|Submission Date||March 2, 2020|
Stevens Institute of Technology
PA-14: Wellness Program
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Does the institution have a wellness program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all students?:
Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all academic staff?:
Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all non-academic staff?:
A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s):
• Student Fitness and Physical Education: All undergrads must take 4 physical education classes to graduate. There is a very strong intramural program available to all undergraduate and graduate students. Over 60 unique physical education classes are offered through the University Athletics department, from sports such as men’s and women’s soccer, basketball, and squash to activities such as scuba diving, tai chi, and various martial arts. Students can choose classes that they feel best suit their personal athletic needs. In addition to the 60 physical education classes offered, Stevens has 24 varsity sports offered through the University Athletics Department.
• Student Health Services: The Health Center is open Monday through Friday, from 9 to 4 pm and on Thursdays until 7 pm. There is a RN on duty from 9 to 4 pm every day and a LPN from 4 to 7 pm on Thursdays. For care by an MD, the Health Center refers students to two local offices: Riverside Medical and Aster Care.
• Student Wellness Fair: The Student Counseling and Disability Services hosted an inaugural annual Wellness Fair in Fall 2015 to offer resources for and promote healthy lifestyle practices among students. The Wellness Fair featured yoga sessions, healthy food sampling, massage therapy, hypnotherapy, and nutrition guidance.
• Promoting Healthy Lifestyles for Staff: All employees have free access to the on campus Stevens Athletic Facilities.
• Nutrition: Stevens Dining’s Nutrition Program and Services are designed to broaden the university community’s knowledge of health and nutrition, while expanding the palates of students and improving their food choices. The Stevens Institute of Technology Campus Dietitian helps to provide students with the tools essential for a healthy diet. The Dietitian also works one-on-one with students on a daily basis to assist them in meeting individual dietary needs, such as managing food allergies to fueling workouts.
o The Nutrition Services provided by Stevens Dining are designed to have a broad impact on the campus community by providing services free of charge to students, groups, faculty and staff, and athletic teams, coaches, and directors. The services at Stevens Institute of Technology are led by a nationally accredited Registered Dietitian, Alexa McDonald, and provide a wide-range of nutrition and health-related services, including:
Individual & Group Nutrition Coaching/Counseling
• Table Events in the Dining Hall and throughout the Campus
• Guest Presentations and Lectures
• Yearly Weight Loss Challenge (Spring Semester)
• Dietary Advisory Boards
• Diet & Menu Analysis
Weekly table events about the campus Superfood of the month, Food Allergy Awareness Month, Meatless Mondays featuring plant-based protein sources, and Antioxidant Health for Disease Prevention.
Group presentations about "The Sports Nutrition Diet" (to the wrestling team), "Quick & Easy Tips for a Fueled Lifestyle", "Dorm Room Snacking Done Right", and "Healthy Mocktails" for Alcohol Awareness Week with the Peer Educators.
A weekly column in the school newsletter about healthy foods, diet, and nutrition.
Stevens offers support to all employees who have questions or need of counseling and help in overcoming personal problems. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services are offered through CIGNA; many services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can speak with a licensed clinician and/or arrange for up to three face-to-face sessions with local counselors. In addition, CIGNA’s EAP website and toll-free number gives you access to research issues on your own.
Does the institution prohibit smoking within all occupied buildings owned or leased by the institution?:
Does the institution restrict outdoor smoking?:
Does the institution prohibit smoking and tobacco use across the entire campus?:
A copy of the institution's smoke-free policy:
The institution’s smoke-free policy:
Website URL where information about the institution’s wellness programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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