Health Professions Academy

Students working with a medical dummy.

July 15-19, 2024

Day Program Cost: $700
On Campus Accommodations Experience Cost: $1,250
Check-in for this experience will be the Sunday before the start date of the program

Participants who successfully complete the Health Professions Academy will earn one (1) University of New 51 Special Topics college credit.

This summer experience is a weeklong health profession exploration academy offered by the School of Health Sciences at the University of New 51. This program will use case-based learning to expose students to a wide range of health professions including the following:

  • Dental hygiene
  • Exercise science
  • Medical laboratory science
  • Nutrition and dietetics
  • Nursing
  • Occupational therapy
  • Public health
  • Paramedicine
  • Physician assistant
  • Speech language pathology

Among other learning activities, participants will:

  1. Learn about patient-centered care
  2. Participate in mock clinical exercises and earn CPR certification
  3. Design and implement their own fitness programs
  4. Investigate patterns and causes of chronic disease and injury in humans
  5. Participate in a nutrition and culture cooking demonstration
  6. Perform clinical laboratory procedures used to help diagnose, treat, and monitor disease
  7. Learn about the human body through virtual dissection.

All activities will be led by faculty, staff and undergraduate students from the School of Health Sciences.

By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  1. Define the roles of various health professions.
  2. Reflect on personal traits and attributes that are consistent with various health professional roles and skills.
  3. Articulate the purpose and value of interprofessional health teams.
  4. Describe the common ethical principles and values of the health professions.

Must be entering 10-12th grades, or freshman year of college, for the 2024-25 school year.