Resources for Teachers

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General health curriculum resources

National Institute of Health: free curriculum supplements for 1st thru 12th grade

PBS - Human Body: lessons plans, activities, and videos to support human body and general health curriculum.

NOVA - Body + Brain: interviews, articles, and videos to support general health curriculum

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): lesson plans and professional development materials for public health curriculum. Appropriate for elementary thru university students and educators.

Health career curriculum resources

PBS - Careers in Health: explore a variety of health careers through video, audio, and media galleries. Activities and learning standards provided for some content.

National Library of Medicine - Outreach Activities and Resources: lesson plans, health occupations information, games, tutorials, and more! Appropriate for K thru 12th grade

South Dakota Health Occupations for Today & Tomorrow (HOTT): videos and fact sheets on a wide variety of health careers  information on educational requirements, salary, job outlooks, and job duties for a wide range of health careers

Association of American Medical Colleges:  video interviews and fact sheets with information on medical school application tips and procedures, current medical school student profiles and inspiring stories, and more. Great resource for printed reference material to distribute to students.

LifeWorks - National Institutes of Health: database with education requirements, salary, job outloooks, and job duties for a variety of health careers

Free health career media

Nursing - Johnson & Johnson: posters, brochures, coloring books, book covers, and videos. Includes materials in Spanish.

The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA): poster and brochure PDFs. Print and introduce your students to Occupational Therapy education requirements, job outlook, salary, and job duties.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA): order the career guidance toolkit, complete with ASHA brochures, posters, and videos

American Dental Association (ADA): dental assistant, dental technologist, dental hygienist, dentist, and pre-dental school fact sheet PDFs available for download. Elementary school toolkits also available.

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA): download APTA's powerpoint to help prepare your students for a career in Physical Therapy