Achieving an ongoing balance among all of the elements that contribute to a robust and productive life is a skill that can be acquired through education and practice. Helping others find ways to integrate body, mind and spirit in healthy activities is an exciting and innovative career opportunity for many UMR students.
Breann Ahlman, ‘14
Resilience, Well-being and Mental Health
Major: Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, Minor: Psychology
Hometown: Hometown: Farmington, MN
What did your Capstone Experience at UMR involve? I did a group study on mass murderers and the different classifications. I did a study abroad trip to Denmark to compare and contrast the different mental health services between Denmark and the United States. I then spent my senior year at the U of M Twin Cities campus earning a minor in psychology.
How did your Capstone experience prepare you for your future in what you’re currently doing? My Capstone experience helped prepare me to get a better understanding of the connection between physical and mental health. Having the background in the physical sciences at UMR and then the mental health theories from the Twin Cities campus helped me gain a better understanding of the person as a whole and to consider how all factors can impact individual characteristics.