Non-Traditional Careers Day

Posted in MU School of Health Professions

Local middle school students were given a glimpse into the health care field on Friday, Nov. 8 for SHP’s Non-Traditional Career Day. Faculty and students shared presentations on Occupational Therapy; Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences; Public Health; and Nuclear Medicine. The presentations highlighted the extensive career options the health care field has to offer.  “We want to introduce these middle school students to fields they may not have been introduced to before,” said SHP Student Ambassador Virginia Kruse.  Students participated in hands-on activities that illustrated what a career in the health field may entail. Gwen Nolan, a professor in the Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences department, taught students about phonetics with an interactive game.  The middle school students also played a game called “Who Cares For Me.” Wendy Cortes, another SHP student ambassador, said, “It educates the students on the different professions that SHP has to offer.”  Dr. Nasser Yazdani...

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