School of Health Sciences
Built upon the foundations of the natural and behavioral sciences, the School of Health Sciences (SHS) transforms students into leaders, connects theory to best practices, and impacts the needs of all people and communities.
Winter 2024 Semester
Embrace the winter months. This is a wonderful opportunity to recommit to your health and wellness. Brighten your days by stepping outside to enjoy the limited hours of daylight. Despite spending more time indoors, recognize the importance of physical fitness – stay active indoors or bundle up and enjoy the cool air. Empower others to live a healthy lifestyle, and to make choices that promote and sustain a healthier environment.
- Dietetics Information Sessions - February 23 (hybrid)
- Master of Public Health Information Session - March 1, 2024
- Black and Gold Giving Day - March 6, 2024
- Healthology Symposium: Healthy Diversity - March 14, 2024
- Exploration Fair: Opportunities in Healthcare and Natural Sciences - March 15, 2024
Discover your passion in the School of Health Sciences.
Use our foundational model to identify your future Health Science career. No matter your career choice or goals, a degree from the School of Health Sciences prepares you for a wide range of career paths. The School of Health Sciences provides a supportive and inclusive environment for students, faculty, staff, and partners across a broad array of health interests. Through exciting clinical and community-based opportunities, we pursue innovative learning, meaningful service and vibrant research endeavors in health and wellness.
Welcome to the School of Health Sciences. We are a community of health advocates. We lead change in health and wellness. We face challenges while building solutions. We are in purpose, for health.
As the Dean, I am proud of the supportive environment we offer for students, faculty, staff and partners pursuing innovative learning, meaningful service and vibrant research endeavors through our knowledge model.
Going through school at Oakland University really taught me the importance of perseverance toward achieving my goals. I loved learning with different faculty members and students from different walks of life.
Since graduating from the School of Health Sciences, I was accepted to the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine where I know I was prepared very well. I had a strong foundation of clinical knowledge that put me at an advantage compared to my classmates.
One of the key things that caught my eye at Oakland University is that it is close to home, it’s right in my backyard, and with the School of Health Sciences here, it just allows you to have an awesome opportunity to go into a lot of different professions to help people, and I’ve always known that’s what I wanted to do, so that’s what really drew me to this school in itself is that it’s going to allow me to display my passion.
During my undergraduate degree, I took an intro to community health class. The professor that taught this class was so passionate about the topic and each topic spoke to me and one day I had this ah-ha moment and I knew this was what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.
In the School of Health Sciences, we serve over two thousand students, through distinct community-engaged programs. Built upon the foundations of the natural and behavioral sciences, the Oakland University School of Health Sciences transforms students in leaders, connects theory to best practices and impacts the needs of community, in purpose for health.
Explorations in Collaborative Leadership and Interprofessional Education (ECLIPSE)
Join ECLIPSE, a leadership community dedicated to improving patient and community care. Unique to the School of Health Sciences, and one of the nation’s few health-science specific student leadership programs, ECLIPSE emphasizes communication and multidisciplinary teamwork, and helps students gain skills to become leaders within and beyond our communities.
[MUSIC] Welcome to the School of Health Sciences. We transform students into leaders, connect theory to best practices, and impact the needs of all people and communities. A unique program we offer is Eclipse.
Eclipse or Explorations in Collaborative Leadership and Interprofessional Education is a community engaged leadership program for students studying Health Sciences at OU. This unique program which will help you stand out in a competitive field is designed to help you reflect on the skills you are building throughout your degree in our pillars.
Eclipse is a program that offers structural and foundational learning that will allow students to take advantage of opportunities that they usually wouldn't come in contact with on campus.
The two skills I've developed the most are probably communication and teamwork through Eclipse.
Eclipse has really been able to set me apart from other students applying to graduate programs or medical schools by allowing me to really build my leadership skills from the ground-up, identify what my core values are and what they mean to me, as well as learn how to delegate and work in a team properly.
Eclipse students register for an IPE course that helps to synthesize the learning in and out of the classroom. Meeting once a month, students learn about themselves as leaders, how to effectively work in teams, and how their values impact their roles in health. Additionally, students are connected to faculty, research opportunities, shadowing, community service, professional development, and fun stuff too.
I have taken full advantage of the faculty and the advisors. The advisors were just amazing.
My favorite Eclipse event has to be the bonfire. We get to relax and talk with one another, check in with each other, and we get a chance to actually communicate.
Upon entering the program, each Eclipse student is paired with a peer mentoring group that shares a similar major or career path, and can provide support and share resources with each other to be successful and feel connected to the School of Health Sciences.
The community and support that is provided through this program has really helped.
Our vision in Eclipse is to teach future health professionals to lead from where they're at and to work more collaboratively with others to improve patient and community care.
I believe students should join Eclipse.
Students should join Eclipse.
Students should absolutely join Eclipse.
Join Eclipse, where we foster student's abilities to become leaders within and beyond our communities through diverse, student-centered, collaborative, and interprofessional experiences In Purpose for Health. [MUSIC]