Allied Health Science Technology is an exploratory program for academically talented high school seniors. The purpose of the program is to generate interest in health care careers, a field which has witnessed shortages over the years. Exposing students to a variety of health care modalities provides them with a good and basic understanding of hospital opportunities. It allows students to be better prepared for studying nursing, pre-medicine, biomedical engineering, pre-physical therapy, and pharmacology in college. This is an intense program of both didactic information and clinical rotations.


  • Students observe at Chester County Hospital three days a week.
  • Students learn the systems of the body, debate medical ethics, and research current topics in medicine.
  • They are required to be able to read an EKG, take blood pressure, and be CPR for Health Care Workers certified. They can successfully do cranial nerve testing, listen for gut sounds, and evaluate lung sounds. The students have learned how to take temperature, pulse and respiration.
  • They must have excellent teacher recommendations, extracurricular activities and zero discipline problems to be considered for the program.


  • Students must have a 3.5 GPA or higher.
  • The program requires a 95% attendance for freshman, sophomore and junior years.
  • More than 200 seniors apply each year.
  • Only 35 students are accepted each year.

Participating Schools

  • Avon Grove High School
  • Bayard Rustin High School
  • Bishop Shanahan High School
  • B. Reed Henderson High School
  • Downingtown East High School
  • Downingtown West High School
  • Kennett Square High School
  • Unionville High School
  • West Chester East High School
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