There are multiple student organizations at UAH that are geared towards the various Pre-Health fields. Getting engaged on campus is a great way to meet new people with like-minded interests as well as gain experience in various avenues. It is strongly encouraged that all Pre-Health students at UAH get involved in at least one or more organizations on campus to gain insight into their field of interest and to network with peers pursuing similar careers. Pre-Health Ambassadors Alpha Epsilon Delta - Medical Careers Club | AED - MCC Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) functions both as an Honor Society and service organization. This dual role is reflected in the societal structure and chapter activities. The mission of AED is to encourage and recognize excellence in pre-health scholarship; to stimulate an appreciation of the importance of education; to promote communication between undergraduate and professional-school students and educators; to provide a forum for students with common interests; and to use its resources to benefit health organizations, charities and the community. Association of Nursing Students The UAH Association of Nursing Students is an official constituent chapter of the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA). With a membership of approximately 56,000 nationwide, the National Student Nurses' Association mentors the professional development of future registered nurses and facilitates their entrance into the profession by providing educational resources, leadership opportunities, and career guidance. All nursing majors, including pre-nursing students, are eligible for membership. Biological Society The UAH Biological Society is designed to promote and cultivate the higher learning of the biological sciences and to introduce students to all of the ways in which they can be involved in the field of study, including exposure to career opportunities, academic and professional speakers, and opportunities to interact with like-minded peers. Helping Paws Helping Paws is the first animal welfare club at UAH, focused on raising awareness for the safe ownership practices of all domesticated animals. Through volunteering at shelters and adoption agencies, organizing fundraisers and drives for animals in need, and hosting pet info tables around campus, Helping Paws hopes to make a difference in the greater Huntsville area and beyond. Health Occupations Students of America | HOSA HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in health science education and biomedical science programs or have interests in pursuing careers in health professions. HOSA is 100% health care! Kinesiology Club Kinesiology Club is a student-run academic organization. The purpose of the Kinesiology Club is to provide professional development and networking opportunities to students who share a common interest in exercise science and physical education. Students will have the opportunity to connect with professionals in the local area, attend and participate in local/regional conferences and workshops, and become involved with campus initiatives relating to health and fitness. Rural Health Association The Rural Health Association works to spread awareness of the medical needs of rural communities within Alabama and throughout the country. RHA is active in the community through various service opportunities, and host fundraisers to help support non-profit organizations that help serve rural, underserved communities. Meetings provide members with networking experiences and the opportunity to hear from rural health professionals.