Students will prepare a 5 page evidence based vocation paper that will include
- What the IHW program has meant to the them personally and professionally, (http://catalog.creighton.edu/graduate/graduate-pro…)
- How components of the program validated their desire to work with clients on an individual or group level to improve their personal health and well-being,
- The Jesuit Charisms that the student most identifies with the profession of health and wellness,
- What the IHW program has contributed to their vocation formation,
- A description of any particular area(s) in health and wellness that was ignited through the IHW curriculum, and your future plans.
A minimum of 10 resources must be used to create the Vocation Paper. Cite your resources using the American Medical Association (AMA) writing style.
Graduates of the MS-IHW program must possess knowledge, skills and values to work with people to improve their personal health and well-being so that they can thrive in the community in which they live, work, and spend their time. Graduates must be able to serve individuals based on efficacy data and in cooperation with other members of an interdisciplinary team. In this regard, graduates must demonstrate competence in the following areas:
1. Ignatian Values. Demonstrate through academic preparation and personal reflection the values of St. Ignatius of Loyola that includes, but are not limited to, cura personalis, solidarity, and the promotion of social justice.
2. Collaboration. Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively and effectively within a team. In health and wellness coaching, a team is not limited to fellow students, faculty, or health care providers. Rather, team members include all those involved in, and concerned with the health of an individual, including the individual him/herself.
3. Communication. Demonstrate effective verbal, non-verbal, and written communication skills. Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate cross-culturally and within various economic and social classes. Students will also communicate and collaborate effectively and at an appropriate level both interpersonally and within an interdisciplinary team.
4. Creativity and Critical Thinking. Demonstrate situational solutions critically and creatively. Students will problem-solve personal and professional situations with creative imagination and analytical solutions. This will be done through academic practices, service learning and research projects.
5. Whole Person Health. Demonstrate the knowledge, attitudes, and values of the interconnected and dynamic components that affect individual and community health and well-being. These components include, but are not limited to physical, emotional, sociocultural, economic, environmental and spiritual health.
6. Self-Care. Demonstrate the knowledge and attitudes for effective self-care. Students will learn about self-care strategies and practice designing whole person self-care programs for self and others that include, but are not limited to a healthy lifestyle.