You will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience helping solve real-world problems while earning course credits through immersive community learning projects.
A Community Health Education Intervention: Interpersonal Experiences
Addressing Healthy Eating and Physical Activity at Cardinal Wellness
Community Partner: Cardinal Wellness
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Christina Jones, Assistant Professor of Health Education & Promotion
Health Education & Promotion Students: Hollyn Anderson, Brooke Cummins, Sarah Craft, Kaylen Underhill, Catie Ridley, Kayce Ingram, Emily Jones, Emily Gerbhardt, Jessica Guzman, Jessica Gilmore, Mackenzie Mundy, Nia Kimbrough, Camesia Davidson, Trinity Lee, Sydney Cardenas, Nikki Jennings, Sydney Sisson, Kaitlynn McIntyre, Morgan Friend, Olivia Supancik, Esther Grussing, Briana McCoy, Aerial Simmons
Project Overview: HSC 302 and HSC 494 are courses include senior health education majors completing their final semester of coursework before beginning their internships. These courses seek to highlight the skills necessary to delivery health education programs in a variety of settings, where micro-level (interpersonal interactions) and macro-level (organizational and mass-media) applications are emphasized. Many of the course objectives are achieved in the context of a semester-long group project, where each student is asked to identify a health problem and an appropriate audience, for which they develop a social marketing-driven health campaign. For the past ten years of implementation of the courses, the students have been asked to choose problems that fit within Healthy Campus 2030 objectives, focusing their efforts on problems relevant to college students on Ball State’s campus specifically. However, in reviewing the primary objectives of the course, an understanding of how-to tailor strategies and messages to specific diverse populations as well as the importance of advocacy for protection and promotion of the public’s health at all levels of society are often difficult to complete within the boundaries of a college student audience for messages.
View a short video capturing the work of the Health Education Majors working at Cardinal Wellness.
View these programming pictures capturing the work of the Health Education Majors working at Cardinal Wellness.
Work with students and faculty across disciplines as you help a community partner address their real-world challenges, giving you hands-on experience while making a real and lasting impact by serving others. Learn more.