Well-being Programs

One-Credit Mini Course

UDI 174: Health and Wellness

This course will introduce participants to holistic wellness and assist participants in achieving a healthy, balanced lifestyle.  Students will be challenged to assess and reflect on their own well-being, the choices they make, as well as how these choices impact their overall health and wellness.  Over the ten sessions, student will participate in activities to build knowledge and develop skills to enhance their understanding of health and wellness. This course will cover topics such as nutrition, physical activity, stress, sleep, interpersonal relationships, energy management, and sustainability.  Through exploration of these topics, guest speakers, personal reflection and conversation participants will reframe their understanding of wellness, the impact of personal choices, and gain the skills to build lifestyle habits that will last well beyond their college experience.

Academic Credit: 1 semester hour (PASS/FAIL)

Course Objectives:

  • Define the seven dimensions of wellness model and explain how it can be utilized to live a well-balanced lifestyle.
  • Students will be able to identify barriers and related resources, as well as to articulate their strengths and tactics for managing wellbeing.
  •  Students will be able to explain and employ strategies to improve holistic well-being.

Wellness Wednesdays

"Wellness Wednesdays" provide an opportunity for the students to take a few minutes out of their busy lives to think about their personal well-being. Wellness Wednesdays are hosted in Kennedy Union almost every week of the semester and cover topics such as nutrition, physical activity, stress management, and sleep.

Presentations and Workshops

Community Wellness Services will send a representative to present on health and wellness topics to classes, student organizations, or residence hall floors.  Please take some time to review the presentations we offer and submit your requests

  • Well-being: An approach to thriving

This presentation defines well-being and emphasizes the role of community on health behaviors.  In this workshop, participants explore what thriving means to them and set goals to achieve personal wellness and contribute to the well-being of the community.

  • Eating Well in College

Participants will be aware of their dietary intake as it relates to the various food groups and understand the MyPlate recommendations for a healthy lifestyle. Furthermore, participants will be able to identify proper portion sizes and heart-healthy foods.

  • Turning Stress into Success

Learn to identify when stress can be used to promote success and when stress can become unhealthy. Knowing the campus resources that can help you at varying levels of stress can help contribute to your academic success and personal fulfillment.

  • Habits for a Healthier, Happier Life

This presentation introduces participants to the habit cycle and the science behind forming habits.  During this workshop students explore their habit tigers and ways to reshape their habit cycles to live healthier lives.

  • The Science of Sleep

During this presentation participants will learn more about the sleep cycle, the benefits of sleep, and ways to improve the quality of sleep they get.  This presentation also seeks to help students better understand their personal sleep habits and the impact other behaviors, such as staying up all night or consuming alcohol have on sleep.  As part of this presentation student will receive a sleep kit and resources such as apps to help students track sleep.
Community Wellness Services also provides custom presentations.


Community Wellness Services