Instructional Leadership, emphasis: K-12 School Leadership (MEd)
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Native Journey to Academic Success (NJAcS)

If you’re a Native American healthcare student at NAU, there are many ways for you to find the community and support systems you need. In addition to resources available at the Native American Cultural Center, you can get support within CHHS through the NJAcS program.

NJAcS offers academic support and tutoring, cultural connections, emergency food and gas vouchers, and more. To learn more, contact the faculty advisor for your area.

NJAcS support resources

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Campus support

N A U hosts a variety of cultural activities throughout the year both on and off campus.

Cultural activities

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NJAcS program goals

  • Retain Native American students enrolled in CHHS programs by creating an environment that supports the cultural, social, and academic needs of Native American students.
  • Provide cultural awareness training for NAU faculty, staff, and students.
  • Attract Native American students to CHHS health professions programs by encouraging Native American alumni and current students to visit middle and high schools.

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Athletic Training

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Dental Hygiene

Health Sciences

Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant

Native American Initiatives

Inclusivity, representation, and equity are core pillars of Northern Arizona University’s promise to our community. In providing cultural support resources to Native American students, we equip you to grow your career and serve your community in ways that are meaningful to you.

The NJAcS program functions through a grant from the John and Sophie Ottens Foundation, which has supported the health and well-being of Native Americans, including educational programs and initiatives for Native American students, for the past eighteen years.