Dean's Student Advisory Council

The Dean's Student Advisory Council is a representative group of students from all program tracks and levels. The purpose of the group is to promote the I CARE values among students, to discuss academic improvement strategies for the college and to develop professional leadership skills.

Athletic Training

Athletic Training Student Organization

The Athletic Training Student Organization is open to all students currently in the Athletic Training program and those interested in the profession of athletic training. The club participates in many activities related to athletic training and service events.

National Athletic Trainer's Association

The National Athletic Trainer's Association's (NATA) mission is to represent, engage and foster the continued growth and development of the athletic training profession and athletic trainers as unique health care providers.

Great Lakes Athletic Trainer's Association

Advancing the Profession of Athletic Training Through Education and Research

We are a professional membership association for athletic trainers and athletic training students in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

The Great Lakes Athletic Trainer's Association (GLATA) strives to enhance the quality of health care for the physically active, promote the athletic trainer and advance the profession of athletic training through education and research in the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries.

Ohio Athletic Trainer's Association

The Ohio Athletic Trainer's Association (OATA) is a not-for-profit [501(c) (6)- IRS approved, 10/98] organization dedicated to the health care needs of the physically active. Founded in 1984, the primary goal of the OATA is to ensure that athletes, at any level, receive immediate, professional, quality health care. This comprehensive and cost-effective care is accomplished with the daily contact and cooperation with physicians and other allied health care professionals.


Ashland University Student Dietetics Association (AUSDA)


The Ashland University Student Dietetic Association (AUSDA) is a professional student organization which strives to create an enhance networking relationships between faculty, local professional organizations and the dietetics students body. This organization will provide a forum for student and professional discussions related to the field of dietetics/nutrition and opportunities for student involvement and experiences. 


  • To promote the AU Dietetics Program to the university and surrounding communities.
  • To provide leadership and professional development opportunities such as networking, service and research for AU Dietetics Students.
  • To provide and become a resource for nutrition information and education to the AU and Ashland communities.
  • To provide on-campus events available to faculty, students and staff.

*AUSDA membership is open to any AU student interested in dietetics, nutrition, health or wellness

Constitution of the Student Dietetic Association (SDA) at Ashland University (Ratified: 2/9/2011)

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)

The The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1917, by a visionary group of women dedicated to helping the government conserve food and improve the public's health and nutrition during World War I. Today, the Academy has over 100,000 credentialed practitioners — registered dietitian nutritionists, dietetic technicians, registered, and other dietetics professionals holding undergraduate and advanced degrees in nutrition and dietetics, and students — and is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.

Exercise Science

Exercise Science Club

The Ashland University Exercise Science Club is an active and chartered club offered to any student majoring in Exercise Science. Starting with the Fall 2015 semester, incoming freshman have the opportunity to experience the new Mentorship Program, in which they are paired with upperclassmen in the same Exercise Science major. 

In addition, students participate in several activities:

  • Fitness Testing 4-6th grade students in the Ashland County School District
  • Corporate Wellness: Fitness assessments and exercise prescriptions for Ashland County Commissioners
  • AU Fit Fest: Planning committee & sponsors
  • Heart Chase: Fundraiser for American Heart Association
  • Health Fairs at Ashland University
  • Personal Training
  • Fitness Assessments for Lifetime Wellness courses

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Beth Patton (

  • 2015 Student Club Officers:

  • Presidents: Jamie Sobczak & Arianna Ciepiel

  • Secretary: Jessica Brown

  • Community Service: Megan Roessler

  • Mentor Program: Macy Holston

The Exercise Science Club Constitution [PDF]

Health Sciences

Alpha Gamma Omega Nu (AGON)


The Alpha Gamma Omega Nu society is professional as well as honorary. One purpose of Alpha Gamma Omega Nu is to encourage high professional, intellectual, and personal standards, not only in its members, but also in all who come under its influence. Another purpose is to recognize outstanding contributions to the allied health field, education, and to encourage personal and professional growth. Alpha Gamma Omega Nu seeks to maintain high educational standards and ideals, inspiration of scholarship and achievement in the area of health sciences.

Membership Eligibility

  • Junior or Senior
  • Member of a state, regional or national organization that corresponds to the student's respective major (i.e. SCSM, NSCA, NATA, ADA)
  • Cumulative Grade Point of 3.0 or greater
  • Leadership qualities
  • Cooperative spirit
  • Strives for high professional standards
  • Honesty and integrity


Dr. Beth Patton


National Student Nurses Association (NSNA)

The mission of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) is to organize, represent and mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses; to promote development of skills that students will need as responsible and accountable members of the nursing profession; and to advocate for high quality health care. Advantages of belonging to NSNA include educational programs, community projects, attending conventions, scholarship opportunities and networking with future leaders in nursing. The skills students gain by working in a student professional organization are invaluable. All students are encouraged to attend an informational session about opportunities of Ashland University Student Nurses Association (AU-SNA), Ohio Nursing Student Association (ONSA) and NSNA. For further information contact the faculty advisor(s) for AU-SNA.

Nurses Christian Fellowship

The Nurses Christian Fellowship is a professional organization and a ministry for nurses and nursing students. Its mission is to encourage students and nurses to bring God's love and healing to nursing and healthcare both locally and internationally. It is a ministry of Intervarsity Christian Fellowship/USA.

Overcoming Adversity, Serving, and Integrating Stories (OASIS)

The mission of OASIS is to foster awareness, education and action in regards to how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) negatively impact an individual’s health and well-being.

SCRUBS Society

The SCRUBS Society focuses on service to Ashland University, the Dwight Schar College of Nursing & Health Sciences, the surrounding community and the profession of nursing. The SCRUBS Society seeks to provide positive representation, leadership and encouragement to students, and increase enthusiasm towards College of Nursing & Health Sciences and the nursing profession. The representatives promote positive and active roles in the community, by demonstrating good conduct, volunteering, mentoring and serving as a liaison between students, faculty and staff.

Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society, Rho Nu At-Large Chapter

The mission of Sigma Theta Tau International is to support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. The organization’s vision is to create a global community of nurses who lead in using knowledge, scholarship, service and learning to improve the health of the world’s people. Membership is by invitation only to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and to nurse leaders who exhibit exceptional achievements in practice. There are currently 475 active SSTI chapters representing 90 countries globally.