Address: 180 Millennium Student Center
Web Address: http://www.umsl.edu/~wellness
Staffed by the Coordinator of Alcohol and Drug Prevention, and a Health Educator, Certified Medical Assistant, the Wellness Resource Center provides educational activities, brochures, books and videos to encourage responsible decision making. A variety of programs are sponsored by the Wellness Resource Center. These include: smoking cessation consultation, classes, and support groups, alcohol issues support groups, sexual assault awareness, and Safe Spring Break. The Center also coordinates the Partners In Prevention program for the campus.
Various outreach activities take place every semester for the purpose of providing information, raising awareness, and encouraging healthy lifestyle choices. Examples are: Breast Cancer Awareness, AIDS Awareness, Heart Health, Men's Health, Women's Health, Diabetes Awareness, Asthma and Allergies, Cancer, Sexual Responsibility, How to Stay Healthy While in College, Surviving Final Exams, Meningitis, TB skin test, Flu, and Hepatitis Vaccine information and Immunization Opportunities, HIV testing, and CPR and First Aid classes. In addition, blood drives held each semester offer students and opportunity to give back to their community.
The Wellness Program provides an opportunity to take a health risk appraisal, explore the six dimensions of health, and get assistance with developing a personal wellness plan, which includes nutritional assessment and assistance with diet/nutrition management along with blood pressure, cholesterol and body fat percentage measurement. Resources and consultation specific to the personal wellness plan are provided including suggestions for exercise and stress management.
WAVES (Wellness Advocates Volunteering to Educate Students): University Health, Wellness and Counseling Services Peer Education group is comprised of students who work to educate the campus community, especially students, about making healthy lifestyle choices with regard to a variety of issues. This group gives students involved the opportunity to make a difference the health and wellness of fellow students while increasing their own knowledge on health and wellness issues. Applications may be downloaded from the Wellness Resource Center website athttp://www.umsl.edu/~wellness/peer.html.