Health Careers Resources for Students & Counselors


Health Career Exploration Camp

Thanks to all who attended the 2018 camp, held June 18-21 at Dixie State University and Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Check this website in spring 2019 for upcoming camp dates.

St. George, Utah

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The Health Career Exploration Camp is three-days of activities designed to help students pursue a future health care career. Middle school students who have completed eighth grade through high school seniors are invited to attend. You will participate in workshops, lectures and panel discussions that will showcase health care careers. Opportunities to interact with health care professionals, learn health care skills, and conduct science experiments will be provided.

Participants will interact with other students from across the state who are also interested in health care. Social activities are planned, and as a participant, you will get to experience college life first-hand as you spend the three-days living and learning at Dixie State University.


To be eligible to apply, students must have completed eighth grade prior to the start of camp. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, so the earlier you apply the better chance you have of reserving your spot. Registration for the 2018 camp is closed and registration for the 2019 camp will open in spring 2019.

All payments are NON-Refundable.

NOTE: Both the packet and payment must be received to reserve your spot.  

If you have any questions or would like additional information about the camp, please contact Kasey Shakespear at kaseyshakespear@suu.edu or 435-690-9521.


Directory of Utah Health Professions Training Programs

The Directory of Utah Health Professions Training Program 2018-2019 lists the college, university and technical programs in Utah that offer training in health professions. The Directory also lists pre-requisites classes and contacts at the various schools.


Health Career Day

Health Career Days are held various areas of rural Utah. Check this website in fall 2018 for 2018-2019 dates.

Dates and locations are subject to change - please contact Kasey Shakespear at kaseyshakespear@suu.edu for more information.

Information about Health Careers

These are great links to information about many different health professions. To learn what a nurses, doctors, technicians and other health professions are, how much they make, what training they require and more, check out these career guides. Includes interest tests and videos.

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Health Resources for the Public

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  • Addiction Center: Specializing in resources on different drugs, mental illnesses and treatment options specifically for college students and special populations.
  • Alcohol Rehab Guide: Provides comprehensive, reliable information on the various aspects of alcohol abuse and addiction. This offers support and guidance for those who are struggling, as well as their parents, family members, friends, and community members. The World Health Organization estimated that approximately 3.3 million people die each year from alcohol abuse. The goal of the Alcohol Rehab Guide is to provide helpful information to as many people as possible on alcohol abuse, addiction, and recovery options.
  • Rehab Spot: A sister site to Addiction Center that's geared toward individuals getting their life back through love and support. This site focuses on helping individuals struggling with addiction and their concerned loved ones with finding a treatment center that caters to their specific needs.
  • Treatment Centers: Treatment Centers.net has combined the government's national treatment center database with modern location technology to help people find local addiction treatment centers. Find a Center Near You technology uses the location of your computer/tablet/smartphone to generate a list of addiction treatment centers near you. 
 

Volunteer Resources

  • Volunteering and Non-profit Degrees: If you want to make serving others a career, but are unsure of if you want to do this in a health field, this website can guide you to all the work opportunities in non-profit entities.
  • AmeriCorps: AmeriCorps is a voluntary civil society program supported by the U.S. federal government, foundations, corporations, and other donors engaging adults in public service work with a goal of "helping others and meeting critical needs in the community." Many participants of Southern Utah AHEC also serve as AmeriCorps volunteers within Rural Health Scholars.

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