Healthcare Careers Camps
Encouraging a new generation of healthcare professionals. Emory & Henry College will hold its second annual Healthcare Careers Camp for rising high school juniors and seniors, June 15-18, 2020 in Abingdon, Bristol, and Marion.
Students who are interested in exploring healthcare careers such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant, nursing, athletic training, pharmacy, optometry, medicine or veterinary medicine are encouraged to attend the camp.
“The camp is a tremendous step toward increasing the number of healthcare providers in our region,” says J.P. Barfield, E&H Exercise Science professor and director of the pre-health program. “The Pre-Health program at Emory & Henry encourages a new generation of healthcare professionals to see what’s entailed in these careers while exploring healthcare in a professional summer camp setting.”
Faculty members from Emory & Henry’s School of Health Sciences, including faculty in the Exercise Science program, will lead the academic sessions. In addition, while participating in the camp, students will have the opportunity to gain knowledge about specific healthcare professions by shadowing a health professional for half of their camp experience in the afternoons.
The 2020 camp is held during the day from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the site either in Marion, Abingdon or Bristol. Spaces are limited and on a first come first serve basis.
*The fee for attending the camp in 2020 is $34 per student thanks to a generous co-sponsorship with Ballad Health. Financial assistance may be available for students that qualify to cover the remaining camp tuition. Please contact J.P. Barfield for questions regarding camp tuition.