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. 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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