Academic Support


academic support

Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions connects you with the resources you need to achieve your academic and personal goals. In the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis, care of the whole person, we nurture both your academic and emotional well-being. If you need help with a course or personal challenge, our staff is available to assist you.

We also offer a comprehensive support network that includes tutoring, academic success seminars, academic advising and individual academic coaching sessions.

Learn more about the services we offer below, or reach out to one of our academic success consultants.


Meeting your needs and helping you succeed academically is important to us.

Tutors focus on helping students develop the problem-solving and analytical skills needed to understand, synthesize or apply complex material. Tutoring is a service offered to all students in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions and is provided at no cost. Peer tutors are available in a variety of courses by appointment. Contact one of our academic success consultants for an evaluation of your tutoring needs. We will put you in touch with a tutor based on the course and level.

Before meeting with you tutor, please review the Tutoring Rules and Expectations - Student Agreement.

Current tutors: Please track your time via the Tutoring Session Tracking form.

NOTE: Please use your NetID [at] creighton [dot] edu email address when logging in to access the tutor lists.


  • Tutoring for first-year courses is available through OASA: Fall  | Spring
  • Additional tutoring is available through Rho Chi for both P1 and P2 courses: Fall | Spring


Distance Pharmacy Pathway Mentors:

The Distance Pharmacy Pathway provides course mentors in order to support the academic success of distance students throughout the curriculum. Distance pathway mentors focus on helping students understand course content, facilitating active learning and group activities, and providing opportunities for distance students to practice important skills such as patient counseling. 

Distance pathway mentors have course-specific responsibilities that are determined by the course instructor. Mentors connect with students by web conferencing software, discussion boards, telephone, and email to lead course activities. Examples of these activities may include holding review sessions before an exam, answering questions related to course content, and leading small group discussions.


Physical Therapy: 

  • Tutoring for first-year courses is available through OASA: Fall | Spring


Occupational Therapy: 

  • Tutoring for first-year courses is available through OASA: Fall | Spring

Writing Support

The Creighton University Writing Support Center provides writing support to on-site students with various needs. On-campus SPAHP students can access this resource at no charge. Appointments can be scheduled by visiting the center in Creighton Hall, room 136.

Online writing help for SPAHP distance students is available!

The EDGE at Creighton University provides students enrolled in graduate and professional programs with access to online tutoring services from Smarthinking. With Smarthinking, students can chat with a live writing tutor at almost time of day or night from any internet connection.

Tutors are available to chat one-on-one with you to provide assistance with APA formatting, grammar, mechanics, organization, outlining, thesis development, research, documentation, etc. You can also submit a completed draft of your writing assignment to the Smarthinking Writing Center for a tutor to review. The tutor will provide detailed, personalized feedback about your paper, typically within 24 hours.

Instructions for utilizing Smarthinking are available via the Smarthinking Student Instruction Sheet.

Study Strategy Resources

Academic Success Seminars

All academic success seminars are held on Mondays from 3:30 – 4:20 p.m. in BIC G11.

  • Health Sciences Library- Creighton University’s Health Science Library and Learning Resources Center
  • Time Management- Interactive tool used to compute how you spend your 168 hour week (hosted by Study Guides and Strategies)


Test Taking Skills and Anxiety

Resources for taking multiple choice, online, and essay exams and recommendations for combating test anxiety.


Note Taking

Examples of several note taking systems including helpful tips of the trade.


Learning Styles

Opportunity to take several different learning style inventories to discover what type of learner you are.

Academic Advisor

Each student in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions is assigned an academic advisor who is available to help with course registration, academic counseling and professional career planning.

The student must meet with his/her advisor each semester to discuss academic progress and to obtain the PIN number required to register for classes. The advisor’s signature is required to initiate adds/drops or other registration changes. Students are strongly encouraged to make contact at other times to keep their advisors apprised of academic problems and/or successes and to develop a strong professional rapport. The name of your assigned academic advisor, as well as his/her room number, phone number, email address and pager number (if applicable) will be given to you at the beginning of the orientation session.

Change of Academic Advisor

Each student is assigned an academic advisor upon entering the School. While students generally keep the same advisor throughout their professional program, a change may be made at the student’s request. The student is responsible for finding a new advisor.

The student should obtain a Change of Academic Advisor form from the Office of Academic and Student Affairs. The student will fill out the form including the names of the current and new advisors. The current and new advisors must sign off on the form to officially implement the change. The form will then be turned in to the Office of the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, who will copy both current and new advisors. At this point, the current advisor should transfer the advisee file to the new advisor.

SPAHP Study Rooms

Students seeking reservable study space have options available in the following areas:

Study rooms in Omaha are located in Criss Health Science Center (CHSC, Omaha) within the Office of Academic and Student Affairs (OASA, Omaha) and in Health Sciences Library (HSL).

At the Phoenix Health Science Center (PHSC), study rooms are located on the 3rd floor.

Study rooms are available for individual or group study sessions. Students can reserve rooms in two-hour time blocks twice a week in the OASA and any time during business hours of the HSL and PHSC. Any requests outside of these perimeters will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

To see study room availability in Phoenix, visit 25Live.

  • Select the Availability Tab on the top right in 25Live
  • The rooms in Phoenix are PHSC 304 A, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, N, O & PHSC 310 A, C, D, E
  • Today’s date will appear or select a different date to see future room availability
  • To reserve a room, complete the Phoenix Study Room Request form
  • A confirmation will be sent via CU Mail to the primary contact person


To see study room availability in Omaha, visit 25Live.

  • Select the Availability Tab on the top right in 25Live
  • The OASA study rooms are CHSC 154G, CHSC 155 and 155D
  • The rooms in the Health Science Library are BICR 248, 249, 251.
  • Today’s date will appear or select a different date to see future room availability
  • To reserve a room, complete the Omaha Study Room Request form
  • A confirmation will be sent via CU Mail to the primary contact person

Family and Friends Support

How can family and friends support their distance student?

We know that transitions for families and friends helping a distance student succeed in professional school are tough and can be very stressful, but remember that your student may also be feeling the same way. It’s important to reach out to him or her early in the process in whatever way you can. Part of this involves understanding what the program requires from them so you can make plans, establish routines and anticipate what is coming.

Explore our family and friends support pdf today.