July 11, 2018
Thirty-four underserved youth from Coatesville and Chester are receiving hands-on access this week to what it might be like to be an actual athletic trainer, a nurse, a respiratory therapist, a speech-language pathologist, and others during the Health Career Summer Academy hosted by West Chester University’s College of Health Sciences.
In partnership with Main Line Health, the five-day community outreach effort is introducing dynamic health care careers to youth who might not otherwise have the opportunity to explore such viable professions. Arriving by bus at 9:30 a.m., the high school first-year students, sophomores, and juniors will meet tomorrow Thursday, July 12, and Friday, July 13, on WCU’s South Campus at Sturzebecker Health Sciences Building to begin an action-packed day.
On Thursday, July 12, the 34 youth will:
On Friday, July 13, the high school students will:
“One of the College of Health Science’s strategic priorities is to recruit, retain, and create a welcoming and inclusive environment for students who reflect the diversity of our world today,” said Scott Heinerichs, dean of WCU’s College of Health Sciences and professor of sports medicine. “The initiative particularly speaks to this commitment and we are proud to be able to offer such a comprehensive program to these outstanding youth.”