Community Health Teaching Center
The Community Health Teaching Center provides health outreach services to the residents of Iowa while providing hands on training experiences for HHP students. All services provided in this center are administered by HHP students under the direction of HHP faculty.
Exercise is Medicine
Through the Community Outreach Lab, we offer a free 10 week physical activity health coaching program to eligible members of the community. Students receive training and experience working as health coaches.
Health Testing Services
Through the Community Outreach Lab, we offer body composition (Bod Pod) and cardiorespiratory fitness tests to members of the community, UI faculty, and UI students. Students receive hands on training administering tests. All proceeds go towards student research and education programming.
Exercise is Medicine on Campus
The Exercise is Medicine on Campus program is a student led organization that works to promote a culture of physical activity on the University of Iowa campus.
Community Wellness Program
The Community Wellness Program offers health education services to residents of Iowa through health fairs, workshops, and seminars.
HHP Outreach and Applied Learning Opportunities
UI Student Health Fair
The Department of HHP hosts an annual booth at the UI Student Health Fair held in the Campus Recreation building. Students can volunteer to deliver interactive nutrition and physical activity promotion learning experiences.
UI Employee Health Fair
The Department of HHP hosts an annual booth at the UI Employee Health Fair held in the Field House. Students can volunteer to deliver interactive nutrition and physical activity promotion learning experiences.
HHP students enrolled in Behavioral and Clinical Health Assessment (HHP:4010) offer fitness testing for Health & Physical Activity Skills classes and members of the community. Field tests include resting heart rate, flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and cardiorespiratory endurance. To volunteer, contact Trish Welter.
Sport and Recreation Management Outreach
UISRM Fall Symposium
The Sport and Recreation Management program hosts an annual fall symposium at which students hear from industry leaders, participate in breakout panel discussions, and network at a job and internship fair. Event sessions are held in the Iowa Memorial Union and are open to the public. Click here for schedule and registration information; contact Packy Moran or Alex Voss with questions.
State Licensure in Interscholastic Athletics
Multiple Sport and Recreation Management courses and volunteer opportunities prepare UI students to serve as coaches, officials, and athletics directors at middle schools and high schools. Students who successfully complete the necessary classes become eligible to apply for licensure to work with interscholastic athletics in the state of Iowa. Click here to learn about the requirements. Direct Coaching Authorization questions to Kara Kehe and AD Certificate inquiries to Mike Winker.
Guided Practicums in Sport and Recreation Management
The Sport and Recreation Management program offers a variety of courses each term in which groups of students address real projects for organizations in the industry. Some examples of practicums include:
- Fans First, provider of front line customer service for UI athletics
- Old Capitol Tennis Championships, a USTA pro tournament
- Kids on Course, a nonprofit affiliate of the Zach Johnson Foundation
- Iowa Games, the state’s Olympic-style competitions and festivals
Click here for details on the application process for these practicums and other guided field experience possibilities. Contact associated instructors with specific questions, or email Anna Jensen with general inquiries.
Independent Field Experience in Sport and Recreation Management
An array of internship-type experiences benefit communities statewide and lead to valuable learning for students in the field. Individuals contribute to the role sports and events play in a community, such as:
- parks and outdoor recreation services
- event planning with convention and visitors bureaus
- operations of local minor league sports teams
Click here to learn about student responsibilities related to obtaining academic credit for independent or self-initiated field experience, and discuss personal interests with Anna Jensen.