Hands-On Experience in Health & Wellness
At Iowa Wesleyan, students are given the opportunity to learn both in and out of the classroom. Many classes take an experimental approach to learning, taking students out into the field to practice what they have learned in their classes.
IW also encourages a service learning approach, where students support their communities through service projects and volunteering while continuing to engage with the materials they learned from their professors. As Dr. DeWayne Frazier, University Provost, noted, “Service learning is at the core of who we are at Iowa Wesleyan and it has been a part of the fabric of this institution for decades.”
As part of the Practicum in Exercise Science and Wellness course, taught by Professor Caleb Robertson, students are given the opportunity to apply their education to real-life situations by providing free personal training to volunteering members of the campus community.
Students meet one-on-one with their assigned client twice a week for six weeks. With a variety of fitness levels and fitness goals, each student has the opportunity to work with their clients and individualize the training routine in the same way they would in the workforce.