The College of Allied Health Sciences provides an exceptional and experiential first year experience. We offer a yearlong freshman seminar: Success in Allied Health. The faculty, staff, peer leaders and student ambassadors are dedicated to helping you succeed and to support you during your first year at UC.
We want you to have the very best transition into the university setting. Should you have any questions or want additional information, please feel free to contact us.
On Friday, Jan. 20, the College of Allied Health Sciences hosted its second annual Service Learning Fair, where first-year students met with 25 community partners to learn about the service learning opportunities available to them in Greater Cincinnati. This spring quarter, students will complete 20 hours of service learning with the organization of their choice.
Watch the video here to see students talk about their interests in service learning and community outreach.
ALL students in the College of Allied Health Sciences participate in learning communities (LC) and interact with other students who have the same major. There are approximately 20 – 25 students in a learning community, which is led by a Peer Leader (upper division student in the major).
Students are enrolled in two or more university courses together and share common experiences around their academics. Getting to know other students and making friends right away with the same interests is one goal of learning communities. Learning Communities assist students in making a large campus feel smaller.
Each first-year student is assigned to one of the Academic Advisors in our college. Our Academic Advisors assist students in planning college core requirements, degree progress and graduation certification needs. Our college requires mandatory advising during the first year, so all freshman have a block on their registration until they meet with an advisor to go over their schedule. The CAHS Advisors are located on the 3rd floor of French East and appointments can be made with any of them through Starfish.
Resources for CAHS Parents
We understand and know that families play an important role in student success. The Director of First Year Experience in the College of Allied Health Sciences sends out an electronic quarterly newsletter to parents describing what students have been doing in our college and answering commonly asked questions as well. E-mails of parents are obtained during the summer in Bearcat Orientation. If you are not receiving a newsletter and would like to receive one please let us know.
Did you know that UC has a Parents Association that you can join? Learn more at uc.edu/parents.html.