Westfield State plans to resume its traditional, on-campus schedule for fall 2020. Given the ongoing uncertainties related to COVID-19, we believe it is also prudent to develop contingency plans. Updates will be communicated as they become available.

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H.E.L.P. Program

Important Update: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Teen U Summer Residential program at Westfield State has been cancelled for 2020. To be added to the email contact list for Summer 2021, please email Brandon Fredette at bfredette@westfield.ma.edu


Program Dates: Summer 2021 dates TBA

Registration/Deposit Deadline: TBA

H.E.L.P. is a hands-on residential program for any high school student with an interest in health care fields including the following: doctors, nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists, phlebotomists, EMT’s, etc. This program includes observations and learning experiences at a local hospital. Students will also receive CPR training and certification as part of the program.

To have a registration packet mailed to you, click the link below and complete a short registration request form. These forms will also be available to download directly from our webpage below. You may also pay your deposit or balance online, by clicking HERE!



Topics include:

  • Stress Management
  • Occupational Therapy
  • First Aid
  • Skill labs: Blood draw, blood pressure, lung sounds, suturing, giving injections, disability awareness
  • Issues in healthcare
  • HIPAA/Privacy regulations
  • Movement Science
  • Sports Medicine
  • Ethical Issues
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • CPR certification

What's included?

  • Live in a Westfield State University residence hall
  • Eat in the Dining Commons
  • Participate in on-campus activities

Sample Daily Schedule

8:30am: Breakfast
9:30-12pm: Classes with a break at 10:30
12pm: Lunch
1-5:00pm: Classes with a break 2:30
5:30pm: Dinner
6:30-10pm: Evening social activities, free time, movie nights, game nights, etc.

The H.E.L.P. program at Westfield State is open to anyone ages 14-17 with an interest in healthcare related fields. No specific previous background is required!

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Important Forms and Documents

After WSU has received your initial registration form and deposit, the following forms will be sent to you:

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