Health Education Department

Department Mission

College students today have a variety of different health concerns that affect them socially and academically. The mission of the Student Health Center Health Education Department is to advance the health of students through the Health Education and Wellness Program. The Health Education Department recognizes the diverse population that is served on campus and strives to promote human dignity and personal responsibility in programming efforts to assist students in obtaining their academic and personal goals.

Health Education and Wellness Program

The Health Education and Wellness Program is dedicated to collaborating with the University of South Alabama students, faculty and staff in improving the knowledge, attitudes and behaviors regarding the health of students. The purpose of this program is to promote a healthy campus environment through student focused programs and to inform students regarding health related issues and community resources that are available. The Health Education and Wellness Program fosters student empowerment to make healthy lifestyle choices and to enhance quality of life.

Health Education Services

Health education services provided will encompass a holistic approach which may include physical, psychological, cultural, spiritual and social health.

Health education services are encompassed in the Student Health Services fee and include the following:

  • Health education activities and programs
  • Individual consultation visits
  • Information and referral services
  • Sexual assault and advocacy program
  • Patient education
  • Educational and resource materials
  • Campus and class presentations
  • Health surveys
  • Internship opportunities
  • Special campus events – workshops, guest speakers and awareness events
  • Peer health education – Jag Health Team

Health Education Program Topics

  • Dating Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Reproductive Health Education
  • Men’s Health
  • Mental Health
  • Nutrition and Physical Fitness
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Sexual Violence
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Substance Abuse Prevention including alcohol and other drugs
  • Stress Management and Relaxation
  • Tobacco Use
  • Women’s Health

Request Services

Health education and wellness programs are available to the entire USA community including Residence Halls, Greek Organizations, Athletics Department, as well as academic instructors. If you would like to schedule a program, please contact the Health Education Coordinator at (251) 460-6353 or

Health and Wellness Online Resources

Disclaimer: Users of the USA Student Health Center web site acknowledge the information provided on this web site is intended as a reference, and is not intended to replace a visit to your doctor or other healthcare provider. USA Student Health is not responsible for information on web sites other than our own. The mention of a particular site or service does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement unless indicated.

Self Care:

Multicultural Health Resources:

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