For more information, contact:
Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-1
Phone: (607) 753-2066
The Health Promotion Office emphasizes awareness of current health issues, prevention of disease and illness, and promotion of health and wellness. The principle goal of the Health Promotion Office is to provide opportunities for members of the College community to develop health-promoting skills and attitudes necessary to make responsible decisions about personal health and health care.
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We offer the following services:
The health educator acts as an advocate for students concerning any issues regarding personal health and health care. Students are encouraged to stop in at the Health Promotion Office to discuss any health-related issues or concerns.
- Information, Resources and Campus/Community Referrals
The Health Promotion Office serves as a center of information concerning a variety of health topics. Members of the college community may access materials, including pamphlets, posters, videos and books. The health educator acts as a resource person and consultant for students requesting topical materials.
The office may also serve as a source of referral to campus and community departments, agencies, and organizations.
- Health Promotion Programming
The Health Promotion Office is responsible for the weekly Wellness Wednesday Series. Some topics of programs include dimensions of wellness, sexuality, alcohol and other drugs, nutrition and exercise, relationships, body image, eating disorders, contraception, sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS, sexual assault, grief and loss, and stress management.
If you'd like more direct attention, the health educator is available to conduct workshops for classes, residence halls, and college organizations concerning a variety of health and wellness topics including those listed above. Sufficient advance notice is required for such presentations.
- Opportunities for Student Involvement
The Peer Health Advocacy Program is conducted through a 3-credit fall semester course through the Health Department, entitled "Peer Health Advocacy: Sex, Drugs and the College Student" (HLH 113). The course is open to Health majors only, unless students receive special permission. A 1-credit follow-up course is conducted during the spring semester.
The course is designed to increase students' knowledge and positive leadership skills with regard to the topic areas of alcohol and other drugs, sexuality and decision-making as applied to the college population. The major focus of the course is on peer health advocacy and the development of leadership skills.
A major emphasis of the course is involvement in small group service projects which will have an impact on the campus and community. Such groups include Media, Workshops, Special Interest Groups, Tobacco Education/Awareness, Alcohol Awareness Week, HIV/AIDS Prevention, and Coffee-houses.
- Internship, Independent Study and Cooperative Learning
Students have the opportunity to receive up to three credits for independent study or up to 16 credits for a full-semester internship. Students interested in these opportunities should contact the health educator.
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