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Rutgers School of Health Professions (SHP) is giving our students the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and learning experience at SHP by joining or creating a Student Organization! 

If you would like to create your own student organization, then please review the SHP-Rutgers New Student Organization Guide.

After reviewing the guide, you may begin the New Student Organization Application. 

If you have any questions about Student Organizations or if you would like to get involved with the SHP Student Government Association, then please contact Michael Canzano at the Office of Student Affairs at 973-972-8594 or

Please visit our Student Organization page often! We will be adding information about our current Student Organizations as soon as applications are completed! 

SHP Student Organizations Directory

Summaries and contact information student organizations will be posted as organizations are approved. 

SHP Student Government Association

Organization Contact: SGA President, Fae Cushing at

Advisor: Michael Canzano, MA, Student Affairs

The Rutgers School of Health Professions Student Government Association (Rutgers SHP SGA) was created in 2017 with the objective of meeting students' professional, social, and academic wants, needs, and concerns. We intend to improve student life by assisting and overseeing the development of student interest organizations, which can be of academic, social, athletic, cultural, or community service nature. Our goals include, but are not limited to creating student leaders, creating a united community for both our online and on-campus students, and assist in enhancing the student experience while enrolled in our academic programs. Please visit the SGA website for more information.

Student Physical Therapy Association

Organization Contact: SPTA President Michael Cascio

Advisor: Dennise Krencicki, PT, DPT MA, Associate Professor & Director of Clinical Education for DPT South

The Student Physical Therapy Association (SPTA) is an organization dedicated to community service, advocating health and wellness, and promotion of the Physical Therapy profession. Members of this organization play a large role in community activism, attending a wide variety of community service events such as Bike MS, Life Rolls On, the New Jersey Special Olympics, and many more. Other activities of the SPTA include fundraising events, and intramural sports. 

Rutgers University Physician Assistant Student Society

Organization Contact: RUPASS President Nicole Hurtado

Advisor: Frank R. Giannelli, MS, PA-C, Lecturer, Physician Assistant Program

More information will be posted soon.

SHP International Student Organization

Application review in process.

















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