We provide online programs and group workshops aimed at creating a healthy campus community for all students.
Program Request Form
Student Wellness can provide health workshops or presentations on a large variety of health topics. If your group or organization would like us to present on a topic for you, please fill out this form. We strongly encourage at least 2 weeks notice. If you have any questions please contact Steph Beecher.
BinGO HAWKS is an easy, fun program to encourage taking steps to healthier eating and exercise.
Healthy Hawk Challenge
We offer a program to sophomores and juniors called the Healthy Hawk Challenge. It is a research study. Students who agree to participate will be asked to complete an online wellness survey that collects information to assess health behaviors in all areas of wellnessâfitness, nutrition, sexual health, substances, stress, etc.
Intuitive Eating is an approach that teaches you how to create a healthy relationship with your food, mind, and body--where you ultimately become the expert of your own body. You learn how to distinguish between physical and emotional feelings, and gain a sense of body wisdom. Intuitive Eating is rooted in 10 basic principles that invite you to a world of satisfying eating and a sense of freedom that can be exhilarating!
Light therapy is one way to help treat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a form of depression associated with the lack of natural light during the winter months. Student Wellness and University Counseling Service offer students the ability to check out light boxes to try for free for one month.
Red Watch Band
The Red Watch Band Program is in its 10th year at the University of Iowa. Almost 6,000 students have been trained so far! The training program focuses on knowledge, skill, and confidence building regarding preventing death from alcohol overdose. Students are taught the knowledge and skills to "make the call," and using role plays, given opportunities to build confidence to intervene on behalf of another. All students who complete the training will receive CPR and alcohol bystander training, and will be better able to link the impact that alcohol has on the body.
Many students struggle to get a good nightâs sleep in college. The good news is Refresh is here to help! Refresh aims to provide Hawkeyes with the skills, strategies and support to achieve more restful nights. The program offers two formats to participate, which are described below.