At Georgetown we understand the ecological model of healthy living – that, although healthy lifestyles require self-responsibility, one’s environment strongly impacts what people do. The Wellness Advocates program enables select students to gain experience in health promotion and leadership that will add further value to their exceptional Georgetown College liberal arts education.
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Who should apply?
Wellness Advocates is ideal for students pursuing allied health fields in which health promotion is a cornerstone. These fields include physical and occupational therapy, physician assistant, athletic training, nursing, public health, personal training, and strength coaching. The Georgetown College KHS department is recognized for excellence by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
“Georgetown's Kinesiology department is second to none. The KHS professors have all walked the walk in the health and fitness field and teach you how to apply the degree you're getting.”
Sean Kratchman, 2015
What are the benefits?
- Attend guest lectures by speakers in their field;
- Meet professionals in their areas of interest to expand their professional network;
- Gain leadership experience via promoting health and wellness on campus.
What are the admission requirements?
- Apply by January 15th
- Optional letter of recommendation
- Interview in February at Georgetown Scholars Day (if invited). Click here for more information on Georgetown Scholars Day.
What are the requirements of the program?
- Maintain active and ongoing membership in the Kinesiology and Health Studies (KHS), a student-led organizations which provide leadership, experiential learning, and networking opportunities;
- Complete an internship as part of the coursework required for the major.
- Maintain a 2.7 GPA