Wellness & Health Promotion Services (WHPS) offers a wide variety of services and programming aimed at helping all UCF students be Healthy Knights. We promote healthy lifestyle habits associated with higher academic performance by providing outreach and educational workshops on safer sex, nutrition, stress management, alcohol and other drugs, sleep, healthy relationships and body image. To support student safety we provide training in sexual violence prevention as well as HIV Testing and Risk Reduction Counseling. We offer massage and biofeedback assisted relaxation training to help students manage stress and coordinate the Healthy Knights 2020 initiative, an SDES collaborative effort focused on promoting the health of all UCF students.
To learn more about any of the topics mentioned check out our Health Huts seen around campus, or follow us on Facebook / Twitter at Healthy Knight. Visit our Bewellucf.com health blog to get up to date information on health and wellness.
News and Announcements
Volunteer as peer health advocates and work together to promote wellness by increasing awareness of student health issues and encouraging positive lifestyle choices and decision-making skills through peer education. Apply today
Check them out for some new ideas on making affordable meals with items available at Knights Pantry.
The next CHOICES Group is starting on Tuesday March 11th and running weekly through Tuesday April 15th from 2-3 pm. Contact CHOICES @ucf.edu to register or get more information.
CHOICES is a 6-week program to help you make those lifestyle changes you've been talking about; losing weight, becoming more active; eating healthier. Our Healthy Lifestyle Coaches will lead group discussions aimed at helping you set and reach your goals.
FREE RAPID HIV SCREENING now available at Wellness and Health Promotion Services. Rapid Screening is done with a simple finger stick and results are available in 20 minutes. OraSure HIV testing is done with a swab of the mouth which is sent to a lab. Results are available in 2-3 weeks. To make an appointment call 407-823-5841.
Wellness and Health Promotion Services would like to make your lives' just a tad easier by providing a PRIVATE and CLEAN space for those of you needing a place to breast feed or pump during the day. We now have a room available, equipped with a boppy pillow, milk storage bags, sterilization kit and breast pads for your use. The facility is open to students and staff alike. Stop by our office on the first floor (Suite 111) of the RWC. Our entrance is across from the Leisure Pool.
The AAA Tow to Go service discourages an intoxicated driver from getting behind the wheel and risking the lives and safety of other motorists. Party Smart recommends you always choose a designated driver for a safe ride home. If your plan goes awry, don't drink and drive…call Tow to Go at (855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246. The tow truck driver will take you, one friend and your car home (within 10 miles) whether or not you are a AAA member.
The Safe Ride program provides UCF students with a free cab ride home. Students must have a Safe Ride voucher available at the SGA Ticket Center, to redeem their cab ride up to$35.
(SGA Ticket Center closed May 1- May 12; closed Sundays and on holidays so plan ahead)
To encourage students to “Do The Knight Thing” and call for medical attention for themselves or others who are severely intoxicated or in danger of harm due to alcohol abuse, UCF is implementing a new Alcohol Emergency Procedure beginning June 25.