SHPS Scholarships and Awards

Selig Award of Excellence
The Selig Award of Excellence is a prestigious award given to a student attending the University of Michigan-Flint, School of Health Professions and Studies, for exceptional achievement in academics and civic or community engagement.
Established by the Farrehi Family Foundation, the award honors the long-standing and distinguished service of Dr. Suzanne Selig to the University of Michigan-Flint in the fields of Public Health and Health Sciences and her creative contributions to Flint’s public health community.
Recipients of the award will receive $2,000.00 which is solely based on merit. 

SHPS Student Organizations

Student Nurses Association
The Student Nurses Association (SNA) offers support and interaction with other nursing students and nursing faculty.  The club allows for volunteer opportunities, information from nursing professionals at monthly meetings, and a chance to attend the yearly National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) convention where there are thousands of other nursing students from across the county.  It is another way to prepare for a future career in the nursing profession.

Pre-Physical Therapy Club
The Pre-Physical Therapy purpose is to become familiar with physical therapy and meet other students with the same interests. This organization plans tours of local hospitals and have guest speakers from different fields of physical therapy.  Meet current PT students and talk with them to find out more about the program here at UM-Flint first hand. Pre Physical Theapy Club Facebook Page

Pre-Dental Club
The Pre-Dental Club is open to all students interested in having a career in the dental field. It involves up to date information used in the professional field, guest speakers for guidance for dental school entries, full practice DAT exams to help prepare for the real DAT and trips to dental schools to broaden options for the future. Pre-Dental Club Facebook Page

Pre-Med Club
The Pre-Med Club focuses on preparing students for entry into medical school or other medically oriented professional schools prior to matriculation.  Some of the events provided include practice entry exams, professional speakers, and tours of other campuses.
Eta Sigma Gamma
Eta Sigma Gamma is a national Health Education honorary organization.  The Delta Phi chapter provides an opportunity for UM-Flint students to network with other Health Education students and professionals, volunteer to improve the health of the community, and engage in personal and professional growth activities.

Pi Delta
Members of Pi Delta are nursing scholars committed to the pursuit of excellence in clinical practice, education, research, and leadership.  Undergraduate nursing students who have completed one-half of their nursing curriculum, have achieved at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, rank in the upper 35% of their class, and meet the expectations of academic integrity, qualify for membership.  

For More information on UM-Flint Student Organizations visit the Student Involvement and Leadership Website.


Academic Advising

All students have a primary and non-primary advisor based on their declared major. The primary advisor is an advisor in the academic department. The non-primary advisor is an advisor in the Student Success Center (SSC). You should always go to your primary advisor for advising, however you are always entitled to see an advisor in SSC.

To see where you are advised based on your declared major, log in to SIS, click on Student Services tab, Student Records and View Your Academic Advisor.


Health Careers Course Highlights

Introduction to Health Careers (HCR 201)
Overview of health careers including job functions and responsibilities, academic prerequisites; designed to assist students in making appropriate health field career choices. 

Health Care in the United States (HCR 300)
Status, institutions, attitudes and behavior related to health care in the United States.  Delivery of services; evolution, structure and dynamics of health professions.  Personal and institutional aspects of the health care system and their effects on planning, public policy, the sick role, physician-patient relationships, death and dying, the hospital and health care politics.

Introduction to Physical Therapy (PTP 201)
Designed to give students interested in physical therapy as a career an overview of physical therapy and its relationship to other health professions and to aid them in making appropriate career choices.  

Introduction to Professional Nursing (NUR 110)
This course beings the socialization process into the nursing profession and introduces tools to help students become successful in their nursing career.  Course content includes: roles of professional nurses, ANA Social Policy Statement, legal aspects of nursing including licensure requirements, Standards of Nursing Care, Code of Ethics, therapeutic communication, and medical terminology. 

Transcultural Health Care (NUR 369)
Unique interaction of culture and cultural values with health beliefs and the impact these have on the utilization of the health care system.  Leininger’s Theory of Culture Care Diversity and Universality and the Sunrise Model are used as a basis for studying the relationship between culture and health.  The various approaches necessary to provide culturally congruent care are explored. 

Legal and Moral Decisions in Nursing and Health Care (NSC 178)
Examination of components of legal and moral decision making in nursing and health care.  Consideration of clinical case studies with emphasis on self-awareness, values clarification, selected legal, moral and ethical frameworks, standards of professional practice, codes of ethics, state and federal regulations, clinical decision-making, and consequences or malpractice and professional misconduct by nurses and other health professionals. 

Basis Nutrition for Health Care Practitioners (NSC 209)
Basic principles of nutrition science.  Macronutrients and micronutrients are defined, including sources, functions, deficiency states, toxicity states and intake recommendations.  Part two discusses nutrition therapy in diseases in hospitalized and non-hospitalized clients, emphasizing treatment and prevention.  Part three discusses nutrition throughout the life cycle.  Course provides general information in the science of nutrition and translates that information into healthy food choices in both health and disease. 

Health 101 Newsletter

UM-Flint SHPS Catalog

Office of the Registrar

The Registrar's Office provides support for students, faculty, staff and members of the community.  Services include registration, transcripts, course catalog and schedule preparation, enrollment verification, graduation audits, and maintenance of student records.

UM-Flint Registrars Office Website

Student Appeals & Petitions


The School of Health Professions and Studies (SHPS) is an instructional unit of the University of Michigan-Flint.  The purpose of the Committee is to provide an avenue for appeal for any student covered under this policy, who feels she/he has been unfairly treated resulting in a perceived need for alteration of a SHPS departmental action.

The SHPS Student Appeals Committee shall be consistent with powers granted by the SHPS Faculty Code with respect to the functions and authority of the Committee.  Such powers include the establishment of additional procedures by the Committee, which are not in conflict with the procedures identified in the SHPS Student Appeals Committee Policy & Procedures manual.

The Student Appeals cover sheet must be properly completed and accompany a formal letter of appeal to the Chair of the Student Appeals Committee. 

SHPS SAC Policy & Procedures Manual

SHPS Student Appeals Form

Department of Public Health and Health Sciences Appeal Policy

SHPS Last 30hr Exemption Form


The SHPS Academic Standards Committee (ASC) acts for the SHPS governing faculty in matters relating to academic standards.  Consistent with Regents By-Laws, Section 5.03 and the Principles of Faculty Involvement in Institutional and Academic Governance of the University of Michigan, its jurisdiction is the academic program, including general education, of students who have been admitted to SHPS.

The function of this committee is the maintenance of academic standards of SHPS.  The committee will meet as necessary to review student petitions and related matters and shall act for the SHPS governing faculty to review those academic deficiencies which fall below UM-Flint minimum standards.

Students from SHPS programs with established policies and procedures to determine academic discipline are under the jurisdiction of their respective departments unless the students’ academic performance falls below the UM-Flint minimum standards.

SHPS Academic Standards Policy & Procedure Manual

Nursing Department Student Petition Process (pg. 22-23 Undergrad Nursing Handbook)

Student Petition Form