College of Health Professions Announces Career Camp

(Jan. 17, 2013) Armstrong's College of Health Professions announces its inaugural Health Careers Summer Camp scheduled for July 21-27, 2013. The camp is for rising high school juniors and seniors who are interested in a career in health care.

The Health Careers Summer Camp is an excellent opportunity for high school students to explore a career path and get a taste of college life. While students are attending camp, they will stay in one of Armstrong's residence halls and become immersed in the college setting. The camp will feature a variety of activities including sessions conducted by health professions faculty, hands-on lab experiences, work with patient simulations, team projects, and engaging evening activities. Armstrong is one of the largest regional health professions education centers in the state and wants to share the program with high schools students in the area. Students who attend this camp will have the edge over their peers when they enter college.

“The Health Careers Summer Camp will give students the chance to intermingle with other future healthcare colleagues from across the region,” said Corine Ackerson-Jones, recruitment coordinator for the College of Health Professions. “Participants will increase their knowledge of the health career areas they want to pursue and get a head start not only on their road to college but on their career path as well.”

The camp covers multiple career tracks:

• Respiratory therapy
• Medical laboratory science
• Health science
• Nursing
• Radiologic science
• Communication sciences and disorders
• Physical therapy

US News and World Report's 2013 Best Healthcare Jobs features a number of career tracks included in the Health Careers Summer Camp as some of the fastest growing fields in the industry. Registered nurses, physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, and radiologic technology are all listed in the top 15.

To apply, students need a minimum GPA of 3.0 and PSAT/SAT score minimums of 530 in critical reading and 430 in math with an overall score of 1000. The required ACT scores are 24 in English and 18 in math with a composite score of 21. The cost of the camp is $150.00, and the application deadline is March 15, 2013.

The Health Careers Summer Camp is made possible in part by the generosity of the Hodge Foundation, Magnolia Coastlands AHEC, and the Walmart Foundation.

For more information, visit the Health Careers Summer Camp web page. Interested participants can also contact Corine Ackerson-Jones at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 912.344.2565.