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Health Professions camp offered for area youth

Posted on July 01, 2011

Area teenagers will have the opportunity to explore careers in the health professions field during the Summer Health Activities and Professions Exploration (SHAPE) summer day camp sponsored by Grand Valley State University.

Participants will explore the professions of medical laboratory science, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, radiation therapy, sonography, speech pathology, sports medicine and therapeutic recreation.  

SHAPE provides students with the opportunity to participate in hands-on science activities that include laboratories and simulations with modern medical equipment. They will also gain academically challenging scientific knowledge, learn about personal health and fitness, experience a field trip to Spectrum Health Butterworth campus and learn CPR through the American Red Cross of Ottawa County.

The SHAPE program is designed for students entering 8th or 9th grade.

SHAPE camp
July 11-14 and July 18-21
Cook-Devos Center for Health Sciences, 301 Michigan St., Grand Rapids

SHAPE is sponsored by Meijer along with Grand Valley’s Regional Math and Science Center, College of Health Professions, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Kirkhof College of Nursing and Office of Inclusion and Equity.

For more information, contact Ranelle Brew, GVSU College of Health Professions, at (616) 331-5947 or Kathy Agee, GVSU Regional Math and Science Center, at (616) 331-3031.

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