Longbrake Student Wellness Center
570 E. Wayne Ave.
Wooster, OH 44691
The Office of Health Education provides preventive and educational strategies to help students achieve well-being in mind, body, and spirit.
Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Education
The health education office utilizes a harm-reduction approach to addressing student alcohol consumption. The following evidence-based intervention is designed to provide students with resources to make healthier decisions:
TIPS (Training for Intervention ProcedureS) for the University — A 2.5-hour program that provides students with the knowledge to reduce high-risk drinking behavior among their peers. Students will learn the signs of alcohol intoxication, intervention strategies, and how to connect to Wellness resources.
Emotional, physical, social, and spiritual factors affect health, and these evidence-based interventions encourage students to strengthen the connection between mind and body in order to increase well-being. Benefits may include reduced stress and anxiety, better sleep, and increased mental clarity.
Mindful Scots — Formerly ‘Koru Mindfulness’, this 4-session program will teach participants mindfulness and meditation techniques to manage stress, reduce worry, and encourage healthy thought patterns.
Project Breathe — Mindful breathing is a natural and effective tool for optimizing health. This 1- session course will teach students breathing techniques that will reduce stress and increase productivity and focus.
Muscle Refresh — Tense muscles send stress signals to the brain, whether or not you are actually stressed out. This 1-2 session program uses progressive muscle relaxation to release tension, ease discomfort, and promote better sleep. A relaxed body = a relaxed mind.
Enhancing wellness through a coaching approach helps students utilize their own strengths to set goals and make positive and lasting changes to health. By using individualized plans, students learn healthy habits and healthy mindsets that support academics, social life, and general well-being.
Lowry Food Tours
On this fun and interactive food tour, students learn healthy and delicious food combinations and cafeteria ‘hacks’. Additionally, students will learn how to put together a balanced plate of vegetables, protein, carbs, and healthy fats.
Lunch Hour Wellness
Regular exercise has important benefits such as reduced health risks, improved sleep, memory, and concentration. Lunch Hour Wellness classes provide a convenient fitness option for all students.
Power Yoga – This all-levels class will help students build strength and flexibility through a series of postures linked by breath. The session will end with deep relaxation. Class will be taught by Emily Moorefield Mariola, Registered Yoga Teacher, and owner of Flex Yoga Wooster.
Beginning Basics Yoga – This beginner level class will teach students the basics of each yoga pose while building strength and flexibility at a slower and steadier pace. Elements of alignment, mindfulness, and relaxation will also be included. Class is taught by Rachel David, Registered Yoga Teacher and health education coordinator.
Scot Wellness Peer Health Education
As the public health and outreach arm of the Longbrake Student Wellness Center, the peer health education program plays an important role in student health. Peer health educators promote wellness, plan events, collect data, and connect students to health-related resources. Topics include:
- Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Education
- Effective Communication and Relationships
- Exercise and Nutrition
- The Mind/Body/Green Wellness Challenge
- Mental Health and Reducing Stigma
- Preventing and Managing Illness
- Sexual Health
- Sexual Violence Prevention
- Sleep Health
- Stress Management
- Suicide Prevention
*All services can be implemented in multiple formats, including small groups, class presentations, individual sessions, and workshops.
For more information, contact Rachel David, Health Education Coordinator:
- Office: Longbrake Student Wellness Center
- Phone: 330-263-2299