Health and Wellness Signature Programs

Tiernan Field House Health and Wellness Programs

Our Health and Wellness programs are student led and are designed to be fun, engaging and improve students overall well-being. Each program addresses one of the eight dimensions of health to provide students with holistic health.

Health and Wellness Fair

Throughout the academic year, the Field House offers students an opportunity to learn about health and wellness resources on campus by offering a Health and Wellness Fair. Students are able to enjoy therapy dogs, take a ride on a smoothie bike, make body positive buttons, and more!

Fresh Check Day

For the fall semester, the Field House hosts an annual Fresh Check Day! Fresh Check Day, the signature program of the Jordan Porco Foundation, is an uplifting mental health promotion and suicide prevention event that includes interactive expo booths, peer-to-peer messaging, support of multiple campus departments and groups, free food, entertainment, and exciting prizes and giveaways.

Fresh Check Day aims to create an approachable and hopeful atmosphere where students are encouraged to engage in dialogue about mental health and helps to build a bridge between students and the mental health resources available on campus, in the community, and nationally.

Therapy Dog Program

The transition to college may be characterized as one of the most difficult periods of adjustment a student faces. Students must adapt to a new environment, establish social interpersonal relationships, manage an increased workload, balance school and work and much more.

Research shows benefits for: social attention, social behavior, interpersonal interactions, mood; stress-related parameters including cortisol, heart rate and blood pressure; and mental health in relation to human animal interactions. The Field House provides students with therapy dogs during stressful periods throughout the semester so that students may take a break, socialize with friends and pet some adorable therapy dogs!

De-Stress Thursdays

Every Thursday evening students may stop by the Field House to enjoy de-stressing activities led by our student peer health educators!

This program allows students the opportunity to take a break from their hectic lives and socialize with friends in a fun de-stressing environment, where they may gather the coping skills needed to deal with stress. Some activities include meditation, guided muscle relaxation, watercolor painting, DIY slime, and more

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