Health Career Summer Academy

ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the 2021 Health Career Summer Academy has been canceled

In collaboration with Main Line Health, the West Chester University College of Health Sciences is offering a summer academy for a limited number of high school

students interested in a future health science career, especially those students from underserved populations and communities. 

The program will introduce students to potential fields of study, including:

  • Health
  • Nutrition
  • Sports Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Physician Assistant
  • Exercise Science
  • Communication Science & Disorders
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Respiratory Therapy

HCSA Students doing demonstration



  • Interact with and learn from current WCU students and faculty members from each department within the College of Health Sciences.
  • Receive training and certification in CPR and AED through the American Safety & Health Institute.
  • Attendees visit Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, PA with the WCU student mentors to engage in hands-on learning activities with a variety of healthcare providers and hospital staff.
  • Lunch is provided daily.
  • All high school students (including those entering high school) are welcome and encouraged to register!
  • For students attending from the Coatesville area, bus transportation will be provided daily, with pick-up and drop-off at Coatesville Youth Initiative. 


34 Underserved Youth from Coatesville & Chester Examine Health Care Careers Up-Close At WCU’s Health Career Summer Academy
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High school students examine health care careers up-close at WCU’s Health Career Summer Academy
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Contact Dr. Dan Baer at (610) 436-2139 or 

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