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June 10, 2019
Emory & Henry pre-health camp

Washington County Career & Technical Education Center

Emory & Henry College, in conjunction with Washington County Schools, will hold its first Pre-Health Camp for rising high school juniors and seniors, June 10-13, 2019, in Abingdon. Students who are interested in exploring health-related career fields or who wish to learn more about the healthcare industry and the many careers fields such as physical therapist, occupational therapist, physician assistant, athletic trainer, pharmacist, optometrist, physician or veterinarian 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 Athletic Training and Exercise Science programs, 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.