Bergen County Institutes for Science and Technology @ Northern Valley Regional HS Information
The Institute for Interactive Design Technology and The Institute for Sports Medicine and Exercise Science are located on both campuses of the Northern Valley Regional High School district. The Bergen County Institutes for Science and Technology @ Northern Valley Regional HS is a free public high school Career & Technical Education program of choice for Bergen County residents. Northern Valley Regional High School offers students a wide range of academic courses, including honors- and AP-level courses, as well as a full range of sports and a wide variety of clubs and activities.
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The Institute for Interactive Design Technology
The Institute for Interactive Design Technology introduces students to the exciting field of UX/UI Design. UX refers to User Experience Design, while UI refers to User Interface Design. This evolving multidisciplinary field underlies many of today’s fastest growing industries, including web-based communications, advertising, and entertainment. UX/UI design is driven by the imperative to design something that meets a user’s needs, and inspires consumers to want to engage with a digital product. Today’s designers must be entrepreneurs observing market trends, exploiting innovation, creating intellectual property, and applying aesthetic solutions to enhance the value of a product, service or experience. In this course, students will witness UX design at work and evaluate its effectiveness through movies and television, video games, mobile technology, hardware, museum exhibits, and of course, the web. Throughout, students will also be introduced to a variety of technology hardware and software, including virtual reality, app design, and 3D modeling software, to name a few.
The Institute for Sports Medicine & Exercise Science
The Institute for Sports Medicine & Exercise Science introduces students to the scientific principles that underpin physical performance. The program will incorporate the traditional disciplines of anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, sport psychology, athletic training, and nutrition. Students will cover a range of topics and carry out experimental investigations in both laboratory and field settings to acquire the knowledge and understanding necessary to critically analyze human performance, optimize athletic output, and minimize injury.