The CDC Museum Public Health Academy Online Summer Course is a web-based course with both synchronous and asynchronous components. The course reflects the museum’s mission of educating the public about CDC’s work. Admission is open to high-school students during the summer before their junior or senior years.
Topics vary course to course, but may include: public health interventions, global health, infectious disease, chronic disease, injury prevention, data analysis, surveys, school wellness programs, violence prevention, birth defects, mental health, environmental health, emergency preparedness, outbreaks, scientific communication, laboratory technology, disease surveillance, epidemiology, and public health law. The course is a fast-paced academic program. Participants are expected to immerse themselves in all course materials and complete daily assignments by given deadlines in the week.
AUDIENCE: Admission is open to high-school students during the summer before their junior or senior years and they must be at least 16 years old on the first day of the course session to which they are accepted.
The application process for the 2023 programming is closed. Please check back in December 2023 for next year’s application.
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