Health Connection Learning Community


Welcome to the Health Connection Learning Community website.  If you are a (pre) Nursing, Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Social Work or Public Health major and interested in applying to the Health Connection Learning Community please click on the following links to apply and to answer a survey. Thank you.

Health Connection Application 

Please click here to apply:  Health Connection Learning Community

Please click here to complete the survey : Survey Link 

The Health Connection Learning Community is a residential learning community for students pursuing a major in Nursing, Social Work, Athletic Training, Exercise Science, or Public Health. Students are admitted to the Learning Community in the fall of each year and commit to participation with the community for one full year.

Students take classes together, participate in community service and learn together to enhance their understanding of different healthcare and social service disciplines, to increase their communication and teamwork skills so they can function successfully in these settings.

Students live together in the same residence hall and receive individual academic advisement as well as faculty support for registration and progression throughout their freshman year.

Our goal is to provide collaborative teaching services to better prepare each student for possible entry into the five competitive college majors.




Experiencing the benefits of small college life through the establishment of close personal relationships with faculty in your own major while enjoying the excitement of a major university are only a few of the reasons to join our learning community. Other benefits offered include: assistance with the transition from high school to college life, weekly contact with your academic advisor, the establishment of lifelong friendships with other students in your major, the opportunity to explore and understand diverse cultures and perspectives, assistance with course registration and a connection with on-site tutors and peer mentors.


Students will participate in a minimum of 12 hours of service learning in the fall and spring semesters. Service learning hours will center on agencies or projects which fall within the scope of Health and Human services.


 During the Fall and Spring semesters students will take a total of three classes together. Students enrolled in the Health Connection Learning Community will take UCOL 1000 (Freshman Seminar),  SOCY 1101 (Introduction to Sociology) and LBST 2214 (Health and Quality of Life) in addition to their major courses.


Brenda Ward

Andrea Swintal

Please click here to apply:  Health Connection Learning Community