What is a Living-Learning Community?
A living-learning community is a cohort of undergraduates who live in the same residence hall and take a portion of their classes together. In addition, special programming and extracurricular activities allow for the LLC students to interact in a more relaxed atmosphere.
The Health Professions Collaborative
Interested in being part of a program that will help shape the health professional you become after graduation? The Health Professions Collaborative may be right for you!
The Health Professions Collaborative is a program that places 25 students from the Dwight Schar College of Nursing & Health Sciences together in a living-learning community (LLC) during their freshman year. Students will also participate in a cohort where they will:
- Connect to Ashland University
- Identify as future health professionals
- Develop a strong sense of citizenship, community and purpose
- Engage in self-directed learning behaviors
- Become life-long learners
Students will take thefollowing two courses during their first semester:
- AOS 101: Accent on Success
Instructors: Melissa Snyder and Karen Estridge
- HS 180: Lifetime Wellness
Instructor: Laura Kruger
What are the Benefits?
In addition, students will live in the same residence hall as other athletic training, exercise science, dietetics and nursing students - which provides an immediate support system during their critical first year.
Students will also gain:
- Better connections with other students
- Enhanced participation in campus-related activities
- Stronger connections to the campus/surrounding community
- Easy access to other students in your profession
- Increased interaction with faculty and staff
- An appreciation of how academic disciplines are interrelated
- Better academic performance due to deep, high-quality and substantive learning
Also, students will learn how to work in teams, are more likely to graduate on time and will build lasting professional relationships.