Dean’s Student Advisory Council

The Dean’s Student Advisory Council is a representative group of students from all program tracks and levels. The purpose of the group is to promote the I CARE values among students, to discuss academic improvement strategies for the college and to develop professional leadership skills.


Ashland University Student Dietetic Association


The Ashland University Student Dietetic Association is open to any AU student interested in dietetics, nutrition, health or wellness. It strives to create and enhance networking relationships among faculty, local professional organizations and dietetics students. This organization provides a forum for student and professional discussions related to the field of dietetics/nutrition and opportunities for student involvement and experiences.


  • To promote the AU Dietetics Program to the university and surrounding communities
  • To provide leadership and professional development opportunities, such as networking, service and research, for AU dietetics students
  • To provide and become a resource for nutrition information and education to the AU and Ashland communities
  • To provide on-campus events for faculty, students and staff 
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. It was founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1917 by a visionary group of women dedicated to helping the government conserve food and improve public health and nutrition during World War I. 

Today, the Academy has more than 100,000 credentialed practitioners, including registered dietitian nutritionists, dietetic technicians, registered and other dietetics professionals holding undergraduate and advanced degrees in nutrition and dietetics, and students. It is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.

Exercise Science

Exercise Science Club

The Exercise Science Club is an active and chartered club offered to any student majoring in Exercise Science. Incoming freshmen have the opportunity to experience the Mentorship Program, where they are paired with upperclassmen in the same Exercise Science major. 

Students participate in several activities:

  • Fitness testing of students in the Ashland County School District in grades four through six.
  • Corporate wellness - Fitness assessments and exercise prescriptions for Ashland County Commissioners
  • AU Fit Fest - Planning committee and sponsors
  • Heart Chase - Fundraiser for the American Heart Association
  • Health fairs at Ashland University
  • Personal training
  • Fitness assessments for Lifetime Wellness courses

Faculty Advisor: Beth Patton (

Health Sciences

Alpha Gamma Omega Nu


The Alpha Gamma Omega Nu society is professional, as well as honorary. One purpose of Alpha Gamma Omega Nu is to encourage high professional, intellectual and personal standards, not only in its members, but also in those who come under its influence. Another purpose is to recognize outstanding contributions to the allied health field, education and the encouragement of personal and professional growth. Alpha Gamma Omega Nu seeks to maintain high educational standards and ideals, inspiration of scholarship and achievement in the area of health sciences.

Membership Eligibility

  • Junior or Senior
  • Member of a state, regional or national organization that corresponds to the student’s respective major (i.e., SCSM, NSCA, NATA, ADA)
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  • Leadership qualities
  • Cooperative spirit
  • Strives for high professional standards
  • Honesty and integrity

Faculty Advisor: Beth Patton (


National Student Nurses Association

The mission of the National Student Nurses Association is to organize, represent and mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses; to promote development of skills that students will need as responsible and accountable members of the nursing profession; and to advocate for high- quality healthcare. Advantages of belonging include educational programs, community projects, attending conventions, scholarship opportunities and networking with future leaders in nursing. The skills students gain by working in a student professional organization are invaluable. All students are encouraged to attend an informational session for the Ashland University Student Nurses Association, Ohio Nursing Student Association and the National Student Nurses Association. For details,  contact the faculty advisor(s) for AU Student Nurses Association.

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society

Rho Nu At-Large Chapter

The mission of Sigma Theta Tau International is to support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. The organization’s vision is to create a global community of nurses who lead in using knowledge, scholarship, service and learning to improve the health of the world’s people. Membership is by invitation only to bachelor’s degree and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and to nurse leaders who exhibit exceptional achievements in practice. There are currently 485 active STTI chapters representing more than 100 countries globally.

Contact Information

Carrie Keib
Carrie Keib, Ph.D., R.N.
Dean, College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Administrative Officer
113 College of Nursing – Mansfield