Health Careers

Looking for a career that fits your

lifestyle and interests?

There are numerous health professions that you may find interesting. From Nursing, Clinical Laboratory Science, Medicine and Dentistry to Art, Music, Physical and Occupational Therapies.  There are over 50 different health professions degree or certificate programs offered at Colleges and Universities in Kentucky.

The NorthWest AHEC offers a variety of health career programming including presentations in schools and community centers, academic enrichment programs and year-round health career exploration. The Health Careers Adventure Program (HCAP) HCAP is a year-round health careers program in which students in grades 6 - 10 are exposed to various health professions and relevant health promotion education. Annually, HealthWise, a summer academic enrichment program is held in Jefferson County. Science, math, language arts and health professions exposure are key components of the program. Presentations from health professionals and field trips to colleges, universities and health related facilities are regularly scheduled.

For an application to the Health Careers Adventure Program in Jefferson County please click here. For an application to HealthWise Jefferson County please click here.

Health Careers Scholarship Guide a listing of many of the health professions scholarships available in Kentucky

To request presentations or further information on health career programs, please send requests to


Health Careers Resource Guide (Developed by South Central Kentucky AHEC)