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Today's Learners. Tomorrow's Healthcare Leaders.

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences prepares students to become leaders in an ever-changing healthcare landscape. Students enter their professions ready to lead the way to a healthier world. 

What does student leadership look like in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences?

Student Organizations & College Committees

The College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences has over 25 student organizations and college committees. These groups range from student government, professional organizations and fraternities, honorary societies, committees, and more. Membership in organizations and committees is a great way for students to develop leadership skills, become well-rounded professionals, and give back to the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the community.


Drake Entrepreneurial Leadership Tools for Advancement (DELTA Rx) Institute

The DELTA Rx Institute is meant to instill a spirit of change and innovation. Special programming for students includes Entrepreneurial Summer Internships, DELTA Rx Internships, the Next Top Entrepreneurial Competition, and more.


Student Leadership Development Series (SLDS)

The SLDS is designed for aspiring student leaders within the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The series consists of small group activities and discussions, guest speakers, the development of a leadership platform, and the completion of a leadership project. Through these activities, students develop core competencies identified as essential leadership skills and qualities.


Student Research

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences fosters a culture of research among students. Across the undergraduate and graduate programs, students have opportunities to work closely with faculty on independent research projects and potentially co-author publications or present the research at local, national, and international conferences and meetings.


Leadership Development Coursework

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences values the development of core leadership abilities in all graduates of our health professions programs. To help ensure this outcome, all health professions programs in the College include required leadership development coursework within their curricula:

  • Health Sciences: HSCI 025 Innovation and Leadership in Health Sciences
  • Athletic Training: ATHL 201 AT Seminar I and ATHL 202 AT Seminar II
  • Occupational Therapy: OTD 252 Leadership and Management in Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy: PHAR 174 Management in Pharmacy and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course series


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