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Learn more about getting involved in the following student organizations through the main University Student Organization Resource Center (SORC) or by contacting the student group's related Department or program.

Athletic Training Student Association (ATSA)

The Athletic Training Student Association (ATSA) has as its mission to enhance the education and fellowship of its members, to share ideas and discuss sports medicine-related topics of interest, to provide community service through projects in and around the city of Pittsburgh, and to increase public awareness of the ATSA and the profession of athletic training. Any University of Pittsburgh student who has an interest in the Athletic Training Education Program and/or the profession of Athletic Training is welcome and encouraged to become a member.

Emergency Medical Services Association (EMSA)

Emergency Medical Services Association (EMSA) is the student organization associated with the Emergency Medicine Program. You must be a student in the program to be a member, but guests are welcome at all meetings and events! Meet with EMSA to discover what it means to be an EM major!  

Health Information Management Student Association (HIMSA)

The University of Pittsburgh's Health Information Management Student Association (HIMSA) is an organization designed to enhance the education and fellowship of current and incoming students in the ever growing field of Health Information Management. HIMSA partakes in community service projects and volunteer opportunities throughout the City of Pittsburgh, and conducts fund raising events to support students in attending local and national health information management conferences.

National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA)

NSSLHA is the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association for undergraduate and graduate students interested in the study of human communication and related disabilities. NSSLHA Pitt’s mission is not only to be a source of information and opportunity for experience in the field, but also to create a community among students. Through volunteering, fundraising, and information sharing, NSSLHA strives to be a resource for students interested in the professions of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and the speech and hearing sciences. Any student who is interested in Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, Speech or Hearing Science. Students at all levels of study are welcome from freshmen to doctoral students.

Physician Assistant Student Society (PASS)

The purpose of PASS is to serve as the certified organization for the students of the University of Pittsburgh Physician Assistant Studies Program, to promote academic achievement and clinical excellence among the program, to guide the incoming class in becoming successful students, community members and clinicians, to aid the faculty with continuing development of the Program through feedback and open communication, to serve the Pittsburgh community through volunteer activities and involvement, and to promote the physician assistant as a member of the health care delivery team at the local, national, and international levels.

Pi Theta Epsilon (PTE)

Pi Theta Epsilon (PTE) is the national honor society of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF). PTE was developed as a specialized honor society for occupational therapy students and alumni. This society recognizes and encourages superior scholarship among students enrolled in professional entry-level programs at accredited schools across the United States.

Pittsburgh Counseling Student Organization (PCSO)

The Pittsburgh Counseling Student Organization is an organized support group for University of Pittsburgh clinical rehabilitation and mental health counseling students. The Pitt Counseling Student Organization is to be a support group for University of Pittsburgh students interested in the field of rehabilitation and mental health counseling, and to promote the profession of rehabilitation and mental health counseling in academic, clinical and community service, and research settings. Furthermore, the purpose is to promote cohesion between incoming students, current students and alumni of SHRS's Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling program creating an optimal venue to exchange knowledge and wisdom related to RST while fostering academic and social interaction among its members. 

Pre-Physician Assistant Association (PPAA)

The Pre-Physician Assistant Association at Pitt is an organization that brings together students who are currently on or considering pursuing the Physician Assistant track. We help guide undergraduate students along the pre-PA journey by providing information and resources regarding the PA profession, including shadowing, undergraduate prerequisites for programs, patient care positions, the application process, interviews, etc. We commit ourselves to volunteering events and frequently offer Q&A sessions with practicing PAs, faculty, and students currently in Pitt's PA program. Our mission is to dedicate ourselves to serving others in alignment with the values of health care and the PA profession. PPAA at Pitt seeks to offer resources and support in order to assist members along the PA journey. You can find more information on Facebook, Instagram, or via email.

Prosthetics and Orthotics Student Organization (POSO)

The Prosthetics and Orthotics Student Organization (POSO) serves to provide graduate students an opportunity to enhance the field of prosthetics and orthotics through advocacy, service, research, development, legislation, leadership, and unity. We aim to share thoughts and research, develop teams, organize events and establish policy. Our goal is to maintain a network of former, current and future MSPO students as well as interdisciplinary students interested in the progress of the field. We invite all those willing to contribute to join us in making the University of Pittsburgh the premier center for Orthotics and Prosthetics. If you have questions or are interested in joining, please contact                 

Rehabilitation Science Student Association (RSSA)

The purpose of the Rehabilitation Science Student Association is threefold. First, to serve as a resource to all undergraduate students at the University of Pittsburgh who are interested in learning about health and rehabilitation professions such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and physician assistant studies. Second, to introduce students to the opportunities and benefits associated with the rehabilitation science undergraduate program. Lastly, to provide its members with a variety of health and rehabilitation related volunteer opportunities that have a positive impact on the community.

Rehabilitation Science & Technology Graduate Student Organization (RSTGO)

The purpose of the Rehabilitation Science & Technology Graduate Student Organization (RSTGSO) is to assist, support, and organize University of Pittsburgh Graduate students interested in the field of rehabilitation science & technology and to promote the field of rehabilitation technology in academic, clinical and community service, and research settings. Please visit here for more information or contact with comments or questions.

SHRS Dean’s Student Advisory Board (SAB)

The Dean’s Student Advisory Board (SAB) was established by Dean Brubaker to provide an ongoing communication forum between SHRS students and elected officers of student organizations, and the Dean’s Office. Along with the SHRS Graduate and Professional Student Organization, SAB sponsors a student travel grant program; holds both open meetings and meetings of the SHRS student leadership; supports the SHRS Finals Week snacks for students; serves as student representatives for school and university events; and sponsors both student and whole school events. RST Instructor Dan Fisher serves as advisor.

Student Academy of Audiology (SAA)

The Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) is the professional student organization dedicated to the advancement of educational and clinical training in the profession of Audiology with emphasis in enhanced patient care. SAA is affiliated with the American Academy of Audiology. The Pitt Chapter of SAA promotes public awareness of Audiology and student involvement in social, community, and educational programs. Information about SAA meetings along with announcements of coming events will be placed in students' mailboxes and posted in the department.

Student Dietetics Association (SDA)

The SDA's objective is to increase awareness of nutrition related issues, health care, and the importance of the dietetic profession, as well as provide members with volunteer and shadowing opportunities to prepare for their post graduate endeavors.  Anyone interested in nutrition and other related health care fields are encouraged to become part of the organization!  If you are interested in joining or have any questions, please feel free to contact the SDA at

University of Pittsburgh Student Occupational Therapy Association (UPSOTA)

UPSOTA is an official campus organization comprised of students who are interested in, or are pursuing a degree in, occupational therapy. Membership is open to students enrolled in the University of Pittsburgh Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program or to undergraduate students at the University of Pittsburgh who are working toward a graduate degree in occupational therapy. Members function to promote occupational therapy as a profession in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. UPSOTA members participate in and promote activities such as attendance at state and national occupational therapy conferences, social events that enhance the students' educational experiences, and community service events.