NSTP is a program aimed at enhancing civic consciousness and defense preparedness in the youth by developing the ethic of service and patriotism while undergoing training in any of its three (3) program components. Its various components are specially designed to enhance the youth’s active contribution to the general welfare of the country. (Section 3, RA 9163)
The National Service Training Program (NSTP), being a government mandated subject bearing a total of 6 credit units, requires all Filipino First Year Undergraduate College Students to undergo both the formative (NSTP 101), as well as, the community engagement (NSTP 102) phases. As such, all students are required to adhere to the following rules and regulations, in keeping with what is expected of a Lasallian student.
NSTP 101 is a course offered during the 1st semester of a schoolyear, to be completed for 18 weeks, thus having a total of 54 hours. It is a prerequisite subject of the NSTP 102, which shall be offered during the 2nd semester of the same schoolyear. The concepts and principles of the Common Modules required by the Law shall be part of the 8 Modules prepared for this Course. These Modules are uniquely in line with the 12 Declaration on the Educational Mission (DEM) of the De La Salle Community.
NSTP has 3 components: Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS), Literacy Training Service (LTS), and Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). The NSTP of the DLSMHSI offers only the CWTS component, considering the health professional courses that are being offered in the Institute. Students who will eventually decide to take any of the other 2 components may cross-enroll to another Higher Education Institution that offers an accredited NSTP course.