September 30, 2023

East Gaston learners discover health and fitness care career prospects in academy

East Gaston student Mabry Robinson wants to operate in wellbeing care.

A method at her university, the Health Sciences Academy, will give her a head start off.

“My mother is effective as a scheduling nurse at CaroMont Regional Healthcare Heart. I was exposed to the health care area so much that eventually I chose nursing as a job,” explained the higher faculty junior from Alexis.

Robinson’s one of the 123 pupils at present enrolled in the academy.

The academy

Gaston University and CaroMont Health and fitness partnered with the school to offer you college students a program of review that sales opportunities into a profession in wellbeing treatment.

Pupils in the academy consider classes with Gaston College instructors in the course of their junior and senior yrs.

Gaston County Schools established the academy right after talking with officials with CaroMont Health and fitness about what they would like to see learners discovering, as properly as Gaston College officers about what they could provide, said East Gaston’s Principal Jennifer Reep.

Stephanie Wells is the instructor for Foundations of Health and Fitness at East Gaston High School Monday morning, March 14, 2022.

Other pathways

The Overall health Sciences Academy gives pupils six distinct well being treatment choices to analyze — animal medicine, foundations of healthcare, health and exercise, nurse aide, pharmacy technicians and health-related helping.

Pupils who effectively full the system can receive certifications as a pharmacy technician, personalized wellness coach, certified nursing assistant and professional medical assistant.

How to utilize

College students utilize for the method during their eighth-grade yr as a result of their university. Purposes to enroll to the academy are owing at 5 p.m. Friday, March 18.