HEALTH PROFESSIONS WEEK – AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY FOR CURRENT AND PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

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The CAATE is excited and honored to have the opportunity to represent Athletic Training during Health Professions Week. Health Professions Week (HPW) is an exciting week-long event for high school and college students interested in learning more about careers in the health professions. This collaborative event will take place the week of September 26-30, 2016. HPW will include an online treasure hunt, on-campus events, and a two-day virtual fair. Students, teachers, and parents are invited to register for free. Click here to access the online registration invitation. We encourage programs to distribute this information to current and prospective students.

Each event during HPW provides students with interactive opportunities to explore health-related education programs and careers. Students will learn about eighteen health professions, talk directly with current healthcare practitioners, and find information about educational requirements for each career.

Health Professions Week is a collaborative effort sponsored by the organizations that promote health profession education. The careers represented and their sponsoring organizations are:

Health Care Profession: Sponsoring Organization:
Athletic Training Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Chiropractic Medicine Association of Chiropractic Colleges
Dental Professions American Dental Education Association
Health Administration Association of University Programs in Health Administration
Naturopathic Medicine Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges
Nursing American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Occupational Therapy American Occupational Therapy Association
Optometry Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry
Orthotics & Prosthetics National Commission of Orthotic and Prosthetic Education
Osteopathic Medicine American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
Pharmacy American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
Physical Therapy American Physical Therapy Association
Physician Assistant Physician Assistant Education Association
Podiatric Medicine American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine
Public Health Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health
Social Work Council on Social Work Education
Veterinary Medicine Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges