Health Education and Wellness

With a focus on your health and happiness, we offer education in areas such as nutrition and fitness, alcohol and drug prevention, and so much more. 

Health Education

Alcohol and Drug Prevention

The University of Hartford affirms its institutional role of encouraging mature reflection and a free choice of alternatives, which may include the decision to use substances. The guiding principles in this choice should be education, respect, cooperation, and accountability.

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Sexual Violence Prevention

The University of Hartford’s Health Education and Wellness Center offers sexual violence prevention, including information on sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and sexual harassment and stalking.

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Holistic Health

At the University of Hartford’s Health Education and Wellness Center, we help you design a custom wellness plan by looking at all areas that impact your health and happiness.

Physical Wellness and Nutrition

A huge part of feeling physically fit includes eating nutrient foods and making sure you move every day. At the University of Hartford, we offer healthy fresh food in our dining halls and as an undergraduate student, you can use our fitness center and indoor pool for free. You can also join our many different intramural sports.

Emotional Wellness

At UHart, we understand that college can be a stressful experience. That’s why we offer support with time-management and stress management strategies through the Center for Student Success. If you are facing other challenges such as family issues, our Department of Counseling and Psychological Services is also a good resource.

Spiritual Wellness

A big part of your wellness is your spiritual health, which is the focus on your own personal purpose and a method of creating meaning in your live. Whether that means being part of a family, a community, a faith tradition, or the universe itself, we are healthier when we feel connected. On campus, you can join a religious communities and other clubs.

Environmental Wellness

Environmental wellness means taking care of both your personal surroundings and the local and global environment. Whether you are choosing to beautify your personal spaces, recycling, or bringing awareness to environmental issues, actively engaging with your environment can improve your health and that of the people around you. For assistance and information about campus environments, contact: The Office of Residential Life or the Facilities Department.

Financial Wellness

Financial wellness is not just about being able to pay for college, but educating yourself and taking responsibility for your financial future as well. Creating a budget, living within your means, and being a savvy consumer can all add to your financial wellness. For information about tuition resources, contact the Office of Financial Aid. For help finding a job now and planning for your career in the future, contact Career Services.

Intellectual Wellness

Much of the college experience focuses on intellectual wellness, not only by working toward a degree, but also by staying curious and engaging in learning new things. The goal is to become a lifelong learner by engaging in creative and mentally challenging activities. Your academic advisor and professors are always available to help you increase your intellectual wellness. Another great resource for assessment and tutoring is the Center for Student Success.

Social Wellness

Being in college provides a unique opportunity to meet people from around the world and share experiences with them. When you participate in the University of Hartford community, you are developing and nurturing healthy relationships. This social network can celebrate the joyful moments in your life with you, and offer you support and guidance when things are difficult or stressful. If you are not sure where to start building your social network, check out the Student Government Association and go through the Clubs and Organizations Index.

Sexual Wellness

We encourage healthy relationships and recognizes that sexual health is an essential part of being healthy. We are here to assist you in regard to healthy sexual decision-making, contraception methods, healthy relationships, identity issues, and safe sexual exploration. 

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