UE, Warrick County schools partner on new PT path
The University of Evansville and the Warrick County School Corp. are offering a new program for high school students interested in pursuing careers in Exercise Science/Physical Therapy and Education.
Students enrolled in the program will have the opportunity to complete both high school and post-secondary courses simultaneously and earn credit. The partners say the courses are then eligible to be transferred as college credit to UE or other universities that would accept transfer credit from the university.
The programs will be taught at the newly developed Warrick Pathways Career Center, which is scheduled to open this fall.
“Students benefit from access to higher education resources and coursework, which can help them better prepare for their future academic and career goals,” said Dean of the College of Education and Health Sciences Mary Kessler. “Additionally, there is the potential for students to accelerate completion of their undergraduate degrees, gain valuable exposure to UE faculty and students, and in some cases enter the workforce earlier.
Kessler says the partnership helps to address concerns related to higher education cost and workforce shortages in the community.
High school students who successfully complete one of the two programs, and are admitted to the university, will have an opportunity to earn a $25,000 annual scholarship at UE.