Health Sciences

Experiential Learning

“Experiential learning is the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience.”

Kolb, D.A.

The Office of Experiential Learning promotes active learning by:

  • Encouraging intentional hands on experience with individualized learning outcomes
  • Empowering students to connect academic concepts to real world situations
  • Offering a variety of international and domestic study abroad and service experiences

Read these articles to learn more about the benefits of experiential learning:


Health Science majors are required to complete an internship prior to graduation.

Mentor programs

We offer peer and professional mentoring programs.

Study abroad

Faculty lead a variety of study abroad trips each year. Contact the Office of Experiential Learning for more information.

Undergraduate research

Health Science majors may perform, present, and even co-publish research with faculty.

Questions about internships, alternative breaks, study abroad, peer mentors or service learning? Please contact the DHS Office of Experiential Learning:


Please visit MU Connect to schedule an appointment.

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