Major: Kinesiology and Health
Minor/option/emphasis: KIN-Community and Public Health
Company/Organization: The Fountains of Melbourne
Company/Organization website: http://www.kiscoseniorliving.com/senior-living/fl/melbourne/the-fountains-of-melbourne/
Destination: Melbourne, Florida
Advisor/Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I was responsible for...
Create and Deliver Health Presentations Coordinate and Promote Wellness Programming Conduct 1:1 Wellness Consultations Instruct Exercise Classes (4= Advanced, Intermediate, Beginner Recovery, Water Aerobics) Promote and Educate Residents About Healthy Lifestyle Choices.
My greatest accomplishment throughout this internship was sharing knowledge from the "fountain of youth" to older adults (65+). By this I educated older adults about physical activity and overall wellness focused on up to date evidence based research and physical activity guidelines.
The greatest lesson I learned from my experience is that in this field much of my work was done with team members. With that being said, I truly believe it is vital to be a team player/leader within this career field. The more positive and forward thinking you are the more fun the job will be.
Advice for others...
Treat your internship as both a class and a job. By doing this you'll expand your knowledge as well as prepare yourself for the real world.