PSY 4500 - Field Work in Financial and Mental Wellness Coaching
This course is designed to provide students from all majors with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience necessary to become effective financial and mental wellness coaches. Students intern for a semester at the Financial Capability Center and upon successfully completing the academic, management, and service components of the course, earn a certificate in financial coaching. To be trained as coaches, students participate in faculty-led workshops where they learn mental wellness, personal finance, coaching, and cultural competences. After completing the training, students are matched with clients from our local non-profit partners.
Student coaches offer financial capability workshops that provide clients with basic knowledge and skills, and one-on-one coaching sessions that help clients plan a path for realizing their own goals. Students are supported by faculty, staff, financial counselors, translators and industry expert volunteers. In addition to providing direct services to clients, teams of students support the Center with general management, data management, research, grant writing, outreach and marketing functions. Students dedicate approximately 15 hours per week to coaching and center support activities.
Prerequisite(s): PSY 1000 and either PSY 1111or PSY 1112
Fulfills: X in LS Core