Middle/High School Health Career

As part of our mission we promote health careers to Middle/High students. We provide a variety of health career programming
 through in-classroom activities, summer enrichment camps and health career fairs.

The Southern KY AHEC's 15-county service region includes: Boyle, Casey, Estill, Garrard, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Lincoln, McCreary, Madison, Mercer,
Pulaski, Rockcastle, Wayne, and Whitley Counties.

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Interactive Augmented Reality

Anatomy Interactive
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Tap any element (muscle, bone, organ, etc.) and detailed info will be shown on the display in augmented reality.

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Using a printed, magnetic karyotype layout board and illustrations of human chromosomes, students prepare and analyze normal and abnormal human karyotypes. Identify each magnetic chromosome and its homologous pair based on size, centromere position, and banding pattern, then arrange them in standard karyotype format on the magnetic layout board.

Activity is for High School ONLY.

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DNA Bracelets

Using beads, students will be able to create a bracelet to demonstrate a DNA sequence of a plant, animal, or human.

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Optometry Careers

Students will learn more about the anatomy of the eye, common eye injuries, and eye diseases by using glasses to demonstrate the different eye diseases and making an eye model to demonstrate injuries.

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DNA Necklace

A fun and exciting laboratory activity for isolating human DNA and creating wearable DNA necklaces. 

Students extract crude DNA from their own cheek cells.

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Behavioral Health Careers

One look through the D.W.eyes™ goggles and you’re under the influence of an eye-opening experience. The specially designed eyewear recreates the visual distortion, loss of perception, and lack of control that impair drunken drivers.

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Respiratory Therapy Careers
The Ambu Airway Management Trainer gives an accurate simulation of mouth, nostrils, teeth, tongue, pharynx, larynx, epiglottis, vocal cords, trachea, esophagus and lungs.

Realistic lifting and tilting of head give you the right feel. It has a realistic movement of the head, cervical spine and jaw simulate relevant anatomical changes during intubation.
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blood tYping

Students are amazed by the discovery of blood typing. Using synthetic blood students get exposure to health careers such as clinical Laboratory Technologists .

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Pharmacy Careers

Pharmacy school information with a
hands-on demonstration of some of the work they perform.

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Fatal Vision Concussion GoGgles

Hands-on awareness tool that is specifically constructed to simulate the potentially debilitating effects of a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Participants will experience simulated TBI symptoms such as dizziness, visual disconnect, disorientation, hesitation, apprehension, confusion, and lack of confidence when trying to perform simple activities while wearing the goggles.
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tobacco awareness

Presentation about the effects of smoking, vaping and respiratory related illnesses.

What’s in tobacco smoke? This display highlights just a few of the more than 7,000 chemical smokers expose themselves to when they inhale tobacco smoke and vaping.
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Cold Case / Rethink your Drink

No mystery here: The connection between sugary beverages and negative health consequences becomes crystal clear with this display.  

Excess liquid sugar consumption for its role in the development of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and tooth decay.
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Summer Health Career Camp

Students explore a wide variety of health careers during four days of interactive hands-on activities. We are limited to 20 campers so apply early.
 For incoming freshman through senior high school students from the SOAHEC Service Region.

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The Mega Body Exhibit

Walk through the entire human body! This larger-than-life, walk-through model of the entire human body is a wonderful way for students to experience the inner workings of various systems and individual parts of the bodies.. all at once.

Approx. 50' long x 26' wide x 12' high
Must be in Boyle, Casey, Estill, Garrard, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Lincoln, McCreary, Madison, Mercer, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Wayne, or Whitley Counties.

Must be a large space such as a gym.
Must be a health career related event.
Can not be outside.

A minimum of at least 200 students for the tour is required for us to bring the exhibit to your school.

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Save the dates 2024 HOT EXPO
Health Occupations Today Expo 

Who is the target?
High school sophomores & juniors with an interest in health care within Southern AHEC’s 15 County Service Region.
(Boyle, Casey, Estill, Garrard, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Lincoln, McCreary, Madison, Mercer, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Wayne, and Whitley Counties.)

How does it work?
Each high school has an hour in the exhibit hall to discuss health career paths and participate in hands-on medical activities, discuss financial aid, meet the healthcare
practitioners, college health professional students, and instructors.

How long does it last?
Exhibitor set-up begins at 8 am, the first set of students will arrive at 9 am., the last group is scheduled to be out by 12 noon. There are 4-time slots for the high schools.

Pre-registration is required
NOTE: Exhibitor Registration Link is at the top of this page.

High School Registration will open August 2024