|Submission Date||Aug. 26, 2016|
San Jose State University
PA-11: Wellness Program
Associate Director for Campus Wellness
Student Wellness Center
Does the institution make counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all members of the following groups?:
|Yes or No|
A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s):
San Jose State has an employee wellness program. The program organizes wellness events like the community walks and the Spartan Wellness Challenge which supports healthy lifestyles. We partner with our health care providers to provide on-site free flu shots and biometric screens to support our employee's health. The wellness program also offers wellness lectures on topics such as weight management, lowering your blood pressure, and stress management. All SJSU employees have access to our employee assistance program LifeMatters by Empathia. They offer services such as counseling, financial and legal advise, health and wellness resources, and child and elder care resources.
STUDENTS: There are many wellness related services available for students at SJSU. Our Wellness and Health Promotion office is based in the Student Health Center and our sole purpose is to support the wellness and health of students. We offer workshops on a variety of topics (see website for program request form), one one consultations on healthy relationships, sexual wellness, nutrition, body image, alcohol/drugs. We do outreach to the campus with an average of 70 events each year going into residence halls, out to greek membership, to athletes, etc. We oversee online training on alcohol and sexual assault prevention that supports wellbeing for all incoming students. We have a condom coop in our Wellness Center that provides free supplies to students. We also provide access to massage chairs and biofeedback to support stress reduction, the number one impediment to academic success. Our Wellness Lounge provides a study space along with crafts, tv marathons, wii dance and a range of other programs and events that change monthly but which support student wellness. Our Student Health Center is a full service clinic that also provides wellness education in many forms thru nurses, physicians and specialists such as our physical therapist, dermatologist, etc.
The website URL where information about the institution's wellness program(s) is available:
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