THRiVE Internship & Apprenticeship ProgramINTERNSHIP: Health and wellness is a booming industry. With high ratings in job satisfaction, it’s no wonder that students are flocking to various degree programs in health and wellness. While the common goal might be to help people feel their best, the field is highly diverse and can lead to confusion. We understand the value of work experience to better inform professional choices. As an organization, we highly regard the fresh ideas and enthusiasm provided by young, bright minds. Each semester, THRiVE offers five internship positions to undergraduate and graduate students seeking hands-on experience in the following health promotion arenas:
- Health Promotion Program Development & Data Collection
- Health Promotion through Social Media
- Community Health and Outreach
- Applied Principles of Health Promotion (Kinesiology or Health & Nutrition Coaching)
- Business Management
THRiVE Work-Study ProgramTHRiVE’s Work-Study Program is a great way to trade services. If you have a skill set that might be of value to our organization and would like to receive free or reduced monthly rates on our services, please contact us today. For more information, please contact us by phone at: (713) 969-9141 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
THRiVE ResearchAt THRiVE, all programs are evidence-based. Prior to opening our studio, we conducted a nine-week pilot program to study the effectiveness of our program design and better understand our community. From baseline surveys, we discovered the following about urban professionals in Houston:
- The largest reported barrier to engaging in regular fitness and /or yoga classes were: Time, Cost, and Convenience.
- The largest perceived benefits to participating in regular fitness and/or yoga classes were: Look good, Increase energy, and Weight loss for better health.
- 80% of the men in our trial reported the following barriers to yoga: Spiritually offensive, Not real exercise, and Made them feel feminine.
- 100% of the women in our trial reported the following barriers to group fitness classes: Feared getting big muscles, Never considered themselves an athlete, and Low confidence.
- Largest barriers toward eating healthy were: Lack of time, Lack of Knowledge (confused by contradicting claims), Too expensive, and Not as much fun.
- Nutrition counseling increased both men and women’s perceived quality of life, energy, and body image.
- Yoga improved flexibility, core strength, stress reduction, and mood swings in both men and women.
- Fitness increased muscle mass in the men (especially through their chest and shoulders), and a toned look in the ladies (especially through their glutes, thighs, and abs).
- A strong community culture highly motivated participants to exert more energy in the class and sustain participation over the course of nine weeks.