Student Life

Dublin Campus

Student Organizations

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.

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Dublin Campus Gym

Recreation Opportunities

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 Year 1 and 2 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

Dublin student volleyball
Team Sports
  • Softball – Summer
  • Volleyball – Fall
  • Soccer (Coed) – Fall and Spring – Coed
  • Basketball – Fall and Spring 

Please work with the Dublin Dean’s Office to initiate a new team request or to identify current team leads. 

Dublin Flag Football
Class Competitions
  • 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.

Community Outreach


Medical Academy 

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.  

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Medical Student for a Day

Through collaboration and coordination with the Dublin-based student members and advisors of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), 17 Columbus City School students were invited to campus on January 30, 2017 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 participated in a variety of clinical training stations interwoven by a developed patient case study as facilitated by several Heritage College students. Participants were able to develop their understanding of medical education, career exploration and the principles of osteopathic medicine through the interactive experiences.

Bobcat Care Fair group Bobcat Care Fair

Beginning the Fall of 2015 through the combined efforts of Dublin’s Pediatrics and Family Medicine organizations, students, staff and faculty advisors assembled an outdoor Bobcat Care Fair promoting health and wellness, open to area community members and families.  We have continued those efforts at an area partnering school (Plain City Elementary) and last fall at the Westgate Park Shelterhouse. 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. The next Bobcat Care Fair is scheduled for October 8th, 2017 at the Westgate Park Shelterhouse.

TOUCH Participation

The Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COGSP) recognized our Heritage College and Dublin Campus participation with the Translating Osteopathic Understanding into Community Health (TOUCH) program for the 2015-16 year. The Heritage College, Dublin campus reached 100% participation in the TOUCH program with every member from the Class of 2018 and 2019 completing at least one TOUCH hour. For the 2015-16 year, three students received Gold recognition (logging > 100 hours) and 16 students received Silver recipient recognition (logging > 50 hours) with their service.

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 (PA) and Columbus State Community College will 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. For April 2016, 100% of the Dublin-based student organizations participated 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. 

Community Events 

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

Health & Wellness for Students

In case of illness or injury, please view the OhioHealth Access to Care Guide or visit the OhioHealth website to find as hospital near you: