The Health Promotion Internship Program
Health Promotion professionals work to promote health and prevent disease by positively influencing the behavior of individuals as well as their living and working conditions.
Weber State University students have the potential to leave our university competent and capable of having a fulfilling and successful career in Health Promotion. Our students can and should leave this university with the knowledge and capabilities to make a significant difference in a variety of health professional settings.
Over the course of the Health Promotion program, students received knowledge through in-class instruction. In order to help our students gain the necessary skills needed to work in the field of Health Promotion we require students to obtain hands-on experience in a professional health setting through the vehicle of internships.
Internship QualificationsTo do an internship through the Health Promotion program, you must qualify by:
- Being a Health Promotion major
- Having junior standing with a 2.5 GPA
- Completing the Health Promotion core courses (HLTH 3000,
HLTH 4860 - Field Experience/Internship Course
All Health Promotion majors need to take a minimum of 3 credits of HLTH 4860 - Field Experience.
Students can take up to 6 credits of this class and it can be repeated. Though we don't recommend it, not all credits have to be completed in the same semester. For example, a student could take 1 credit in the fall at one internship site and then retake the course in spring for 2 credits at a different internship site.
As an additional option, students may take HLTH 4800 - Special Projects or HLTH 4920 - Workshops with approval from the HP program director in place of HLTH 4860 credit hours. Permission to take these classes is given by the program director - Michael Olpin - firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to take HLTH 4860, please follow the steps below:
1. Determine how many credits you are going to take that semester. Students must complete 60 internship hours for each credit hour.
Please also check with the department academic advisor, Sherrie Jensen (email@example.com), to be sure that you will have enough upper division hours to graduate (40 minimum).
2. Follow the Internship Steps link on the right side of this page.
3. Locate a site to do your internship. A list of internship opportunities can be found by clicking the Internship Opportunities link on the right side of this page.
3. Download the Internship Manual located on the right side of this page.
4. Print Forms A, B, & C of the Internship Manual, which is the contract. Follow the instructions in the Internship Steps for completing the contract with the person at your internship who will supervise you.
Once you and your supervisor complete the contract, sign it, and then set up a meeting with the Health Promotion Program Director, Dr. Michael Olpin, at firstname.lastname@example.org
5. After you have submitted your contract, Dr. Olpin will submit an override to allow you to register for the course and will review the syllabus/course requirements/deadlines with you.