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Health Sciences Academy

A leading healthcare educator in western North Carolina, Wingate University can help you explore a variety of careers through our weeklong Summer Health Academy. You'll take part in educational and clinical activities that give you a clear understanding of each profession and help you decide if it's the right one for you. As an added benefit, you'll earn your CPR certification in addition to receiving a college credit. To close out the week, you'll learn all you need to know about the college admissions process, as our undergraduate admissions team shares information about financial aid and scholarship opportunities with you and your family. This academy is available to current high school students.
Earn college credit for participation 

June 20-24, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

Hosted by the Departments of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Pharmacy, Nursing, Public Health and Exercise Science 

6/20 9 a.m. to noon Physical Therapy: "The Body from the Inside Out," See inside the body and take part in activities in our dissection lab. 
  Noon to 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided.
  1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Occupational Therapy: "More than the 5 Senses," How OTs Address Sensory Function Across the Lifespan."
6/21 9 a.m. to noon  Pharmacy: "Let's Mix it Up," Explore how pharmacists compound medications.
  Noon to 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided.
  1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Public Health: "Being a Disease Detective," Explore how public health prevents disease and promotes and protects community health.
6/22 9 a.m. to noon Nursing: "Is That a Real Person?" See how nurses train using high fidelity simulation mannequins.
  Noon to 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided.
  1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  CPR training and certification
6/23 9 a.m. to noon Physician Assistant Studies: "How Do We See Inside the Body Using Machines?" See how PAs use ultrasound and other assessment procedures to diagnose illness and injury.
  Noon to 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided.
  1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Emergency Medical Technician: "On the Frontlines of Healthcare," Explore the inside of an ambulance and hear about what it's like to be an EMT.
6/24 9 a.m. to noon Exercise Science: "How Healthy is Your Heart?" See how an EKG is done and practice taking heart rates and blood pressures in response to exercise.
  Noon to 2 p.m. Lunch with your family. Hear about the admissions process at Wingate and financial aid opportunities. A panel of faculty and students will answer your questions about the professions and the programs at Wingate. Explore campus with representatives from our Admissions Office.