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Allied Health Program

People considering careers in health sciences typically tend to think primarily of doctors and nurses. There is also the sonographer, the nutritionist, the cytotechnologist, the mental health counselor, and the health information manager, among dozens of other health professionals, who provide diagnostic and therapeutic services. All of these specialized and highly skilled professionals are an essential part of any health care team.  

To encourage high school students to investigate specialties in the health field, Rutgers School of Health Professionals has partnered with East Orange Campus High School to offer exploratory programs in health sciences and health care for junior and seniors. At the same time, participating students can potentially earn 15 or more college credits. Mr Paul Wambugu is approved as an adjunct faculty at Rutgers University and teaches the following courses offered at Campus High under this program

  • Dynamics of Health- Sophomores
  • Medical terminology- Juniors/Seniors
  • Anatomy/Physiology - Seniors

Not only does the program familiarize students with the abundance of careers in health fields, it also serves as a pipeline to meet New Jersey’s need for professionals in the fast-growing healthcare field. According to the United States Department of Labor, employment in health care is projected to grow 19 percent from 2014 to 2024 due to an aging population and increased access to health insurance. Health care is expected to add more jobs than any other group of occupations.  

The Allied Health program at Campus High also runs the Campus chapter of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in health science education and biomedical science programs or have interests in pursuing careers in health professions.

We encourage students interested in Allied Health careers to contact their guidance counsellor for additional information.

Paul Wambugu
[email protected]
(973) 266-7300