Information for New Students

Interdisciplinary Case Conferences (ICC)

As a student in the College of Health Professions (CHP), you will have many opportunities to network with healthcare leaders from organizations across the state and region.  You will participate in many events and lectures that will strengthen your knowledge of healthcare and its many facets.  You will join other CHP students (those from the School of Dental Health Science, School of Physical Therapy, School of Occupational Therapy, School of Pharmacy, School of Physician Assistant Studies, and the School of Professional Psychology) at the six annual Interdisciplinary Case Conferences where you will work together in teams to solve the different cases presented by CHP faculty.  Please take full advantage of these dynamic learning opportunities during your time in the MHA program.

Disability and Accommodation

The MHA program supports the provision of reasonable accommodations that allow students with disabilities to participate in the program. Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation should contact the Learning Support Services office at 503-352-2107 to discuss specific needs.

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Immunization Information

Tobacco Free Campus

Pacific University’s College of Health Professions is further demonstrating its commitment to healthcare and its community by instituting a tobacco-free policy for its Hillsboro Campus.  Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, which operates a clinic on the Hillsboro Campus, is partnering with Pacific in the creation, implementation and enforcement of this policy.

The new policy, prohibiting the use of all tobacco products in or around Pacific University’s Hillsboro campus, went into effect May 1, 2009. The policy applies to students, Pacific University and Virginia Garcia employees, visitors, patients and patient family members.


Other MHA Program Requirements

Criminal Background Check (Contact Program Assistant, Katie Parker at 503-352-7206 or for more information.


MHA Program Overview with Aurora Zamora Ronning Learn about how Aurora Zamora Ronning balanced professional education with her family and personal life.


Check our Immunization Requirements to ensure that you are up to date with your vaccinations.

MHA Computer Recommendations

Wondering about what kind of computer to get for this program? We have a guide available to help you (PDF).

Tri-Met Passes

Discounted Tri-Met passes are available for purchase at the beginning of every semester. Passes are good in all zones, all days and are good for either the bus or Max.  Students may pick up a Student Account Authorization form and Tri-Met Sticker Pass at the College of Health Professions in Suite 101