Join in Health Activities with the Allied Health Sciences Club!
Any person may attend Allied Health Sciences Club meetings. However to be a member of the Allied Health Sciences Club one must be an undergraduate student at UCONN and pay an annual membership dues. The club meets monthly in Koons Hall. Current dues are $5.
The Allied Health Sciences Club hopes to provide students with the opportunity to:
- Participate in health related campus activities
- Get involved in community service work
- Be exposed to a variety of health professionals
- Enhance career development
- Meet others with similar interests
Some Club Activities:
- Ice Cream Social
- Health exhibit at Cornucopia
- Health exhibit at Student Health Fair
- Design, create and distribute Valentines to a local nursing home
- Participate in Tackle the Tower- American Lung Association
- Work at a local soup kitchen
- Host a 5K run to benefit Make a Wish Foundation
- Host health professional speakers
- Raise funds for charitable causes
Elected Officers 2015-2016
Presidents: Abigail Colburn (Abby)
Co Vice-Presidents and Public Relations:
Community Service has been forefront on the minds of the Allied Health Club officers this past year. Club members again volunteered at a local soup kitchen, raised over $300 for the American Lung Association and co-sponsored a 5K run to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Club members climbed 34 floors and over 600 stairs in “Tackle the Tower” (Amer. Lung) for the third consecutive year. They worked at the registration table, timing area and as course volunteers for the 5K run. In order to promote health education on campus the club participated in the fall events of Cornucopia and the Student Health Fair. They manned a table titled “Stress Management 101.” Stress balls, relaxing green tea, dark chocolates and pertinent stress reduction information were distributed. A favorite activity of the club has become the yearly Valentine’s service project. Club members create thoughtful, homemade Valentine cards. Laughter, conversation and eating cookies mark this fun evening. Valentines’ were later distributed to a local long term care facility. Each semester the club hosts a speaker. Michael Zande, PA-C was highlighted in the fall. He is an orthopedic PA. He gave some great advice on being competitive in the PA application process as well as detailing the PA scope of practice. Deborah Bubela, PhD, PT, PCS was the spring speaker. Her topic “Physical Therapy- A Career in Helping Others Move and Function” was well received. The club continues to recruit dedicated officers that give of their time to organize these worthwhile events.
Club Advisor: Janet Rochester