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Health Sciences Learning Community

The Health Sciences Learning Community is located in Reinert Hall and is one of SLU's most popular communities for first-year students.

Health Sciences students

The Health Sciences Learning Community provides the opportunity for you to further your understanding and connection to the interdisciplinary world of health sciences. Students in the Doisy College of Health Sciences and Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing can join the Health Sciences Learning Community to live and learn with future colleagues in health care.

The Learning Community is recommended for students majoring in physical therapy, athletic training, nursing, occupational therapy, nutrition and dietetics, communication sciences and disorders, health information management or other Doisy health science programs.

Associated Classes for 2019-2020

Athletic Training and Physical Therapy
Fall
  • CHEM 1080: Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1085:  Principles of Chemistry I Lab
Spring
  • IPE 1100: Introduction to Interprofessional Health Care
  • THEO 1000: Introduction to Theological Foundations
  • DPT 1212: Student Development II
  • CHEM 1480: Principles of Chemistry II
  • CHEM 1485: Principles of Chemistry II Lab
 Nursing
Fall
  • NURS 1400: Introduction to Nursing
  • NURS 1430: Human Growth and Development
  • PSY 1010: General Psychology
  • CHEM 1080: Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1085: Principles of Chemistry I Lab

Spring

  • ANAT 1000: Basic Human Anatomy
  • HCE 2010: Foundations of Healthcare Ethics
  • IPE 1100: Introduction to Interprofessional Health Care
  • THEO 1000: Theological Foundations
Occupational Therapy
Fall
  • OCS 1000: Seminar in OT Practice
Spring
  • ANAT 1000: Basic Human Anatomy
  • IPE 1100: Introduction to Interprofessional Health Care
Health Sciences
 Fall
  • HSCI 1000: Introduction to Health Sciences
  • CHEM 1110/CHEM 1115: General Chemistry I Lecture and Lab
  • BIOL 1240: Principles of Biology I
Spring
  • THEO 1000: Theological Foundations
  • PSY 1010: General Psychology

Health Sciences Curricular and Co-Curricular Tracking

Students who complete all curricular and co-curricular requirements of the Learning Community program will receive a Gold Medallion to be worn at graduation and a Learning Community certificate, in recognition of their commitment and achievement within their LC. 

You are encouraged to track and share progress in the Learning Community program with your advisers, using this downloadable form to keep a personal record of  your participation, and to share your LC course progress, plans, co-curricular activities and service hours throughout the academic year. 

Health Sciences Course Changes

All Learning Community students will be placed into the associated LC courses by the Learning Community academic coordinator. To request adds, drops, or other changes to your LC course schedule, you or your advisor should complete the corresponding Google Forms located below.

Faculty Associate

Ginge Kettenbach, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, has published several journal articles and presented nationally and internationally. In 2006, she received the John K. DiTiberio Award for Outstanding Dedication to the Education and Formation of Students as Professionals. Kettenbach has been involved with the Health Sciences Learning Community for several years.