Interested in getting involved? Join one of the College of Public Health's many student organizations, listed below and organized by area of study.
Bilingual and Multicultural Speech-Language Club
President: Lisa Khmil - email@example.com
Faculty Advisor: Jonathan Hartmann
Language and Linguistics Club
This club meets twice monthly to discuss a variety of topics related to linguistics and future opportunities for students of linguistics. Guest speakers from Temple and the greater Philadelphia area are regularly invited to present their research or to discuss their experiences. Activities include:
- Movie screenings
- Talks presented by invited speakers
- Trips to area conferences
- Panels on topics related to career opportunities and graduate school
Faculty Advisor: Jodi Reich
NSSLHA (National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
NSSLHA is the student branch of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and has both a national chapter and local chapters. Members of Temple’s chapter are graduate and undergraduate students looking to pursue a career in speech-language pathology, linguistics or audiology. Activities include:
- Information sessions on applying to graduate school, job opportunities, ASHA, etc.
- Social activities including guest speakers and group dinners
- Community service such as 5k runs and walks, sending letters to veterans, preparing meals for the homebound and more
Student Leader: Hailey Child - firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty Advisor: Beth Levine
Sisters in Speech Therapy (SISTAs)
Student Leader: Yasmeen Twahir - email@example.com
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Student Association (EBSA)
In EBSA, graduate students help guide the direction of the department, gain academic and professional supports, and build community in the department.
Faculty Advisor: Marina Oktapodas Feiler
Public Health Beyond Borders
Public Health Beyond Borders (PHBB) provides a forum for Temple students interested in global health. Our aim is to partner with global communities to increase awareness about healthy behaviors and to identify disease trends through data analysis. Teams of undergraduate and graduate students participate in hands-on experiences and learn to conduct global work ethically and responsibly through faculty-mentored international travel. In addition, PHBB students engage in local projects around Philadelphia.
Faculty Advisor: Graciela Jascheck
Student Nurses' Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP)
The Temple chapter of SNAP is the official professional organization for nursing students. All students are encouraged to join and have the opportunity to engage in community service activities throughout the year, as well as to participate in local, state and national meetings to gain information about career opportunities and professional growth.
Student Leader: Aaron Wasser - firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA)
Student Representative: Juliana Looney - email@example.com
Faculty Advisor: Susan Connor
Pi Theta Epsilon (OT Honor Society)
Student Representative: Kylie Crovetti - firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty Advisor: Amy Lynch
APTA PT Moves Me
PT Moves Me is an outreach operation created under the American Physical Therapy Association's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative. The goals are to raise awareness of the field of physical therapy among local youth, recruit future generations of physical therapists by providing necessary resources, and promote diversity within the profession.
- Tyler Daymon (third-year SPT) - email@example.com
- Alyse Turner (second-year SPT) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Jasmine Edwards
Doctor of Physical Therapy Student Association (DPTSA)
DPTSA is a student group consisting of all three years of the graduate students in Doctor of Physical Therapy program. The organization consists of student leadership along with various committees that engage in local and national initiatives to support the mission of the department and the profession.
North Broad Physical Therapy Center (NBPTC)
- Clinic Coordinator: Alnisa Alston - email@example.com
- Clinic Mentor Relations Coordinator: Devon Headley - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Client Advocate: Alyse Turner - email@example.com
- Outcomes Coordinator: Erica Molovich - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Marketing and Communications Coordinator: Morgan Naiberg - email@example.com
- Funds Officer: Jeremy Dupree - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Operations Coordinator: Meghan Kane - email@example.com
- Student Relations Coordinator: Hannah Maicher - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Community Outreach Coordinator: Elizabeth Sabatino - email@example.com
- Regional Consortium Coordinator: Mollie Burda - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Clinic Coordinator: Tamanna Khan - email@example.com
- Clinic Mentor Relations Coordinator: Benjamin Auerbach - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Client Advocate: Karolina Kening - email@example.com
- Outcomes Coordinator: Jonathon Grube - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Marketing and Communications Coordinator: Emily Troy - email@example.com
- Funds Officer: Adam Hennessy - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Operations Coordinator: Nicole Koscielniak - email@example.com
- Student Relations Coordinator: Nicole Pitera - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Community Outreach Coordinator: Claudia Cuevas - email@example.com
- Regional Consortium Coordinator: Rachel Abill - firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty advisor: Jasmine Edwards
Pre-Physical Therapy Club
President: Amanda Irwin - email@example.com
Advisor: Wendy Cheesman
Eta Sigma Gamma
The mission of Eta Sigma Gamma is promotion of public health by elevating the standards, ideals, competence and ethics of professionally prepared men and women in health education. The Temple University chapter does this by working as a team to provide our members with better opportunities. Our goals are to support public health initiatives, engage in research, promote professional ethics and networking, and provide health education about health risk.
- Quinn McHugh - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Adelina Ferko - email@example.com
- Mckenzie Morrissey - firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty Advisor: Michelle Scarpulla
Graduate Student Council for Public Health-related Programs
This organization represents and advocates for the interests of graduate students at Temple University who are enrolled in public health-related programs, provides a forum for open discussion of matters affecting this community and provides financial and organizational support for social and service learning events within the community.
- Cynthia Roman-Cabrera - email@example.com
- Elizabeth Chagnon - firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Health Without Borders
Public Health Without Borders (PHWB), Temple University Chapter, is a student-led organization that creates health interventions on a global scale by partnering with communities and other organizations to improve health. Our mission is to educate the residents of our partner communities on basic health behaviors. We will be educating women, men, and children about topics to improve health and reduce preventable illnesses and injuries. In addition, PHWB prides themselves on giving students a hands-on-experience, enhancing students' professional development, and connecting aspiring public health professionals together.
President: Nicole Holland - email@example.com
Connect with PHWB on Instagram and Twitter at @temple_phw. Email PHWB at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alpha Delta Mu (ADM), Beta Rho Chapter: Social Work Honor Society
The purpose of ADM is to advance excellence in social work practice and to encourage, stimulate and maintain scholarship of its individual members. BSW and MSW students enrolled in Temple University's School of Social Work (online and on campus, full time and part time) are eligible for nomination. Please reach out to one of the leaders or the advisor for GPA requirements.
Advisor: Sarah Matt
Social Work Student Collective
Including undergraduate and graduate social work students enrolled in all social work programs (online and on campus, full time and part time), the Student Collective represents a unified student voice that incorporates the diversity of the student body. The Collective sponsors social, educational and professional activities. Student representatives, selected by the Collective, sit on various school committees as voting members.
Leader: Lizzie Birmingham – email@example.com
Advisor: Pam Mason
Recreational Therapy Student Association
Recreational Therapy Student Association (RTSA) of Temple University strives to broaden the experiential knowledge base of members by providing professional development opportunities and drawing connections with academic foundations while highlighting current events in recreational therapy. Members who join Recreational Therapy Student Association will have the opportunity to do this by attending conferences with other members, students, and faculty at Temple, listening to guest speakers at meetings, by taking advantage of volunteer opportunities set up for RTSA members, or by attending social events for members. Additionally RTSA co-hosts the international Recreational Therapy Student Summit, a free conference for RT students from around the world. Board members will act as hosts and participate in the planning of this event, and members are encouraged to join in the conference sessions and may have opportunities for leadership role.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.