• Emerging Health Career Professional
     
    Instructor's Page: Mrs. Hart
     
    The Emerging Health Career Professional is a partnership between Penn State Schuylkill, Schuylkill Health and Blue Mountain Health System and other medical facilities. The Emerging Health Career Professional dual-enrollment program combines skills—based, interactive and university level classroom learning with shadowing in the health care setting. The program is designed to prepare students for post-secondary education by offering a college science course. Students spend tow half-days a week with Penn State faculty and will spend two half-days a week participating in activities at either Schuylkill Health or Blue Mountain Health System. Students spend one half day a week participating in health curriculum taught by the STC instructor at STC North Campus. 
  • PROGRAM ELGIBILITY 
    Students who want to apply must:
    • Attend a participating Schuylkill County school district
    • Be entering their senior year 
    • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better 
    • Have completed one year of high school biology and chemistry with a grade of 3.0 or better 
    • Have an excellent attendance record 
    • Have written recommendations from a high school guidance counselor and one chemistry or biology teacher 
    • Successfully complete an interview

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    Program Requirements/Costs (approximate)
    Tuition:
    Students are responsible for the cost of all PSU college credits and any additional fees which may include required textbooks, fees, etc. Penn State Schuylkill offers a 50% tuition reduction.
     
    Transportation:
    Participants are responsible for their own transportation to all sites, including but not limited to Penn State Schuylkill
    and within the Schuylkill Health Network. 
     
     
     
     
     
    Program Entrance Requirements
    Students who have met all of the requirements and are accepted into the program must:
    • Present a health certification signed by a health care professional (physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner; a chiropractor will not be accepted)
    • Complete tuberculosis (TB) questionnaire and TB testing, as required for shadowing 
    • Receive an annual flu shot 
    • Complete required orientation paperwork 
    • Pay initial deposit fee 
    • Commit to the entire, school-year long program