Wellness Works is fueled by student leaders working through applied service learning experiences, practicums, guided research experiences or through internships.
Students interested in getting more involved in Wellness Works programming can enroll in supplemental learning experiences to gain additional experiences in worksite programming and health coaching. Brief exposures to programming can be obtained through Pre-Internship experiences or through the KIN 391 (Service Learning Leadership course). More focused training in health coaching is available through a practicum course focused on motivational interviewing (KIN 494x - Practicum in motivational interviewing). This course is designed to meet the 2 credit internship experience required to achieve the interdisciplinary Health Coach Certificate. Students can also enroll in formalized Internships to satisfy requirements for students majoring in Kinesiology and Health. Descriptions are provided below.
KIN 391 - Service Learning Leadership Experience
This structured service learning experience is designed to build off of the KIN 380 Worksite Health Promotion course to provide students with more in-depth, real-world experience in worksite wellness programming. Students will work with faculty and grad students to plan and carry out programming with collaborating worksite partners. Enrollment is by permission only and is only available in Fall and Spring semesters. Contact Dr. Greg Welk (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details. Click here to download handout.
KIN 494X - Practicum in Motivational Interviewing
This supervised practicum course is designed for students interested in learning how to conduct personalized health coaching for lifestyle change. Students learn strategies of motivational interviewing and have opportunities to practice applying these skills with students and healthy adult clients through IRB approved research studies. Click here for additional information. Contact Dr. Greg Welk (email@example.com) or Dr. Laura Ellingson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional details.
KIN 498 - Internship
Internships are a required component for several options in the Kinesiology Major and students can satisfy internship requirements directly through the Wellness Works program. Internship opportunities are available in both worksite programming and health coaching but students must work through the Internship Coordinator (Deb Power) to ensure an appropriate fit and for determining credit requirements. Interested students should contact Dr. Greg Welk (email@example.com) to discuss opportunities well ahead of their planned internship to secure slots or specific opportunities. Click the link here for information on the Wellness Works Internship.