Holistic health is about caring for the whole person — providing for your physical, mental, spiritual, and social needs. It’s rooted in the understanding that all these aspects affect your overall health. Luckily, there are plenty of UT offices that are here to ensure that you remain healthy and balanced.
The Center for Health Education & Wellness (CHEW)
The Center for Health Education and Wellness empowers all Volunteers to thrive by cultivating personal and community well-being. The “VOLS HELP VOLS” campaign embodies the commitment to helping students achieve wellbeing during their time at UT. This work is done through programming based on the eight dimensions of wellness: emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, environmental, financial, occupational, and social.
CHEW also prioritizes risk reduction and develop programming based on national research and data collected from our Volunteer community that addresses interpersonal wellness, alcohol and substance use, and general health and wellness.
Exercise is key when it comes to your health. It can provide you with an outlet for the stress and feelings that may be building up inside of you. RecSports provides and delivers recreational experiences that enhance the growth and well-being of our students and community through programs, facilities, services, and employment. There are a number of programs to help you achieve your health goals including fitness, aquatics, intramurals, Outdoor Pursuits, sports clubs, and allows for friendly competition, fitness training, and sport to all members of the university community.
Student Counseling Center
The Student Counseling Center is the university’s primary facility for mental health services for students. From individualized services to group and couples therapy, the Student Counseling Center is to help you. Staff members provide a variety of short-term services for students, faculty, and staff, with problems ranging from mild situational stresses to acute mental health conditions.
Good mental health is key to ensuring that you are holistically well. It’s important to know where your stress or anxiety comes from in order to know how to manage those emotions. The staff members at the Counseling Center provide a variety of services for students that range from mild situational stresses to acute mental health conditions.
Student Health Center
The Student Health Center (SHC) works to meet your physical health care needs on campus. The Health Center works to meet the acute healthcare needs of our students and provides high-quality primary healthcare to promote their health and well-being.
Students have access to non-emergent, outpatient medical care by appointment only for all currently enrolled, eligible students who have paid the health fee portion of the student programs and services fee. The Health Center operates several practices including Acute Care, Primary Care, the Women’s Health Clinic, Sports Medicine, the Allergy and Immunization Clinic, Travel Medicine Clinic, Physical Therapy, Laboratory, and Radiology (diagnostic X-Ray). SHC clinics are divided into primary clinical service areas and specialty service areas, including Telemedicine.
Just as mental and physical health is important to health, spiritual well-being can be just as important. Fortunately, the university has several different campus ministries available, providing students with places to gather for worship, seek guidance throughout their transformative college experience, and make deep, lasting friendships.
Students are invited to take part in worship services and religious studies as well as getting involved in the tight-knit communities of faith. Campus ministers say it is important to create spaces where students feel wanted, welcome, and at home on a campus as large as UT’s.
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