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Future Health Professionals of Oregon

Students: Earn college credit and expand your knowledge of health careers!

FHPO is a two-credit SCI 116 online Eastern Promise course for high school students who are interested in learning about the exciting world of health careers. This fundamental starting block for students interested in healthcare exposes participants to contemporary topics in the field, allows them to complete 12 hours of healthcare job shadows (or a comparable community project), and research a multitude of health careers.

The course also satisfies PES 131—a required course for all tracks within EOU's Physical Activity & Health Programand is delivered through Eastern Oregon University's Canvas platform by approved high school teachers who have participated in NEOAHEC's annual GO-Healthcare Professionals Summer Institute.

It is currently approved for following schools:

  • Baker High School
  • Burns High School
  • Elgin High School
  • Grant Union Jr./Sr. High School
  • Heppner High School
  • Hood River Valley High School
  • Imbler High School
  • Irrigon Jr./Sr. High School
  • Joseph Charter School
  • La Grande High School
  • McLoughlin High School
  • North Powder Charter School
  • Nixya'awii Community School
  • Stanfield Secondary School
  • Ukiah High School
  • Union High School
  • Wallowa High School
  • Weston-McEwen High School

*If you attend one of these schools, check with your advisor or health instructor to see when the course will be offered during the academic year. If the course isn't offered at your school and you reside in Baker, Umatilla, Union, or Morrow counties, you may be eligible to register for the course through the InterMountain Education Service District. However, be sure to check with your advisor before registering.

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Bring Health Careers Education to Your High School With FHPO!

Are you a high school instructor in Eastern Oregon with a master’s degree or ample experience in a science or a health-related field? Do you want to provide your students with dual-credit curriculum to expand their horizons about careers in the healthcare industry?

Consider participating in the GO-Healthcare Professionals PLC (Professional Learning Community)! New members join a dynamic network of more than a dozen other regional high school teachers who are promoting health careers by delivering our unique, pre-built Future Health Professionals of Oregon (FHPO) curriculum in their classrooms.


All instructors who would like to join our PLC and offer the online FHPO curriculum are required to participate in our Virtual Summer Teacher Institute and several brief PLC check-in sessions throughout the year to make sure they are experts on the curriculum.

In response to the current COVID-19 Pandemic and in compliance with current restrictions, the 2020 Summer Institute has gone virtual. The sessions will be held online August 10-11, 2020. Apply today to bring this curriculum to your school to begin the new year.

Please contact Meredith Lair at to learn more and express interest in offering FHPO at your school.

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La Grande, OR 97850
Fax: 541.962.3416