Carroll University
Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP)

You want a career in health care. Carroll University can help. Whether you’re a high school, undergraduate or graduate student, Carroll’s National Academy Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) can give you the tools and real-world experiences to help you succeed. HCOP can help wherever you are on your journey. Receive special attention and advising from Carroll’s top-rated healthcare programs.

High School Students  |  Undergraduate Students  |  Graduate Students

High School Students

Personal and Professional Development

Horizontes at Carroll University

Our weeklong summer residential program gives you an opportunity to explore university life and gain academic, social and life skills that will help you succeed in college. Application is required; HCOP ambassadors are given preference.

Project Pioneer

Our pre-college, academic-year program that includes cultural activities, panel presentations with diverse primary and mental health care professionals and service projects in medically underserved community settings.

Preparing and Advancing Students for Opportunities in Science (PASOS)

If you’re a student graduating from Bruce Guadalupe Middle School or Acosta Middle School, you can apply to join our special CU/UCC PASOS program, which provides personal and professional development activities, including a high school peer mentorship program.

Academic Support

Bridge Program

As an incoming HCOP student at Carroll, you’ll participate in a week-long summer residential college program to support your transition from high school to Carroll. It includes primary care/mental health career exposure activities.

Who is Eligible?

High school juniors and seniors interested in careers in physical therapy, physician assistant, occupational therapy, clinical exercise physiology, athletic training, public health, radiologic technology, diagnostic medical sonography or an undecided health career.

Incoming Freshmen

Personal and Professional Development

Academic Support

Financial Support

Learn more and apply to the HCOP program

Graduate Students

Personal and Professional Development

Academic Support

Financial Support

HCOP Graduate Student Application

Applications are now closed. Applicants will be notified of a decision by mid-April.

Approved Health Careers

Community Partners

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