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Health careers summer camp for high schoolers offered in Dublin

College of Health Sciences and Professions encourages career exploration

As the demand for health professionals continues to increase nationwide, Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions is encouraging high school students to start exploring health careers prior to college.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that growth in this sector will grow much faster than the average for all occupations, adding more jobs than any other occupational group. This growth is expected due to an aging population and because federal health insurance reform should increase the number of individuals who have access to health insurance.

According to Health Careers Summer Camp coordinator Leslie Coonfare, the camps will use a variety of hands-on activities to teach students about health careers. High school freshmen and sophomores will receive a general overview of the healthcare industry while juniors and seniors will focus on the critical thinking involved in solving patient cases.

Coonfare says the camp is an ideal opportunity for students to learn about the health professions before making a financial investment in college.

“This camp will allow students to get an overview of different health careers and help them decide if being a health professional is the right decision for them,” Coonfare said.

Camp for high school freshmen and sophomores is June 13-14 and camp for juniors and seniors is June 15-16. The two-day camps run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day and cost $30 per camper. Sessions will take place at Ohio University’s Integrated Education Center, 6805 Bobcat Way, Dublin, OH 43016.

Registration deadline is May 20. To register, visit https://commerce.cashnet.com/chspdubsummercamp.

The camp is offered by Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions with additional support from Columbus State Community College, Tolles Career and Technical Center, Westerville City Schools, Dublin City Schools, Hilliard City Schools and Marysville Exempted Village Schools.

For more information contact Carl Svagerko at csvagerko@hotmail.com

This story was submitted by CHSP