The University of Miami, School of Education & Human Development (SEHD) offers many opportunities for undergraduate students to become involved in school-related extra-curricular activities. The following is a description of official SEHD sanctioned clubs and organizations, as well as honorary associations. Departmental organizations are open to all University of Miami students who have paid their student activity fee.
EDUCATIONAL & PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES
Human and Social Development Student Association
The HSDSA is a student organization at UM that is designed to support and give voice to students in the Human and Social Development major. Members work with other students and faculty to promote the program's mission to train leading thinkers, professionals and future scholars in the pursuit of innovative, scientific, and practical approaches to the promotion of well-being. Students in the HSDSA promote the Human and Social Development Major within the University, host social and educational events, and build partnerships with campus and community organizations.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Todd Warner
TEACHING AND LEARNING
Future Educators Association
FEA is a student organization at the University of Miami that provides opportunities for students to supplement their studies, field experience, portfolios, and associate teaching through a variety of events and community service projects. Events include guest speakers, lecture series, monthly visits to Canterbury Preschool, and other community projects. FEA allows students to form closer relationships with their peers as they partake in activities together and to network with experts in the field while promoting education. The organization is open to any student who is interested in the field of education or other fields that involve working with children.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ana Menda
KINESIOLOGY AND SPORT SCIENCES
Exercise Physiology Organization
The purpose of the Exercise Physiology Organization is to educate and to promote preventive health strategies among students and the community, to increase physical well-being, and the quality of life. The objectives of this organization is to make it possible for Exercise Physiology students to attend district and national conventions, build a network with other sport industries and health care professions, market the Exercise Physiology Education program within the University as well as the community, work as a team to increase public knowledge about disease prevention and performance enhancement using exercise and nutrition, sponsor fundraising events, and apply tools learned in the classroom to better the community.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Moataz Eltoukhy
Hurricane Athletic Training Students
This organization will encourage athletic training students to work as a team in order to promote higher academic achievement and personal and professional development in the area of sports medicine. The benefits and goals of this organization include: developing a support group among students in the Athletic Training Program, allowing students to participate in district and national conventions, and building a network with sport industries and other health care professions.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kysha Harriell
Undergraduate Sport Professionals' Organization of Research and Training
USPORT is designed to enhance the Sport Administration major and minor at the University of Miami by going beyond academics to bring the experience of the sports world to each member. The goal of this organization is to achieve this by bringing in guest speakers, hosting events, networking, and more by utilizing the vast opportunities available in the South Florida market. The organization also works in conjunction with the graduate organization, SPORT.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Erin McNarry
DEAN’S DOZEN HONORARY ASSOCIATION
PI LAMBDA THETA
The Dean's Dozen is a group of twelve official student ambassadors who are nominated through the Office of Undergraduate Academic Services. This honorary group of students was formed with the purpose of aiding the School of Education in representation and recruitment of students for the University of Miami.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gina F. Astorini
Pi Lambda Theta is the most selective national honor society of educators and a contributing body to quality assurance in education. It employs its standing and reach to advocate for accomplished teaching and standards-based professional learning. Eligibility requirements can be found at:
Pi Lambda Theta Website
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gina F. Astorini