Methodist College

Exploring Program 2016-17

 Our Exploring Program for the 2016-17 school year is currently full. Please contact for more information about next year's program.

Learn more about the Exploring Program at our Exploring Open House!

Exploring Open House

September 22

4:30- 6:00 p.m.

Methodist College (7600 N. Academic Dr., Peoria, IL 61615)

Are you interested in exploring the exciting career opportunities available in nursing and health science? Methodist College offers the Exploring Program to youth age 14 (who have completed 8th grade) through age 20. This opportunity allows you to explore many different areas of health care through hands-on activities, lectures, and exposure to Methodist College.

The Exploring Program helps young people to identify fields of study that appeal to them. Methodist College faculty and experts in various fields will highlight a different topic each month to expose students to a range of interests, such as obstetrics, nursing, mental health, and aging.

Joining the Exploring Program at Methodist College will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Participate in practical, real, and meaningful hands-on experiences
  • Gain valuable insight into future health-related careers
  • Prepare for professional opportunities
  • Tour our clinical facilities within UnityPoint Health - Peoria
  • Build relationships with students your age who share the same interest in the medical field
  • Talk with faculty members, nurses, and professionals about their experiences in health care

2016-2017 Schedule

Meetings are scheduled for the first Thursday of each month from October through April, starting at 4:30 p.m. and ending at 6:00 p.m. Meetings are held on the Methodist College campus unless otherwise noted.

Exploring Program Topics 2016-2017

October 6

Program Kick-Off

November 3

Nutrition & Hydration

December 1

Infection and Sepsis

January 5

First Aid and Emergency Care

February 2

Positioning, Lifting, and Transfer

March 2


April 7

Wrap Up Celebration

How do I apply?

The program is $25 for the year and students are required to complete an application at their first meeting. To receive more information and be added to our email list, please call 309-672-5513 or email