The goal of the Office of Health Education and Wellness is to provide students with the resources, educational programs, and support necessary to enable them to make decisions that will affect their health and well being during their college years and throughout adulthood. Within a holistic health framework, health education includes stress management, nutrition, exercise and fitness, issues relating to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, and sexual health including decision-making and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases. Additional programs include asthma, hypertension, protection from skin cancer, eating disorders, sleep patterns, and safety issues, such as prevention of sexual assault.
Students have many demands on their time. It is important to give information that is relevant to their stage in life and to give it in a format that is easily accessible and succinct.
The Office of Health Education and Wellness is staffed by Jan Masland, CRNP who is responsible for coordinating all health and wellness education on campus. The Director of Health Education and Wellness is assisted by five student workers who develop and implement “student friendly” programming.
The Director is advised by the Student Health Advisory Committee consisting of twelve to eighteen students volunteers from all class years who meet monthly to discuss current issues and suggest programming. These volunteers also assist with implementation of programming on an as needed basis. The input of these volunteers is essential to planning events that meet the current needs of students.
Revised, February 2011