What is a Wellness Advocate?
A Wellness Advocate supports students to lead healthier, safer lives. They understand that health and wellness are fundamentally important in our everyday lives. With a foundational knowledge about health issues affecting college students, they are able to listen to concerns, communicate basic information about wellness, and refer students who are beyond their scope of information. Wellness Advocates, even in a small way, can impact the health of their peers in regards to the many wellness areas that influence our daily lives.
A Wellness Advocate’s Role is to:
- Understand basic information about sexual health, healthy relationships and communication around these topics
- Understand basic information about general wellness topics (stress, sleep, etc.) that impact college students
- Listen to peers
- Be a non-judgmental advocate
- Know limits around your scope of knowledge
- Refer students to appropriate resources
Complete all 3 modules to become a Center for Student Wellness certified Wellness Advocate! Modules are presented in a fun, interactive way designed to engage participants and help you learn how to use the information to advocate for others...and it's a great resume booster! It is offered to U of U students ONLY and provides an introductory look at health and wellness, why it is important, how it impacts students everyday lives and how you, as a Wellness Advocate, can intervene to help encourage students to lead healthier, safer lives. Modules discuss the following:
- Module 1, Wellness Advocacy 101: Get tips on how to talk about wellness with your peers. Gain a broader comprehension of health and wellness at the U, sleep hygiene, stress reduction skills, and low-risk drinking.
- Module 2, Sexual and Relationship Health: Learn what a healthy relationship is and about ways to encourage people to protect themselves with the risks associated with sex. Gain the ability to be able to talk about sex easier.
- Module 3, Bystander Intervention: Learn what sexual violence is, what consent means, break myths around rape mythology, learn how to intervene and how to refer victims of sexual violence.
This certificate is FREE, is not associated with your transcripts and we do not give college credit for it.
Next Scheduled Modules:
TBD! Please check back later this summer for our fall 2018 dates.
To register for our modules call the office at 801-581-7776 or email email@example.com.