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Acquire invaluable practical experience, uncover potential career paths, and establish connections with experts in your chosen field, all while putting your classroom knowledge to the test in a real-world setting. 

The internship course in Health Promotion and Wellness Management (HSC 498) is tailored to offer you first-hand exposure to the industry. It serves as a valuable complement to your undergraduate education, propelling you towards the achievement of your degree while equipping you with practical skills and knowledge in the field.

HSC 498

All Students in the HPW Major have the same Faculty Sponsor for HSC 498:

Dr. Jessica Harris, CHES
[email protected]

For questions about internships, contact SUNY Oswego internship coordinator Tina Cooper or visit the EXCEL Internship page.

Email TinaEXCEL Internship pageTimelines and Deadlines

  • Internship Types: Paid or Unpaid
  • Duration: Spans the full semester or term
  • Enrollement Status: Can be full-time or part time, still take classes
  • Length of Registration: Once started, the process to getting registered may take several weeks
  • Required Course: HSC 498 combines internship work with course assignments

  • Credits: 3 credit hours
  • Semester Availability: Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer semesters.
  • Required Hours: 120 hours
  • Fees: Part of tuition Fall and Spring, Cost per credit for Summer/Winter
  • Grading: H (Honors), S (Satisfactory), U (Unsatisfactory) not calculated into your GPA
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Eligibility & Criteria

  • Must be a junior, senior or graduate student (transfer and graduate students must complete one academic semester in major/program).
  • Must have at least a 2.5 GPA.
  • Must have completed HSC 448 with a C- or better.
  • International students on an F-1 visa must meet with their International Education Advisor before registering for an internship.

Navigating Your Internship

Navigating the world of internships might appear overwhelming when you're uncertain about the array of opportunities. You can be confident that our dedicated faculty advisors, department internship coordinator, and the wealth of resources available through EXCEL are here to guide you in uncovering your specific areas of interest. EXCEL staff are available to help you through each step and ensure that you are ready to go.

The five phases of an internship:

  1. Plan ahead
  2. Search for and apply
  3. Formalize the position
  4. Register
  5. Complete

EXCEL Internship Instructions


Phone: 315.312.6386 
210 Wilber Hall
SUNY Oswego