Health & Well-being Promotion & Education
We recognize that health is a vital part of learning. Our goal is to promote and sustain a healthy campus community that supports an individual's physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, social, environmental, and occupational well-being.
Health Promotion & Education empowers students to achieve wellness through:
- Promoting healthy, active and balanced lifestyles that address the seven dimensions of wellness.
- Encouraging development through deepened self awareness and daily self reflection.
- Providing preventive programs that allow students to engage in conversations that impact their lifelong well being.
- Educating students to make informed health decisions.
The Duquesne University Health Service staff help to connect students with information and resources, cultivating healthy attitudes and behaviors, and fostering a culture that values and supports a healthy community. In order to achieve our goals, we act as a resource to the campus community by providing: educational material, campus-wide presentations/lectures, interactive programming, and information for on and off campus resources.
Health Education programs are tailored to include specific learning outcomes that provide participants the opportunity to be involved in conversations that encourage them to incoporate healthy habits into their daily lives.
Keep a look out for our programs on campus!
The Parts of Well-being
- INTELLECTUAL: Am I challenging my mind? Do I search for knowledge? Creative, stimulating mental activities enhance the intellectual dimension.
- OCCUPATIONAL: Understanding the contributions I make in this world, and achieving satisfaction and enrichment as a result, is the cornerstone for occupational wellness.
- SOCIAL: This is the area of family, friends, and significant others. Are we happy with our relationships? Social wellness begins with an objective view of the people in our lives.
- ENVIRONMENTAL: Am I aware of my surroundings? Do I respect the world I live in? Do I take for granted all that nature offers me? Environmental wellness is based on the continuous awareness, respect, and appreciation for the world we live in.
- PHYSICAL: Do I respect my body? Do I give it the right fuel? Am I abusing my body, or treating it with care?
- EMOTIONAL: How do I feel about that? Why did I react in that matter? Awareness of my feelings or emotions and understanding them is key to achieving our emotional wellness.
- SPIRITUAL: What moves me? What beliefs drive me to be the best that I can be? What is my role in this world, and with the people around me? Being in touch with my personal beliefs and fostering them is key to the spiritual dimension.
Health Information Pamphlets & Programs
Duquesne University Heatlh Service advocates healthy choices as well as the prevention of health problems. Health Service provides resources for health education and some of the most important issues that college students face. If you would like to suggest additional issues or provide additional resources listed please contact us.
At Duquesne University's Recreation Department fitness is seen as a lifestyle choice. It is not defined within parameters of fitness test results, weight control, or capabilities. It means doing something every day, moving your body, to maintain your overall health. It is about finding balance in your life to do something for yourself that will provide you with more endurance, strength, flexibility, and coordination.
We co-sponsor educational events, with the Counseling Center, Health Center, University Wellness Committee on fitness and mental health topics.
Working Together To Prevent Suicide
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students. Often, suicide is the result of severe depression. While depression is a highly treatable condition, two out of three depressed college students never seek treatment.
Are you concerned about yourself or a friend? Get confidential counseling and advice from the University Counseling Center.
Self Help Resources