Ferris State University Big Rapids MI College

Health and Wellness

The University shall promote a wellness and optimal health lifestyle that recognizes and enhances the personal, professional, and academic well-being of students, faculty, and staff.

The University will support ideas and practices which promote optimal health of the campus community and investigate practices that discourage wellness on campus.

Campus health and wellness promotion must include the idea that while the University can positively influence and promote well-being, individuals must take responsibility for improving their own health and wellness.

The University will address wellness by creating and developing goals and objectives that promote optimal health among university members along all six dimensions of wellness.

  • Physical health standards address body mass index (BMI), body composition, nutrition, tobacco cessation, substance abuse, dental health, physical activity, and recreation.
  • Emotional health standards address stress and depression, good mental health in university activities, classrooms and residence halls settings, sexual assault prevention, and good communication practice in all university settings.
  • The intellectual dimension of wellness, directly related to the mission of the University, includes the need to continually research, recognize, and implement optimal learning and teaching methods in and outside the classroom to develop the whole (person) student.
  • Environmental health standards address injury prevention, work and classroom safety, hazardous materials, and communicable disease.
  • The social dimension of wellness will be addressed in terms of improving and enhancing good communication and interpersonal relationships between and among individuals and groups on campus.
  • The spiritual dimension of wellness will address the meaning or value of life, as well as understanding and expressing ones purpose in life. It addresses values and ethics as well as nurturing your mind-body
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