Bronco Wellness

Student Health Services Bronco Wellness utilizes a holistic health approach to creating quality and innovative health promotion and health education services for the FSU campus community. We are committed to providing exceptional service as we support you in adopting healthier lifestyle practices and achieve your wellness goals.

Bronco Wellness wants to help you build a strong foundation to support your holistic health practices. Our services are designed to:

  • Promote healthy lifestyles
  • Provide wellness resources and referrals
  • Encourage and teach risk reduction behaviors
  • Foster student driven wellness initiatives
  • Offer a safe, inclusive, and non-discriminatory environment for students to access health education information

Request a Program or Health Coaching Appointment

  • Health Education programs are provided on a variety of health issues. Forms must be submitted within two weeks of the requested program date. To request a program please complete the Program Request Form and email it to: ljohns75@uncfsu.edu.
  • Intrinsic Coaching sessions are available to assist student in meeting their health and wellness goals. Session are designed to support students in developing their best thinking as they work toward improving health and wellness outcomes. To request a health coaching session please complete the Intrinsic Coaching Appointment Form and email it to: ljohns75@uncfsu.edu.

Dimensions of Wellness

Bronco Wellness initiatives are designed to educate and empower our campus to make better choices that can positively impact current and future health outcomes. A multi-dimensional wellness model serves as the foundation of the program. Click below for more information and resources on each dimension.


 

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Wellness Ambassadors Application
    Are you interested in health and wellness issues? Do you want to support your peers and help them learn more about wellness? Join the Wellness Ambassadors, a student organization developed to provide opportunities for students to take an active role in creating a healthier campus community. Students that volunteer are trained on a variety of health topics, provide support to fellow students, and assist with health education and promotion efforts. If you would like to join the Wellness Ambassadors please complete the Wellness Ambassadors Application and email it to: ljohns75@uncfsu.edu.
  • Certified Peer Educators
    Students may complete additional training to become Certified Peer Health Educators. Students are required to complete BACCHUS Peer Health Education training and successfully pass an exam to receive the national certification. Additional trainings are also required. Contact Bronco Wellness for more information.

 

Do you have questions about Student Health Services?

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions section for more information.

Are you in need of services during the COVID-19 quarantine?

 

COVID-19 Information and Resources

COVID-19 Testing Locations

 


 


Financial Wellness

Financial Wellness – Having satisfaction with current and future financial situations.

Being financially well means that you are satisfied with your current financial situation and are pleased with the steps you have taken to plan for your financial future.

Improve financial wellness by:
  • Seeking opportunities to understand your personal finances
  • Adopt smart fiscal management practices
  • Create a budget to track finances
  • Understanding how to be financially healthy now and in the future
  • Learn how to prepare for all possible expenses: short-term, long-term, and emergency
  • Updating the security passwords for financial accounts

Occupational Wellness

Occupational Wellness - Experiencing personal satisfaction and enrichment from one's work.

Gaining personal fulfillment from employment, maintaining a sense of balance, and utilizing talents.

Being occupationally well means that you are satisfied with your work and feel that it is enriching your life (If you are a student, this means your major, classes, homework, etc.). You find your work interesting, enjoyable, and meaningful.

Improve occupational wellness by:
  • Exploring various careers and determine the best fit
  • Learning how to balance work and leisure time
  • Increasing knowledge about methods to handle workplace stress
  • Building relationships with co-workers
Online Resources: Occupational Wellness

Occupational Online Resources


Emotional Wellness

Emotional Wellness- Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships. Recognizing the need to have awareness and acceptance of feelings. Relates to the degree that an individual feels optimism, trust, self-esteem, self-acceptance, self-control, and self-confidence.

Being emotionally well means that you have high self-esteem, a strong sense of self, and you are able to cope effectively with the events of your life. You are in tune with your feelings and are able to express them in a constructive way.

Improve emotional wellness by:
  • Developing the ability to live a full and creative life
  • Having the flexibility to deal with life's challenges and handle life's responsibilities
  • Accepting your feelings and emotions while keeping an optimistic approach to life  

Spiritual Wellness

Spiritual Wellness- Expanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life. Possessing a set of guiding beliefs, principles, and values that give meaning and purpose to life.

Being spiritually well means that you find purpose and meaning in your existence, as well as the existence of all humankind. You spend time reflecting on and appreciating your life and purpose, whether this is through religion, meditation, yoga, journaling, spending time in nature, enjoying the arts or any other activities that you find meaningful. Your actions reflect your personal beliefs and values, and you feel calm and at peace with who you are.

Improve spiritual wellness by:
  • May center around a personal relationship with God
  • Finding meaning and purpose in life events
  • Reflecting on and appreciating your life and purpose
  • Living in accordance with your morals, ethics, and values
  • Engage in activities that you find meaningful and help you feel calm and at peace with who you are. 

Physical Wellness

Physical Wellness- Recognizing the need to care for your body and importance of physical activity, healthy foods and sleep. Encourages individuals to eat well, exercise, avoid harmful habits, recognize the signs of disease, get regular physical exams, and take steps to prevent injury.

Being physically well means that you care for your body through healthy eating, physical activity, proper hygiene, and sleep. 

Improve physical wellness by:
  • Engage in activities that support your physical well-being
  • Getting the recommended amount of physical activity
  • Getting the recommended amount of quality sleep each night
  • Eating balanced meals daily
  • Drinking the recommended amount of water daily
  • Eliminating tobacco, alcohol, or drugs
  • Managing stress effectively
  • Scheduling annual medical exams
Online Resources: Physical Wellness

Physical Wellness Online Resources

Nutrition

 

Sleep

 

First Aido


 

Relaxation and Meditation


Intellectual Wellness

Intellectual Wellness - Nurturing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills. Supports openness to new ideas, a capacity to question and think critically, and the motivation to master new skills.

Being intellectually well means that you feel you are using your knowledge and creativity to their fullest potential. You think critically, you are open to new ideas, and you seek out ways to expand your knowledge, learn new skills, and utilize your creativity.

Improve intellectual wellness by:
  • Expanding your willingness to be open to new ideas and experiences
  • Increasing your ability to understand concepts, improve skills, and consistently challenge yourself
  • Engaging in mentally stimulating activities that allow you to express yourself creatively
  • Learning a new skill or hobby
  • Sharing your creative gifts with others
Online Resources: Intellectual Wellness

Intellectual Online Resources Study and Writing

Time Management


Environmental Wellness

Environmental Wellness -Advocating for sustainable change, contributing to the health of the planet, and living a "green" lifestyle. Support good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being.

Being environmentally well means that you find your surroundings to be pleasant. You are able to create home, work, and play environments that make you feel creative, safe, and inspired.

Improve environmental wellness by:
  • Understanding the impact of your interactions with nature and your personal environment
  • Taking physical action to protect the world
  • Reducing, reusing or recycling at home or work
  • What resources are available in my community that will support environmental wellness?
  • Identifying locations in your community help you connect with nature

Social Wellness

Social Wellness - Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system.  Supports good communication skills, developing the capacity for intimacy,and cultivating a support network of caring friends and family.

Social Dimension of Wellness: Relates to how individuals contribute to their personal environment and community and stress the need to give to the welfare of the community, promote healthier living, and communicate effectively. Encourages individuals to increase personal awareness of how to live harmoniously with others and the environment.1,2

Being socially well means that you are able to build healthy relationships. You have established a strong support system and feel a sense of connection and belonging with the people you interact with.

Improve social wellness by:
  • Building personal relationships and connections with others
  • Learning how to handle social conflict
  • Being a member of a positive social network
  • Identifying ways to get better acquainted with peers or involved in your community
  • Participating in social activities that expand your social network
  • Understanding how to create harmony with others
Online Resources: Social Wellness

Social Online Resources


Cultural Wellness

Cultural Wellness - Supporting cultural diversity by building positive relationships and interacting respectfully with people of different backgrounds, lifestyles, genders, ethnicities, abilities, and ages.

Being culturally well means an individual is aware of their own background, as well as the diversity and richness present in other cultural backgrounds.

Improve cultural wellness by:
  • Researching other cultures
  • Immersing yourself in different cultures or environments
  • Participating in a study abroad or mission trip
  • Attending events that may challenge your way of thinking
  • Respectfully engaging in conversations with people who are different than you

Recommended Health and Wellness Resources

Additional Online Health and Wellness Resources

Comprehensive Websites:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Alphabetized health topics, traveler's health, immunization, news alerts, journals.
  • ChooseMyPlate.gov - MyPlate Plan helps you personalize a food plan that targets specific food groups.
  • Everyday Health - Reliable information and useful tools, e.g. to manage chronic health conditions.
  • Family Doctor - Self-care guide, body mass index calculator, "search by symptom," self-care, when to see a doctor, drug information, website reviews and a family practitioner directory. From the American Academy of Family Physicians.
  • Go Ask Alice! - Health question and answer service by the Health Promotion Program at Health Services, Columbia University.
  • HealthFinder - Alphabetical health topics, "check-ups" to assess health and practices, medical dictionaries, encyclopedia, journals, directory of health organizations from the US Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Healthy Heart Score - Calculate your risk for having a heart attack or stroke in the next 20 years and get personalized advice on how to lower your risk, sponsored by the Harvard School of Public Health.
  • Mayo Clinic - Alphabetical health topics, information about treatment decisions, drugs and supplements, assessments, calculators for BMI, calories and target heart rate.
  • Medical Library Association - Recommends health websites, some by topic, and offers guidelines for evaluating websites.
  • Medfusion - Download Medfusion Plus for Apple or Android devices-most doctors offer a "patient portal" where you can see lab results, make appointments and send messages to your physicians.
  • MedLinePlus - Extensive info including interactive tutorials provided by the US National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health.
  • Merck Engage - Health encyclopedia, tips for working with your doctor, forms for keeping your own records, plus register to receive the Harvard Health e-Newsletter or customized news based on your interests. Provided by Merck Pharmaceutical.
  • Women's Health.gov - A gateway to women's health information resources, with alphabetical health topics, in both English and Spanish, calculators, immunization information, on-line screenings.
  • Noah-Health.org - Collects state, local, and federal health resources. Alphabetical health topics, in both English and Spanish.
  • SafeMedication.com - Instructions for administering medicines, form for keeping track of your medications, from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
  • WebMD - Alphabetical health topics, "symptom checker", drug and herb look-up, newsletters, quizzes, calculators, self-assessments and guides to help you manage your health.

 

Online Resources by Topic Area

Public Health