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Austin Starckovich

Major: Kinesiology and Health


Minor/option/emphasis: Health Promotion

Company/Organization: Boone County Hospital Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Company/Organization website: https://www.boonehospital.com/
Destination: Boone/Iowa
Timeframe: Spring 2019

Advisor/Coordinator Email: dpower@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
• Exercise prescription consultation • Physical activity counseling • Obtaining patient vital signs • Designing and presenting an educational bulletin board • Reviewing cardiac/pulmonary rehabilitation patient cases • Delivering high quality customer service with confidentiality and compassion • Train and educate patients on the important of weight lifting.

I accomplished...
My greatest accomplishment was being able to connect with and inspire some of our patients to not only continue there rehab within the clinic but to work on bettering themselves outside of the clinic.

I learned...
The greatest lesson that I learned from my experience was to never underestimate the importance of social interraction. Simple Hello's and Goodbyes' can mean the world to certain people. Just being someone that a patient can have where someone will listen to them can be all the difference between whether they want to continue there rehab or give up.

Advice for others...
My advice for future students is to learn to be social and prepare for an amazing environment filled with care, passion, and fun.

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