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Northwest Missouri State University


Health and Human Services Future Professionals

Mission | Become a Member | Officers/Sponsors | Contact Us

Mission

The Health Science and Wellness Future Professionals mission is to promote professional development and a sense of fellowship among its members and the entire student body and to enhance knowledge of the profession and to encourage student interest in the fields of health science and wellness through interaction with faculty and administrators.

Becoming a Member

HHSFP Membership Form View Word Doc

Benefits

HHSFP offers students a fantastic opportunity for professional involvement and peer networking. By getting to know and having opportunities to work with faculty and students in the Health and Human Services Department, you can significantly enhance your professional skills and knowledge. In addition, the relationships you develop will carry over into your professional future and can be significantly beneficial throughout your career. In addition to these opportunities for professional development, HHSFP offers other benefits as well, including the following:

  • Discounted dues for attending professional conferences.
  • Opportunities for fun at regularly scheduled social events such as bowling night and HHSFP Picnic.
  • Every member receives a HHSFP T-Shirt.
  • Opportunities to attend guest speakers and events associated with your chosen profession.
  • Opportunities to participate in extended outings such as canoeing or ski trips.

Dues

HHSFP dues are $20. Dues are collected annually, and memberships expire at the end of the academic year. Dues cover the cost of the HHSFP T-shirt, as well as certain events such as the HHSFP picnic and Pizza provided at the 1st meeting of the academic year. Social events such as bowling night, or other special events, may require a minimal participation fee. Large events such as a ski trip are typically funded through HHSFP fund-raising efforts.

Who Can Join?

All Health and Human Services Majors and Minors are encouraged to join HHSFP.

Member Responsibilities

As a member of HHSFP, you are expected to attend meetings, contribute to group discussion and decisions, and participate in club initiatives. As member of the club, you may also be attending conferences or other professional events. As, such you are also expected to demonstrate exemplary professional behavior when representing the club. Benefits associated with participation in HHSFP are contingent on documented involvement. A point system is used to track involvement in club activities, and is used to determine the extent of reductions in conference fees that each student is awarded.

Officers and Sponsors

Election of Officers

The officers of this organization consist of a president, a vice president, a secretary, a treasurer, and a student senate representative. Officers are elected for a term of one year starting the second block of the second semester of the school year and terminating with the installation of newly elected officer. There will be a designated meeting during the second block of the Spring semester to elect officers.

Qualifications for Holding Office

  • A cumulative grade point of 2.5.
  • At least 60 college credit hours.
  • A declared major or minor in the field of Health and Human Services.
  • Shall have been a member of the HHSFP prior to election to office.

Information and Contacts

To learn more about the School of Health Science and Wellness, click here

Terry Long, Director
660.562.1297
tlong@nwmissouri.edu