In Health Studies, you have the opportunity to fill your health professional tool kit with a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) certification, communication and research skills, and domestic or international work experience. With these tools, you are prepared for a health profession or graduate program.
We encourage students to focus on three areas: academics, experience, and professional skills.
Madilyn Hackett (UCM Health Studies major) spoke at the Spring 2019 New Beginnings Women's Center annual banquet.
Madilyn Hackett is with Carol Graham at the Spring 2019 New Beginnings Women's Center annual banquet. When Madilyn interviewed for a summer internship, she told her story of why she want to serve as an intern at New Beginnings. The story was so compelling that Carol and Patti White (Director) asked Madilyn to share her story at the banquet this past April.
Guest Speakers in Introduction to Health Course
Health Studies students experienced a guest lecture provided by Dana Hall (Internship Site Supervisor for Henry County Health Department) and Francine McRae (Health Studies graduate) in the Introduction to Health course
Health Studies Students Graduating
Vanessa Barrientos is one example of many Health Studies students graduating each year!
Interns will have a wide variety of responsibilities and opportunities! To know more details about internships, join the Health Studies group in Blackboard under My Community. The Blackboard Health Studies group serves as a communication site which includes internship details, club information, job listings, and scholarships. Interns will have a wide variety of responsibilities and opportunities!
“The Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) examination is a competency-based tool used to measure possession, application and interpretation of knowledge in the Seven Areas of Responsibility for Health Education Specialists delineated by A Competency-Based Framework for Health Education Specialists 2015. The exam reflects the entry-level Sub-competencies of these Areas of Responsibility.” https://www.nchec.org/ches
“Promote physical activity from the playground to policy-makers by becoming an ACSM/NPAS Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist (PAPHS). In collaboration with ACSM and the National Physical Activity Society (NPAS) – learn how to make your voice heard for the advancement of your community on the way to building partnerships, developing initiatives, and advocating for programming that centers on physical activity as a path to stronger public health.” https://www.acsm.org/get-stay-certified/get-certified/specialization/paphs
”Wellcoaches founded the first coaching school for health and wellness professionals in 2002, in collaboration with the American College of Sports Medicine, and published the first coaching textbook in health and wellness. Since then, Wellcoaches has defined the cutting edge and the gold standard for high impact, evidence-based, and innovative education, training, and certification. We provide the tools and skills to become game-changing professionals in corporate, healthcare, military and consumer well-being. We have trained more than 10,000 coaches in nearly 50 countries and now train 1,200 coaches per year.” http://www.learn.wellcoach.com/
Many graduate programs require students to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). More information about the test can be found at http://www.ets.org/gre/. The Learning Commons at JCK Library 3160 has a Test Preparation Center to assist students.
Students are encouraged to visit with Career Services at UCM (WDE 1200, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) when preparing for graduation. From resume writing, practice interviews, and job applications, they are prepared to help students plan and prepare for their departure from UCM. Even students wishing to attend graduate school would benefit from their service.