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Explore Health Careers  ExploreHealthCareers.org is a free, interactive health careers website designed to explain the array of health professions and provide easy access to students seeking information about health careers.

Resources on campus:

Pre-Professional Health Office  The Pre-professional Health Advising office provides advising and evaluation services to students preparing for professional health careers and seeking admission to graduate-level health professions programs. Pre-professional health (PPH) programs are not majors, minors, or concentrations. Rather, they are preparation programs that outline a set of JMU courses and requirements that commonly serve as prerequisites for admission to doctoral and masters-level professional programs.

Career and Academic Planning Career & Academic Planning provides opportunities and support that engages students in the process of exploring, evaluating, and choosing academic programs and careers.

Communication Center Helps students with public speaking, class presentations, advocacy, debate, interviewing, information seeking/library research, and presentational software. We offer individual and group tutoring (walk-in and by appointment) and various workshops.

Digital Communication Consulting (DigiComm) Provides tutoring for online portfolios, digital storytelling assignments, and course WordPress assignments. We also offer workshops on choosing the right web builder, personal branding, content creation tools, and usability testing.

English Language Learner Services (ELLS) Helps non-native English speakers improve their skills with reading, writing, speaking, and listening. We offer one-on-one tutoring by appointment, plus other skill-building programs such as English Conversation Club, Multilingual Writers Community, and Grammar Hour.

Science and Math Learning Center (SMLC) Provides walk-in tutoring for introductory chemistry, physics, math, and statistics courses. The SMLC is a great place to study, with plenty of room and computers for online homework. We also offer podcasts and video tutorials on our website.

Peer-Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) Supports selected historically challenging courses in biology, chemistry, math, economics, and business. PASS offers evening study sessions for reviewing and practicing course content. The sessions are held twice a week for 50 minutes outside of normal class time, and usually scheduled between 4:00 and 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday in various buildings across campus.

University Writing Center (UWC) Supports any kind of writing, in any subject, during any stage of the writing process. The UWC provides appointment-based tutoring, walk-in tutoring, and online tutoring to individuals and small groups.

Learning Strategies Instruction Improves Students’ Academic Performance  Learning Strategies Instruction (LSI), a free service available to all JMU students, is designed to improve student learning and academic performance. Although the program is located in the Office of Disability Services, 68% if student users are not registered with Disability Services.

Office of Disability Services: Facilitating the Learning Journey ODS collaborates with the JMU community providing programs and services that support the university in creating inclusive, equitable environments that value disability, diversity and accessibility. The vision is to be the strategic campus partner for removing barriers and building capacity to ensure inclusion and equity for people with disabilities.

 

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