Health and Human Services Learning Community

Health and Human Services RLC

The Health and Human Services Residential Learning Community is a social and academic community designed to introduce you to a variety of health professions including dental hygiene, health sciences, and nursing. Through participation in this RLC, you will gain a better understanding of what you future career in health professions will look like. You will also gain knowledge about the skills important to develop in order to make yourself a good candidate for a health profession program at NAU. Opportunities for you might include participation at a skills-lab, building tours, participation in student professional associations and ability to talk with advisors, staff and faculty in the Health Professions.

What is a Residential Learning Community?
It is an awesome opportunity to live in a freshman hall with other students (20-30) who share your academic major or interests. You will be able to attend social and academic programs together, interact with faculty outside of the classroom, and get to know an upper division Community Mentor (student) who shares your major or career path.
What are Common Courses?

By participating in the Residential Learning Community program you benefit from taking one or two classes with others in your community. These “courses in common” allow you to attend class with other RLC members and form study groups around those classes. For this RLC, those courses include:

Fall semester:

  • BIO 181 – Unity of Life I: Life of the Cell: This is an introductory course for biology majors and other related fields. This course emphasizes the unifying molecular and cellular principles of all life on earth.
Spring Semester:
  • BIO 201 – Human Anatomy/Physiology I: This courses introduces students to the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and sensory systems in health and disease
  • BIO 201L – Unity of Life I: Life of the Cell: This course examines histology and human organ systems including integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous.
Why do I want to participate in an RLC?
Over and over again, we hear from our RLC students that being a part of the RLC program helped them find future friends and experience a smoother transition to college their freshmen year. By participating in an RLC, you will learn about campus resources and become more involved in your university experience. And this involvement has consistently led to RLC students remaining at the university in greater numbers, and more RLC students successfully graduating from the university.
How do I sign up?
Simply select your preferred Residential Learning Community on your online housing application. If you qualify for and are selected to participate in that RLC, we will assist you by placing you within the RLC of your choice in a freshman hall, and matching you with a roommate within that same RLC. That’s it! You can relax knowing your housing space and roommate selection are being taken care of for you.