Health Professions Academy
July 19-23, 2021
Instruction Method: On-Ground
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 but not limited to:
- Dental Hygiene
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Public Health
- Medical Laboratory Science
- Rehabilitation Sciences including Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech Language Pathology
- Use virtual reality technology as an immersive self-discovery experience into the human body
- Participate in mock clinical exercises with first responders
- Design and implement their own fitness programs
- Investigate patterns and causes of chronic disease and injury in humans
- Participate in a nutrition and culture cooking demo
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 (3) University of New Haven college credits which is equivalent to the University’s Intro to Health Professions (HLTH1100) course.
By the end of the program, participants will be able to:
- Define the roles of various health professions.
- Reflect on personal traits and attributes that are consistent with various health professional roles and skills.
- Articulate the purpose and value of interprofessional health teams.
- Describe the common ethical principles and values of the health professions.
- Must be entering 9-12th grades for the 2021-22 school year.
- Completion of Health Professions Academy application.