Holistic Health Promotion, Prevention, Wellness Education, Relaxation Services
Physical, Mental, Emotional, Social, Financial, Environmental, Spiritual
The Health Promotion Department provides the educational outreach and preventative care to the WOU community. Our goal is to provide students with various forms of information, resources, events, and education to create awareness and practice promoting healthy lifestyles to our college population. Throughout the year we will host programs, trainings, and promotions to address a variety of wellness topics. We offer online tools and resources, peer education programs and opportunities, and personalized wellness coaching. Fall 2018 we opened our brand new relaxation space for students- The R&R Room
Services for Students:
Make a 45 minute appointment to relax, refresh, rejuvenate, or reflect. Our R&R Room provides students with a massage chair, full spectrum therapy light, meditation cushion, biofeedback devices, and just a calming experience to help you manage stress. To make an appointment online click here, or stop by the SHCC to schedule your appointment today!
Students can make 1-hour appointments to meet with one of our Wellness Coaches online or at the SHCC front desk. Wellness Coaches provide support in assisting students in creating goals and envisioning a successful future. By identifying individual strengths and motivators, our coaches will help students create a plan for growth and personal achievement.
Peer Mentor Program
The WOU Peer Mentor Program provides experienced students to support first year residents regarding their transition to college. Mentors work with Health Promotion to create educational programs for campus and their assigned first year community. Each year a new team of mentors is hired during Winter Term through an application and interview process. Currently the program consists of 26 mentors, supervised by the Health Promotion Team. Peer Mentor Page
Here at WOU, Green Dot is our community violence prevention program. Through programs, presentations, and trainings, our community members learn how to identify high risk behaviors and situations, and are given tools and skills so that they can intervene. Every moment matters, and it is all of our responsibility to look out and care for each other. Every time someone steps up, or checks in on a friend, or likes our Facebook page, another Green Dot is added to our campus map! Want to learn more, get trained, or get involved? Check out our Green Dot Page
Student Health Advisory Committee
SHAC is composed of students, faculty and staff that provide insight and provide guidance to the SHCC director regarding student needs and services. This board also addresses campus health concerns by evaluating campus policies and using health promotions to bring awareness about these concerns to the community of WOU.
Health Promotion Employment, Partnerships & Internship Opportunities
Each year our office hosts a variety of opportunities for student involvement. From internships from OHSU Nursing, Community Health, and Psychology, our students gain hands on experience in health promotion and prevention work. Contact a member of the Health Promotion Team for more details.