KEARNEY – High school students can explore career opportunities in one of the fastest-growing industries during summer events at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
UNK is hosting a five-week Health Sciences Academy, beginning June 3, for students entering grade 12.
The academy, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, will introduce participants to various health care fields, as well as the educational programs available at UNK. Students will tour local health care facilities and the Health Science Education Complex on campus, network with professionals and receive information on the Kearney Health Opportunities Program (KHOP) and other health care-related scholarships.
The academy also includes two college courses – biology for health majors and opportunities in health sciences – at a reduced tuition rate of $375, plus lab fees, for five credit hours. It is a commuter program, with no on-campus housing available.
Health Sciences Day
A Health Sciences Day for students entering grades 10-12 is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 14 on the UNK campus.
Students will learn about health sciences and health care careers by dissecting a cow heart, touring the Health Science Education Complex, participating in simulations and hearing from health care professionals in a variety of fields.
Cost is $85 per participant, with registration available online at www.unk.edu/ScienceandSocietyCamps.
Health Sciences Teacher Workshop
UNK is also hosting a free event for high school educators.
The Health Sciences Teacher Workshop, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 28 in the Nebraskan Student Union on campus, includes information on health care professions, scholarships and educational opportunities offered by UNK, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska and Central Nebraska Area Health Education Center.
Registration, limited to one teacher/counselor per school, is available online at https://goo.gl/1Zwx1F. The registration deadline is May 16.
A $50 stipend is available to educators who complete the workshop.
For more information, contact Drozd at 308-865-8907 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The workshop is sponsored by UNK, the Central Nebraska Area Health Education Center and Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures.