Internships (HSC 498)

The HSC 498 Wellness Management Internship is the capstone course for HPW majors and requires you to have already taken HSC 448. A big part of the internship is showcasing your independence, professionalism, preparation, and knowledge about working in the field of wellness management and health promotion.

Academic calendar registration deadlines will be followed or each semester/term

  • Winter 2018 Internship - November 17th, 2017
  • Spring 2018 Internship - December 17th, 2017
  • Summer 2018 Internship -  April 15th, 2018
  • Fall 2018 Internship – May 15th, 2018


Step1: Search the Experience Network to find sites that have been cleared to host interns. 

  1. When you find an internship site in the Experiential Network, then print off the internship position description for submission.
  2. If you have a site but they are not located in the Experience Network, you need to send the site supervisor the link below to complete the online application and a position description. The link is as follows;

            Employer Login to become an approved internship location.

Step 2: After completion of step 1, you will need to submit two different forms.

 A. Submit Online The Intent to Apply for Summer/Fall 2018.

 B. Print the Experiential Learning Application form

Complete the form and attach the internship position description (Step1) with it. Bring the form and the internship position description to Dr. Seo for her signature. After she signs the form, deliver it to the Center of Experiential Learning (Marano Campus Center 145). The registrar will register you for HSC 498 Internship course (3 credits). When you are registered, you can view the course on Black Board. The course requires 120 hours work, a midterm paper, 2 work samples and final paper. Specific information including syllabus, assignments, and rubrics are on Black Board. All course fees for enrolling and completion is the same as any other course. (See course semester fees).

Step 3: Create Five SMART learning objectives that you want to accomplish at your internship sites. Learning objectives must be specific and measurable and demonstrate your understanding of health promotion needs assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.  You will need to share the learning objectives with Dr. Seo in a google doc for APPROVAL (Sample are at the bottom of the page). If the learning objectives are not submitted to Dr. Seo by the end of the 1st week of the semester, then you will be dropped from the internship.

Step 4: After your five learning objectives are approved, your Learning Agreement will be generated electronically and YOU, your site supervisor, and Dr. Seo will submit and approve all documentation online through the Experiential Network. The CEL office will send you a notification letter for you to do this.

Step 5: After step 1-4 are completed, you can start working at your internship site (Anytime after the first week of the semester).

 If you have additional questions, please contact Dr. Minjung Seo (105 Park Hall), Health Promotion and Wellness Internship Coordinator, 

Samples of Learning Objectives:

1. Administer a needs assessment in Oswego County about mosquito-borne disease
2. Recognize and develop the key components of a needs assessment of a new patient in a physical therapy (PT) setting
3. Apply “evidenced-based” health promotion program theories/models to develop physical activity and nutrition education program for college student on campus.
4. Determine which health promotion program theories/models will work best in a PT setting to facilitate exercise adherence
5. Implement an effective social media campaign to reduce the rate of obesity in older adults in Oswego and evaluate improvements to knowledge, attitudes, or behaviors.
6. Implement exercise programs protocols to the patients under direct PT supervision at Summit Physical Therapy office
7. Evaluate an obesity prevention program for children in Oswego determine its effectiveness in changes to knowledge, attitudes, or behaviors
8. Evaluate a patient’s progress during a PT program
9. Develop media (infographic, blogs, newsletters, brochure, and patient education materials) for the organization and evaluate effectiveness.

  Student responsibilities:

  • Pre-requisites: junior or senior status, HSC 448, 2.5 GPA.  
  • You will need to apply to prospective placement sites early in the semester prior to the anticipated internship.
  • You will need to develop a learning agreement with the HPW internship coordinator (Dr. Minjung Seo) and have clearly defined learning objectives approved. 
  • You will need to complete all of the responsibilities as listed on the learning agreement in a timely and professional manner.
  • You will need to consult with the work site supervisor and Dr. Minjung Seo regarding any time conflicts or other problems related to the internship.
  • Dr. Minjung Seo will be the only HPW faculty member signing your HSC 498 forms. She will be signing on the various forms as the internship coordinator, faculty sponsor and faculty advisor. 
  • You do not need your academic advisor's signature to apply for HSC 498.
  • You will be representing SUNY Oswego, and expect you to behave and dress in a professional demeanor at your internship and provide valuable and reliable support to your internship site.