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Sarah Stark

Major: Kinesiology and Health


Minor/option/emphasis: KIN-Community and Public Health

Company/Organization: UnityPoint Health - Des Moines
Company/Organization website: https://www.unitypoint.org/desmoines/default.aspx
Destination: Des Moines, Iowa
Timeframe: Summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email: lipsey@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
-Employee Health Screenings -Employee Incentive Programs -Health Coaching -Weight Loss Programs -Fitness Evaluations and Consultations -Group Exercise Classes -Presentations -Health screenings and consultations that include: blood pressure, body composition, blood profiles, waist circumference and individual consultations -Community Blood Profiles -CPR and First Aid Courses -Corporate and Community -Presentations

I accomplished...
Being able to create a worksite wellness program on my own was a great experience that I value.

I learned...
I learned many things during my time at UnityPoint - Des Moines. Most importantly, that communication skills are one of the most important skills you can have. By having great communication skills, a lot of opportunities can open up for you.

Advice for others...
Don't be afraid to try new things even if it seems like something you would not be interested in or would like. Some of my best experiences during my internship were doing things that were out of my comfort zone.

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