Each semester, 6-15 students complete internships with the program. Those opportunities have expanded to include a physical therapy elective, fieldwork experience for gerontology (Gero130/131), community nutrition (NUFD 117) and psychology (Psych 195 and 150) with additional placement of students in an ID 201 course. Students have a multifaceted role, contributing to both the daily function of the program, as well as, developing projects to benefit the program.
A major component of this wellness program is becoming part of a community. Our student interns greatly contribute to that concept. They are as much a part of our program family as the older individuals. Several of the past semester CSUS students, including recent graduates, are also still attending. High school students may also help in the summer.
Academic units have been provided by both the College of Health & Human Services (HHS) and the College of Social Sciences and Independent Studies (SSIS) which went initially to nursing and now are being devoted to the program coordinator and an ID 201 course.
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