Biomedical Science

THE BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE PROGRAM allows students to investigate careers in the biomedical industry as they study the concepts of human medicine, physiology, genetics, microbiology, and public health. Students engage in activities that emphasize course content in the context of real-world case situations, such as investigating the death of a fictional person.

STUDENTS IN THIS PROGRAM examine the structures and interactions of human body systems. Students explore the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of various diseases while collaborating with classmates to better understand and design solutions to offset the most pressing health challenges.

Students in the program have access to cutting-edge equipment such as: Logger Pro, Anatomy in Clay MANIKEN®, Electronic Probeware, and PCR & Electrophoresis Equipment.

Required & Recommended Courses


  • PLTW - Principles of Biomedical Science*

  • PLTW - Human Body Systems*

  • PLTW - Medical Interventions*

  • PLTW - Biomedical Innovation*

* These courses are affiliated with Project Lead The Way (PLTW), the leading provider of STEM education in the U.S.


  • EEP Orientation to Medical Imaging and Patient Care Interventions**

  • AP Biology

  • Microbiology

  • Anatomy & Physiology

**College credit available

Credentials & Certifications

Possible Credentials Include:

  • Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Credential (watch the video!)

  • AP+PLTW Credential

  • OSHA-10 Healthcare

Work-Based Learning Requirement

In our increasingly complex global society, CTE students are expected to be prepared to enter the workforce of the future by participating in a continuum of purposeful Work-Based Learning (WBL) activities that align with their CTE Programs. WBL experiences can include an industry project, a school-based enterprise, a service-learning project, or an internship.

WBL connects the CTE Program with the real world of work by providing students with the opportunity to interact with professionals in business and industry while applying what they are learning in the classroom. Through their involvement in WBL activities, students will also develop and demonstrate essential employability skills, such as responsibility, collaboration, and communication that are applicable in all work environments.

National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)

The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) recognizes outstanding student achievement in Career and Technical Education (CTE) and encourages educational excellence, skill development, and workforce readiness.

Biomedical Eligibility Criteria:

  • Overall unweighted GPA of 3.0 or greater

  • Program unweighted GPA of 3.5 or greater

  • Enrolled in a CTE Program

  • Successfully completes:

      • Three CTE courses (3 credits) in the Biomedical Science Program and is currently enrolled in the fourth level course (at least three PLTW Biomedical Courses)

      • Three years of Math, including Algebra II, and is currently enrolled in a fourth-year Math course (PreCalculus & Statistics recommended)

      • Three years of Science, including Chemistry & AP Biology

  • A score of Proficient or greater on the EoCA in each PLTW Biomedical Science class.

  • Safety Training equivalent to OSHA 10

  • Complete eighty cumulative hours of Work-Based Learning (WBL)


  • Special recognition at Graduation

  • NTHS scholarships

  • Other unique member privileges

  • Resume builder

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RI Pathway Endorsement

Seniors enrolled in a CTE Program are encouraged to base their Senior Passion Project on their CTE Program.

Senior Passion Projects based on the student’s CTE Program are required to qualify for the RI Pathway Endorsement Council Designation.

Program Summary at a glance

For more information about this program contact the Career Programs Supervisor at or 401-710-7579.

Click here to view the Biomedical Science Program Flyer.