The Academy of Health Professions is a magnet program at Tampa Bay Technical High School. Admission is selective. Students are offered an academically rigorous program and training in a variety of health and engineering disciplines. In addition to meeting state graduation requirements, academy students follow a four-year college preparatory curriculum bolstered by numerous advanced placement, honors and dual enrollment courses. To excel, students must be intellectually talented, highly motivated, and thoroughly disciplined.
The Academy of Health Professions is the most comprehensive medical magnet in the country. The Academy facilitates the development of marketable skills to prepare our graduates to enter the medical career job market at the aide or assistant level as well as prepare for post secondary education. Students interested in the fields of dental lab, optometry patient care assisting, veterinary, medical lab, nursing, physical and occupational therapy, sports medicine, radiology or medicine may avail themselves of specific coursework and laboratory experiences as well as clinical rotations designed to prepare them to make educated career and college choices. The students, therefore, may begin to work in a medically related career right out of high school or work in a medical area while pursuing higher education.
The Academy of Health Professions embraces the individuality of each student by designing the curriculum around the student's needs and interested. With a pupil/teacher ratio of 25:1 or less, students can receive the individual attention needed to progress at an accelerated rate of learning.