Institute for Science and Technology
Located on the two campuses of the Northern Valley Regional High School district, the Institute for Interactive Design is a free public high school of choice for Bergen County residents. This Career & Technical Education program 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 examine 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.
Students accepted to the program are Bergen County Technical High School students, who attend this full-time satellite program at Northern Valley Regional High School’s Old Tappan or Demarest campus, and are eligible to participate in NVRHS sports, clubs, and activities. Please see the Admissions Brochure on this site for information regarding academic requirements, CTE courses, and a list of clubs and activities offered at NVRHS.
Institute for Sports Medicine and Exercise Science
The Institute for Sports Medicine and Exercise Science is a four-year sequence of courses involving the study and application of 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. Projects will include designing stretching regimens for teams and individuals in various sports during freshman year, to designing diet and nutrition plans for athletes participating in a range of sports during senior year. Students will examine the relationship between heart rate, respiration rate, and exercise as part of the Anatomy & Physiology course, and become familiar with examining the neuromuscular function and biomechanics of athletes and how they affect speed, agility, balance and coordination in their Movement & Performance course.