Champs day of service at the UMD Farm
When: April 21 Register
Meat 'n' Greet
Where: Center Court Restaurant (next to Taste of Italia in the Food Court)
When: April 23
What: Meet Troy Salzer who is now the farmer that raises sustainable beef for UMD. "Local Foods" Dinner
Where: Dining Center
What: Have the opportunity to taste a delicious dinner filled with locally grown foods. Menu
Meet the farmer for UMD- Troy Salzer from 5-6pm
Community Wellness Day
What: Key Speaker: Joel Salatin who is the sustainable farmer from the documentary, "Fresh: The Movie."
When: April 28th
Where: Marshall Performing Arts Center
To support the American Heart Association's mission to fight heart disease in women.
According to the A.H.A, "Heart Disease is still the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year!"
Friday Februrary 3, 2012.
Who is participating?
"Thousands of hospitals, small businesses, multinational corporations, news broadcasters, schools, individuals, and even landmarks "Go Red" to help raise crucial awareness and significant funds in the fight against heart disease in women. So are UMD students, as shown below!
As the UMD Health Coach, I work on the forefront of Employee Health and Wellness. My job is to stay up to date on current health trends and the impact of worksite wellness. I work one-on-one with clients, facilitate weekly Health Improvement Program meetings, create UMD wellness initiatives, and promote the University of
Assist in the Employee Wellness Program Fall 2012 health challenge planning, promotion, implementation, and evaluation. This may include calculating weigh-in results, sending weekly informational and results emails, and providing support and encouragement to participants
needed) in weight management program, presentations, health fairs, and other
appropriate meetings (departmental, campus, etc.)
Document individual information and maintain the files within HIPAA and
University guidelines to assure participant's privacy and confidentiality of information
Assist in the development and ongoing use of Health Coaching program
materials, promotions, and evaluations.
Other majors are applicable Rachel claims, "l'll accept any major/minor as long as they are interested in learning about Health Coaching and can offer ideas and ways of improving and expanding the current program. My goal is that internship opportunity offers an experience that aligns with future goals/careers that students are passionate about."
National Certification in the areas of health, fitness, nutrition, or other
Senior level student in a Health Education or Psychology major with one or more
years of experience in a related health field. Eligible for internship credit.
Proficient with word processing, email, internet.
Examples of other Majors 1) Health Care Management Major: Helping to update Health Coaching and Quick Care policies and procedures along with creating more efficient ways of scheduling appointments and tracking client progress.
2) Psychology Major: Setting up and observing health coaching meetings, providing follow up resources to clients.
How many spot available for the fall? 1-2 maybe 3.
A little bit about Rachel
Rachel is a Health Education (Community) grad and had some trouble finding a job after graduation. With much hard work, Rachel teamed up with UMD to become the UPlan Health Coach/Health Educator.
Is this a growing occupation? Absolutely! Here are some proof of when Rachel started out, compared to the current date. 2007: 4 clients when program started in October 2008: 39 clients completed the program 2009: 45 clients completed the program 2010: 62 clients completed the program 2011: 54 clients completed * I have to do some final calculations for this number as some started in 2011 but are still finishing their program. I've implemented a variety of ways to increase my capacity to see approximately 100 clients starting in 2012.
Why is this occupation growing?
Many employers/ executives/ social institutions are realizing that when employees are healthy there are less sick days (raising productivity), and money is saved. Health Insurance plans are offering deductions as incentives to work with a Health Coach.
UMD's UPLAN (health insurance) offers wellness points. The more points you have the more money you save on your health premium.
The Wellness Point Goals are based on the level of coverage 1) 300 wellness points = $300 reduction in 2013 insurance premiums 2) 400 wellness points = $400 reduction in 2013 insurance premiums
Wellness coaching=150 points
Results of the University Wellness Program
University Wellness program (including all campus locations) has a 1.09:1 return on investment based on 2008 reports(*For each dollar the University spends on the UPlan Wellness Programs, they cover the cost and make 9 cents.)
Based on the annual Wellness Assessment, the average health risk per repeat participant went from 3.1 down to 2.7 which is a decrease of 11.1%.
Are you having a hard time dealing with stress, contemplating about "coming out," feeling moody or lethargic, getting in fights with loved ones, or struggling with using too much alcohol, drugs or even food? These are only a few issues that UMD Counseling Services can help with.
Do you have to pay? One the best things about this resource is if you're in school for over 6 credits, it's free! Let me restate that it's FREE FOR STUDENTS (over 6 credits). Are you attending UMD and completing 6 credits or less? See your options here.
Why should any student consider this resource? Counseling can help with things like this no matter how small or big they appear. If something is preventing you from being the well-balanced, healthy, successful student you want to be, having a counselor coach you through issues might just make life a little bit more easy or manageable. In addition, this is a place that offers confidentiality, so your secrets are safe with them.
Meat Jean Baribeau-Thoennes: Health Services Counselor.
What does she want students to know?
Throughout the HERO interview, she pointed out that students don't have to be on medication or have a clinical diagnosis of a mental health issue to use counseling services. If you need support, problem solving, or a place to explore the impact your problem is having on your life and to work to make some changes they are here to help. No matter how big or small the issue is for yourself or between you and other people, it's worthy of counseling services. They can assist you to over come your issue or reach what ever goal you have.
Don't want to schedule a session but want some information? This resource center also offers informational pamphlets if you're looking for information on:
Maybe I have a friend with an eating disorder?
Maybe I have an eating problem?
Safety and Security on Campus
Dealing with Depression-What everyone should know.
Body Size Diversity and Acceptance
Adjusting to College
Sexual Assault Protocol
A Student's Guide to ADHD
Take a stand against Hate Crimes
For Loved ones and Sexual Abuse Survivors
Grief and Loss
Bipolar Disorder: Stories of Coping and Courage
Stress in College
Coping and Stress
A good night’s sleep (tips and Support)
Coping with Mental Illness In the Family
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Experiencing and Expressing Emotion
Still not convinced if your a candidate for counseling?
Screening procedures can help. Contact to assist with further questions.
The purpose of this group is to provide a supportive environment for people to be physically active. Whether you can come one day each week or every day each week, we would love to have you participate! We will meet at the RSOP welcome desk at 4:10 (after Methods). In order to participate in group fitness classes (Zumba, kickboxing, etc.) you will need to purchase a Group Fitness Pass in SpHC 153, the cost is $50 for the semester. Other activities such as weights, cardio and track workouts are free to full time students.
This is a health honorary society who's mission is to "promote of the discipline by elevating the standards, ideals, competence and ethics of professionally prepared men and women in Health Education." The goal is further develop our skills and experience as a student and future health educator.
All health majors and minors
Initiation dinner (fun laid back event to welcome new members)
Participation of community events such as:
Jingle Bell Run (arthritis foundation)
Polar Bear Plunge (Special Olympics)
Table at UMD Health Fair
Relay for Life Walk
Meet people in your degree, make friendships, and network with other students
Build your resume/ portfolio
Have an excuse to go have some fun in the community
Practice the 7 responsibilities of health education
Have fun and make memories
It's laid back and there is no requirement amount for participation (however you get what you put into it)
Check out the pictures!
Additional Opportunities (if requested)
Host workshops on: e-portfolio, resume/ portfolio organization, interviewing for health education jobs
Participate in new community events as long as they are pertaining to health education and the 7 health education responsibilities.
The first meeting is this Wednesday at 4pm in the SPHC 2nd floor. The room is to be determined.
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Have you ever tried to find a classmate to get help or share some news with them, but you can't find any contact info for them? If you're like many who don't remember names full and last, it can be frustrating to reach the person you need.
If you would like to leave your contact info on this blog you could help not just other people, but help yourself. If you've take HLTH 4000 with Dr. Tornabene, you may know the power of networking!
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