About the Health Careers Summer Camp Program


Armstrong, part of the University System of Georgia, was founded in 1935. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate academic programs in the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Science and Technology, the College of Education and the College of Health Professions. Armstrong serves approximately 7,500 students at its main campus in Savannah and a regional center in Hinesville. Its diverse student population comes from nearly all 50 states, the District of Columbia and 74 countries.

 Included in Armstrong’s mission is the commitment to health professions. One of the largest regional health professions education centers in the state, the College of Health Professions employs innovative teaching strategies to prepare competent, caring, adaptable health care practitioners. Through academic excellence, the college provides leadership to the region in promoting health and delivering health care.

An initiative of the College of Health Professions, is a one week residential health careers summer camp to be conducted on the Armstrong campus July 20 - 26, 2014. The College of Health Professions Health Careers Summer Camp is a week-long enrichment opportunity to give students an in-depth learning experience with different health careers and to show them the career opportunities available in health professions. The objectives of the Camp are two-fold  1) to encourage economically and environmentally disadvantaged Georgia high school students, including those from under-represented racial and ethnic groups to pursue careers in the health professions and 2) to address the shortage of trained health professionals working  in the state of Georgia.