Youth from Coatesville had the chance to learn about careers in the health field as part of a Health Career Summer Academy, according to a staff report from 6ABC.
The event was hosted by West Chester University’s College of Health Sciences earlier this month. It gave 34 children from both Coatesville and Chester a chance to see what it would be like to work as a nutritionist, speech-language pathologist, athletic trainer, and respiratory therapist among others.
The community outreach program was done in partnership with Main Line Health. They worked together to introduce underserved youth to a dynamic and viable health care careers which they may not otherwise explore.
“One of the College of Health Science’s strategic priorities is to recruit, retain, and create a welcoming and inclusive environment for students who reflect the diversity of our world today,” said Scott Heinerichs, dean of WCU’s College of Health Sciences and professor of sports medicine about the effort.
“The initiative particularly speaks to this commitment and we are proud to be able to offer such a comprehensive program to these outstanding youth.”