Manhattan, KS— The College of Health and Human Sciences at Kansas State University is offering two sessions of its popular Health Professions Exploration Program in summer 2023. In its second year, the program is for incoming high school juniors and seniors interested in helping others through a career in the health care industry.

Participants in the program will meet, explore and experience a variety of health care professions with a small cohort of like-minded students.

Two five-day sessions will be offered July 9-14 and July 23-28. Both sessions will be on K-State’s Manhattan campus and each session will be limited to 20 registrants. Join the waitlist to receive program information at

During the program, students will meet other high school students interested in a health care career; K-State alumni currently enrolled in professional schools or working as health care professionals; K-State faculty with expertise in human health areas and K-State health professions advisors; and current K-State students pursuing a career as health care professionals.

The program lets students explore professions that focus on human health, such as health care providers, food safety experts, public health professionals, illness and disease researchers, and more. Students will participate in hands-on activities that explore different areas of health care and discover how professions focused on health care work together to provide a holistic approach to their patients and clients. They also will learn about professional school applications and how to become competitive applicants.

Multiple academic sessions will be conducted for students throughout the week led by K-State’s leading experts in areas like cancer research, drama therapy, sports medicine and nutrition. Students will live in on-campus housing and take part in fun activities that allow them to experience what K-State and Manhattan have to offer students.

To stay up to date with the program and receive the latest information, join the Health Professions Exploration Program interest list. Additional program information also can be found on the program’s website.