Explore a Variety of Health-Related Fields
This year-long program is for juniors or seniors interested in learning more about Allied Health careers, or who would like to enter college healthcare programs after graduation. Students will be engaged in learning medical terminology, and in projects related to Physical Therapy, Radiology, Respiratory Therapy, Dentistry, Occupational Therapy, EMT, Surgical Technology, Chiropractics, Athletic Training, Laboratory, Pharmacology, and other allied health careers. This program involves developing personal resumes, and allows internship and externship opportunities. In addition, students gain industry credentials such as Basic Life Saver CPR training, OSHA 10 Healthcare, and HIPAA training.
KU Degree in 3 Accelerated Early Bachelor Degree Program Option
Students who take Allied Health at Summit Technology Academy AND have a 3.0 unweighted GPA/95% attendance may also choose to participate in a university partnership program called KUDegree in 3 (KUD3), in which students begin to earn a bachelor's degree while still in high school. Three different bachelor degree options are available and are offered through the University of Kansas- Edwards Campus. This program helps to significantly reduce the overall cost of an University of Kansas bachelor's degree. Students will be able to participate in internship opportunities with companies during final two years of this program. Students who qualify and have interest, should mark that they are interested in the KU Degree in 3 Program on their STA Online.
"The skills labs and contact with health care professionals from the KC metro are a great ways for Allied Health students to experience state-of-the-art health care technology." Dr. Jeremy Bonnesen, Director/Principal
Applications for the 2024-2025 school year are now open!!
- Grade: 11 or 12
- 2.5 GPA (Unweighted)
- Algebra I, Biology, or Chemistry with a C or higher
- 90% Attendance
- Outside class Internet access is required.
- Students will have to provide transportation in order to accommodate outside lab experiences and internships.
LSR7 Weighted Credit: .666
NON Lee's Summit Weighted Credit: Varies by school
High School Credits: 3 units
College Dual Credit: Ozark Technical Community College HSC 120 Medical Terminology (3 credit hours) & HSC 110 Introduction to Health Care Careers (1 credit hour)
I am Kristen Pierson. I started my teaching career in 2016 at Summit Technology Academy. In my program students learn medical terminology, about various allied health careers, public health and have an opportunity to participate in multiple medical externships. Before coming to STA, I spent 22 years in the corporate world working for a work comp company reviewing medical claims to ensure proper coding.
Dr. Karkera is a former physician and long-time high school science instructor who is passionate in educating students about health sciences, and the medical field. She enjoys empowering students to achieve their education and career goals. Prior to teaching Allied Health Sciences at STA, Dr. Karkera taught anatomy/physiology and biology at Raytown High School for 15 years. She is a graduate of the UMKC School of Medicine.