Student Opportunities and Services

Getting involved and preparing for the future

The Biomedical Sciences Department has many opportunities and services to offer its students. There are many ways to get involved in the department and explore possible career and education pathways for your future. Student organizations, research, and field experiences in the human health field offer students the chance to get involved and enhance the courses in the department.

Student organizations

Students have many different organizations in which to become involved. There are organizations that are specific to the student’s future career and academic goals. Our student organizations are designed to get students involved with each other and with the community. For a complete listing and more information about student organizations visit the student organizations page.


There are many opportunities for students to participate in research. Research is often sponsored by faculty allowing for use of technical and advanced equipment. Many students have had their work published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. For more information about faculty research interests visit the faculty profiles page. The research page also offers information about how students can share their work.

Field experience

The department has a strong emphasis on visiting medical and clinical facilities to explore possible career and pre-professional opportunities. Students in all programs will have a chance to learn from professionals about the advances in the human health field. Clinical laboratory science, dietetics and nurse anesthesia all require clinical training to complete the program of study.

Community outreach

Teaching the community helpful information in health-related research and topics is important to the biomedical sciences department. Students in the department are also encouraged to volunteer and boost their professional or educational program applications. Programs sponsored by the department include presentations at the Discovery Center and Expanding Horizons program. The dietetics program also participates in many volunteer activities including but not limited to, Ozark’s Food Harvest and Crosslines.

Living-Learning Communities

The Future Health Care Professionals Living-Learning Community is a selection of special living environments within our residence halls that offer additional resources to help students gain academic success and experience college life to its fullest. Students participate in social activities throughout the year to help connect with other students within the community.

Incentives for living in the Future Health Care Professionals LLC

  • Students on these LLC floors have a specially trained Resident Assistant (RA) and Residential Programming Assistant (RPA)
  • Students who participate in this LLC program are more likely than their peers to meet their academic goals
  • Students gain additional social and educational activities and specific programming related to academics, personal growth and success
  • LLC students avoid crowds by moving in one day before residence halls officially open
  • Students have additional interaction with two or more Faculty Fellows

Faculty Fellows

Faculty Fellows are Missouri State professors who assist in academic programming, as well as interact with students during social events. They are nominated to become Faculty Fellows by students because of the impact they make in the classroom and beyond.