Designing Sustainable Communities for Living and Learning

Galen Health Fellows

Who is Galen?

Galen was a highly-esteemed physician, surgeon and philosopher during the reign of the Roman Empire. Galen was a well-read scholar with a curious mind that led him to become the leading authority in medical theory. His theories held court for more than 1,400 years and his philosophic and theoretical writings influenced the development of a variety of scientific disciplines, including anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology and neurology. Galen's legacy embodies our vision for Galen Health Fellows. He was curious and open-minded. He loved to read, study and observe patterns and relationships in the world in order to make novel connections.

Students Who Call This Community Home

Our Galen Health Fellows Living & Learning Community consists of students who are interested in diverse careers and pathways within the health profession. Our students’ majors vary but most have a designation of health science focus such as Biological Sciences, Exercise Science, Nursing, Pharmacy Public Health, and Social Work. One of the primary goals of this community is to prepare students for post-baccalaureate studies and lifelong endeavors.

Community Mission

The Galen Health Fellows Living & Learning Community fosters an trans-disciplinary residential environment for undergraduate students pursuing a career in the healthcare profession. Students will develop relationships with peers, faculty, staff, and local healthcare professionals through service learning, mentorship, and beyond-the-classroom experiences.

How to Apply

  • Access housing application on
  • List the Galen Health Fellows as the first of your required top 5 Living Learning Community preferences.
  • Submit housing application by paying $150 application fee no later than May 1, 2017.
  • Housing priority is based on your learning community preferences and your date of application to the institution.


Linked Course Opportunities

Research shows that students who participate in linked courses within the learning communities are most likely to succeed academically and engage socially. Students enrolled in the majority of the related and pre-professional tracks listed on this page will be required to take CHEM 111 and BIO 101. Students applying to live in the Galen Health Fellows community can also apply to enroll in both a UNIV 101 major specific and either a BIO 101 or CHEM 111 course. In addition, any interested Nursing majors applying to the community can also apply in BIO 243 and CHEM 102, both first semester required courses for Nursing majors. Students participating in linked courses will receive priority housing and course placement into any of the courses linked above. If you’re interested in any of these Linked Course opportunities or have questions, send an email to For more information please click here.

Related Majors

  • Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Cardiovascular Technology
  • Chemistry/Biochemistry
  • Exercise Science
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Social Work

Pre-Professional Tracks

  • Pre-Dental
  • Pre-Med
  • Pre-Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Physical Therapy

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