HWM 790 Health and Wellness Management Capstone

The HWM 790 Health and Wellness Management Capstone Course will synthesize and apply information from the Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management curriculum. It is not an internship; rather, students serve in a consultant role, identifying a need of the partner site/organization, assessing it, analyzing the data, and providing recommendations for implementation grounded in research on best practices.

Students will have a meaningful presence at their partner site, engaging with stakeholders and building relationships to address their driving question successfully. A time estimate is approximately 100 hours over the course of the semester (7 hours per week).

  • Secure a site partner.
  • Collaborate with a site supervisor.
  • Identify needs of site partner and define the problem.
  • Craft a driving question.
  • Explore research on best practice and identify assessment tool(s).
  • Write proposal including literature review on best practices.
  • Spend time at partner site, collaborating with site supervisor.
  • Assess driving question with established tool(s).
  • Analyze assessment data and identify emerging themes.
  • Provide recommended initiatives and next steps (supported by research on best practices) to capstone partner.
  • Give oral presentation to capstone partner (supervisor and stakeholders).
  • Submit video recording, PowerPoint, script and executive summary/abstract.

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