Interested in joining the College of Health Sciences?

Contact our Recruitment Coordinator, Angela Kowalski, MS, at 414-229-2758 or

I’m a new student. How do I start?

You are assigned an academic advisor upon admission to UWM. New Student Orientation (NSO) helps those who are new to campus to learn and understand the enrollment process and enroll in classes for their first semester at UWM!

Who is my advisor?

Bill Mueller

Bill Mueller, MS

  • BS Biomedical Sciences (all Laboratory and Medical Imaging submajors)
  • BS Biomedical Sciences, Degree Completion Programs
  • Forensic Science Certificate
  • Molecular Diagnostics Certificate
  • Blood Banking Certificate

Aggie Northrup

Aggie Northrup, MS

  • BS Communication Sciences & Disorders (including pre-SLP and pre-Audiology)
  • BS Occupational Science & Technology (including pre-OT)
  • BS Biomedical Sciences, Health Science
  • Therapeutic Recreation Certificate

Angela Rintelman

Angela Kowalski, MS

  • BS Health Care Administration, Health Care Administration Minor
  • BS Nutritional Sciences (including pre-Dietetics), Nutritional Sciences Minor
  • Health Care Informatics Certificate

Torry Rufer

Torry Rufer, MS

  • Pre-PT
  • BS Kinesiology, Kinesiology Minor
  • BS Biomedical Sciences, Health Sciences
  • Study of Complementary & Integrative Health Approaches Certificate
  • CHS Undecided

You can also see the name of your advisor and contact them directly by accessing your student center in PAWS.

When should I meet with my advisor?

Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor at least once per semester to ensure timely progress to graduation.

  • Enrolling for spring semester?
    Schedule an appointment with your advisor in October or November.
  • Enrolling for fall semester?
    Schedule an appointment with your advisor in March or April.

Students are also welcome to schedule an appointment with their advisor at any time to discuss academic challenges, career opportunities, or any other questions.

How can my advisor help me?

CHS boasts professional academic advisors who understand the challenges of balancing academics, work, family, and the social aspects of college life. Advisors partner with you to:

  • Explore your academic and career interests
  • Plan the sequence of your courses
  • Prepare for course enrollment
  • Access tutoring and other academic support
  • Identify opportunities for campus involvement
  • Connect you to campus resources
  • Plan for graduation