Health Education

Well-Being Programs: 

These programs are offered by the Counseling, Health & Wellness Center, the Sports and Recreation Center and the Women's Center. Students do not need to be registered for Will. Power. 101 to participate in the programs listed. All are welcome.

Description
These programs introduce the concept of well-being, which means a state of mind and body that is healthy, productive, and satisfying.  For many people, especially in this time, achieving well-being does not happen by itself, but can be brought about by learning and practicing simple skills and activities on a regular basis.  Such practice counteracts the negative impact of the stresses and strains of everyday life, provides a protective shield from them, and helps us cope better.  Importantly, too, research shows that it also improves the abilities needed for being successful in school.


Many people prefer one type of well-being activity over others.  You can choose one you are already comfortable with, or challenge yourself to try something new.  You will be asked to choose from among a range of well-being activities, like exercise classes, developing enhanced relationship and conversation skills, or learning and practicing specific stress management techniques, like relaxation or meditation.  Regular practice of any of these activities can have positive benefits for your health, well-being, and academic success.

Well-Being Calendar of Programs/Events (attend 2)

Date: Tuesday, August 31
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Zanfino Plaza

Program: ARRIVE ALIVE Tour Virtual Reality Simulator

Program Description:
Students have the opportunity to visit the Arrive Alive virtual simulator. By attending this event, students will experience the effects of distracted driving and driving under the influence of drugs. For more information, contact Liz Amaya-Fernandez at amayafernandeze@wpunj.edu

Date: Tuesday, September 7
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Zanfino Plaza

Program: ARRIVE ALIVE Tour Virtual Reality Simulator

Program Description: Students have the opportunity to visit the Arrive Alive virtual simulator. By attending this event, students will experience the effects of distracted driving and driving under the influence of drugs. For more information, contact Liz Amaya-Fernandez at amayafernandeze@wpunj.edu

Date: Tuesday, September 7
Time: 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: Sports and Recreation Center

Program: Fitness Orientation

Program Description: Entering a new gym for the first time can be both intimidating and overwhelming for many gym-goers. The Fitness Orientation will help you get to know your way around the Sports & Recreation Center and will leave you feeling comfortable using the workout equipment. For more information, contact coynee1@wpunj.edu
Special Instructions: Registration is required, space is limited. Register on imleagues.com

 

Date: Wednesday, September 8
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: UC171A/B

Program:  Guided Visualization Meditation

Program Description: This program will provide students with an opportunity to practice meditation through a guided visualization exercise, help them understand the benefits of meditation and provide resources so they are able to continue to practice this skill on their own in the future. For more information, contact Theresa Bivaletz at bivaletzt@wpunj.edu

Date: Friday, September 10
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Virtual

Program: Body & Soul - Rest & Recovery Workshop

Program Description: In honor of World Suicide Prevention Day, join us for a discussion on enhancing our well-being. We will explore strategies to manage, rest, and recover from stress in our lives. For more information, contact Liz Amaya-Fernandez at amayafernandeze@wpunj.edu

Special Instructions: Join Zoom Meeting
https://wpunj.zoom.us/j/93423702831?pwd=U3VnSVZ2SkQ2ak16MTFvMFVOMnkydz09
Meeting ID: 934 2370 2831
Passcode: breathe

 

Date: Wednesday, September 15
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: UC171A/B

Program: Violence Prevention in the LGBTQIA+ Community & Intervention Skills

Program Description: In this workshop, students will learn about LGBTQIA+ individuals and will learn to differentiate between gender identity, sexual orientation, and relationship style. In addition, students will understand structural and cultural components of systemic violence and develop the skills needed to become an active bystander. For more information, contact Theresa Bivaletz at bivaletzt@wpunj.edu

 
Date: Thursday, September 16
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Sports and Recreation Center

Program: Fitness Orientation

Program Description: Entering a new gym for the first time can be both intimidating and overwhelming for many gym-goers. The Fitness Orientation will help you get to know your way around the Sports & Recreation Center and will leave you feeling comfortable using the workout equipment. For more information, contact coynee1@wpunj.edu
Special Instructions: Registration is required, space is limited. Register on imleagues.com

 
Date: Thursday, September 16
Time: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: UC168A

Program: Voices Against Violence

Program Description: In this workshop, students will explore the topic of interpersonal violence. They will be able to understand the difference between education and prevention and will gain practical experience in utilizing various skills that can be applied when witnessing an act of interpersonal violence. For more information, contact Theresa Bivaletz at bivaletzt@wpunj.edu

Date: Tuesday, September 21
Time: 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: Sports and Recreation Center

Program: Fitness Orientation

Program Description: Entering a new gym for the first time can be both intimidating and overwhelming for many gym-goers. The Fitness Orientation will help you get to know your way around the Sports & Recreation Center and will leave you feeling comfortable using the workout equipment. For more information, contact coynee1@wpunj.edu
Special Instructions: Registration is required, space is limited. Register on imleagues.com

 
Date: Wednesday, September 22
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Overlook Fitness Center

Program:  The Science of Recovery (for Sports & Fitness Performance)

Program Description: Recovery from training is becoming recognized as one of the most important aspects of both sports and physical activity. This workshop will review various recovery strategies and assist  participants in developing a recovery plan that will best support their sport and fitness performance. For more information, contact coynee1@wpunj.edu
Special Instructions: Registration is required, space is limited. Register on imleagues.com

 

Date: Thursday, Sept. 30th
Time: 12:30 PM – 1:45PM

Location: Virtual

Program: Courageous Conversations: Masculinity & Violence Prevention

Program Description: How can you use your masculinity to prevent violence against women? We know that the majority of men are not violent toward women, but many men have not been offered the opportunity to join prevention efforts. Many don’t recognize their own responsibility and ability to help. Let’s change that by having a conversation about masculinity and violence prevention. For more information, contact Theresa Bivaletz at bivaletzt@wpunj.edu 

Special Instructions: Join Zoom Meeting:
https://wpunj.zoom.us/j/91541822219?pwd=Q0JKR0RZMlVNbEt2VVlUaWVOR1o3UT09

Meeting ID: 915 4182 2219
Passcode: 960675

Date: Thursday, September 30
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Sports and Recreation Center

Program: Fitness Orientation

Program Description: Entering a new gym for the first time can be both intimidating and overwhelming for many gym-goers. The Fitness Orientation will help you get to know your way around the Sports & Recreation Center and will leave you feeling comfortable using the workout equipment. For more information, contact coynee1@wpunj.edu
Special Instructions: Registration is required, space is limited. Register on imleagues.com

 

Date: Monday, October 4
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: UC168A

Program: Violence Prevention in the LGBTQIA+ Community & Intervention Skills

Program Description: In this workshop, students will learn about LGBTQIA+ individuals and will learn to differentiate between gender identity, sexual orientation, and relationship style. In addition, students will understand structural and cultural components of systemic violence and develop the skills needed to become an active bystander. For more information, contact Theresa Bivaletz at bivaletzt@wpunj.edu

 

Date: Tuesday, October 5
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: UC168A/B

Program:  Guided Visualization Meditation

Program Description: This program will provide students with an opportunity to practice meditation through a guided visualization exercise, help them understand the benefits of meditation and provide resources so they are able to continue to practice this skill on their own in the future. For more information, contact Theresa Bivaletz at bivaletzt@wpunj.edu

 

Date: Tuesday, October 12
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: UC168A

Program: Voices Against Violence

Program Description: In this workshop, students will explore the topic of interpersonal violence. They will be able to understand the difference between education and prevention and will gain practical experience in utilizing various skills that can be applied when witnessing an act of interpersonal violence. For more information, contact Theresa Bivaletz at bivaletzt@wpunj.edu

  

Date: Thursday, October 14
Time: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: UC168A/B

Program: The Bystander Moment

Program Description: This program will provide students with an opportunity to watch a film and engage in meaningful discussion about bystander intervention. Bystander intervention is a philosophy and strategy for the prevention of various types of violence, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence. For more information, contact Theresa Bivaletz at bivaletzt@wpunj.edu

 

Date: Thursday, October 21
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Overlook Fitness Center

Program:  Mobility for Sports and Fitness Performance

Program Description: Mobility refers to the act of stretching while going through a movement. This session will introduce you to mobility exercises that you can use to improve your joint flexibility and function so you can move better, allowing you to improve strength and performance in your sport or during your workouts! For more information, contact coynee1@wpunj.edu
Special Instructions: Registration is required, space is limited. Register on imleagues.com

 

Date: Thursday, November 18
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Overlook Fitness Center

Program:  Ready to Roll!

Program Description: Foam rolling is becoming an increasingly popular way to aid recovery from exercise and prevent injury. In this session we will review the various benefits of foam rolling. Participants will also get hands on experience practicing foam rolling techniques. For more information, contact coynee1@wpunj.edu
Special Instructions: Registration is required, space is limited. Register on imleagues.com

 

Date: Monday, November 22
Time: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: UC171A/B

Program:  Guided Visualization Meditation

Program Description: This program will provide students with an opportunity to practice meditation through a guided visualization exercise, help them understand the benefits of meditation and provide resources so they are able to continue to practice this skill on their own in the future. For more information, contact Theresa Bivaletz at bivaletzt@wpunj.edu

  

Date: Tuesday, November 30
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: UC168A

Program: Voices Against Violence

Program Description: In this workshop, students will explore the topic of interpersonal violence. They will be able to understand the difference between education and prevention and will gain practical experience in utilizing various skills that can be applied when witnessing an act of interpersonal violence. For more information, contact Theresa Bivaletz at bivaletzt@wpunj.edu


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To learn more about the Peer Health Advocates or Health Education Services available, please contact us by e-mailing amayafernandeze@wpunj.edu or call: 973-720-2382

Our office is located in Overlook South at the Counseling, Health and Wellness Center

You can also follow us on Instagram @WPPHA

Promoting Health and Wellness Education

The Counseling, Health, and Wellness Center's Wellness Coordinator, Liz Amaya-Fernandez, along with the Peer Health Advocates provide training, programming, and online education on health and wellness topics throughout the year. Other CHWC staff also assist in facilitating workshops on mental health, nutrition, physical activity and other health topics. Please contact us if you are interested in a training/workshop for your organization/residence hall/class by emailing amayafernandeze@wpunj.edu.

Stay tuned for online events sponsored by the Peer Health Advocates.  Follow us on instagram and twitter @wppha for daily information on keeping healthy & ensuring our well-being during this semester. 

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