Student Organizations

Below is a list of CPHS student organizations. If you have questions about any of these organizations, please contact:

Dr. Dayna T. Harper
Director of Student Affairs
(910) 893-1692

All Programs

The Professional Alumni Student Association (PASA) facilitates an active relationship between CPHS students and alumni of the institution to enhance their professional development and prepare them to serve as future alumni leaders. The student organization promotes the quality, pride, loyalty, and traditions of the College through services, programming, and special events preparing students to serve as future alumni leaders. PASA offers numerous networking, professional development and leadership opportunities for its member.

UAEM is a global network of university students who believe universities have an opportunity and a responsibility to improve global access to public health goods.

Physical Therapy

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is an individual membership professional organization representing more than 88,000 member physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and students of physical therapy. APTA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy’s role in the nation’s health care system.

The Student Assembly (SA) is an APTA component comprised of all student members and focuses on issues relating to students.

The Student Assembly was established to represent the concerns of students throughout the country in our evolving health care system. Student involvement in Association activities is paramount to the future of the physical therapy profession. Involvement in the Student Assembly is a perfect opportunity for students to learn about issues, become involved, and meet lifelong acquaintances. All students must work toward a common goal; that is, to learn about the profession and how to help advance the profession as we move toward managed care.

Physical Therapy Student Government Association

Physician Assistant

North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants promotes and represents the physician assistant profession in North Carolina through education, quality services, and advocacy of optimal health care. Activities: NCAPA Student Medical Challenge Bowl Conferences: Summer and Winter Annual NCAPA CME Conferences

Pi Alpha is the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) National Honor Society for Physician Assistants. The society was created for “the recognition and promotion of significant academic achievement, leadership, research, and community/professional service; and the encouragement of a high standard of character and conduct among both physician assistant students and graduates.” Student membership in Pi Alpha is an honor bestowed on a graduating student in recognition not only of scholastic achievement (the minimum professional grade point average is 3.5 on a 4.0 scale) but also demonstrated excellence in research, publishing, community professional service, or leadership activities. The total number of student members cannot exceed 15 percent of the graduating class.

The Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (SAAAPA) is a unique part of American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), as it was established in 1978 with its own bylaws, a Student Board of Directors, and a legislative and policy-making body. The Student Academy does not have individual members, as the student members join AAPA; instead SAAAPA’s members consist of the registered student society at each accredited PA program. The students’ voices can be heard through their student society representative to the Student Academy’s Assembly of Representatives (AOR), SAAAPA’s legislative and policy-making body. Activities: SAAPA Annual Student Medical Challenge Bowl Conferences: AAPA Annual Conference

The Wallace Student Society, named after Campbell’s president, Dr. Jerry Wallace, is a student organization within the Physician Assistant Program. Its members are PA students dedicated to philanthropy and community service. The Wallace Student Society’s primary goal is to encourage prevention and health promotion in rural communities through patient education and charity fundraising while simultaneously becoming better healthcare providers. All WSS members are also active members with the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants (NCAPA) and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).

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Clinical Research

The Student Advisory Board (SAB) for Clinical Research, was established with the primary objective of instituting and maintaining open lines of communication between the Clinical Research master’s degree students in Research Triangle Park and the university administration in Buies Creek. Today, the board consists of nine student members, many of whom hold full-time positions with pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations (CROs) in RTP. In addition, students from the PharmD and BS in Clinical Research programs are represented. The SAB serves as the liaison for the clinical research students and meets with members of the administration to discuss issues facing the students. Through these discussions, the SAB works with the faculty and administration to provide programs for all clinical research students.

Pharmaceutical Sciences

The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists provides a dynamic international forum for the exchange of knowledge among scientists to enhance their contributions to health. We offer timely scientific programs, ongoing education, opportunities for networking, and professional development. The Campbell University Student Chapter of AAPS has been active since 2007. There are regular meetings on campus about once a month during the academic year. There are also opportunities to attend local seminars, or present original research at the annual national meeting or at an annual student research conference. To learn more, contact the student chapter faculty advisor, Chris Breivogel at or 910-893-1702, or visit the

The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)  is the world’s largest not-for-profit association whose purpose is to promote the interests of engineers and other professionals in the pharmaceutical and biotechnical industries. The goal of the student chapter of ISPE is to familiarize students, faculty, and other interested individuals with the many aspects of the pharmaceutical, biotechnical, and related biomedical disciplines. Through meetings, conferences, and seminars, ISPE promotes educational exchanges, the development of career opportunities, and networking with professionals in the pharmaceutical and biotechnical industries. The students who want to join ISPE can now do so on-line. Please visit for more information.

The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) is the leading global provider of science, technology and regulatory information and education for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical community.

Public Health

The Public Health Association (PHA) is a student organization within the Public Health Program at Campbell University. The PHA is open to graduate and undergraduate students.  Our organization began in 2012 along with the first cohort of students in the Masters of Science in Public Health Program. Our mission is to improve public health, inspire healthy lifestyles, foster civic engagement, and eliminate health disparities in North Carolina and the world. We aspire to exemplify the highest ethical conduct and instill community responsibility while perpetuating professional growth. Our organization is also heavily involved in community service in the Harnett County area. The PHA at Campbell University is also proud to be associated with the American Public Health Association (APHA). In the fall of 2014, we will be sending our first group of representatives to the APHA national convention in New Orleans, Louisiana.