As a Health, Wellness, and Occupational Studies (HWOS) student, you have numerous opportunities to apply the skills and knowledge you learn in the classroom in professional and community-based settings. As part of the HWOS curriculum, you complete Service Learning Projects. These projects bring you out into the field to perform important work with local organizations, while gaining invaluable experience and community connections — UNE’s Department of Service Learning offers additional opportunities. At the annual HWOS Day of Scholarship, student-led research projects are showcased to the UNE and surrounding community at an interactive, professional poster session, where you practice skills in effective presentation and communication.
You are also able and encouraged to participate in internships. With the support of the HWOS Internship Coordinator, Collyn Baeder, MPH, you are linked to local organizations focused on health and wellness promotion, where you can complete an internship experience and project for course credit under the guidance of the Internship Coordinator and an on-site supervisor.
Through UNE's Global Education Program, you also have access to travel courses to Africa, Europe and Central and South America and semester-long study abroad opportunities in Morocco, Spain, France, or elsewhere. These experiences are designed introduce you to diverse populations and foster broadened world views. UNE’s global learning experiences are readily compatible with the HWOS curriculum you can go abroad and stay on track with the requirements of your major.