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Health Promotion and Wellness

Health Promotion and Wellness

The Office for Community Health Promotion (CHP) serves as a resource for health information on campus. The office promotes programs and activities that focus attention on health-related issues affecting SMU students.

 

Mission:

Our mission is to promote health and well-being on SMU’s campus by providing comprehensive health education programming to students in order to encourage healthy behaviors, improve overall health, and reduce health risks within the population. We will fulfill this mission by providing SMU students with holistic health education, engaging students in activities promoting healthy behavior, and referring them to relevant on-campus resources. Health education and promotion initiatives will encompass the intellectual, physical, mental, social, and spiritual development of students. Areas of focus will include nutrition, physical activity, mental health, stress and time management, alcohol and drug prevention, sexual health, healthy relationships, sleep, and resiliency. Students will develop knowledge and receive actionable recommendations within these health areas that they will be able to use to make positive health behavior changes thus improving the health of the SMU community as a whole. 

                                             

Are you interested in campus health education? We are looking for committed students to serve as Student Wellness Champions on campus! This is a great opportunity for students planning careers or graduate school in public health, medicine or social science! 

For more information, please contact the Assistant Director of Health Promotion at healthed@smu.edu.