Student American Academy of Osteopathy (SAAO)

SAAO (Student American Academy of Osteopathy)

The Student American Academy of Osteopathy (SAAO) is a national organization that provides students with an interest in osteopathic manipulative treatment the opportunity to learn, develop, and practice skills in OMT. Every year, they host a convocation with workshops in multiple OMT fields, guest speakers with research presentations involving the benefits of OMT, and evenings of learning OMT techniques from nationally known osteopathic physicians.

The Seton Hill campus chapter offers review notes and practice sessions to practice OMT. The practice of these techniques is not only a chance for students to review before quizzes and exams, but allows extra hands-on practice times for students to retain these techniques for the remainder of their career.

Club activities include:
Member benefits: OMT review sessions, OPP review notes
Annual member events: National Convocation, A.T. Still’s birthday party
Community events: Health & Education Expo

President: Kaitlyn Thomas
Vice President: Peter Swain
Treasurer: Amanda Jacubowsky
Secretary: Michaela Hull
Review Coordinators: Bhavana Choppara & Priyasha Chadha
National Representative: Michah Debenedetto
Clinical Years Representative: Khateeb Raza
OMM Mascot: Mike Germann
Advisor: Dr. Kevin Thomas