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Collegiate Health Services Corps Program

Contributed by: Erin Moore
Published: Wednesday, 20 August 2014 9:00 AM

Are you a health services major who is interested in gaining real-life experience, building your resume and connecting with our local community?

The Ball State Collegiate Health Services Corps Program (CHSC) is a three-tiered/three-semester volunteer and service learning experience for undergraduate college students, offered through Ball State's Northeast Indiana Area Health Education Center. The program's goal is to expose undergraduate students to health careers through service learning experiences that promote preventive health care to underserved communities.

The three tiers include:

Core Training: The initial interactive workshop includes presentations and activities on topics such as eliminating health disparities, professionalism and ethics, health promotion and health literacy. Training is followed by 25 hours of service learning in the community and a certificate upon completion.

Intermediate Training: In this second training phase, students will be educated in emergency preparedness and certified in first aid at no cost. Training is followed by an additional 25 hours of service learning in the community and a certificate upon completion.

Advanced Training: After approximately 50 hours of service learning, students will have the chance to become CPR certified at no cost. Training is followed by an additional 25 hours of service learning in the community and a certificate upon completion.

Program Completion: After a minimum of 75 hours of service learning and completion of all three training sessions, students will be awarded a formal letter recognizing their accomplishments.

To learn more, contact Cathy Whaley, NEI-AHEC Director.

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