Spark! Pre-Professional Health Sciences Academy is an engaging experience that examines the dynamic and diverse field of medicine and healthcare. During this experience, students will be exposed to the variety of opportunities and benefits of careers related to health sciences. Spark! Health Sciences participants will expand upon principles of human physiology, develop fluency in basic medical terminology, formulate treatment plans for patients and engage in First Aid and CPR training. Students will receive essential foundational knowledge based on industry demand, while also participating in clinical experiences across the continuum of care that may consist of job shadows, group projects, service learning and individualized mentorship. Diverse healthcare professionals will serve as guest lecturers and outside learning experiences will involve site visits to a variety of medical and healthcare facilities.
The Pre-Professional Health Sciences Academy meets at the Lindenwood Westport campus during 1st Semester. During 2nd semester, the group will meet at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital or St. Luke's Hospital.
Articulated credit is available through St. Louis Community College.