Student Organizations - NIU - School of Allied Health & Communicative Disorders (AHCD)

AHCD Student Organizations

AHCD Student Organizations

Student Academy of Audiology

SAA LogoThe Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) is the national student organization of the American Academy of Audiology that serves as collective voice for students and advances the rights, interests, and welfare of students pursuing careers in audiology. The SAA introduces students to lifelong involvement in activities that promote and advance the profession of audiology, and provides services, information, education, representation and advocacy for the profession and the public we serve. 

President: Danielle Soerens

Join SAA on Facebook

Communicative Disorders Organizations

Communicative Disorders Student Association (COMDSA) is a group for students interested in communication disorders and the professions of rehabilitation services, speech-language pathology and audiology. COMDSA meets every other Thursday at 5:00 p.m. in McMurry Hall 201.

Join COMDSA on Facebook.

COMDSA group photoCommunicative Disorders Reform by Advocating Diversity (COMRAD) seeks to encourage students from diverse cultures and backgrounds to not only consider a possible career in Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, and Rehabilitation Counseling, but to successfully complete the necessary academic program.  The organizations primary objectives are to retain minority students currently at NIU through mentoring and support and to increase the number of minority enrollees in academic preparation programs focusing on communicative disorders.

COMDSA & COMRAD contact: Danai Fannin

Medical Laboratory Sciences Club

The Northern Illinois University Medical Laboratory Sciences Club (MLS Club) aims to familiarize students with medical laboratory science and increase professionalism. The Club sponsors meetings, tours, workshops, and socials. Members of the Club are encouraged to attend local, state, and national meetings of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.

MLS Club contact: Jeanne Isabel

Find out more information about the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS).

Pre-Physical Therapy Club

The goal of the Pre-Physical Therapy Club is to provide information to freshmen and sophomores preapring to apply to the professional program. It is an organization that answers questions students may have before applying into the physical program at NIU. 

Contact: MJ Blaschak, Ph.D.

Student Physical Therapy Association

This Student Physical Therapy Association is made up of students enrolled in the professional Physical Therapy Program at NIU. The money raised is used for the end of year banquet, travel to national and local professional meetings, and service projects, (i.e. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital). 

Contact: Becky Wagner