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University Park

2019 LionPulse Grant Funding

Thanks to funding from LionPulse, University Park campus is able to use funds to assist with their already-created wellness retreats. These free retreats are offered by Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) and are designed to help students develop stress management skills. Sessions will include meditation, yoga, art and mindfulness, intuitive eating and a nature walk. For more information on these retreats, please see below.

Additional campus wellness programs are listed below and in the Event Calendar.

Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) offers individual sessions about alcohol, its effect and the role it plays in one’s life. Penn State students who have a first-time alcohol violation on or off-campus, or an alcohol-related visit to the emergency department at Mt. Nittany Medical Center are required by the University to complete the BASICS program administered by Health Promotion and Wellness.  Students who are required to complete BASICS must also pay a $250.00 fee.  Students who do not have a violation but who are interested in learning more about alcohol may use the confidential service free of charge.

Date(s):  ongoing

Time:  ongoing

Location: Contact us for more information!

Cost: $250 for those who are required to take it.

Students can schedule an appointment by calling 814-863-0461 or through myUHS.

Full information can be found at https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/health-promotion

The Center for Fitness and Wellness (CFW) is a health and fitness assessment and physical activity consultation clinic within the Department of Kinesiology.  The CFW conducts nearly 2,000 fitness and health assessments and an additional 1,000 biometric screenings per semester for Penn State students, faculty, and staff. Fitness assessments include screenings for aerobic capacity, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, mobility, body composition, heart health, and a general Health Risk Assessment. Biometric screenings include assessments for total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides, fasted blood glucose, and A1c.   Future programming involves exercise program design and guided coaching. 

Date(s):  ongoing

Time: ongoing

Location: Center for Fitness and Wellness

Cost: Varies depending on the service

More information can be found at www.sites.psu.edu/kinescfw/

The Mobile EIM program brings some of the services from the CFW and EIMOC off-campus and on the road.  Each semester we travel to several out-of-town locations, including commonwealth campuses, to help conduct Exercise is Medicine health fairs, host health assessment events, and provide additional support in any way we can. 

Exercise is Medicine for Employees: Started in January 2018, the EIM for Employees initiative is working to expand the EIMOC scope to include Penn State faculty and staff and includes exercise challenges, employee health research, and employee health fairs.

Date(s):  ongoing

Time: ongoing

Location: Center for Fitness and Wellness 

Cost: FREE

Full information can be found at www.sites.psu.edu/psueim/

The Exercise is Medicine On Campus (EIMOC) program is part of the international Exercise is Medicine initiative started in 2007 by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).  The overall goal of EIM is to make physical activity a key part of the medical paradigm.  The EIMOC program, first brought to Penn State by undergraduates in the Kinesiology Club in 2010, operates year-round, developing and hosting a number of programs designed to educate and engage students, faculty, and staff on the numerous resources and reasons to get active and live well on and off-campus.  Programs include EIMOC Week, which occurs fall and begins with the Dean’s Walk around campus, EIM Off-Campus Days, EIM Everywhere Alumni Initiative, Mobile EIM, and a new EIM for Employees initiative.

Date(s):  ongoing

Time: ongoing

Location: Center for Fitness and Wellness

Cost: Varies depending on the service

Full information can be found at www.sites.psu.edu/psueim/

The HealthWorks peer education program offers free educational workshops about a variety of health issues. Student organizations and clubs, as well as faculty, typically request the 1-hour interactive workshops.  Topics include: Stress Less, Mission: Nutrition, Alcohol, Safer Sex Party, and Got Sleep.

Date(s):  ongoing

Time:  ongoing

Location: Contact us for more information!

Cost: FREE

Full information can be found at https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/health-promotion

HIV Testing is free, confidential and includes pre-test and post-test counseling.  The program is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Date(s):  ongoing

Time:  ongoing

Location: Contact us for more information!

Cost: FREE

Students can schedule an appointment by calling 814-863-0461 or through myUHS.

Full information can be found at https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/health-promotion

The Marijuana Intervention Program (MIP) is an education program designed to help students make low-risk personal decisions about marijuana and other drug use. Students who are found in possession of small amounts of marijuana or under the influence of marijuana on campus are mandated to complete MIP by the Penn State Office of Student Conduct or Residence Life. Students who are required to complete MIP must also pay a $250.00 fee.  Students who are concerned about their marijuana use but have not had a marijuana incident can take MIP as a self-referral free of charge.

Date(s):  ongoing

Time:  ongoing

Location: Contact us for more information!

Cost: Students may self-elect to take the course for free. Those who are required to take it must be $250.

Students can schedule an appointment by calling 814-863-0461 or through myUHS.

Full information can be found at https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/health-promotion

The Meditation Series features 4 one-hour workshops to help students learn strategies to manage their stress.  The sessions are independent of each other.  Topics include: Mindfulness & Stress Reduction Techniques, Learn to Meditate, Calming the Mind with Meditation, and Relaxation Meditation.  Workshops are led by a local expert on meditation.

Date(s): ongoing

Time:  ongoing

Location: Contact us for more information!

Cost: FREE

Full information can be found at https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/health-promotion

The Nutrition Clinic  – Free, individual nutrition counseling is available to Penn State students through the Nutrition Clinic. Services are provided by a registered dietitian in a supportive and positive environment. Our dietitians can help tailor your diet to meet your personal and cultural preferences and health needs, some of which may include: Diabetes, High cholesterol, High blood pressure, Digestive disorders, Eating disorders/disordered eating, Food allergy, intolerance, and/or sensitivity, Vegetarian and vegan diet, and general health and wellness. Initial consultations last one hour and follow-up appointments are arranged as needed. A clinical referral is not necessary.

The Nutrition Clinic also includes a weight management program. Participants in the twelve-week program will meet with a registered dietitian for 6 visits to discuss personal dietary and fitness goals. Students with the following health needs are encouraged to enroll in the program:  prediabetes, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity/overweight and metabolic syndrome.

Date(s):  ongoing

Time:  ongoing

Location: Contact us for more information!

Cost: FREE

Students can schedule an appointment by calling 814-863-0461 or through myUHS.

Full information can be found at https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/health-promotion

Tobacco Cessation The Freedom From Smoking® Program is a free, eight-week program to help students quit smoking and remain smoke-free. The program, offered by Health Promotion and Wellness, is facilitated by a health educator who has been trained by the American Lung Association.  Each week, a new module helps students address a different aspect of the quitting process, including learning stress management techniques, what to do when a craving strikes, controlling weight while quitting, and much more. Students are also encouraged to build a support system throughout the program to help guide their journey to becoming smoke-free.

Date(s):  ongoing

Time:  ongoing

Location: Contact us for more information!

Cost: FREE

Students can schedule an appointment by calling 814-863-0461 or through myUHS.

Full information can be found at https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/health-promotion

 Wellness Activities are offered periodically throughout the semester and are facilitated by HealthWorks, peer educators. The activities are designed to give students a one-hour break to relaxation.  Activities include a game night with coloring and puzzles, Pilates, yoga, knitting and overnight oats, and art as meditation.  

Date(s):  ongoing

Time:  ongoing

Location: Contact us for more information!

Cost: FREE

Full information can be found at https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/health-promotion

Wellness Retreats are held on Saturdays and feature a variety of sessions including yoga, meditation, intuitive eating, art and mindfulness. The goal of the retreats is to provide students with an opportunity to learn stress management strategies and disconnect from the pressure of every-day life. A healthy lunch is provided.  The retreats are free, but students are asked to RSVP.  

Date(s):  ongoing

Time:  ongoing

Location: Contact us for more information!

Cost: FREE

Full information can be found at https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/health-promotion

Wellness Wednesdays feature fun 45-minute interactive wellness activities.  A peer educator leads the group through an activity such as creating a mind jar or going on a guided nature walk, cloud gazing, doing a body scan or learning to belly breathe.   Activities are held in the Wellness Suite in 20 IM Building.

Date(s): ongoing

Time:  ongoing

Location: Contact us for more information!

Cost: FREE

Full information can be found at https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/health-promotion

Wellness Services are designed to help students learn new information and develop skills in a variety of health areas.  The services include healthy relationships & sexual health, nutrition, physical activity, sleep, stress.  Each service includes three, 1-hour sessions facilitated by a trained peer educator.

Date(s):  ongoing

Time: ongoing

Location: Contact us for more information!

Cost: FREE, except BASICS program which is $250 for those who are required to take it.

Students can schedule an appointment by calling 814-863-0461 or through myUHS.

Full information can be found at https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/health-promotion

  • Linda LaSalle, HPW (Student Affairs), Health Champion, ldl5@psu.edu
  • Erin Raupers, Assistant Director (Student Affairs), Health Champion, mailto:eeg5005@psu.edu
  • Katie Abramowich, Health & Human Development Interest House
  • Mandy Burto, Graduate & Professional Student Association
  • Gregory Carvajal, Council of Commonwealth Student Government
  • Maddie Cooke, Student Athlete Advisory Board
  • Victoria Cugini, Healthy Penn State Ambassadors
  • Madison (Maddy) Galascio, HealthWorks
  • Lauren Gerlin, Resident Assistant
  • Cheyenne Hansen, Association of Residence Hall Students
  • Emmanuel (Manny) Houndo, Health Policy Administration major
  • Kyla Line, Hershey Lion Pulse intern
  • Medora McCarthy, Active Minds
  • Josh McGee, LGBTQA Center
  • Laura McKinney, University Park Undergraduate Association
  • Zara Moss, Student Athlete Advisory Board
  • Alyssa Salley, Peers Helping Reaffirm, Education & Empower (PHREE) & GreeksCare
  • Halle Smith, Panhellenic Wellness Coordinator
  • Frances Gladys Pulido, Multicultural Greek Council
  • Nicole Zimmerman, Health and Human Development Honor Society