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Health Promotion

HPRO 485 (Q) Internship in Health Careers. (Credit Hours: 9) (Pre-requisites: Admission to the Health Promotion program, Senior standing, and HPRO 350) Supervised work experience through health-related agencies for a minimum of 290 hours. The internship requires 90 or more hours of collegiate credit with a Coastal Carolina University GPA of 2.25 or greater; formal application with a resume by stipulated deadline; and a contract with the internship agency, the student, and the department. A journal detailing work activities and portfolio will also be required.

Students will investigate and choose their experiential learning activity based on their academic program and/or career goals, and select a site based on their personal interest from the pre-determined list. Students then participate in experiential learning activities at that site practicing the competencies of a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). Students will complete personal reflection journals documenting academic connections they have made, their professional development, their role as a citizen in our world, and how that role has been shaped as a result of the internship (290 experiential learning contact hours).