Go for Gold!

Do you have what it takes to be an olympian?

Do you have a passion for sports? Explorers will dive into the physics behind the world’s greatest athletes and learn about new advancements in sports medicine and health and exercise science. Go for Gold! will provide hands-on learning opportunities from experts and Wake Forest University student athletes.

At a Glance


Dates: July 26 – 29

Who Can Apply?: 6th – 8th grade students

Program Length: Monday – Thursday

Program Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm (EST)

Program Tuition: $595

*Courses carry no secondary school or college credit. Upon completion of the program, an official Wake Forest University certificate of achievement will be awarded to all Go for Gold! participants.

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What You’ll Explore

Topics Covered:

  • Physics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Health and Exercise Science
  • Athletic Training
  • Health and Wellness

Virtual Experiences:

  • Cardiovascular Anatomy Lab
  • Strength & Conditioning Exercises
  • Biomechanics Activity
  • Sports Injury Simulation
  • Nutrition Analysis

*Virtual experiences are subject to change.

Go for Gold! Cost

Online | $595

Students playing volleyball on sand courts
Wake Forest University's Track and Field
Wake Forest University's Rock Climbing Wall

A Day in the Life

  • 1:00 pm Explorers Log In 
  • 1:05 pm Introduction of Academic Partner & Group Icebreaker 
  • 1:15 pm Live lecture: Introduction to Athletic Training 
  • 2:00 pm Explorer Q  & A
  • 2:15 pm Explorers complete sports injury simulation
  • 3:00 pm Guest speaker: Strength and Conditioning Coach 
  • 3:30 pm Deacon Discussion – Break Out Rooms 
  • 3:55 pm Debrief 
  • 4:00 pm Explorers Log Off

*The “A Day in the Life” sample schedule is subject to change.