Health and Wellness Programs
WRS staff can provide the following programs for students (e.g. residence hall houses, fraternities/sororities and student organizations). These programs are facilitated by a member of the professional staff or a Peer Health Educator. Peer Health Educators are UNI students who are trained to design and present health-related programs. In addition, “packet programs” are available for checkout and can be self-led.
***PLEASE NOTE: If you have a program idea that you do not see listed below, do not hesitate to call and request a program. We would be happy to work with your interest and create a new program!***
To schedule any of these programs, please phone the Wellness Lab: 319-273-6119.
Sexual/Reproductive Health Programs
The Empathy Belly (Pregnancy Simulator)
Red Light, Green Light
Substance Abuse Prevention/Education Programs
College Life Jeopardy
When you’re boozin’, don’t be cruisin’: Impaired Driving
Facts on Tap: Alcohol Poisoning & Good Samaritan Provision
Alcohol 101 Plus
The CD-Rom allows you to enter a virtual party where you make drinking decisions for the characters and watch the plot change as a result of those choices. At the virtual bar, you can calculate blood alcohol level based upon the alcoholic content of the drinks you select and the time spent drinking. “Reality Wall” brings campus drinking tragedies and disciplinary cases to life in full-color video. Alcohol 101 diskettes can be checked out at your hall desk and are also available for on-site use at the Wellness Lab (WRC 104). You may also schedule a program in the lab for a group of students.
Gender-based Violence Prevention/Education Programs
Woman-Wise: What every college woman should know about alcohol and sexual violence
Playing the Game 2: What every college male should know about the bottom-line on sexual violence
Just the Facts
Sexual Consent: The Bottom Line
Technology and Victimization
Programs for Building Healthy Habits
Dying to Be Thin (Eating Disorders)
Healthy Intimate Relationships
Intervention: What would you do?
A Special Touch
Breast Self-Exam (BSE)
An American Cancer Society video demonstrates three BSE methods and summarizes risk factors. Information on the pap and pelvic exam can also be included. Breast models with simulated lumps are available to practice detection.
Testicular Self Exam (TSE)
Testicular cancer is most common in men between 15-34 years of age. The majority of male UNI students fall within this age group. The program demonstrates testicular exam and highlights the importance of early detection. Testicular models with simulated lumps are available to practice exam techniques.
Women and Tobacco
If a group of women decides they would like assistance in forming an on-going support group or if an individual would like further consultation with a health professional, they can contact Kathy Green, (319) 273-6921, firstname.lastname@example.org, in Wellness and Recreation Services.
From Home to the Dome
“Win By Quitting” --Smoking and Chewing Tobacco Cessation
Intuitive Eating Workshop
This 8-week workshop is especially designed for the chronic dieter. Participants will learn how to: reject the diet mentality, feel feelings without using food, honor hunger and feel fullness, normalize the relationship with food, honor hunger and feel fullness, normalize the relationship with food and practice the principles of intuitive eating. For information about the availability of this program call Joan Thompson, Health Educator at (319) 273-2137.
Packet programs are designed to be self-led. We provide the materials (e.g. videotape, discussion guide, detailed outline of program content, handouts and visual aids) and you present the program to your group. After reviewing the material, you may schedule a brief meeting with a Health Educator if you have questions about program content or delivery.
Loving From A Long Distance
Cheap Dating Ideas
College Life Jeopardy