Health Sciences Academy

The 2019 Health Sciences Academy will take place June 3rd - July 5th from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday for high schools students going into their senior year. Students who complete the program will receive five college credits for the combined two courses of Biology for Health Majors and Opportunities in Health Sciences. Seating is limited to the first 24 students that register. 

Course Content

Students will receive hands on experience in Bruner Hall of Sciences' labs along with touring University of Nebraska Medical Center's Kearney campus facilities. The program will explore well-known health care fields ranging from medicine to nursing, but also include growing fields such as medical laboratory science. Students will be provided best practice tips in scholarship application practices, such as for the Kearney Health Opportunities Program Scholarship and other health-related scholarships. 


  • Earn college credit at the reduced rate of $75 per credit hour plus fees (subject to change)
  • Expand health care network and understanding of opportunities
  • Shadow health care providers and tour local medical facilities

Admission Instructions

Here are the admission instructions to the Health Science Academy for students entering the 12th grade:

  1. Apply For Admission by clicking here 
  2. Create Account or Sign In
  3. Start filling out the application.
    1. Applicant Type will be: Dual Enrollment/Early Entry 
    2. When you get to the Academic Interest section, complete the application as follows:
      1. Select the term for which you are applying: Summer 2019
      2. Major: Non-Degree
  4. Pay the $45 application fee. Fee is waived for Dependent Child of Military Veteran or if you qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch
    1. Fee is good for next two years and will cover UNK, UNL, and UNO.
  5. Request an email/letter from your high school counselor giving you approval to take these classes. Must have before we will enroll you in the classes. Email needs to be sent to
  6. Complete the final step by filling out the Health Science Academy Registration to reserve your seat.
    1. Please note by filling out the above registration you are intending to enroll for the 5 credit hours of Biology 106 and HSCI 130. The cost of the course is $75 per credit hour plus fees (subject to change). Final enrollment will be completed on June 3rd.