This is an individualized consultation aimed to provide accurate up-to-date nutritional information. The program provides fundamental nutrition education to assist with planning well-balanced meals and healthy snacking based on recommendations from MyPyramid.gov and the American Dietetic Association. It is an opportunity to learn about how to utilize the recommended daily caloric intake suggested for each individual and setting realistic nutritional and exercise goals. Individuals will be provided a guide for grocery shopping and healthier options while eating out on a budget. In promoting a healthy eating habit and staying physically active, students will benefit by being more energized and focused. According to the Center on Hunger, Poverty and Nutrition Policy (1995), “Good nutrition promotes not only better physical health and reduced susceptibility to disease, but has also been demonstrated to contribute to cognitive development and academic success.”
Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) is a 90-minute training facilitated by a mental health professional and educator. Students and staff are often in an excellent position to prevent suicide. QPR is designed to empower bystanders to help someone who may be considering suicide. QPR consists of three important life-saving skills: Question…a person about suicide, Persuade…the person to get help and Refer…the person to the appropriate resources.Please contact the Health Education and Promotion office at (657) 278-4334 to learn more about QPR or other suicide prevention programs, or to schedule a workshop.
3. Reproductive Health Orientation
The orientation includes an informal video about the female gynecological exam and a discussion covering various birth control methods, sexually transmitted infections and other reproductive health issues. Orientations are approximately 1 hour and are held in the Student Health and Counseling Center – West. All students, male and female, are welcome to attend. The orientation is recommended for any student enrolling in Family PACT, any student interested in hormonal contraception, or anyone looking for general reproductive health information.s
4. Tobacco/Smoking Cessation
1 on 1 program, divided into 5 sessions, where students discuss reasons for smoking and learn alternative techniques for dealing with those “reasons.” This program provides necessary tools to set appropriate goals to “kick the habit.”
The Titan Fitness Challenge occurs each spring semester, and is a 10 week competition that encourages contestants to get healthy and fit. As part of the program, contestants only are required to attend individualized weekly nutritional consults and weigh-in. Contestants will be provided with a comprehensive nutrition education that includes getting adequate nutrients within calorie needs, shopping and eating out tips, and meal planning and healthy snacking on a budget. Ultimately, the goal is to motivate contestants to reach and maintain their goals of eating better and staying physically active. Check your student portal and ASI website for applications and deadlines.
6.Sexual Health Consultations
Available for all students, male and female, the orientation includes an informal video about the female gynecological exam (pelvic exam and PAP test), and a discussion covering various birth control methods, sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) and other reproductive health issues. Orientation sessions are approximately 45 minutes in length.
Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) is a 2-session program designed to assist students with high risk drinking behaviors to set goals to reduce their drinking. Not a cessation program, BASICS uses motivational interviewing to allow students to identify behaviors they can change to reduce harm related to drinking.
This training educates student clubs and organizations about responsible ways to host a party. This training includes an educational component about the ways alcohol affects the body and prevention techniques to avoid over-consumption. Additionally, this training provides an interactive component that shows the definition of “one drink.”
A group-based workshop (3 hours) designed to educate students on making better and smarter choices regarding alcohol use. The workshop provides an overview of campus and state alcohol policies, a discussion of alcohol’s effect on the body and learning, as well as provides opportunities for self-reflection.
For more information please contact the Health Education and Promotion department at (657) 278-4334.