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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 
2020

 

Activator Club

Activator club is a small campus community focused on the education and practical application of the Activator Method. It allows students and DC’s of all levels to be introduced to, fine tune their skills in, and learn Basic and Advanced protocols of the Activator Method. Attending Activator club will help prepare you to pass the Activator Method examinations that can be taken at Activator Seminars.


Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (ACMA)

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association's mission statement: ACMA provides 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.


Ayurveda Club SCUHS

Ayurveda is an ancient Sanskrit word which translates to "The Science of Life". The AIM of this practice is to globally educate people on how to prevent illness, eliminate illness, and protect our physical and metaphysical health. Our club strives daily to educate ourselves on these values in hopes that one day, the world will remember & practice the true legacies of a thriving civilization. A civilization of community, a philosophy which embodied recognizing the power within to heal and grow, & the knowledge and ability to use the natural resources of the earth for sustainability, lifestyle, nutrition, and medicine. Join us in our quest for knowledge & passion to expand & grow the truth of Ayurveda.


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 

The Chiro Games Club helps 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)

The DTA club is a holistic honors society on campus that connects students to other health professionals with great networking opportunities called “dinner with docs”. We also pride ourselves with performing community service regularly creating competent, caring and successful integrative practitioners.  You must maintain a 3.0 gpa, have 10 hours of service per term and come to 1 meeting per term.  We also initiate members with a club certificate and pin to wear at clinic.  You also get recognized at graduation with a red DTA sash illustrating your honored achievements in the society.


Forward Thinking Chiropractic Alliance 

Our mission is to help enhance the learning experience at SCU. 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. As a club, we inspire to facilitate an environment of growth for each student to develop not only personally, but also professionally into competent future clinicians. If we can first move forward as students, we can then move forward as chiropractors!


Healing Hands for Humanity (H3):  Club Page

Healing Hands for Humanity is a humanitarian organization involving students, Doctors of Chiropractic and Licensed Acupuncturists from Southern California University of Health Sciences in Whittier, California. The organization provides free, consistent healthcare to under-served populations; specializing in chiropractic care and acupuncture.

Under the supervision of a Licensed chiropractor and acupuncturist, Doctor of Chiropractic and Doctor of Acupuncture clinical students provide physical exams, nutritional advice, injury rehabilitation, massage therapy, pain management, chiropractic manipulation and acupuncture treatments to those in need. Pre-Clinical students observe, assist clinical students, take histories, vitals or perform other tasks as needed.


Integrative Medicine Club (SAIM & AIHM) 

The Integrative Medicine Club incorporates both the Student Alliance for Integrative Medicine (SAIM) and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM), two organizations that promote patient centered medicine in an integrated/collaborative setting. We hold grand rounds for clinical cases weekly and invite practitioners on campus who work alongside other professions in the best interest of their patients. The goal is to become a physical embodiment of what our campus represents: Patient Centered Integrative Medicine.


International Chiropractic Pediatrics (ICPA) 

The newly revived Pediatric Club on campus provides Chiropractic students the opportunity to learn how our profession can affect children.  We learn from current practicing Pediatric Chiropractors as they come to speak and demonstrate their techniques with us.  We gather and keep updated on world events involving Pediatrics and Chiropractic as well as current research, Perinatal, techniques and so much more!


Motion Palpation Institute (MPI)

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 (PASS)

The Physician Assistant Student Society (PASS) is a student run organization at SCUHS that is associated with the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the California Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA). Our aim is to provide an avenue for the PA students on campus to get involved with their peers, the PA profession, and within the community. We participate both on campus in other clubs’ events as well as in the community participating in many community service projects and conducting a strong presence as mentors within the pre-PA community. PASS acts as a way to connect and be a liaison between the PA faculty and PA students as well as to integrate with other healthcare professions on campus.


Rehab to Performance (R2P)

R2P is a national non-profit organization that has clubs in place at Chiropractic and Physical therapy schools across the nation. We are a group of students who are striving to bridge the gap between rehab and performance by integrating principles that span different disciplines in the way we learn, practice, and share information to allow for more patient- and client-centered interventions. Meetings are a mixture of both student led hands on practice and guest speakers.‚Äč


Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA)

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 (SMTC)

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.

**All events, on and off campus, are suspending until futher guidance from State and Local officials**

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 

                                                  

**All events, on and off campus, are suspending until futher guidance from State and Local officials**
 

"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

**All events, on and off campus, are suspending until futher guidance from State and Local officials**
 

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.