Pathways Academy

In addition to the fun, hands-on experiences that allow attendees the opportunity to understand the complexity of public health, the Pathways Academy is intended to showcase public health as a viable career option, and create a well-informed and diverse public health workforce for the future.

Students place their hands under a blue light to reveal germs on their hands during a session on 'All About Germs'.

Students place their hands under a blue light to reveal germs on their hands during a session on 'All About Germs'.

From high school, to college, to a career in public health or the health professions

The overarching goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in public health and health profession undergraduate programs and careers. Students earn one college credit for successful completion of the Pathways Academy. 

Applications for the Summer 2022 pathways program will open in Spring 2022.

The overarching goal of the Pathways Academy is to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in public health and health profession undergraduate programs and careers. Students earn one college credit for successful completion of the program.

Adam Graczyk, PhD talks about the benefits of the Public Health Pathways Academy.

Community Partnership

The School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) strives to expose youth in our communities to possibilities for careers in public health and health professions. To that end, SPHHP has partnered with the Erie Niagara Area Health Education Center (ENAHEC) to host this week-long summer camp. ENAHEC is a federally and state-funded initiative with a focus on increasing diversity by recruiting and training people of all races and ethnicities for careers in health care.

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