New Students Services and Information2018-09-25T09:49:51+00:00

New Student – Services and Information

Welcome to the School of Health Professions. Whether you are starting your educational journey, continuing your education, or switching careers, we are glad you are here. Before you get started there are a few items to complete, including the SHP Orientation and Welcome Session (in-person or online). 

Welcome to SHP!  Each SHP academic program has their own specific orientation which you may have already received information for or will receive information in the future directly from your programs. To get started with SHP’s New Student Online Orientation, click on Get Started button, read the welcome message from Dean Mahon, then select your Program from the top. This will produce your requirements list for the orientation as decided by your program. “Other Information” is provided to help you navigate the resources offered at SHP.

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There are two current options for the School of Health Professions Welcome Session: in-person and/or online (depending on your admitted semester).  The SHP Welcome Session must be completed prior to your first day of class. 

The 2018 Fall Welcome Session was held on July 20th, 2018. Check back for information on our Fall 2019 Welcome Session which will be held in July of 2019.

The Online Welcome Session is now available through the Moodle Learning Management System. The On-Line Welcome Session includes several presentations advising students about the services and resources available to all Rutgers – SHP students. New students must complete the Welcome Session prior to their first day of class.

If you have any questions regarding the On-Line Welcome Session or if you do not have the SHP On-Line Welcome Session course appear in your Moodle course section, please email

Any current students, faculty or staff wishing to access the On-Line Welcome Session, please email
For any questions regarding Moodle access, please submit a Helpdesk Service Request online — or for Moodle assistance email (9am – 7pm, Monday – Friday) or call (973) 972-8676.

All new students are required to complete the following HealthStream compliance training modules before the first day of the semester (please note specific programs may have early deadlines which must be followed):

  • Rutgers Code of Conduct

Failure to complete these trainings will lead to a Student Affairs hold being placed on student accounts affecting upcoming registration.

Compliance Training Instructions
1) Log into to the portal
2) Click on “My APPS”
3) Click on “Mandatory Compliance Training”
4) Select “I AM A STUDENT” for the best description of your job function
5) When you log in to the program you must first set up your account by going to “Account Settings” which is found at the bottom- right of the HealthStream page directly under “Sitemap” (the exact location may vary based on your browser, but “Account Settings” will appear somewhere at the bottom of the page). When you go to “Account Settings” scroll to the question marked: “Select the best description of your job function.” Click on the drop-down menu and select the appropriate response: ”I AM A STUDENT.”
6) Next click the green “Save Account Settings” button.
7) After you receive a notice that your settings have been saved successfully, click the “To Do” tab at the top of the page.
On that page you will find the appropriate trainings assigned based on your job function. Please make sure that your pop-up blocker is turned off before you begin the training.
Any questions regarding the HIPAA training module should call the Rutgers Office of Enterprise Risk Management, Ethics, and Compliance @ 973-972- 8093.

All new students are required to complete the SHP Academic Integrity training module before the first day of your first semester (please note specific programs may have earlier deadlines which must be followed). The module can be found once logged into Moodle under “My Courses”. If not listed, self enroll by clicking on “Quick Links” then “Continuing Education and Training” then locate “SHP Academic Integrity” in the course listings and self enroll.

Please note that once you can view your completion certificate, you know you have completed the module. Failure to complete these required trainings will lead to a Student Affairs hold being placed on student accounts affecting upcoming registration.

Please email should you have any questions.

For the SHP Honor Code, click here.

As espoused in the Faculty/Student Honor Code of SHP, it is essential for all faculty and students to observe high standards of honesty and integrity in all aspects of education, practice and research.

All faculty and students should be familiar with our Honor Code and embrace its principles in theory and practice. Abiding to these standards is the hallmark of a true professional.

Integrity at SHP

We invite all programs to share activities they use to incorporate the Honor Code into the development of their students. Some examples are listed below.

PA Class of 2013

Student signing the honor code

SHP Physician Assistant Class of 2013 “Integrity Pledge Ceremony”

Each year, the PA program’s incoming classes participate in group discussions, hold small group sessions and discuss hypothetical scenarios related to academic integrity. When the sessions are concluded, the students all return to a central location where they are asked to sign a blown-up poster version of the PA program honor code.

The signed “poster” and picture are then framed and hung in a prominent location near the student mailboxes where it can be readily seen as a reminder of their pledge to help maintain an environment of strict academic integrity and to uphold the Rutgers/SHP honor code at all times.

…. The Act Of Representing Another’s Work, Thoughts And Ideas As Your Own.

Plagiarism may be intentional or unintentional.

Regardless, it is still considered a type of fraud as well as cheating. Citing facts or knowledge that everyone knows is not considered plagiarism. (e.g., “North America is a continent”).

Plagiarism is:

  • Copying and pasting from journals, websites and electronic documents without a citation.
  • Using the exact words from a document or oral presentation without a citation.
  • Paraphrasing someone else’s thoughts or ideas without a citation.
  • Using a chart or graph without permission from the author AND a citation.
avoiding Plagiarism
Generally plagiarism can be avoided by simply citing the source of your information, and using quotation marks when you copy text exactly as presented.

Read publication manuals like the Modern Language Association, the Chicago Manual of Style or the American Psychological Association for proper citation methods.

The School of Health Professions has a detailed policy on plagiarism.

For more detailed information and examples on plagiarism, follow the links below.

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