Three credits of Field Study are required for all CHS seniors arranged through the Field Studies for Community Health Sciences course (CHS 494). A mandatory orientation is required for this course and offered several times during the last week of so of each semester for those taking CHS 494 the following semester. Be sure to look for these announcements or contact the School of Community Health Sciences for dates and time.
Students are responsible for locating and arranging for their field study sites. However, a growing number of organizations are contacting our School of Community Health Sciences (public health) with position offers. This list is made available for students.
Students in CHS 494 are required to develop a health-related project for their organization. This serves to demonstrate the skills and range of knowledge our seniors have developed. Projects, rather than simply working at a site, provide a unique service to an organization and can be a strong addition to a student’s resume. Field studies have provided our undergraduate students with valuable experiences often leading to job offers and very positive letters of recommendation for graduate school.
Following are just a few of the creative projects our students have developed:
- Shoulder/Knee Recovery Guide
- Mental Health Monitoring Program for At Risk Teens
- Free Drug Program for Cancer Patients
- Nutrition Analysis and Education for local high school athletic teams
- Design and development of occupational therapy equipment
- 10-week Health and Wellness Guide for Seniors
- Design and creation of a CD for spine rehabilitation
- Creation of a training manual for new dental lab technition
- Create summer sports program for elementary children
- Data collection and analysis of campus suicide rates
- Development of health and safety course for restaurant managers
For further information contact the undergraduate Field Study coordinator, Gerold Dermid-Gray