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 School of Nursing can join the Health Sciences Learning Community to live and learn with future colleagues in health care.

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 2017-2018

Athletic Training and Physical Therapy
FALL
  • IPE 1100: Introduction to Interprofessional Health
  • BIOL 1100: Introduction to Biology
  • CHEM 1083: Principles of Chemistry I
SPRING
  • THEO 1000: Introduction to Theological Studies
  • DPT 1212: Student Development II
  • CHEM 1483: Principles of Chemistry 2 with Laboratory
 Nursing
Fall
  • NURS 1400: Introduction to Nursing
  • PSY 1010: Introduction to Psychology
  • CHEM 1083: Principles of Chemistry I
  • NURS 1430: Human Growth and Development
Spring
  • THEO 1000: Theological Foundations
  • ANAT 1000: Basic Human Anatomy
  • HCE 2010: Foundations of Healthcare Ethics
  • IPE 1100: Introduction to Interprofessional Health
Occupational Therapy
Fall
  • IPE 1100: Introduction to Interprofessional Health
  • BIOL 1100: Introduction to Biology
  • OCS 1000: Seminar in OT Practice
Spring
  • ANAT 1000: Basic Human Anatomy
  • HSCI 2500 : Human Development across the Lifespan
Health Sciences
 
Fall

CHEM 1110: General Chemistry I
UNIV 1010: University 101
BIOL 1240: Principles of Biology I

Spring

THEO 1000: Theological Foundations
PSY 1010: General Psychology

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.

I love living in the Health Sciences learning community where there are other people who have similar majors. We struggle and overcome obstacles together. At the end of the year, I enjoyed seeing how much we’ve all grown.

Leana Wu, health science student