Do you want to save lives? Do you want to make a difference? Health Sciences is the pathway for you!  As a Health Science student, serving as a healthcare professional can become a reality. Health Science focuses on careers in healthcare, which include some of the fastest-growing and highest-paying careers.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on learning at Hospitals, Long Term Care facilities, Rehabilitation facilities, Sports Medicine facilities, and more all while earning college credit and industry-recognized certifications. Students will explore the dynamic world of healthcare and hear from industry professionals who can share their knowledge and real-world experiences.  Whether you are interested in Allied Health, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Forensic Medicine, Research, Athletic Training, Behavior Technician, Emergency Medical Services, and more, the Health Science pathway is where you belong! 

The Health Sciences Pathway will offer content credit in the following content areas:

  • Language Arts - Application of Behavioral Healthcare & Wellness, Introduction to Behavioral Healthcare and Wellness, Theoretical Concepts of Psychiatric Care I, Medical Terminology, Introduction to Health Care, Law & Ethics for Health Professions
  • Science - Human Nutrition, Nursing Aide, Anatomy & Physiology I, Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Physical Education - Fitness & Wellness, ACE Personal Training
  • General Elective - Introduction to Exercise Health Science, Medical Office Administration

It is recommended that students take one or more of the following classes at their home high school before enrolling in classes at the EPIC Campus in the Health Sciences Pathway:

  • Arapahoe - Health, Integrated Science, Biology
  • Heritage - Health, Physical Science, Biology
  • Littleton - Health, Integrated Science
  • Options - Health, Integrated Science

Contact the Health Sciences Pathway Lead Heidi Mahn at hmahn[at][dot]us.



Danielle has been passionate about education since becoming a Certified Nurses Aide in 2012 and then continued on to get her Bachelors in Science of Nursing from Platt College of Nursing, and became a Registered Nurse in 2018. 

She has spent the last several years working as a CNA educator/instructor and also working in rehabilitation nursing. She believes that education should be paired with hands-on experience and should be available to all students to establish a strong foundation for their careers. Danielle is excited to join the Explorative Pathways for Innovative Careers team through Littleton Public Schools as an instructor for the Healthcare Pathway. 

Outside of work; Danielle enjoys spending time with her husband and four children. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, paddleboarding, staying active, and trying new things. She is very excited to be a part of the EPIC campus!

Heidi Mahn, MSN, RN

Heidi’s first degree was in Construction Management and upon graduation from college, she moved to Las Vegas to build hotels and casinos for about 6 years. Changing career paths, she went back to school to be a nurse in 2005 and got her RN in 2007. She worked in the Bone Marrow Transplant ICU at Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center for about 5 years and found her passion for education while training new nurses and nursing students. She transitioned to nursing education in 2011 working at the postsecondary level teaching nursing courses and was the Assistant Director of Nursing at Concorde Career College. In 2013, she became the Program Coordinator for the Nurse Aide program at Littleton Public Schools and received her Master’s Degree in Nursing Education in 2015. Heidi also previously worked for Nextstep Interactive as the Supervisor of Instruction & Evaluation, overseeing the day to day operations of 4 practice labs in 3 states. She is married with 3 daughters and owns a small peach orchard in Palisade, Colorado that keeps her busy in her spare time.