Health Professions Student Organizations
At Kansas State University, there are many field-related clubs and organizations for students to join, including the following health professions clubs:
Alpha Epsilon Delta
Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) is the National Health Preprofessional Honor Society dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in preprofessional health scholarship. Our society welcomes all students engaged in the pursuit of a professional development, provides a forum for students with common interests, and extends a program of service to benefit the college/university community.
Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
The Kansas State University chapter of IEEE EMBS is an organization that focuses on getting students involved in the exciting and rapidly expanding field of biomedical engineering — a field that combines engineering with the life sciences. To help students learn more about bioengineering, the organization hosts academic and industry speakers, organizes tours and conference trips, provides support for individual and group projects, and keeps its members updated on relevant opportunities within the college and industry.
Health and Nutrition Society
The Health and Nutrition Society explores all areas of human nutrition and enhances knowledge/skills form the individual to a worldwide level. The group has a service community component and opportunities to develop leadership skills.
Kinesiology Student Association
The Kinesiology Student Association (KSA) is designed to be the voice, information tool and connection to the community and the job market in the field of kinesiology for students.
K-State Student Speech, Hearing and Language Association
The Speech, Hearing and Language Association student chapter of the national organization encourages professional interest among college students in the study of normal and disordered human communications.
Pre-health student ambassadors promote pride in and develop awareness of options within pre-health among prospective students, parents, alumni and the general public. Pre-health ambassadors are a group of dedicated undergraduate students who volunteer their time and talents at special events for prospective students, including K-State Celebrates, Junior and Senior Days, K-State Open House and much more!
This student organization was created to provide students interested in chiropractic health the opportunity for community while a student at K-State. The goal is to support members and to help them learn about graduate chiropractic programs and other related topics of interest. It is also important for this group to make a contribution to the Manhattan community through service.
The purpose of this organization is to provide an environment in which students who are interested in the field of dentistry can join together to promote oral health care, provide service opportunities within our communities, and network.
Kansas State University’s pre-med club offers opportunities for intellectual and professional development for students to prepare them for life after college in the medical education system.
The purpose of this organization is to promote communication and understanding among the pre-nursing students at K-State. This club will assist members and other K-State students in exploring possibilities for careers in nursing. Students will be informed about nursing schools and many community service opportunities.
Pre-Occupational Therapy Club
The purpose of this organization is to increase communication and networking between students, undergraduate and professional school advisors, and professionals in the field of occupational therapy. Additionally, the organization keeps students informed about the variety of careers available in the occupational therapy field while helping prepare students for professional school programs. The organization also gives back to the Manhattan community through philanthropic projects.
The K-State pre-optometry club is an organization that provides a networking opportunity to students interested in optometry. Students not only network with each other but also professional school representatives.
The pre-pharmacy club is designed to provide students an atmosphere where they can share their ideas and concerns, serve as an informational and resource center for students, facilitate students' understanding of the pharmacy profession, and provide students with leadership opportunities.
Pre-Physician Assistant Club
The pre-physician assistant club prepares students to be successful graduate school candidates and medical practitioners following their graduation from Kansas State University. Our club offers educational and professional development by hosting a variety of speakers, workshops and volunteer opportunities.
Pre-Physical Therapy Club
The pre-physical therapy club aims to promote social and intellectual cooperation and fellowship between pre-physical therapy students.
Pre-Veterinary Medicine Club
The pre-veterinary medicine club provides an opportunity for students to meet other pre-vet students and become involved both professionally and socially while keeping members updated on requirements and admission policies of Veterinary Schools.
Student Athletic Trainers' Association
The Student Athletic Trainers' Association (SATA) is open to students in the athletic training major. The group gives students a wide perspective on the field as well as the opportunities for involvement at the state, district and national organization levels.
Student Dietetic Association
In the Student Dietetic Association (SDA), students network with registered dietitians in practice, faculty and peers through programs and socials. The association supports the college and community through service projects.
Learn more about these student organizations on the Center for Student Involvement website or talk to your advisor.