Being an athlete does not mean that you have to give up your sport when you are admitted into the nursing program. Our nursing faculty will work with your coaches while you are in season to provide an opportunity to do both. This does mean, however, you are fully committed to both.

Our nursing students who are athletes are responsible individuals who plan their study and practice time to do well in both areas. We have athletes in volleyball, softball, baseball, soccer, lacrosse, cross-country, track and field, hockey, basketball, and tennis.

If you have a passion for nursing and athletics, we would love to see you at UAH in the College of Nursing—go Chargers!!!

Hear from a few of our student athletes:

Being a nursing student and an athlete definitely requires a large time commitment and a lot of hard work, but it is well worth it. Not only do I have my nursing family for late night studying, I also have my track family for early morning workouts making my time at UAH very memorable.

Courtney Canady

Being a nursing student and athlete has been a rewarding journey of learning, both inside the classroom and on the field of competition. It has been a true test to challenge myself mentally and physically while preparing me for all the highs and lows that come with being a nurse.

Haley Thompson

Being a student athlete has helped me succeed in being a nurse. Many of the same qualities that I have learned on the field translate to my nursing career such as valuing hard work, effort, teamwork, collaboration, and professionalism. Anything we put our minds to, we can do!

Natalie Pachinger

Being a nursing student is certainly difficult. One thing UAH Athletic coaches have over other schools is that they are willing to cooperate with our busy nursing schedules—this is something that attracted me to UAH prior to enrollment. Being a nursing student and athlete requires excellent time management and flexibility. I found myself studying on long bus rides and completing assignments just minutes before practice began—whenever I could fit it in, I would make it happen.

Rachel Brugman