Health Career Exploration K-8 is a series of short sub-curriculum activities designed to help students gain valuable new insights about health and healthcare, and health careers, while having fun. This web-based program is comprised of a combination of 12 age-appropriate video and PowerPoint presentations created to introduce students to health screenings, various health professions, healthcare terminology, health procedures, and various healthcare settings. Pre-K through Kindergarten students will gain a better understanding of common health screenings through three video-simulation puppet shows to help alleviate the fear of the unknown when facing certain common screenings. First through eighth grade students will be introduced to various health professionals, procedures, and terminology through interactive, thought-provoking programs that enhance their healthcare career curiosity and give them a greater understanding of various health career opportunities. This may plant the seed for consideration of a future healthcare career and enhance their desire to continue their education. Health Career Exploration K-8 is designed as extracurricular activities for the classroom but can also be utilized in the homeschool setting and individual student use.
Catskill Hudson Area Health Education Center