Helpful Internet Resources for Exploring the Health Professions
AHEC Program · USF Health Services Corps

Helpful Internet Resources to Help Florida Students Explore the Health Professions!

   Prepared by Ellen Kent, MPH, CPH  

(Updated May, 2013)



I. Career Exploration Websites 

What is Public Health?

This is Public Health!

This is What Public Health Does...What are You Doing? (video)

A Healthier America Begins with You  (video)

 Public Health is ROI (video)

Internet Resources for Exploring the Occupational Health and Safety Professions 

American Public Health Association
News Articles about Careers in Public Health
Association of American Medical Colleges   

American Physical Therapy Association

Discover Nursing

Florida Health Careers
Food Safety Careers
What Microbiologists Do  
The Funworks….  for Careers You Never Knew Existed

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Careers in Toxicology

Is Pharmacy for You? American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

National Institutes of Health LifeWorks Career Finder

NIH  Women In Science Career Page

Changing The Face Of Medicine Online Exhibition 

Bureau of Labor Statistics  - Exploring Career Information   

Who Mentored You?  web site   

Explore Health Careers 

Be What I Want To Be Career Exploration Site

WISH Net : Women in Science and Health Care Mentoring Network


II. Useful USF Web Links

USF - Academics

USF College of Public Health (COPH) 

USF College of Medicine

USF College of  Nursing

USF School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences 

USF College of Pharmacy 


III. Health Agencies and Organizations 

Florida Department of Health  

Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

US Department  of Health and Human Services  (HHS)- Office of Minority Health   

HHS- Women’s Health   

HHS - Men’s Health Network 

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Children's Environmental Health Network

National Safety Council  
Water Quality and Health Council
World Health Organization   

Partners in Health

Global Health Council

Fight Bac! - Partnership for Food Safety Education
March of Dimes  

American Heart Association  

American Cancer Society  


IV. Interactive Online Educational Resources and Games


CDC- Global Health Odyssey    

EPA Envirofacts     
NY Times Learning Network -Science & Health
PBS  Teacher's Source
CNN Health web site  
United Nations Environmental Programs - List Serve for Youth
Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE)

Access Excellence- the National Health Museum  (Click  on  Mystery Spot  for Fun Games!)

On Line Field Trips   
The Environmental Cyber schoolhouse
EnviroLink On-Line News and Resources

NIH Office of Science Education Homepage  - curricular ideas for teachers!
Smog City


Outbreak at Waters Edge Game

The Cool Spot 

Medline Plus – Teens Page

On line Educational_Games about The Nobel Prize in Medicine  

PBS-NOVA Health Programs

Students – if you wish to submit  a suggestion for an excellent online educational game to add to this website, please feel free to contact Ellen Kent, MPH, CPH at . Thank you!