Health Promotion & Wellness

 




OUR PURPOSE:


The Health Promotion and Wellness Services unit at the University of Maryland Health Center aims to promote the holistic wellbeing of students through comprehensive and collaborative programming, peer education, sharing of accurate and relevant health information and resources, and providing empathic wellness consultations and coaching for the campus community. We recognize that how we think about wellness is affected by our culture and our life experiences. We strive to support inclusive, accessible, and diverse health and wellness opportunities. Our dynamic services are provided to empower students to develop a strong foundation to optimize their capacity to learn, reach their potential, enhance resiliency, and achieve their goals throughout their academic career and beyond.

 

OUR GOALS


  • To facilitate the adoption and maintenance of positive health behaviors and wellness practices.

  • To collaborate with Health Center staff in the delivery of client education services.

  • To provide experiential opportunities for peer educators and interns.

  • To increase awareness of Health Center programs and services.

  • To increase knowledge of personal and community wellness.

 

WHAT IS WELLNESS


Wellness is more than health, it is living fully. We believe wellness is conscious and inclusive, self-directed and evolving, holistic and multidimensional, positive and affirming. Wellness is fueling your body, engaging your mind, and nurturing your spirit. How we think about wellness is affected by our culture and our life experiences.

While all dimensions of wellness need our attention for us to truly flourish, there doesn’t have to be a balance among all dimensions. Instead, the goal is to find a personal harmony with the dimensions that are most authentic for you. You can’t get there passively, it requires active awareness, acceptance, and commitment through choices you make every day no matter how small.

Learn more about the 8 Dimensions of Wellness.

 

 PARTNER WITH HPWS


University of Maryland organizations and groups may request the University Health Center to partner, sponsor, or co-sponsor their campus health and wellness related programs, projects, campaigns, or events.  In order to receive priority, please submit your request 1 month in advance. 

 Click here to submit a request.