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HPW Internship: St. Cloud State University-Campus Recreation

Posted by Deising, Deanna - June 19, 2017 - 2017 Internships, HPW Internships, Out-of-State, Worksite

HPW Student Internship Experience – Rogue Larson Spring 17′
Quite the experience interning at SCSU. If you have never heard the saying, “hit the ground running,” you would here. I was immediately involved in professional staff meetings, worker staff meetings and meetings with other people around campus to assist in organizing and running big campus programs. These programs were all things that centered on trying to get the student community involved at our rec center where I spent most of my time working. One of our biggest beginning of the year programs was the SCSU 6 Week on the Move challenge, which consisted of weekly health challenges and fitness workouts and all contestants would keep track of their points. One of the challenges that would appear weakly would be Wellness Coaching. I was the new primary wellness coach and I would meet with clients on a weekly basis and discuss health goals in all of the dimensions of wellness. I was trained in for front desk duties as well as taking clients through our 11-step beginner’s workout called “Vital 11.” I would assist clients in the gym with their workouts as far as form and what exercises to do depending on their fitness goals. It was a real life work experience, especially with all of the meetings to go which really gives you a good snapshot of the work field in health. For our “Free Fitness Week” advertising campaign, I was in charge of standing at booths around the campus for the full week advertising for programs that we had to offer at or rec facility as well as the newly created Wellness Coaching program.


  1. Behavior:
    1. Student will be working with faculty/students doing one on one personal training
    2. On occasion, he will be working with the elementary school kids and directly interacting with them through activities
    3. Working with the Judo Department, before and after classes taking participants through stretches and deep breathing
  2. Promotion and Marketing:
    1. Planning some special events (depending on the day)
    2. Flyers for wellness events
    3. Turning an unused room into a healthy cooking room
  3. Organizational Experiences:
    1. Write and create a weekly newsletter covering fitness and wellness topics to be distributed to all TAKE CHARGE participants
    2. Working extensively with the intramural office.
    3. Assisting and managing with a weightlifting competition

On-site Supervisor
Chris Haukos
Fitness Coordinator
SRC #52, 720 4th Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN

30 (may vary depending on special projects/events)

None available

UW-Stevens Point Students Who Completed Internship

  • Ryan Larson, Fall 2017 (pictured above)
  • Rogue Larson, Spring 2017

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