How to be Healthy in College
Stress & Mental Health
Healthy Body Image
Developing a positive body image is an important part of happiness and wellness. However, there are many social and cultural influences that can lead to negative feelings towards our bodies. This program aims to discuss some of the factors that influence our body image, and ways to foster a positive body image.
BeYOU is a University Health Center Student group that promotes body positivity and acceptance for students. They lead an interactive, peer-led workshop which aims to help students respect their bodies. The workshop encourages students to verbally challenge the “thin ideal” that is prevalent in our society and the media through interactive role plays and discussions. Students will learn strategies for body activism and tools for resisting future pressures to conform to appearance-based ideals. Workshops will be offered regularly during the Spring 2017 semester. Each class is 1 hour, and students will have the opportunity to engage in body activism events. Click here for more information. Contact the Health Promotion Department at 706-542-8690 or Shirelle Hallum at email@example.com.
This program begins by explaining the sources of stress and how our body reacts to stress. Topics of discussion include: the fight or flight response, the stress performance connection, deep belly breathing, and antidotes to stress. The facilitator will take the participants through a number of relaxation strategies such as progressive muscle relaxation and guided imagery.
The Fontaine Center offers a variety of alcohol and other drug related educational programs designed specifically for UGA students. All programs are interactive and can be tailored to specific topics or student populations! To request an alcohol or other drug program, please email the Prevention Coordinator, Kelly Truesdell: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WatchDawgs, a UGA specific program also known as active bystander intervention training, gives students concrete skills to take action to help a peer in need while maintaining their own safety. When Dawgs look out for other Dawgs, we are one step closer towards a safer campus community.
Learn more and request a WatchDawgs program!
Alcohol & Other Drugs 101
Reduce negative consequences associated with alcohol and other drug use! UGA’s drinking culture, individual blood alcohol concentration factors, effects of alcohol and drugs on the body, low-risk drinking strategies, and the signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning are all discussed.
Alcohol & Nutrition
Is a glass of wine a day really good for your health? What foods are best to eat before drinking? Find out how the body processes alcohol, as well as how alcohol interacts with the digestion, absorption and utilization of vital nutrients. Participants will also learn tips for low-risk drinking and identify the signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning.
Alcohol & Sex
Find out how beer googles work and what really happens if you drink alcohol before sex! Participants will also review low-risk drinking tips, signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning, how to properly use a condom and other fun facts!
Alcohol & Other Drug Jeopardy or Trivia
What are vapor shots and how do they affect you? Does alcohol really help you fall asleep? Jeopardy will give you a comprehensive snapshot of Alcohol 101, Alcohol & Nutrition and Alcohol & Sex. Only fun groups of 30 people or less are able to play this game!
General Healthy Eating and Good Nutrition
This program will help you understand the basics of healthy eating according to the Dietary Guidelines and MyPyramid Recommendations. Learn how to eat well in the dining hall, make good choices when dining out, and design an eating plan that works for you.
Unlimited food choices, alcohol, less exercise, and late night pizza can lead to unwanted weight gain in college. However, you don’t need to be afraid of the “freshman 15” if you follow a few evidenced based principles for maintaining a healthy weight. The Peer Nutrition Educators can give you specific ideas and tips on how to enjoy the foods in the dining hall and at local restaurants and still stay healthy.
Eating on the Run
Eating well when you are in class and labs all day can be tricky. The Peer Nutrition Educators will help you develop strategies to keep healthy foods on hand, prepare meals and snacks in advance, and know where on campus to get good snacks and meals.
Eating Healthy in the Dining Halls
The dining halls have something for everyone, so come to this presentation to learn what is right for you. You’ll collect ideas to make your own quick and easy meals and snacks from dining hall basics and get the specifics on dining hall choices. The Peer Nutrition Educators will help you make the most of your meal plan.
Custom Presentation combining any of the above nutrition and eating topics
Introduction to Interpersonal Violence
This informative program covers introductions to relationship violence, sexual violence, and stalking. Students will be provided with definitions, review the dynamics of interpersonal violence, consent, how to help a friend, and prevention.
For many students, the opportunity to pursue romantic relationships is one of the most exciting parts of being in college. These dating experiences should be positive and enhancing to your self-esteem. Students may, however, find themselves in relationships that make them unhappy, compromise self-esteem, and involve a lot of conflict. Many things can influence our expectations in relationships, including our family histories, media messages, and religious/cultural expectations. In order to nurture healthy relationships in your life, you must be able to identify what you are looking for and what you want to avoid. This presentation seeks to help you clarify your values, explore relationship dynamics and develop communication skills.
Domestic Violence Escalation Workshop
The Escalation workshop is a film followed by guided discussion. The film is the story of a young white woman whose relationship with her college boyfriend becomes emotionally and physically abusive. The film is specifically targeted to college audiences and demonstrates the escalation of abuse that can occur in relationships. The workshop after the movie allows students to share their reactions, identify early warning signs of abuse, and discuss ways to intervene.
What is consent, and is it even necessary? How do I know if someone gave consent? This interactive presentation will have students will review definitions of consent, differentiate between seduction & coercion, and practice their best consent line. By the end of the presentation students will be able to explain that consent is beyond just sexy, it’s mandatory.
WatchDawgs, a UGA specific program also known as bystander intervention, gives students concrete skills to take action in otherwise risky situations. When Dawgs look out for other Dawgs, we are one step closer towards a safer campus community. Click here to learn more and request a WatchDawgs program.
Presentations are customizable upon request. Have an idea for a program that’s not listed here? Let us know and we’ll work with you to put something together! Please review presentation guidelines, and then email email@example.com for your presentation request.
Due to the amount of crucial information packed into one-hour sessions, there is no longer a “General Sex Education” program. Instead you will find more specific one-hour programs tailored to the needs of your group.
The birth control pill has been on the market since 1960! Learn the benefits of newer forms of hormonal birth control such as NuvaRing, Nexplanon, and IUDs. Actual models of all methods will be passed around to examine. Clarification about emergency contraception (Plan B) and the Affordable Care Act will also be included.
Men’s Sexual Health
This presentation focuses on what’s most important for men: testicular health, consent, preventing sexually transmitted infections, and postponing fatherhood. Whether sexually active or not, this presentation will help clarify some common questions like “How much masturbation is too much? Can she really get pregnant if ____? How do you give a woman an orgasm?”
STI Spectrum of Risks (including HIV)
Learn the basics about prevalent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and effective methods of preventing transmission. STI screening and testing services will be discussed such as urinalysis, pap smears, and HIV testing, in addition to the HPV vaccine Gardasil.
Women’s Sexual Health
This session focuses on self-care and learning about oneself in order to make informed decisions about behavior. The topics covered are: female anatomy, menstruation, pelvic exams, breast exams, birth control options, and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention.