Hands in Health currently has approximately 20 active members and is open to any interested UA student. The purpose of this student organization is to advance the professional competency and dedication of individual members with an interest in health and wellness. Hands in Health provides undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to gain experience in health-related service, teaching, advocacy, and research. Eta Sigma Gamma Delta Xi is the local chapter of the national health education and health promotion honorary society, serves to recognize outstanding health education and promotion undergraduate and graduate students, as well as give members practical experience with health program planning, implementation, and evaluation. Initiation criteria for the Delta Xi chapter include: major or concentration in health education and health promotion, a minimum GPA (3.0 in the major for undergraduates and 3.2 for graduates), and active participation in her sister organization, Hands in Health. The faculty advisor of Hands in Health and Eta Sigma Gamma Delta Xi is Dr. Jen Nickelson, Associate Professor in the Department of Health Science.