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 hands-on skills lab work and projects related to Dentistry, Health Information Technology, Occupational Therapy, EMT, Physical Therapy, Radiology, Respiratory Care, Surgical Technology, Polysomnography, Chiropractic, Athletic Training, Laboratory, Pharmacology, and other allied health careers. This program allows internship and shadowing opportunities in allied health career fields. In addition, students have opportunities to gain industry credentials such as Basic Life Saver CPR training and HIPAA credentials.
- 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: MCC BIOL 150 Medical Terminology & ALHT 100 Introduction to Health Care Careers (2 hrs. credit each course) MCC requires Accuplacer placement or an equivalent ACT score.
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
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