Health and Wellness
The Health and Wellness program draws upon the wealth of expertise and resources in the UNCP community to offer a wide array of innovative programs and workshops designed to assist you in improving your personal well-being. Whether you are exploring complementary therapies, practicing new ways to enjoy physical activity, restoring balance to your life, learning new skills, or better managing stress, our programs provide opportunities for optimal wellness.From one time programs to seasonal sessions, our holistic approach provides the pathway towards greater well-being where you live, study, and work. Please make use of our active calendar and contact us if there are any questions. We look forward to seeing you, become a healthier you!
Vision Statement: Balance now… Healthy future.
Mission Statement: Developing healthy habits today is the key to lifelong success.
1) Educate the campus community on the values of wellness.
2) Foster a campus supportive of a healthy lifestyle.
3) Encourage individuals to take responsibility for their overall health.
Six Dimensions of Wellness
Wellness is much more than merely physical health, exercise or nutrition. It is the full integration of states of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. The model used by our campus includes social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, occupational, intellectual and physical wellness. Each of these seven dimensions act and interact in a way that contributes to our own quality of life.
Social Wellness is the ability to relate to and connect with other people in our world. Our ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with family, friends and co-workers and to get personal fulfillment from our jobs or our chosen career fields while still maintaining balance in our lives contributes to our Social Wellness.
Emotional Wellness is the ability to understand ourselves and cope with the challenges life can bring. The ability to acknowledge and share feelings of anger, fear, sadness or stress; hope, love, joy and happiness in a productive manner contributes to our Emotional Wellness.
Spiritual Wellness is the ability to establish peace and harmony in our lives. The ability to develop congruency between values and actions and to realize a common purpose that binds creation together contributes to our Spiritual Wellness.
Environmental Wellness is the ability to recognize our own responsibility for the quality of the air, the water and the land that surrounds us. It is the ability to make a positive impact on the quality of our environment, be it our homes, our communities or our planet. It is also the ability to recognize the elements of our surrounding to provide a safe and secure environment that contributes to our Environmental Wellness.
Intellectual Wellness is the ability to open our minds to new ideas and experiences that can be applied to personal decisions, group interaction and community betterment. The desire to learn new concepts, improve skills and seek challenges in pursuit of lifelong learning contributes to our Intellectual Wellness.
Physical Wellness is the ability to maintain a healthy quality of life that allows us to get through our daily activities without undue fatigue or physical stress. The ability to recognize that our behaviors have a significant impact on our wellness and adopting healthful habits (routine check-ups, a balanced diet, exercise, etc.) while avoiding destructive habits (tobacco, drugs, alcohol, etc.) will lead to optimal Physical Wellness.