The Wellness Education and Promotion Program provides classroom workshops on a variety of health-related topics that are relevant to the lives of college students. Our workshops topics include Condom Use and Safer Sex, Understanding Unhealthy Relationships and Building Healthy Relationships, and Breast and Testicular Cancers and Self-Examinations. If you know of a specific date you will not be available to teach a class, call the Wellness Education and Promotion Program to schedule a classroom workshop during that time. Learn more about our workshops below, and if you would like to schedule a workshop for your class, contact us.
Condom Use & Safer Sex
This 75-minute workshop includes a discussion about the common barriers to condom use, and the advantages and perceived disadvantages of using condoms. Participants learn about the effectiveness of condoms, types of lubricant, the different types of condoms available, and about female condoms and dental dams. The workshop includes an activity that allows students to practice correctly putting condoms onto condom demonstration models, and when time permits a follow-up activity during which students are divided into groups and provided with scenarios dealing with condom negotiation skills in relationships, and are asked to determine how they would handle various situations. This workshop includes an anonymous pre-and-post-test evaluation for students to complete.
Understanding Unhealthy Relationships and Building Healthy Relationships
During this 75-minute workshop about healthy and unhealthy relationships, students learn about the elements of physical, psychological, verbal, emotional, financial, and sexual abuse, and signs of an unhealthy or abusive relationship. The discussion also includes how modern technology such as facebook, text messaging, e-mail and twitter affect relationships, and can lead to unhealthy situations within relationships. We discuss ways in which unhealthy elements within a relationship may be improved with healthy communication. We also discuss how to build healthy relationships and healthy behaviors within a relationship, such as maintaining separate identities, effective communication, trust, honesty, and mutual respect. Students are divided into small groups and provided with relationship scenarios. They are asked to determine how they would advise a friend to handle each situation. The class discusses each situation as well as possible solutions within each scenario.
Breast and Testicular Cancers and Self-Examinations
Breast cancer is beginning to affect women younger and younger, and 1 in 7 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Testicular cancer affects men, most often, between the ages of 15 and 35. Early detection is key, and abnormal masses are often detected during self-examinations. During this 75-minute workshop, students will learn how to perform a monthly breast and testicular self-examination using breast and testicular demonstration models. Each small group within the class will have a chance to practice this important skill on a model. Students will also learn about annual gynecological visits, during which females are given a clinical breast exam by a physician or nurse practitioner, and the importance of men having regular check ups with a general practitioner, which also includes a clinical testicular exam. This workshop includes an anonymous pre-and-post-test evaluation for students to complete.
Nutrition and Healthy Eating
People often confuse the word “diet” as a change in eating behavior when in fact “diet” is what we eat at any given point in time. In this workshop, students will be asked for a 24-hour recall of what they have had to eat. The responses will be grouped into the different parts of the Healthy Food Plate and will be evaluated on its healthiness and how to make it healthier. The six essential nutrients will be discussed, highlighting the benefits of eating a well-balanced diet. Students will also be given tips on how to eat healthily on and off campus, offering different options that are within a half-mile radius. This workshop includes an anonymous pre-and-post-test evaluation for students to complete.
Last modified: Oct 20, 2011