Wellness Programs

The Office of Health Promotions, located in the Center for Wellness, focuses on delivering health and wellness information to students across the campus. 

health information/ Wellness Programs

To request a group program please contact Stephan Brooks

Alcohol Education

Group Educational Programs can be requested according to individual needs of an organization by contacting Stephan Brooks

Private appointments can be made with Health Services by using your Patient Portal, by walking into 256 Becht Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m, or by calling (814) 393-2033.

Birth Control Options

Group Educational Programs can be requested according to individual needs of an organization by contacting Stephan Brooks

Private appointments can be made with Health Services by using your Patient Portal, by walking into 256 Becht Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m, or by calling (814) 393-2121

Condoms are available at no cost through the Center for Wellness. Walk into 256 Becht Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Fitness 

Programs can be requested according to individual needs of an organization by contacting Stephan Brooks

For fitness programming, please view our Campus Recreation Page

Healthy Relationships

Programs can be requested according to individual needs of an organization by contacting Stephan Brooks

Private appointments can be made with Counseling Services by using your Patient Portal, by walking into 256 Becht Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m, or by calling (814) 393-2255.

Inquiries, concerns or complaints of faculty, staff and students regarding sex discrimination or sexual misconduct should be directed to Dr. Fenske's attention at sfenske@clarion.edu or by phone 814-393-2351. A complaint form is available online.

Health improvement program

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What is the Health Improvement Program (HIP)?

The Health Improvement Program (HIP) is a 12-week program designed to be delivered over the course of a single university semester. At the beginning of the program, participants will be assigned an individual health coach that will remain with the participant throughout the duration of the program.

Participants will undergo consent to participate, biometric/body-composition screenings, and introductions to their health coach.

Each session will last approximately 90-minutes and will be presented over the course of 12-weeks (one session per week). Over the course of the program health coaches will present information related to physical activity, nutrition and behavior modifications.

Participants will be weighed, in private, at the beginning of each session and receive feedback from their health coach on their past week performance related to nutrition-tracking and physical activity levels. Each week health coaches will make contact with their participant, at least once, to discuss current objectives, obstacles and coping strategies.

At the conclusion of the program participants will undergo a post-biometric/body-composition screening.

Is the HIP a weight loss program?

The HIP is a lifestyle change program which focuses on healthy eating and increasing physical activity. The program goals include weight loss of 5-7% and increasing physical activity to 150 minutes of brisk physical activity each week. HIP focuses on 3 components: nutrition, activity and behavioral changes. As a result of making healthy lifestyle changes many individuals do lose weight, as well as reduce their risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

How much does the HIP cost?

The HIP is provided free to Clarion University students.

What are the goals of participants who enroll in the HIP?

The goals of the HIP are to:

  • Lose 5-7% of non-functional mass (fat).
  • Do 150 minutes of brisk, physical activity each week.

Do I have to have blood drawn?

Biochemical testing will be offered and is an important way to gauge current health levels, inform goals and evaluate efficacy. Biochemical testing is also provided free of charge, however, it is not a requirement to participate.

What will participants in the HIP do?

  • Participate in a 12-week program
    • Gain insight into physical activity, nutrition and behavior modifications
    • Incorporate knowledge into daily living
    • Maintain behavior modifications
  • Self–Monitor weight
  • Track and learn more about healthy eating and physical activity.
  • Learn how to problem-solve and stay motivated.

Who facilitates the HIP?

The Clarion University S.W.A.T (Student Wellness Ambassador Team) is trained in peer-education and lifestyle modification.

Where are the HIP classes held?

All sessions will be held on-campus, room TBA.

How long is each session?
Each session is approximately 90-minutes long.

Do I have to attend every session?
In order to be successful in making lifestyle changes, it is important to make a commitment to the program. Attending the sessions plays a big part in achieving your goals. You should discuss how you will handle missed sessions with your health coach.

I am worried about the physical activity part of the program and haven’t been very active in the past. What kind of physical activity will I have to do for this program? Do I have to join a gym or buy any special equipment?
HIP is designed to help you gradually and safely reach a goal of 150 minutes of physical activity per week. You will start out slowly and work up to your goal.

There are many ways to be active. This is something that you will learn about in the program. You do not need to join a gym or buy any special equipment.

When will sessions start?

The tentative schedule for Fall 2018 is as follows:

Session:

Focus:

Date:

1

Introduction To Program

9/10/2018

2

Physical Activity I

9/17/2018

3

Nutrition I

9/24/2018

4

Stress Management I

10/1/2018

5

Physical Activity II

10/8/2018

6

Stress Management II

10/15/2018

7

Nutrition II

10/22/2018

8

Nutrition III

10/29/2018

9

Physical Activity III

11/5/2018

10

Stress Management III

11/12/2018

11

Stress Management IV

11/26/2018

12

Conclusion Of Program

12/3/2018

Mental Wellness

Group Educational Programs can be requested according to individual needs of an organization by contacting Stephan Brooks

Private appointments can be made with Counseling Services by using your Patient Portal, by walking into 256 Becht Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m, or by calling (814) 393-2255.

Nutrition

Programs can be requested according to individual needs of an organization by contacting Stephan Brooks

Safe Sex/ STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection)

Group Educational Programs can be requested according to individual needs of an organization by contacting Stephan Brooks

Private appointments can be made with Health Services by using your Patient Portal, by walking into 256 Becht Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m, or by calling (814) 393-2121

Inquiries, concerns or complaints of faculty, staff and students regarding sex discrimination or sexual misconduct should be directed to Dr. Fenske's attention at sfenske@clarion.edu or by phone 814-393-2351. A complaint form is available online.

Tobacco

Group Education Programs can be requested according to individual needs of an organization by contacting Stephan Brooks

Private appointments can be made with Health Services by using your Patient Portal, by walking into 256 Becht Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m, or by calling (814) 393-2033

Women's Health

Group Educational Programs can be requested according to individual needs of an organization by contacting Stephan Brooks

Private appointments can be made with Health Services by using your Patient Portal, by walking into 256 Becht Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m, or by calling (814) 393-2121.

Inquiries, concerns or complaints of faculty, staff and students regarding sex discrimination or sexual misconduct should be directed to Dr. Fenske's attention at sfenske@clarion.edu or by phone 814-393-2351. A complaint form is available online.

Last Updated 6/12/18