The BHUDRH is committed to supporting regional schools develop the aspirations of their students to build careers in healthcare, with specific focus on supporting Indigenous students, families and communities. 

The goal of the Health Career Academy Program (HCAP) is to provide rural high school students a comprehensive, informative and educational career pathway into professional health careers. 

High school students enrolled in the program are given exposure to a variety of health careers, which enables them to make more informed decisions about their career choices.  This is all made possible through collaborations between local and regional education providers, health entities and industries.

Health Career Academies

  1. Nursing Academy Program 
  2. Medicine Academy Program 
  3. Allied Health Academy Program - inclusive of Dietetics, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Pharmacy, Medical Imaging, Exercise Physiology, Aboriginal Primary Health Care and many more...
  4. Social and Emotional Well Being Academy Program - inclusive of Mental Health Nursing, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Social Work and Psychology

Health Career Academy Manual (pdf)


If you would like to find out more about HCAP, or would like to know how your child can get involved, please contact BHUDRH program coordinators Mariah Goldsworthy or Lucinda Collins

Lucinda Collins

Lucinda Collins
Assistant Aboriginal
Project Officer

Mariah Goldsworthy

Mariah Goldsworthy
First Nations Lead