Department of Health Sciences

Experiential learning

“Experiential learning is the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience.”

Kolb, D.A.

The Office of Experiential Learning promotes active learning by:

  • Encouraging intentional hands on experience with individualized learning outcomes
  • Empowering students to connect academic concepts to real world situations
  • Offering a variety of international and domestic study abroad and service experiences

Read these articles to learn more about the benefits of experiential learning:


Health Science majors are required to complete an internship prior to graduation.

Mentor programs

We offer peer and professional mentoring programs.

Study abroad

Faculty lead a variety of study abroad trips each year. Contact the Office of Experiential Learning for more information.

Undergraduate research

Health Science majors may perform, present, and even co-publish research with faculty.

Questions about internships, alternative breaks, study abroad, peer mentors or service learning? Please contact the DHS Office of Experiential Learning:


Please visit MU Connect to schedule an appointment.

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