What is a Wellness Advocate?
A Wellness Advocate (WA) supports fellow students in leading balanced lives. They understand that health and wellness are fundamentally important to success and fulfillment on and off campus. With a foundational knowledge about wellness issues affecting college students, WAs are able to listen to concerns, communicate basic information about wellness, and refer students--who need information beyond the WA scope--to the approriate resources. Wellness Advocates will have the capability of making a positive impact on their peers' wellness--all seven dimensions of it!
As a Wellness Advocate, your role is to:
- Understand basic information about collegiate wellness
- Advocate for the wellness of your peers without judgment
- Listen to your peers
- Refer peers to the appropriate campus resources
- Be aware of the limits of your scope of knowledge
Our Wellness Advocate certificate program has transformed into one streamlined session of interactive education and skill-building. It provides an introductory look at collegiate health and wellness, why it's important, and the factors that hinder students from maintaining a their wellness in a balanced way.
Our Wellness certificate program is designed to engage and help you learn how to use your newfound knowledge to advocate for others... and it's a great resume booster! It is offered to U of U students ONLY.
This certificate is FREE. It is not associated with your transcripts and we do not give college credit for it.
Fall Semester 2018 Schedule
Tuesday, September 25 @ 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Hub classroom of ESLC (Eccles Student Life Center).
To register for our modules call the office at 801-581-7776 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.