Home GVSU Offers sHaPe Health Professions Summer Day Camp for Middle School Students


Do you know a student who is interested in the Health Professions as a career and wants to have fun learning about them this summer?

sHaPe (Summer Health Activities and Professions Exploration) is a one-week day program introduction to the Health Professions for boys and girls currently in 7th and 8th grades.

Students in sHaPe have the opportunity to study anatomy, physiology, and personal health and fitness. They explore the professions of medical lab science, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, radiation therapy, sonography, speech pathology, sports medicine, and therapeutic recreation. Sessions are taught by Grand Valley State University faculty.

This hands-on camp includes activities such as exercising in fun ways, eating nutritious meals, collecting data in a laboratory setting, using modern medical equipment, understanding different types of therapies for various injuries and disabilities, and experiencing a field trip to Saint Marys Hospital.

Sessions will be held at the GVSU Cook-DeVos Center for Health Services in downtown Grand Rapids. The camp will be held 8:45 am - 4:30 pm, July 15-18, 2013.

Participants must be between the ages of 12-15 and entering the 8th or 9th grade in Fall 2013. Preference will be given to students attending Grand Rapids Public Schools.

sHaPe camp is free and lunch is provided each day. There is a $25.00 registration fee due upon acceptance to the program. Scholarships are available and transportation will be available based on need.

For the brochures (available in either English or Spanish), which include the application form, visit the sHaPe website.

For questions on the camp, please call Kathy Agee at the RMSC at (616) 331-3031.

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