Community Health Collaborative programs

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Health Coaching Services

HHP:4365 Health Coaching students offer free health coaching services to community members looking to improve lifestyle behaviors. 

Health testing services

Health Testing Services

Trained students administer health performance and screening tests to members of the community through HHP:4930 HHP Internship.  All proceeds go towards student research and education programming.

Health education resources

Health Education Resources

Students develop and share evidence-based health education materials that are free for public use in HHP:3820 Community Wellness Guided Practicum.

Community wellness

Community Wellness Programs

HHP:3820 Community Wellness Guided Practicum students offer health education services to residents of Iowa through health fairs, workshops, and seminars.

Outreach and applied learning opportunities

Student health fair

UI Student Health Fair

The Department of HHP hosts an annual booth at the UI Student Health Fair held in the Campus Recreation building. Students in HHP:4010 Behavioral & Clinical Assessment can volunteer to deliver interactive nutrition and physical activity promotion learning experiences.

UI employee health fair

UI Employee Health Fair

The Department of Health and Human Physiology hosts an annual booth at the UI Employee Health Fair held in the Field House. Students in HHP:4010 Behavioral & Clinical Assessment can volunteer to deliver interactive nutrition and physical activity promotion learning experiences.

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Fitness Assessments

HHP students enrolled in HHP:4420 Planning and Evaluating Health interventions administer health evaluations within Health & Physical Activity Skills classes. Field tests include resting heart rate, flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and cardiorespiratory endurance. 

Hawkathon: Adaptive Fitness Challenge

Hawkathlon: Adaptive Fitness Challenge

Include. Adapt. Empower.

The Hawkathlon is a FREE adaptive challenge course at the University of Iowa Campus Recreation & Wellness Center, for people with disabilities. Half of the participants will be running around the track, while the other half are completing fitness stations. There will be 10 stations for participants to go through as many or as few stations as they choose. After 30 minutes the two groups will switch and all participants will finish together with one final lap around the track. 

Each participant will have the option to complete the course with a buddy to help encourage and motivate them to keep going! All our stations will have various adaptations. Our goal for the event is to create opportunities for people with disabilities and support a healthy lifestyle, regardless of personal circumstances.

All participants will receive a medal for completion of the challenge course at the finish line and will be entered to win some raffle prizes. 

Mission Statement: We at Hawkathlon aim to create inclusive opportunities to make exercise a fun and accessible activity for all. By including potential adaptations at every station, we intend to empower all our participants. Anyone is capable of anything.

  • When: April 13, 2024
  • Time: 1:00-3:00pm
  • Where: University of Iowa Campus Recreation and Wellness Center- 3rd Floor Track  309 S Madison Street, Iowa City, IA, 52240


**Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires reasonable accommodations to participate in this program, please contact Abbie Geers at or Tessa Bartell at

Volunteers: Sign up using the link below, volunteers will be needed from 12:00-3:30 pm

Participants: Sign up using the link below, participants are welcome to come around 12:45 pm to check in & prepare for the course

Hawkathon Course

  • 20 minutes to run/walk around the track 

  • 20 minutes to complete as many or as few stations as you desire

  • 20 minutes to do yoga/aerobic drumming 

  • Finish all together with 1 final lap around the track to the finish line 

**Participants will be split into 3 groups and directed where to go for each rotation. Everyone will finish together! 

Station Options

  • Yoga

  • Aerobic drumming 

  • Rowers/bikes 

  • Roll the dice 

  • Dumbbells 

  • Medicine balls

  • Jump ropes/hula hoops 

Follow us on Instagram: @hawkathlon

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