UTHealth School of Public Health, UT Health San Antonio- Institute for Integration of Medicine & Science (IIMS) & South Central Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
2024 Application 
Due: April 30, 2024

What is Public Health?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines public health as the science of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities. This work is achieved by promoting healthy lifestyles; researching disease and injury prevention; and detecting, preventing, and responding to infectious diseases.

Our purpose is to introduce high school students to public health and the vast array of professions. There are a multitude of public health professions such as community health workers, epidemiologists, first responders, nutritionists, public policymakers, occupational health and safety professionals, sanitarians, and many more. 

Why Join:

  • Explore exciting careers in public health and other health professions.
  • Attend field trips around San Antonio to explore Public Health in our daily lives.
  • Learn about research, data collection, and dissemination. 
  • Meet peers with similar interests.
  • It's a free and fun experience!

Your Commitment:

  • If selected, you must attend all five days of camp- June 17 - June 21, 2024.
  • You will be responsible for ensuring your final capstone project is completed on time by the end of the week. 
  • We will invite you and your peers to present your final group project at the IIMS Community Engagement Symposium (TBD).


  1. Previous Public Health Camp participants are not eligible.
  2. Rising 11th and 12th grade students for the 2024-2025 year (starting August 2024) from school districts in Bexar County, Texas. Students from private, charter, and home school networks may apply; however they must attend a school that is in Bexar County.
  3. Reliable transportation required.

Important Notes:

  • Online applications due on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 11:59 PM CST. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Apply early, spaces are limited. 
  • Acceptance into Public Health Camp will depend on the virtual introduction meeting and your application.
  • Invitation to enroll will be sent by May 10, 2024. 
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