy assistant labs, and medical assisting and pharmacy technician classrooms. Following the tour, the class received an introduction to preventative medicine through exercise at Morey Courts Recreation Center.
“Students heard from the Morey Courts staff about the history of the facility, and then broke into groups to try various types of exercise,” said Erin Lenhart, Clare-Gladwin Career Center Health Occupations instructor. “Each group sampled high intensity interval training (HIIT), TRX suspension training, and had a brief nutrition class. Before leaving, students also heard from fitness professionals at Morey Courts Recreation Center about how they started their careers in fitness and where they plan to go in the future. A huge thank you to Amanda Wismer of MMCC, Morey Courts Fitness Director Kelvin Bolar Jr., and Clare-Gladwin Career Center Counselor Margie Dill for coordinating the trip for us.”
Health Occupation is one of nine career and technical education programs offered to local high school juniors and seniors through the Clare-Gladwin Career Center, a program of Clare-Gladwin RESD. Students spend half of their school day at their CTE class and the other half at their local high school.