Freeman Health Academy

Interested in a career in healthcare?
Freeman Health Academy, the first program of its kind in our community, gives area students the opportunity to learn about healthcare careers from Freeman physicians and staff. The program, provided at no cost to students, comprises a variety of camps, outreach activities, and educational opportunities. Program options include day camps for middle and high school students and job shadowing opportunities. 

Middle School
We offer day camps for middle school students who are interested in learning about careers in healthcare, science, or medicine. To participate, the student must be recommended by a teacher or school counselor. Students get a crash course in what a day in the life of a hospital employee is like. Program activities include a hand-washing demonstration, learning how to “scrub in,” and participating in the dissection of a pig’s heart. Interested students should contact their school counselor or the Freeman Health Academy Coordinator.

High School
Our high school program is designed for students who will have completed their freshman year by June 2014 and are 15 or older. Selected students will be placed in one of three weeklong camps to be held during June and July. Program activities include a simulated trauma patient treatment scenario, job shadowing, CPR certification, hospital tour, and a behind-the-scenes look at many hospital departments. Additionally, students receive hands-on practice in phlebotomy, CPR, and suturing. 

Job Shadow
Our job shadowing program enables area students and community members to explore healthcare careers by shadowing a Freeman caregiver. Learn more.

Freeman Health Academy

932 E. 34th St.
Joplin, MO
Phone: 417.347.5865
Fax: 417.347.0145

Email Freeman Health Academy Coordinator