Liberty University is committed to integrating the nine dimensions of wellness, which are physical, emotional, spiritual, social, environmental, intellectual, financial, occupational, and digital wellness, into our campus. The Campus Wellness Plan, also known as the “Choose Well. Do Well. Be Well.” campaign, hopes to promote a culture of wellness for students, staff, and faculty. Through national health observances and health education tabling events, our department is fostering a healthier environment for Liberty. The annual Health Expo is the premiere health awareness event, which occurs the fall semester of each academic year, highlights on campus and off campus vendors who reinforce our commitment to holistic wellness.
The Campus Wellness Taskforce focuses to promote holistic well-being through educating and empowering Liberty students, faculty, and staff to adopt healthy lifestyles. The Taskforce meets quarterly to identify wellness objectives and develop a plan of implementation based on their areas of expertise. Through collaborative efforts, a wellness calendar of events is developed and made accessible to our campus community as a tool to categorize opportunities to improve areas of personal health.
The Peer Health Education Program is an opportunity for students to become a Peer Health Educator (PHE) or a part of the healthy living discussion. The purpose of Peer Health Education is to equip and empower students to improve and maintain healthy lifestyles. A PHE is a student who teaches and motivates other peers about the nine dimensions of wellness. PHEs are not limited to health related to majors, but are students from various disciplines of study who receive training in each of the nine dimensions of wellness prior to leading a group.
The Student Wellness Committee (SWC) is a group of passionate students who desire to make realistic change on campus regarding dimensions of health and well-being. Participation in promoting health observances, participating in tabling for physical activities, sponsorship during the annual American Heart Association Walk, and contributing in the development of the Campus Wellness Plan. The SWC is a student-led committee that meets regularly throughout the academic year to identify tangible wellness goals. Students in interested in participating in the SWC should contact the Health and Wellness Initiatives Department for more information.
The Student Health Center and Wellness Initiatives partners with the Student Health Center and the Liberty University School of Nursing (LUSON) to provide students with mobile immunization clinics that are easily accessible in multiple locations on campus throughout the academic year. These clinics provide opportunity to combat infection diseases, as well as preventative immunizations at their convenience.
Live Healthy Lynchburg is a resource and movement for the entire region of Lynchburg. The mission is to achieve healthy lifestyles for residents through community partnerships that are strategic in improving the overall wellness throughout Central Virginia. As a community stakeholder, Liberty University is committed to engaging the community to address various health initiatives surrounding wellness. This partnership aims to achieve a more health-conscious culture within the community and encourages Liberty students, faculty, and staff to take an active role in the Live Healthy Lynchburg campaign.
The Student Health Center and Wellness Initiatives Department recognizes National Health Observances that are observed on designated months throughout the calendar year. To educate students on health observances, tabling events are held in high traffic student areas and promoted various media platforms.
The Student Health Center and Wellness Initiatives department offers fall and spring internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. This can include students from any accredited college or university. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in event planning, research, data analysis, and presentations. The internship cultivates an environment for interns to grow in both their professional development skills and knowledge in health and wellness.
Liberty University is one of 38 institutions of higher learning to implement Partnership for a Healthier America’s rigorous Healthier Campus Initiative guidelines. These guidelines have been designed to enhance campus environments by supporting and promoting better eating and encouraging physical activity. With healthier options expanded, students have been given the opportunity to make improvements to their overall health and wellbeing.
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