Health Professions Academy

Students working with a medical dummy.

July 18-22, 2022

Free for all accepted applicants

Students must submit an application for this academy. Upon selection, more information (including registration) will be provided.

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

  • Medicine
  • Dental hygiene
  • Nutrition and dietetics
  • Public health
  • Medical laboratory science
  • Paramedicine
  • Rehabilitation sciences including occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech language pathology

Participants will:

  1. Use virtual reality technology as an immersive self-discovery experience into the human body
  2. Participate in mock clinical exercises with first responders
  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

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

Participants who successfully complete the Health Professions Academy will earn three University of New Haven college credits, which is equivalent to the University’s Intro to Health Professions (HLTH100) course.

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 for the 2022-23 school year and completion of Health Professions Academy application.