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ERIC Number: EJ956447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1043-4046
A Model for Collaborative Laboratory Experiences between Higher Education and a High School Technical Preparation Program: Promoting Higher Education, Mentoring, and Research
Otterstetter, Ronald; Buser, Stacey; Kappler, Rachele; Herold, Kelly; Mullet, Nicole; Mullins, Nicole
Advances in Physiology Education, v35 n4 p460-463 Dec 2011
The Department of Sport Science and Wellness Education (SSWE) and the Athletic Health Care Technical Preparation (Tech Prep) Program (AHCTP) at The University of Akron (UA) are successfully fostering collaboration among a number of different entities (faculty members, allied health professionals, and undergraduate, graduate, and high school students) that can be used as a model by other universities to increase mentoring, leadership, and educational opportunities for their graduate and undergraduate students. The SSWE, AHCTP, and UA have implemented a model for ~5 yr that simultaneously provides hands-on laboratory experiences for the high school student participants and mentoring and research opportunities for the undergraduate and graduate students. This collaboration introduces high school students to the fields of exercise science and athletic training by allowing them to attend collegiate laboratory sessions, shadow allied healthcare professionals at work, and assist in the performance of small exercise science- and athletic training-related research projects. It also introduces the high school students to college life in general by helping them establish relationships with university students and faculty members and by familiarizing them with campus facilities. The ultimate underlying goals are to inspire AHCTP high school students to: (1) enroll in college; (2) declare health-related majors, specifically exercise science and athletic training; and (3) gain an understanding of the research process and its role in collegiate coursework. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio