Health Academy

Are you passionate about your chosen field of study and want to inspire the next generation to pursue a career in health? Do you enjoy working with young people? Are you keen to improve your leadership skills and impart your knowledge to help students make informed decisions about their future careers? Would you like to spend a week touring rural South Australia with like-minded university students?

Calling Student Volunteers

The University of South Australia Department of Rural Health and The University of Adelaide’s Rural Clinical School are seeking enthusiastic nursing and allied health students to take part in the Health Academy Program. The health academies will take place during the 2017 July school holidays touring Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Port Augusta and Port Pirie.

The aim of the program is to inspire young people to consider a health career after high school. Fun and interactive, the academy is a hands-on introduction to a range of health professions.

You will need to:

Have the confidence to speak about your area of study. Believe in the promotion of health careers to high school students. Facilitate an interactive workshop with a group of 10 students. Demonstrate some of the ‘hands-on’ activities related to your health discipline. If you are currently studying one of the following degrees we would love to hear from you.

  • Nursing/Midwifery
  • Social Work
  • Psychology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Speech Pathology
  • Nutrition/Dietetics
  • Human Movement
  • Dental

Academy participants receive:

  • Free travel and accommodation
  • Most meals
  • Opportunities to develop leadership skills
  • Chance to work within a multidisciplinary team
  • See parts of regional South Australia
  • Make a difference to young people living in rural South Australia

All students who apply must be available from the 17-22 July 2017 Application details will be distributed via email through your University or Rural Health club

Discover Yourself in Rural South Australia

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Discover Yourself in Rural South Australia