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SCU Associated Student Body

The SCU Associated Student Body is the university-wide student government of the graduate & professional schools at SCU.

Mission: 

  • Develop a strong SCU community by creating interactive opportunities 
  • Advocate for students by working with administration, faculty and other groups
  • Enhance the student experience of the SCU student population

For further information about the SCU Associated Student Body please refer to the ASB Home page in MySCU. 

The Chair of Council for Clubs and Organizations (CCO) is the primary point of contact for all student club and organizations. The Chair of CCO sets the inspirational tone for all meetings, events, and programs. He/She shall serve as a wealth of information for student clubs and organizations for community service, fundraisers, guest speakers, club events and programs. 

Chair of CCO: Ivy Nguyen 
E-Mail: ivynguyen@scuhs.edu


Student Clubs & Organizations 
Spring 2020

Activator Club

We are a Chiropractic technique club that
strives to educate students on the benefits,
history, and procedures of Activator protocols.


Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (ACMA)

We provide intellectual, philosophical, and
cultural exchange among students and alumni
on Acupuncture and Chinese medicine, including
its purpose to enhance health, mind, and body.
Students participate in professional activities
and events incorporating the above ideas.


Associated Student Body & EAC Representatives 

We are the voice and representatives for
students and our goal is to better the student life
on-campus by bringing student concerns both in
and out of classrooms to staff and faculty.


Cal Chiro 

Our goals are to keep students informed about
legislation at the state level, assist in making
changes that benefit the chiropractic profession,
and to encourage student involvement. We aim
to provide students with ample opportunities to
learn from established professionals at both on
and off-campus events.


Chiro Games Club 

We help to coordinate, secure, and improve the
annual involvement of SCU/LACC at Chiro
Games. At the same time enhance the student
campus life and culture experience through fun,
engaging, challenging, and athletic
fundraisers/events.


Delta Tau Alpha (DTA)

We are an honors society that is dedicated to
supporting students and their scholastic
achievements and promoting community service.
We serve to provide resources, mentorship, and
comradery for Chiropractic and Traditional
Chinese Medicine professions.


Forward Thinking Chiropractic Alliance 

We aim to emphasize an evidence-based
approach to patient-centered care and develop
leadership skills of innovation, critical thinking,
and effective communication. This will be
achieved through networking events,
mentorships, and a supportive community
nationwide.


Healing Hands for Humanity (H3):  Club Page

We are a humanitarian organization that under
the supervision of a licensed Acupuncturist and
a chiropractor provides free, consistent
healthcare to under-served populations.


Motion Palpation Institute 

We seek to improve our abilities to detect true
joint motion deficits and learn how to use a
movement assessment, through regular practice
and discussion of evidence-guided technique.


Physician Assistant  Student Society 

We are associated with the American Academy
of Physician Assistants and California
Academy of Physician Assistants. Our aim is to
provide an avenue for PA students to get
involved with their peers, the PA profession, and
within the community.


Rehab to Performance (R2P)

We are part of a national non-profit
organization that has clubs at Chiropractic and
Physical therapy schools. We strive to bridge the
gap between rehab and performance by
integrating principles that span different
disciplines so we can learn, practice, and share
information to be more patient-centered.


Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT)

We are a Chiropractic technique club that aims
to educate students on the benefits and uses of
SOT with its wide range of focuses from cranial
work, TMJ therapeutics, SOT specific extremity
technique and more.


Student Alliance for Integrative Medicine 

Our mission is to foster collaboration among
students in order to deepen awareness of the
contributions of all medical healthcare
professions for the purpose of promoting health
and optimizing patient care. Our aim is to
increase student understanding of the strengths
and contributions of various health professions,
in order to cultivate a culture of integrative
patient-centered healing and care.


Student American Chiropractic Association 

Our vision is to encourage and empower
individuals to create community and provide a hub
of leadership and professionalism throughout their
entire chiropractic journey. Our mission is to be a
resource for national professional networking and
to promote evidence-based, accountable, and
consistent patient-centered care.


Spanish Medical Terminology Club

Our mission is to provide a place for people from
all kinds of different backgrounds and ethnicities
to unite to try and help provide care to Spanish
speaking patients. The goal for SMTC is to not
let language be a barrier for providing
healthcare to a person.


Sports Injury Council (SIC)

Our main focus is to further education through
the shared knowledge of skilled clinicians within
the realm of evidence-based sports medicine.
Club meetings often consist of demonstrations
of various techniques, treatment philosophy, and
clinical cases.


World Congress of Chiropractic Students 

The purpose of the World Congress of
Chiropractic Students is to advance and unite
the global chiropractic profession through
inspiration, integrity, and leadership. We achieve
global consciousness through addressing
education, legislation, healthcare reform and the
understanding of chiropractic and its
contribution to the optimal expression of human
health and potential.


Veterans Club:  Club Page

We are dedicated to supporting veterans of the
Armed Forces and their families by providing
resources, mentorship, and camaraderie. We
connect the veteran and civilian communities in
an effort to streamline the transition process for
veterans and enhance the academic experience.
Additionally, we provide resources for students
who are interested in VA residency or
employment.


Yoga Club 

 Our mission is to spread the benefits of yoga
both on campus and in the community. We aim
to educate individuals on the practice and
the science behind yoga, while providing the
opportunity to participate on a weekly basis.

The Chiropractic Games started in 1992 and have since become an annual tradition ranking as one of the athletic and social highlights of the academic year for many chiropractic students.  Beginning at Logan College in St. Louis, as the idea of student (now Doctor) Karm Virk, the initial Chiropractic Games attracted 225 students representing seven schools.  The five original sports were volleyball, basketball, golf, soccer, and softball.  Over the next couple of years, the Chiropractic Games grew in popularity and scope; 350 students attended the second tournament in 1993 and 450 traveled to Parker in 1994.  During that time flag football, ice hockey, mountain biking, women’s soccer and a 5K run were added to the program.  In 1995, the event exploded as 725 student-athletes representing nine schools convened at Palmer College to both compete and pay homage to the Centennial Anniversary of the profession at its birthplace in Davenport, Iowa.  In 2000 the Chiropractic Games continued to flourish as 1,100 students from 12 schools ventured to New York College of Chiropractic in Seneca Falls.  Past hosts Logan, New York, Parker, Logan and Palmer colleges have created a glorious legacy.  We sincerely thank them for their efforts and will endeavor to uphold the tradition.

The Chiropractic Games offer student-athletes the chance to meet, compete, socialize and forge friendships that can last a lifetime.  During the day everyone plays hard, eager to prove that his or her school has the best athletes.  The evenings provide a more relaxed, social atmosphere, allowing everyone a chance to experience the nightlife of the host city and share good times with colleagues from the other schools.  The event culminates on Sunday evening with an awards ceremony to honor the victors of athletic competitions.

For more information about the Chiropractic games please contact StudentAffairs@scuhs.edu 

                                                  

"Each June, bicyclists ride 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money to support the Los Angeles LGBT Center and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation in reducing HIV infections and improve quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS.

The grueling ride—which takes place over seven days—is strenuous for the mind and body not just for the riders but also for the volunteer (roadie) teams that back them up at every stop along the way.

For more than 20 years, Southern California University of Health Sciences has provided chiropractic (and starting two years ago acupuncture) services to the riders and roadies. The team is comprised of lower term students performing vitals and front desk duties, senior clinic students performing full chiropractic and acupuncture therapy, and licensed faculty supervisors.

SCU participants leave on Friday morning and head to San Francisco for orientation and registration. They’re at the opening ceremonies by 6 a.m. Sunday and ride start. Then, by bus, they head to the first campsite and set up a 40×50-foot tent—ready to treat patients starting at 1 p.m. the same day.

Students and faculty camp overnight in tents, get up to treat patients from 6 to 8 the in the morning before moving onto the next camp a little further down the coast and treat again from 1 pm to 9 pm—six camps over seven days.

SCU began treating patients during the AIDS/Lifecycle in 1995, following SCU Professor Dr. Paige Morgenthal’s turn as a rider a year earlier. She asked chiropractors to treat riders the very next year.

2019 SCU ALC Team

This past spring, SCU's College of Eastern Medicine sent students and faculty to Taiwan to visit China Medical University (CMU) and its affiliated hospitals. While CMU students have visited SCU in the past, this trip marks the first time SCU students are visiting the university. Throughout the trip, students learned about Taiwanese culture and got to observe how integrative health is practiced in Taiwan’s hospitals. Throughout their 80 hours of rotations at CMU, students were able to see a wide variety of departments such as traumatology and pediatrics. Students were even able to help create herbal formulas in the fast-paced herbal pharmacy.

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