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K-State Olathe
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Olathe, KS 66061-1304

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One Health Summer Online Course

This summer, K-State Olathe is offering high school juniors and seniors a free, non-credit, online course about One Health. One Health describes the complex interrelationships between humans and animals, humans and the environment, and animals and the environment.

The course is designed to give students a taste of what will be required to take an online college-level course. Students also will learn how to work collaboratively using online resources and effectively manage their time in an online course. 

Topics discussed

• Diseases shared between animals and humans

• Food safety

• Environmental issues impacting humans and the health of the ecosystem

Class structure

The course is largely online. The first and final classes will be in person at the K-State Olathe campus. In the first class, students will be paired into groups. After collaborating online for the three weeks, each group will give a short presentation about a One Health topic introduced in the course. 

Enrollment 

Enrollment opens March 1 and closes May 15. The class is free. 

Registration


Student Testimonials

Natalie McCarthy, Olathe North High School

Why did you decide to take the One Health Summer Online course?      

"I chose to take the class because I found the subject matter interesting, and I thought it would be a valuable experience for any future endeavors in the animal health industry."  

What did you think about the content?

"I found the content to be overall very engaging and informative! I learned a lot, and the course allowed me the chance to learn about the content in a setting that inspired further research on my own time."  

How do you think this experience and what you learned will benefit you as you continue throughout school? 

"I believe the course will allow me the knowledge and experience to further my exploration into the field of veterinary medicine, something I am very passionate about. As well as this, I hope it will allow me sufficient background in the field of infectious disease, something we concentrated on, to do further research on my own! Finally, the course allowed me the chance to engage with my classmates in a new setting- online, which I believe will prove invaluable in my transition to college in the next few years." 


Abigail Basile, Olathe North High School

Why did you decide to take the One Health Summer Online course?

"I decided to take the class as a part of my high school’s (Olathe North High School) animal health program. I have always been interested in zoonotic diseases and illnesses of the sorts as well so it fit very well."

What did you think about the content?

"The content was very informational, and it's amazing how much influence the vet and human medical fields have on each other despite being separate fields. The history and current events regarding zoonotic diseases were also very amazing to read and learn about."

How do you think this experience and what you learned will benefit you as you continue throughout school?

"Knowing more about animals in any way will help me on my path of becoming a wildlife biologist, especially because the course focuses on human influence on wilderness and vice versa. The class was great, well organized and informative and I very strongly recommend it to anyone interested in animal health!" 


Nhu "Kasie" Bui, Olathe North High School

Why did you decide to take the One Health Summer Online course? 

"I decided to take the One Health Summer Online course because my Animal Health 21st century academy required upcoming seniors to take it."

What did you think about the content? 

"I thought the content was very interesting and I learned a lot about zoonotic diseases and environmental issues. I now understand more about zoonotic diseases and will definitely remember the content in the future." 

How do you think this experience and what you learned will benefit you as you continue throughout school?

"This experience will make me more aware of the involvement animals and humans have with each other. I will have more background knowledge and it will assist me in my science courses that I will be taking during my senior year." 


Leah Heeren, Olathe North High School

Why did you decide to take the One Health Summer Online course? 

"I chose to take this class because my 21st century teacher required it as our 'summer camp,' in the years past we always did something together as a class in the summer. I also liked that it was run by KSU."

What did you think about the content? 

"Overall, I thought most of the content was stimulating and interesting. However, parts of the content seemed a little like 'busy work' to me. For example, copy and pasting our directions from our house to the business. I really appreciated how the class did not ask for a lot of my time, and each week was somewhat easy, so I got more enjoyment than I did stress."

How do you think this experience and what you learned will benefit you as you continue throughout school?

"I think this course helped me to realize that the medical world between animals and humans is more closely connected than I thought. I’ll be able to recognize the differences and similarities in the medical fields."

 

Course Information


Instructor

Martha Nowak, M.Ed.

Dates

June 3 - June 24

Delivery

Primarily online. Class will meet in person twice at K-State Olathe.

Requirements

Internet access

Enrollment

Opens: March 1
Deadline: May 15

Contact

Martha Nowak

Martha Nowak

K-12 Program Coordinator 
913-541-1220 
msnowak@k-state.edu