Many HPA students are active in two student clubs, the Health Policy and Administration Club and the Student Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Administrators. The clubs bring health care leaders to Penn State to meet with students, organize special events, and arrange trips to state or national meetings of organizations such as the Pennsylvania Public Health Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives. HPA students also have opportunities to gain valuable experience through volunteer work in other health-related organizations on campus and in the community.
- American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA)
ACHCA student members will be provided with great opportunities to network with leaders in long-term care. Additionally, students will be able to join ACHCA Connect, the private forum for ACHCA members to discuss job opportunities and issues faced in nursing home administration. As a courtesy, the Pennsylvania Health Care Association has agreed to help student members find internships, and possibly job opportunities within the organizations in the ACHCA.
- Health Policy Administration (HPA) Club
Organizes and interprets the concepts of the major in relation to the students' wants and needs. The club also serves as a basis for the total education process by bringing in guest speakers and experienced alumni from various areas of the health care profession to prepare students for a world of Health Policy and Administration beyond Penn State.
- Future Health Care Executives (ACHE)
ACHE Promotes an environment conducive to educational and ethical development of personal and social skills in a manner that will enhance the attainment of effective leadership in health services organizations. The college also provides information and assistance to students just beginning their careers in health care.
- College of Health and Human Development Student Council
The HHD Student Council provides a place where students can voice their concerns about issues within the College of HHD. Student Council acts as a liaison between the students and the administration.
Clubs and Student Organizations at Penn State
Dozens of student clubs and organizations are available at Penn State.