Student Involvement Opportunities

Student Involvement Opportunities

Student Involvement Opportunities

College is far more than just delivering information to students, developing skills, and advising students in careers. It is the "experiences" that students partipate in that will separate them from other candidates. From the very first HPCS course, students are encouraged to get involved career buiding activities. This builds the expierences that will help in the decision to direct them to their ultimate career. Listed are a few of the opportunites for ALL HPCS students.

  • Exercise is Medicine® On Campus (EIM-OC) calls upon universities and colleges to promote physical activity as a vital sign of health. EIM-OC encourages faculty, staff and students to work together toward improving the health and well-being of the campus community by:
    • Making movement a part of the daily campus culture
    • Assessing physical activity at every student health visit
    • Providing students with the tools necessary to strengthen healthy physical activity habits that can last a lifetime
    • Connecting university health care providers with university health fitness specialists to provide a referral system for exercise prescription.  
    • Students in the HPCS major run Exercise is Medicine on Campus club and are recognized at the "bronze" level. They will be applying for the "silver" level during the 2019-2020 academic school year.
  • Get FIT (Fitness, Integration, and Training) is an innovative, collaborative effort between Rowan University and the Family Resource Network, a non-profit agency in New Jersey, which has demonstrated success in improving access to fitness, nutritional, and wellness programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) and their caregivers. Since 2008, Get FIT @ Rowan has had an incredible impact on the Southern New Jersey community through actualizing its mission of bolstering physical activity and nutrition education for individuals with IDD and their families. Get FIT has three primary goals, which are to: (1) improve the quality of life for the Southern New Jersey community; (2) promote physical activity among individuals with IDDs and their families; and, (3) continue to expand the Program to have tangible, positive, and measurable impacts.
    • Run by Dr. Spencer from the Health Promotion Wellness Management major, many HPCS students been able to participate in this program.
  • Philadelphia Science Festival. Each year HPCS faciliate a day of learning with fun hands on activities and demonstrations teaching the "Science Behind Exercise". Activities include:
    • Electromyography
    • Blood pressure screening
    • Educating health effects of sugar
    • Muscle power, strength and flexibility testing
  • Tutoring and Mentoring Programs. Students are encouraged to participate in this program to either receive support through their college career or give back by sharing their knowledge and skills to help other students in the program.
  • Student Research Opportunities. All HPCS students complete training to be eligle to participate in research their first semster. They have opportunities to apply as research assistants with faculty and are encouraged to develop and study their own interests. 
The HPCS program truly views our students, faculty, and staff as a family with everyone offering their individual talents and benefiting from those with other talents.