Wellness Works is an outreach program coordinated by the Physical Activity and Health Promotion Lab in the Department of Kinesiology at Iowa State University. The Wellness Works programming is managed by Dr. Greg Welk and Dr. Laura Ellingson, faculty members in the Department.
Programming is managed by a team of graduate students (Katy DeShaw, Jeni Lansing, Maria Perez). This team oversees the service learning programming provided through KIN 380 as well as the supplemental service learning and health coaching applications available through a supplemental practicum course focused on teaching skills in motivational interviewing (KIN 494x). The team collectively guides research and outreach programming coordinated through Wellness Works. Contact us with any questions.
Greg Welk, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Laura Ellingson, Ph.D (email@example.com)
Please contact our extended Wellness Works team if you have general questions or if you would be interested in service learning partnerships at your company (wellnessworksISU@gmail.com)
Overview and Approach
The primary programming strategy used in Wellness Works is service learning. Undergraduate students work with faculty and graduate students in the Physical Activity and Health Promotion Lab to plan, prepare and implement worksite wellness programming for ISU and other local companies.
Students gain valuable experience in worksite programming and participating companies and employees receive direct benefits from the services provided by the students.