IU South Bend Collaborates with South Bend Schools to Launch Career Pathway Program in Exercise Science

IU South Bend Collaborates with South Bend Schools to Launch Career Pathway Program in Exercise Science

Indiana University South Bend and the South Bend Community School Corporation have joined forces in a new partnership aimed at providing career pathway opportunities for students enrolled in the exercise science program at Washington High School. This collaboration marks a significant advancement in South Bend Schools’ efforts to equip students with hands-on career education opportunities in the field of exercise science.

Dr. Jesús Garcia-Martinez, dean of the Dwyer College of Health Sciences at IU South Bend, emphasized the importance of partnerships like this one in sparking students’ interest in health science professions. By offering college-credit education courses taught by an IU South Bend faculty member, Washington High School is empowering qualified students to begin their higher education journey at IU South Bend.

Dr. Todd Cummings, Superintendent of South Bend Schools, expressed gratitude to IU South Bend for their support in creating innovative opportunities for South Bend Schools students. This career pathway program is designed to provide students with the necessary tools for success both in college and the workforce, ultimately encouraging them to pursue bachelor’s degree programs and establish careers in the field of exercise science.

This collaborative effort not only enhances educational opportunities for high school students but also opens doors for future career pathways in health and exercise science. By inspiring and preparing the next generation of health science professionals, both institutions aim to ensure that students are equipped to pursue and thrive in the field of exercise science. With a large percentage of health science graduates remaining and working in the region following graduation from IU South Bend, this partnership is poised to have a lasting impact on the community.

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