Health Center

Health Education

At Southwestern University, the Health Education Office actively promotes the health and wellness of every student. 

The Health Education Office is a division of the Counseling and Health Center. The office of the Health Educator strives to promote the holistic well-being among Southwestern students. Our programs, services, and resources are built upon the needs of SU students, as well as the six different dimensions of wellness. These include mental, intellectual, social, cultural, occupational, and physical wellness. Whether you are trying to address your mental health, become more physically active, or practice safer sex, the Health Education Office is here to support you.

The Health Education Office of the Counseling and Health Center focuses on a wide array of health issues on campus. Targeted issues include, but are not limited to: high-risk drinking, nutrition, sexual health, physical activity, tobacco and drug abuse, stress, body image, sleep health, and bystander intervention. By providing educational resources, behavior change strategies, guest speaker opportunities, activities, and health education through peers, this multi-level approach promotes overall health in students at Southwestern University.

The Health Education Office provides a multitude of programs and resources, tailored specifically for different student groups, classrooms, and organizations, in order to provide programming on a wide variety of health and wellness issues. To request a program, please complete a Program Request Form

Online Resources

We know that students are busy with school, studying, and extracurricular activities, which is why we want to offer online educational resources for students to access on their own time. The following materials are comprised of presentations with voice over, interactive workbooks, and just plain information to help students get the information they need. Throughout the year, the counseling and health center will be adding different program materials based on the needs of the students. Is there information that you think is important, and that you want added as an online resource? Let the Counseling and Health center know what topics are most important to you by filling out our need assessment

Resource

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Suicide Prevention

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Sex Education

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Contraceptive Workshop 

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Sexually Transmitted Infections 

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Tobacco Cessation (QUIT) Workbook

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Bystander Intervention/Sexual Assault

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Sleep and Health

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Substance Abuse 

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Understanding the Good Samaritan Policy

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Health Coaching

Students have the option of receiving a 30-45 minute meeting with the Health Educator. During this meeting, students can discuss health behaviors that they want to focus on changing, set goals, and learn strategies to change their behavior. This resource supports SU’s goal of promoting health at the individual level. Available health coaching sessions can focus on tobacco use, marijuana/drug use and alcohol abuse. Contact Santiago Rocha to schedule an appointment.

Santiago Rocha
Health Educator
Email: rochas@southwestern.edu 

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