GVSU health professions camp for teens

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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.

The sHaPe program is designed for students entering 8th or 9th grade — a key time when students are considering careers. The camp is directed and taught by faculty and staff members from Grand Valley’s College of Health Professions, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Kirkhof College of Nursing.

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. 

Students will participate in hands-on science activities that include laboratories and simulations with modern medical equipment, gain academically challenging scientific knowledge, learn about personal health and fitness, and experience a field trip to Saint Mary’s Hospital.

sHaPe Camp 
July 9-12 and July 16-19
Cook-Devos Center for Health Sciences
301 Michigan St., Grand Rapids

sHaPe is sponsored by Meijer, Saint Mary’s Health Care, Abbott Vascular, Kent County Medical Society Alliance and Lake Michigan Credit Union. The camp is being hosted by Grand Valley’s College of Health Professions and Regional Math and Science Center.

For more information, contact Ranelle Brew at (616) 331-5947 or Kathy Agee at (616) 331-3031.