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- 108 Ravine Parkway
- Oneonta, NY 13820
The Office of Health Education is a division of Student Health Services at SUNY Oneonta and is dedicated to fostering a campus climate that promotes low-risk choices, harm reduction, social norming and disease prevention. The Office of Health Education encourages students to work toward optimal wellness through the following services:
Wellness Outreach Programs: The Office of Health Education offers a variety of outreach program that include: Wellness Series Events, Health Awareness Weeks, workshops and presentations for Residence Halls, campus clubs, organizations and/or athletic teams and a monthly health newsletter. Programs include but are not limited to the following topics: dimensions of wellness, sexuality, alcohol and other drugs, tobacco, nutrition and exercise, relationships, body image, eating disorders, contraception, sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS, sexual assault, relationship violence, grief and loss, stress management, diversity and violence. Smoking cessation support is also available to students through this office.
Advocacy: The health educator acts as an advocate for students concerning any issues regarding personal health and health care. Students are encouraged to stop in Room 110 at the Counseling, Health & Wellness Center to discuss a health-related issue or concern.
Peer Health Education: The peer education group, C.H.O.I.C.E.S. (Choosing Healthier Options in a College Environment Successfully), exists on campus to help promote wellness issues for the entire campus community. CHOICES is one of the component groups of the Oneonta Peer Educator Network (OPEN). All OPEN members receive peer educator training based on the model developed by the nationally recognized Bacchus Network. Interested students should contact the health educator at 436-3540.
Wellness Resources: The Office of Health Education is a clearinghouse of information concerning a variety of health topics. Members of the college community may access materials, including pamphlets, posters, videos and books. The health educator acts as a resource person and consultant for students requesting topical materials for class work, service projects or personal use.
Internships: Students have the opportunity to earn one to three credits working with the Office of Health Education. Internships can focus on specific health topics or provide a broader view of health promotional activities on the college campus.
For more information please visit us on the web at
www.oneonta.edu/development/wellness or call 436-3540.
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