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Summer Camp

Mini-Health Professions Academy

Think you might want to be a healthcare professional someday? A nurse or physician assistant? Pharmacist or pharmacy technician? Speech pathologist or physical therapist? Learn what a career in health sciences would be like!

Each summer the Ohio University College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP) and Columbus State Community College (CSCC) host a mini-health professions academy for rising ninth and tenth grade students in Central Ohio. This year’s academy will be held June 21-22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Ohio University Dublin campus. Registration is limited to 40 students and there is no cost to attend. Attendees will receive a T-shirt, and lunch and snacks will be provided both days. 

Students are exposed to a variety of careers in the health professions along with the many educational pathway options. The academy includes panel discussions with healthcare professionals, interactive hands-on activities and a tour of our labs including the anatomy lab, simulation lab and standardized patient exam rooms. Student activities take place in the same clinical simulation labs where our OHIO and CSCC students are trained.

Students will participate in the following activities:

  • Perform phlebotomies and intubations
  • Learn about human anatomy through interaction with a human cadaver
  • Demonstrate and apply their knowledge with patient simulations of how the body works
  • Scrub in for surgery
  • Perform diagnostic imaging and testing
  • Learn heart and lung sounds using simulated patients
  • Explore the importance of diet, lifestyle and exercise to wellness
  • Review EKGs, identify infections and care for wounds

Registration Process

Registration is on a first-come first-served basis, and space is limited to 40 participants. Students who are the first in their family to attend college and are from underrepresented minority populations are encouraged to apply. 

The Mini-Health Professions Academy is at full capacity and we are no longer accepting applications.  Please check this page throughout the year for additional outreach opportunities offered on our Dublin Campus.

Contact Information:

Ginny Valentin
Sr. Director Central Ohio Programs & Partnerships

Partnership between: 

College of Health Sciences and Professions logo.   Columbus State Community College logo.