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(Feb. 28, 2012) -- The UTSA University Health Professions Office and University Career Center will host the 22nd annual Health Professions Day career fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, March 1 in the University Center Ballroom (1.104) on the Main Campus. Free and open to the public, the fair features health organization and school representatives who will provide information about various health occupations.

The event helps individuals explore health profession programs such as medical, dental, pharmacy, physical therapy, nursing and other programs. Additionally, there will be panel discussions and one-on-one conversations with more than 60 program representatives from U.S. and international health professions schools.

The event will include seven 50-minute seminars on health professions programs:

10-10:50 a.m. -- Health Professions 101 for High School Students (UC 2.212 and UC 2.202)
11-11:50 a.m. -- Exploring Nursing Pathways (UC 2.212)
11-11:50 a.m. -- The Roles of Physical and Occupational Therapists (UC 2.202)
12-12:50 p.m. -- Becoming a Competitive Medical School Applicant (UC 2.212)
12-12:50 p.m. -- Becoming a Competitive Dental School Applicant (UC 2.202)
1-1:50 p.m. -- Life as a Health-Care Professional (UC 2.202)
1-1:50 p.m. -- Health Professions 101 for High School Students (UC 2.212)

Parking without a permit will be available for non-UTSA students in lot 11 off UTSA Boulevard with a shuttle available. For a small fee, park in short-term paid spaces in the Ximenes Garage (south garage). (View a UTSA campus map.)

For a list of school participants, visit the UTSA Health Professions Day 2012 website. For more information, contact Angie Zulaica, UTSA Health Professions Office, at 210-458-5185.



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UTSA makes the grade with a strong core curriculum

UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.

For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.

Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.

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