The Capstone course will synthesize and apply information from the Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management curriculum. It is not an internship; rather, students serve in a consultant role, identifying a need of the partner site/organization, assessing it, analyzing the data, and providing recommendations for implementation grounded in research on best practices.
Students will have a meaningful presence at their partner site, engaging with stakeholders and building relationships to address their driving question successfully. A time estimate is approximately 100 hours over the course of the semester (7 hours per week).
- Secure a site partner.
- Collaborate with a site supervisor.
- Identify needs of site partner and define the problem.
- Craft a driving question.
- Explore research on best practice and identify assessment tool(s).
- Write proposal including literature review on best practices.
- Spend time at partner site, collaborating with site supervisor.
- Assess driving question with established tool(s).
- Analyze assessment data and identify emerging themes.
- Provide recommended initiatives and next steps (supported by research on best practices) to capstone partner.
- Give oral presentation to capstone partner (supervisor and stakeholders).
- Submit video recording, PowerPoint, script and executive summary/abstract.
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