Service Learning Projects at Lindenwood University

Service Learning Projects at Lindenwood University


Check out the great work our students and faculty are doing in collaboration with the community!

Recreation Therapy Students and Community Living

REC 33300 Recreation Therapy students and Professor Heather Pennington provided a dance program to Community Living on Friday, April 15, 2022. It was very well organized and well attended (25 Community Living members attended as well as 5 staff). All the participants had such a great time laughing and dancing. There were 2 students who worked all semester to coordinate the whole event and an additional 5 students attended to volunteer and help run the dance program.

Health Communications Campaigns

PHS 35300 Health Communications | Instructor: Dr. Amy Estlund Students in this class work in group and partner with a local agency to design a health communication campaign that the agency actually implements. They meet with agency staff, discuss the needs and agree on campaign objectives, and then students research more about the problem, audience demographics and characteristics, and appropriate health behavior theories. They use this research and information to develop an implementation plan and create campaign materials. Students present a multi-faceted health communication campaign for the agencies to use. This project has resulted in Lindenwood student op-ed being published in a local newspaper, a student-designed billboard being posted in Lincoln County, as well as several other implementation products. We have partners with the following community agencies over the past few years: 1. Lincoln County Department of Heath 2. St. Charles County Department of Public Health 3. Community Strong 4. St. Louis Area Foodbank 5. St. Charles School District 6. St. Charles Center for Advanced Professional Studies 7. Lindenwood Student Counseling and Resource Center

Senior Fitness Classes

EXS 43000 led by Professor Heather Pennington visited with Cedarhurst Senior Living and Jaycee Fairgrounds Village Assisted Living Center to teach senior fitness classes throughout the Spring 2022 semester.

Adapted P.E.

HFS 4000 led by Professor Heather Pennington visited McKelvey Early Childhood Center to teach an inclusion classroom of 3-5 year olds adapted PE during the Spring 2022 semester.

Centers & Institutes