Saturday Academy for Middle Schoolers

Western University, through the student organization Pipelines to Healthcare, conducts a series of Saturday morning sessions for Pomona middle school students to learn about careers in the health sciences.

These are fun, active and informative workshops for parents and 6th grade students. Presentations and hands-on learning sessions are conducted by a variety of health care professionals and WesternU students.


Saturdays 9:00am - 12:00pm noon.
Registration time for all academies: 8:00am-9:00am
Program time for all academies: 9:00am-12:00pm
Lunch time for all academies: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Food is provided and a youth curriculum is available for minor children to facilitate whole family participation.


Western University of Health Sciences
Health Education Center (HEC)
701 E. 3rd Street
Pomona, California 91766

Below is a list of past academy selections.

Introduction to Health Science Careers
Cardiovascular Education and Health Careers
Fitness and Sports Injuries
Health Careers and Healthy Lifestyle
Community Health

The Saturday Academy is designed to be modular, in order to provide age and interest appropriate activities. They include a plenary session with required attendance by both students and parents, followed by topic or discipline specific lectures, break-out activities, and other hands-on experience for the students. They are staffed by WesternU faculty and students, and each session is designed to meet specific state educational guidelines.

Simultaneous translation into Spanish is provided for family members requiring this service, and all recruitment materials are distributed through the school district bilingually.

Please note that all students must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or other responsible adult. A signed Registration/Permission slip is required to attend.

Parking is in lots south of 3rd street between Palomares and Gibbs. For a printable map of parking locations, click Parking Map.

Organizations participating in these events include WU's club Pipeline to Health Careers and service learning students under the direction of Dr. Susan Mackintosh, D.O. For more information, contact: PHCL@westernu.edu