Arissa McGregor

Major: Kinesiology and Health
Company/Organization: Unity Point Health Des Moines Wellness Department
Destination: Des Moines, Iowa
Timeframe: Summer 2022
Advisor/Coordinator Email: lipsey


-Assist wellness staff with early morning corporate accounts with duties that include: body composition, blood pressure, height and weight, waist circumference, etc. -Assist with employee health offerings such as: biometric screenings, blood pressure checks, health coaching, wellness committee and staff meetings. -Design and market wellness program challenges to be utilized for the Unity Point Health employees' OnPoint for Health Wellness Program -Present a lunch and learn on topic of choice -Assist with fitness center functions including the creation of bulletin boards, and stall mate posters. -Help with various other tasks such as filing paperwork and cleaning the fitness center.


My greatest accomplishment during my internship was completing my lunch and learn presentation. I worked on this presentation throughout my entire internship so when it was finally over I was very proud of myself.

Learning experience

The greatest lesson that I learned from my experience is, do not be afraid to try something new and get out of your comfort zone. When you get out of your comfort zone is when you learn the most.

What advice would you give?

Try to get the most out of every opportunity that comes your way.

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