It's not just about the classroom...
College of Health Sciences students have delivered babies in South Africa, attended the London Olympics, and toured farms, hospitals, and food processing plants in Hawaii. UD’s extensive Study Abroad Program, encompassing over 70 programs on six continents, allows our students to explore the world.
At home, our First Step Program enables them to explore innovative ways to promote healthy living. Do you have an idea for a new process or design that would revolutionize health care delivery? We want to hear it—the CHS Dean’s Office funds student projects focused on developing novel solutions to challenging health issues.
Service learning connects what students learn in the classroom to real-world conditions through projects like using exer-games to improve fitness in older adults, employing therapy dogs to increase physical activity in kids with autism, and developing an exercise program for women with breast cancer.
The UD Alternative Breaks program provides students with a different option for spring break by immersing them in direct service and experiential learning.
In addition, many of our students engage with the greater community by volunteering at health fairs, blood drives, and other events, as well as through service-oriented student organizations.
Our students gain health-related career experience through registered student organizations (RSOs), undergraduate research, and peer education programs.
UD has more than 300 RSOs, many of them geared toward healthy living or health-related community service. In addition, majors clubs enable students to have career-related experiences in their chosen fields.
Research apprenticeships with faculty mentors give talented, motivated undergraduates a chance to see and take part on the front lines of discovery in areas including cancer, infant mobility, stroke rehabilitation, knee osteoarthritis, brain injury, and health education for kids.
It’s easy to excel at UD with the support provided by resources like the Writing Center, the Career Services Center, the Math Tutorial Lab, and the Office of Academic Enrichment.
The College’s assistant dean of student services is a great resource for students, providing advisement and problem solving on issues like academic progress and degree audit, change-of-major information, academic requirements, and illness, injury, and personal problems.
The Center for Premedical & Health Profession Studies assists students who are pursuing careers in the health professions, including medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, physician assistant, advanced nurse practitioner, pharmacy, and physical and occupational therapy.