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Hardin Simmons University - Health Science Camp

Health Sciences Summer Enrichment Program

Location Abilene, TX, TX
Event Date(s) Jun 16, 2019 to Jun 28, 2019
Grades 11th to College Freshman
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Event Description

Health Sciences Summer Enrichment Program


This two-week Health Sciences Summer Enrichment Program (HSSEP) at Hardin-Simmons University (HSU) offers an opportunity for high school students (grades 10-12 at the time of application) who are interested in the health sciences to strengthen their skills in science and mathematics in a college environment.

The program aims to build confidence in students’ ability to master science skills at the college level and to expose students to a variety of healthcare career options. HSSEP at HSU consists of a combination of college lectures, engaging labs, and interactive sessions with healthcare professionals and their workplaces. Lecture and lab classes in biology, chemistry, and mathematics will be offered.

Students will also be introduced to a range of health careers through sessions with professionals and tours of healthcare training facilities. Upon completion, students will receive quantitative feedback on their strengths and weaknesses.

June 16th - 28th
Grades: 11th - 12th or Incoming College Freshman
A $50 deposit must be received by April 23rd  to secure your position. 
Registration must be paid in full by May 31st.

Program Cost: $500


  • Must be interested in pursuing health-related careers
  • 11th grade, 12th grade or incoming college freshman
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Must be considering HSU for college education

Financial responsibility
Students are required to pay a fee of $500 covers housing, meals, student activities, and classroom materials for 12 days.  This fee is waived or reduced for students who have been awarded a JAMP need-based scholarshipFees/scholarships do not cover: (i) Snacks purchased in “the pod”.

Participant's Commitments
I recognize that during the HSSEP at HSU I am considered an HSU student.  All of the rules, regulations and responsibilities that apply to HSU undergraduates also apply to me.  In addition, I understand that being an HSSEP at HSU camp participant some additional rules and responsibilities will apply.

As an HSSEP at HSU camp participant, I understand that I am expected to:

  1. Attend all workshops and classes during the summer enrichment camp.  If an emergency arises (family concerns, illness, etc.), I will speak with the program director prior to any absences to determine the best plan(s) of action.
  2. Participate in all campus tours, group activities, and tutor-led study sessions.  If I have to miss one of these meetings, I will speak with the program director prior to the absence to determine the best plan(s) of action.
  3. Stay on campus overnight for the duration of the camp (June 16, 2019- June 28, 2019), including weekends.  If I MUST leave to go home at some point during the week or weekend, I WILL inform the program director with the days/time of expected departure and return.
  4. Adhere to Hardin-Simmons University’s alcohol and drug policies as described in the HSU student handbook.  See here: https://www.hsutx.edu/includes/publications/studenthandbook/
  5. Follow all campus safety guidelines as outlined by the HSU Police Department.  See here: https://www.hsutx.edu/about/campsafety/
  6. Keep an 11:00p curfew. (I will be in my designated residence hall by 11:00p).
  7. Adhere to a “no opposite sex room visitation” policy.  I may visit with students of the opposite sex in the lobby/visitation areas of the residence halls, but will NOT visit the dorm room of any student of the opposite sex.
  8. Keep outside visitors to a minimum and only in designated lobby/visitor areas.  NO OVERNIGHT VISITORS WILL BE ALLOWED.
  9. Meet with program director or instructors as need to discuss academic progress.
  10. Participate in follow-up surveys regarding HSSEP at HSU to track student success, and aid in the improvement of the camp for subsequent years.
  11. Lend a helping hand to my fellow HSSEP at HSU participants.  If something is too much to handle, I will seek the help of my peer mentors or program director.
  12.  A violation of rules may lead to an immediate dismissal from the program without reimbursement.

Program Director: Dr. Candace E. Wicks, Assistant Professor of Biology
325-670-1402 | Candace.E.Wicks@hsutx.edu