Dublin Student Life
We are committed to offering organizations that maintain an active involvement on our campus and promote the values of osteopathic medicine on the national level.
On campus students can benefit from two exercise (gym) spaces located within the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Anatomy Laboratory. Each space offers a variety of free weights, treadmills, stationary bikes and elliptical machines.
Heritage College students on the Dublin campus additionally have an opportunity with a supplied annual membership at the Dublin Community Recreation Center located minutes from the Ohio University Dublin campus. The Dublin Community Recreation Center is a 110,000 square foot facility with a fully equipped fitness area, jogging/walking track, pool and more community offerings.
Organized Sports and Class Competitions
- Softball – Summer
- Volleyball – Fall
- Soccer (Coed) – Fall and Spring
- Basketball – Fall and Spring
Please work with the Dublin Dean’s Office to initiate a new team request or to identify current team leads.
- Annual Year 1 vs Year 2 Volleyball Match
- Annual Year 1 vs Year 2 Flag Football
- Student Table Tennis Competition
Please work with the Dublin Student Affairs Office and Class Officers to coordinate an upcoming event.
College of Health Sciences and Professions Physican Assistant (PA) Program
On the Dublin campus, Heritage College students have the unique opportunity to engage and interact with peers from the College of Health Sciences and Professions Physician Assistants program based in the Dublin Integrated Education Center on site.
The expansion of the Heritage College into Central Ohio created opportunities to enhance community engagement, seed excitement in the next generation, and cultivate the pipeline of healthcare professionals. Focused on reimagining educational approaches to careers in healthcare, Medical Academy focuses on fostering learning across the educational continuum, enabling career exploration and professional growth, and providing opportunities for leadership through service learning. Medical Academy is designed as a year-long career exploration program that begins with a four-day summer camp followed by enrichment activities held quarterly in the academic year that follows. The four-day camp and subsequent activities are held on the Ohio University-Dublin campus home to the latest learning technologies, clinical simulation center, high-tech clinical examination rooms, and anatomy laboratory. Program activities include classroom instruction, team-based projects, hands-on clinical experiences, and work with health professionals. By design, participants have the opportunity to work directly with current medical and health professional students and clinicians during their campus visits.
Medical Student for a Day
Through collaboration and coordination with the Dublin-based student members and advisors of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), Columbus City School students are annually invited to campus to participate in a half-day session focused on the introduction and exploration of the osteopathic medical student-learning environment of the Heritage College, Dublin. Students participate in a variety of clinical training stations interwoven by a developed patient case study as facilitated by several Heritage College students. Participants are able to develop their understanding of medical education, career exploration and the principles of osteopathic medicine through the interactive experiences.
Bobcat Care Fair
Through the combined efforts of Dublin’s Pediatrics and Family Medicine organizations, students, staff and faculty advisors annually assemble a Bobcat Care Fair promoting health and wellness, open to area community members and families. The Bobcat Care Fair features stations focused on safety, first aid, hygiene, fitness, nutrition and overall wellness in a fun and engaging approach to medical education.
Students of the Heritage College, Dublin campus have the opportunity to participate in the Translating Osteopathic Understanding to Community Health (T.O.U.C.H.) program logging community and volunteer service hours throughout the academic year. The T.O.U.C.H. program is organized through the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents. Click here for more details.
Campus Blood Drives
The Heritage College, Dublin has collaborated with several site partners and tenants to host recurring blood drives (bi-monthly, 5-6 per year) on the campus. Along with our Heritage College participation, students and constituents from the College of Health Sciences and Professions and Columbus State Community College share in engagement with the donor drives.
National Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) Week
Through campus programming and extended social media promotion, the Heritage College, Dublin annually celebrates National Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) week. Dublin-based student organizations participate in community outreach throughout the week in recognition.
I've Been in Your Chair
Through the recurring project initiative "I've Been in Your Chair", Heritage College, Dublin students have worked with an inspirational coordinating area cancer survivor to annually assist in small groups to locally handcraft tie blankets for ultimate delivery out to nearby care clinics.
With the Heritage College’s presence in the Central Ohio area, students draw connection to the arts, entertainment, culture and community engagement opportunities that surround the campus within the City of Dublin and Greater Columbus. Students have additionally taken part in experiencing the community offerings of Worthington, German Village and the Short North.
Within the City of Dublin exists the developed and growing Bridge Street District. As described by the city, the Bridge Street District is Dublin's commitment to the future, offering a wide range of entertainment, dining, retail, parks, recreation and housing opportunities for a young and diverse workforce.
Special events in Dublin range from the Dublin Irish Festival to the Jack Nicklaus Memorial Golf Tournament. Dublin's recreational programs and extensive parkland make it rich in both greenspace and leisure-time activities.
Health & Wellness for Students
In case of illness or injury, please visit the OhioHealth website to find a hospital near you.