Interested in getting involved? Join one of the College of Public Health's many student organizations, listed below and organized by area of study.
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
Faculty advisor: Beth Levine
Bilingual and Multicultural Speech-Language Club
President: Victoria Rodriguez - email@example.com
OATS: Owls Athletic Training Society
The purpose of this organization is to promote the profession of athletic training through means such as team building, community service and programs.
Leader: Maria Market - firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Jamie Mansell
OWL ExSPRCS: Owl Exercise and Sport Psychology Research & Consultation Society
Owl Exercise and Sport Psychology Research & Consultation Society is a student organization run by graduate students in the psychology of human movement program. Our mission is to provide graduate students with the social support, encouragement, structured discussion and collaboration to make the most of their research, coursework and professional experiences while at Temple University.
Club activities include opportunities for discussing field research (Research Journal Club), applied sport psychology events, speaker events, our yearly Northeast Atlantic Sport Psychology Conference as well as other networking and mentoring programs between professionals and students.
Leader: Ksenia Berestetska - email@example.com
Advisor: Michael Sachs
Exercise and Sports Science Association
- Ciara Manning - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Brett Kelly - email@example.com
- Patrick Abucay - firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Nurses' Association of Pennsylvania
The Temple chapter of the Student Nurses’ Association of Pennsylvania (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 president: Galya Kolodner - email@example.com
Faculty advisor: Tish Gill
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.
Leaders, Class of 2020:
Advisor: Jane Fagan
North Broad Physical Therapy Center (NBPTC)
- Clinic Coordinator: Dylan Welch - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Client Advocate Operations Coordinator: Frank Tornetta - email@example.com
- Operations Coordinator: Valerie Santangelo - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Marketing/Communications: Gabby Opalkowski - email@example.com
- Outcomes Coordinator: Pam Leary - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Student Relations: Seth Kaufman - email@example.com
- Clinical Mentors Coordinator: Marc Weiss - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Funds Coordinator: Trinh Nguyen - email@example.com
- Community Relations Coordinator: Gabby Kulikowski - firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty contact: Mary Sinnott
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.
Secretary: Sarah McHugh - email@example.com
Treasurer: Jasmine Saunders - 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.
Rec 4 Life Recreational Therapy Association 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 Rec 4 Life 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 Rec 4 Life members, or by attending social events for members.
President: Ashley Opitz - email@example.com
Vice President: Olivia Miller - firstname.lastname@example.org