Each department in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences supports an undergraduate Registered Student Organization (RSO) in its major. The individual student clubs are:
In addition, the Department of Public Health supports a graduate student organization, the Graduate Public Health Club.
The various SPHHS student clubs provide an opportunity to socialize with peers in your major and across the School and University, to participate in academic and career development events, and to perform community service and volunteer work. It’s also a great way to develop a great peer network while having fun with friends and fellow students.
We encourage all of our students to join your respective student club and get the most out of your SPHHS experience!
The Kinesiology Club was formed to serve as a link among students both in and interested in the Kinesiology major, to organize and attend events of interest to us, and to create networking opportunities among students and with faculty.
We attend the New England College of Sports Medicine (NEACSM) Fall Conference and invite numerous guest speakers from various professions that Kinesiology majors may be interested in. Also, we hold information sessions about graduate schools, and work with other student organizations within the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPPHS) to organize fundraising events not only for our clubs but also for charity organizations.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst Chapter of the NSSLHA was established to provide undergraduate and graduate students who have an interest in the field of Communication Disorders the opportunity to interact with each other, exchange ideas, and learn more about the fields of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Through various philanthropic, educational, and professional activities, the goal of the UMass Amherst Chapter of the NSSLHA is to prepare students for the professions of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, as well as to contribute to the communicably-impaired community.
For more information or to join the NSSLHA, visit the NSSLHA page on Campus Pulse.
The main goal of the Public Health Club is to promote this relatively new and emerging major and to spotlight the field of public health. We welcome all students within and outside the major to join us in our pursuits to raise Public Health awareness via hosting film screenings, multiple charity events, and new ideas to remind everyone to be more health conscious. The Club strives to collaborate with a variety of other Health-related Registered Student Organizations to help members connect with other UMass students within the Health Field as well as broadening our own horizons.
The University of Massachusetts Nutrition Association (UMNA) is an organization created to represent nutrition majors on campus. Through UMNA, undergraduate and graduate nutrition students develop programs to explore the nutrition profession, provide community service, and increase social connections. UMNA’s past programs include scheduling guest speakers, collecting food for hunger prevention services, creating a newsletter for all majors, and designing a recipe book for healthy eating.
Visit the UMNA page on Campus Pulse for more information or to join the club.
The Graduate Public Health Club typically convenes every 3 weeks throughout the semester. These meetings are used for both social and academic purposes. Graduate students from all Public Health concentrations are welcome to join the Club in hopes of creating more diverse experiences during our Public Health events.
This year's Club officers are Kate Ward, President, and Dan Feldman, Vice President. Associate Dean Dan Gerber serves as their faculty advisor. Their goal for the 2012-2013 academic year has been to promote the basic principles of public health through collaboration, education, and community service.