Student resources

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Get involved

Gain experience, build your resume, and meet new people through student clubs and activities.

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Community Health Awareness of the Needs of Growing Education (CHANGE) 

This student club fosters connections among students, faculty, peers, and the community to prepare for a career in community health with volunteer experience.

Rob Henderson, Club Adviser
Robert.Henderson@nau.edu 

SHAPE: Students of Health and Physical Education

Gary Dunagan, Club Adviser
Gary.Dunagan@nau.edu 

Visit Student Life to find more clubs.

National organizations

Use these organizations for career ideas and find ways to get involved in the health sciences community.

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American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
AAHPERD’s mission is to promote and support leadership, research, education, and best practices in the professions that support creative, healthy, and active lifestyles.

Arizona Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
The mission of the Arizona Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AzAHPERD) is to promote healthful lifestyles through quality education for populations and provide leadership to school, community, and statewide programs in the areas of health, physical education, recreation, dance, and other movement-related programs.

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
Through the consolidation of NCATE and TEAC, CAEP will serve as a single accreditor for reform, innovation, and research in educator preparation.

Health Sciences Institute
HealthSciences provides technical assistance and full or partial tuition waivers to not-for-profit community organizations and volunteers who provide critical support services to individuals affected by chronic conditions and their caregivers.

National Institutes of Health
The mission of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is to reduce the burden of human illness and disability by understanding how the environment influences the development and progression of human disease.

National Health Association
The mission of the National Health Association is to educate and empower individuals to understand that health results from healthful living. We recognize the integration of all aspects of health—personal, environmental, and social.

National Association for Sport and Physical Education
NASPE's mission is to enhance knowledge, improve professional practice, and increase support for high quality physical education, sport, and physical activity programs. NASPE envisions a society in which all individuals are physically educated and participate in lifelong physicalactivity.

National Student Speech Language Hearing Association
NSSLHA is the national organization for graduate and undergraduate students interested in the studies of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

Society for Public Health Education
The organization promotes healthy behaviors, healthy communities, and healthy environments through its membership, its network of local chapters, and its numerous partnerships with other organizations. With its primary focus on public health education, SOPHE provides leadership through a code of ethics, standards for professional preparation, research, and practice; professional development; and public outreach.

World Health Organization
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries, and monitoring and assessing health trends.

Careers

A career in health sciences can lead to many new places. You can provide treatments and disease prevention in places like doctor offices, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, sport arenas, or private homes.

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With a degree in Health Sciences, there are many opportunities for an immediate career as well as graduate education and an advanced career. Depending on your interests, you could be a/an:

  • P.E. teacher
  • Physical therapy assistant
  • Surgical technician
  • Speech-Language pathologist
  • Respiratory therapist
  • Community health educator
  • Speech-Language pathology assistant

Resources

See how your career can take shape by pursuing one of our degrees in health sciences.

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WorldWideLearn: find information on health sciences fields and careers.

iSeek Careers: see a large list of possible careers.

MyMajors: find salary information, health sciences definition, career possibilities.

JobScience: search for careers on the largest healthcare job board network.

Health Sciences Department Academic Policies

View the department policies around various academic issues.