Topeka, Kan. – More than 130 students from eight area high schools, including homeschool students, will visit Washburn University March 2 to explore careers and educational paths in healthcare. Participants will tour seven different healthcare program labs on the Washburn campus; there will be one session from 8:30-11:00 a.m. and a second from 12-2:30 p.m. While touring the labs, they will be able to meet faculty from 10 different healthcare programs, learning about the programs and professions. They will also be given information from the Washburn University admissions staff. This visit day is free and only previously registered students can attend the March 2 exploration day.

       “The focus of this day is to allow high school students to experience the many different careers within healthcare and the programs available at Washburn that prepare students to be successful in these jobs,” said Mark Kohls, chair of the allied health department and director of the physical therapist assistant program for Washburn University. “They will be able to see the program labs, talk to program faculty and view lab demonstrations during the tour.”

      Washburn University faculty and staff from occupational therapy assistant, physical therapist assistant, diagnostic medical sonography, radiologic technology, radiation therapy, respiratory therapy, bachelor of health science, health information technology, medical laboratory sciences from the allied health department, as well as the Washburn University School of Nursing will guide students through the day and answer questions.

      Students from Highland Park High School, Royal Valley High School, Shawnee Heights High School, Silver Lake High School, St. Marys High School, Topeka Center for Advanced Learning & Careers (TCALC), Topeka West High School and Washburn Rural High School, as well as homeschool students have registered to attend.


For further information, contact:
Joy Bailes
Assistant Director of Public Relations
Telephone: 785-670-2153
Cell: 785-230-1648
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