Life as an HRCS Student
Life as a Health, Recreation & Community Services (HRCS) student means you’re on the move. In a Wellness Recreation Center classroom; out in the community as part of poverty simulation exercise; shadowing at a local nonprofit; exploring the human body in the anatomy lab; studying quietly in the lounge overlooking the WRC pools; reviewing an assignment with a professor.
All that activity needs support. Whether it’s faculty, professional advisors, staff and resources within the College of Education or across campus, we have what you need.
In the field: From clinics to the community
Getting hands-on may be called different names among the degrees offered by HRCS — clinical experience and internships — but these are requirements that build your skill base at either undergraduate or graduate levels.
- Athletic training and rehabilitation studies (Clinical experience)
- Public health (Internships)
- Recreation, tourism and nonprofit leadership (Internship)
- County health departments
- YWCA and YMCA summer programs
- United Nations-related nonprofits
- Community health clinic
- Medical missions abroad
- Master’s in athletic training (Clinical experience)
- Summer training camp with Indianapolis Colts
- Student trainer with UNI football team
- Undergraduate: Three scholarships for public health or recreation, tourism & nonprofit leadership students
- Clifford J. & Ruth M. Edginton Endowed Scholarship
- Dean’s Graduate Scholarships
Additional College of Education-specific scholarships
If you’re an on campus student, you can also apply for a graduate tuition scholarship through the Graduate College. Funding varies, but many scholarships award up to $1,000. The Dean’s Graduate Scholarships are $1,500 awards.
Graduate Assistantships & More
Depending on the availability of funds, HRCS-related graduate assistantships may be offered for:
- Athletic training
- Public health
- Recreation, tourism and nonprofit leadership