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Students in the College of Health Sciences have excellent opportunities for involvement and leadership in our student organizations. The connections you’ll make to fellow students, faculty, and professionals are invaluable to your experience. Leadership, learning, networking, and service to the community…it’s all here!

Biomedical Sciences Student Association (BMS-SA)

Provides educational, vocational and social support for UWM Biomedical Sciences students at all levels. Promotes general public awareness of the roles and contributions of the clinical laboratory scientist. The assimilation of scientific knowledge and its subsequent application toward solving today’s health problems is a primary function of the biomedical scientist and consequently the collective goal of club members.


Cindy Brown, Association Advisor

Diverse-OT, UW-Milwaukee Chapter

Diverse-OT is a local chapter of a national non-profit organization that provides opportunities for discussion and education on equity and inclusion to advance the cultural climate within the Occupational Therapy Program and the greater UW-Milwaukee campus. Diverse-OT also endeavors to partner with students from underrepresented groups to build a strong multicultural occupational therapy student body who are knowledgeable and equipped to address inequities in health outcomes among historically marginalized populations.

Diverse-OT engages in a variety of efforts aimed toward achieving our organization’s goals. These include supporting the recruitment and retention of underrepresented students interested in health-related programs through resource provision and mentorship, seeking out guest speakers with expertise in the intersection of health and underrepresented populations, integrating equity and inclusion into the UWM MSOT student experience, and fostering community engagement through partnerships with local community organizations. Diverse-OT strives to serve as a model for student organizations across the nation pursuing efforts towards achieving equity in health and well-being for persons, groups, and populations.


Tamicah Gelting, Faculty Advisor
Clinical Assistant Professor

Doctor of Physical Therapy Student Association

This organization promotes student involvement, physical therapy research, teamwork, and cooperation among UWM students and faculty, and it educates and serves the community through its knowledge of physical therapy.


Carlynn Alt, Faculty Advisor

Future Healthcare Executives (FHE)

FHE is the student organization for Health Care Administration (HCA) students. FHE offers students an opportunity to meet the leaders in the field, attend symposiums sponsored by the ACHE – Wisconsin chapter, and attend national conventions. Students also develop leadership and management skills by networking with executives from the Milwaukee area and beyond.

Membership in FHE is open to all UWM students, both undergraduate and graduate, who have an interest in health care administration, regardless of major.

The HCA program is an associate member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). Full membership in AUPHA represents programmatic accreditation for undergraduate health administration programs.


Kathleen Olewinski, Faculty/Staff Advisor

Kinesiology Graduate Student Association

KUSO is a student organization for those either intending to be or already in any of the Kinesiology undergraduate programs. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for Kinesiology students to connect with each other; get exposure to and learn from professionals in the field; participate in community and university service; and enrich the undergraduate experience.


Laura Rooney, Faculty Advisor

National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA)

NSSLHA is the organization for undergraduate and graduate students interested in the study of normal and disordered human communication behavior. Students may join the UWM campus chapter and/or the national organization which is affiliated with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Members of the national organization receive several journals and a reduction in dues the year they initially join ASHA. The campus chapter provides opportunities to network with other students, socialize, provide service through fundraising events and learn more about the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology.


Carol Seery, Faculty Advisor

Nutritional Sciences Club


Susan Kundrat, Faculty Advisor

Society of Athletic Training Students (SATS)

SATS’ purpose is to promote and encourage higher scholastic achievement and personal and professional development in the area of sports medicine. SATS is open to anyone interested in kinesiology, exercise and fitness, athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy or sports medicine.


Jennifer Earl-Boehm, Faculty Advisor

Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA)

SOTA offers opportunities to all levels of Occupational Therapy students to become actively involved in a college-level association that is linked with both the state and national level OT associations.

SOTA offers a vehicle for students to express their ideas and opinions, be an advocate for occupational therapy, become acquainted with the workings of an organization, volunteer in the community, raise funds for charity organizations, and become involved in campus activities. The organization is dedicated to ensuring a successful organization for future OT students and creating cohesion, good communication and unity between students and faculty.


Heidi Plach, Association Advisor

Looking for more student organizations?

UWM has over 300 student organizations, giving you the chance to make connections across the University community. Whether your interests are recreational, social, cultural, athletic or beyond, there’s a place for you at UWM! Explore the Center for Student Involvement for a full listing.

Honor Societies

  • Phi Kappa Phi: An honor society that recognizes academic excellence and encourages superior scholarship in all academic disciplines.
  • Pi Theta Epsilon: A specialized honor society for Occupational Therapy students and alumni recognizing and encouraging superior scholarship among students enrolled in professional entry-level programs at accredited schools across the United States.
  • Upsilon Phi Delta: An honor society that recognizes, rewards and encourages academic excellence in the study of health administration.