HERS student serving the community by checking blood pressures at the Hy-Vee Health Fair.

Service Learning

Service Learning and civic engagement form an important part of the Health Promotion major. Most junior and senior level classes include projects designed to encourage students to become involved in the community and to learn through their involvement. Recent service learning projects include:

•Supporting the Winona County Health Department’s program to prevent domestic violence.
•Designing a social marketing campaign for SEMCAC Family Planning Services to increase the number of people being tested for STDs.
•Developing an after-school exercise and nutrition education for elementary school children enrolled in the Winona Area Public Schools’ Key Kids Program.
•Working with a large grocery store on a project to promote the health of its employees.
•Helping to promote low-cost dental services to parents of small children.
• Writing and editing a newsletter for parents about child health issues.
• Developing an index of locally available health promoting services for health care workers.
In the Health Promotion program you will use hands on service learning to improve your learning with opportunities that include:

-Community service
-Health fairs
-Improving health classes
-Promote Exercise
-Free screenings
-Blood drives
-Healthy Eating Workshop
-Volunteer
-Peace Corps