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Wellness Center

Educational Programming

The Wellness Center works to create and support a culture of health and wellness at the University of Wyoming.  Unless otherwise noted with ($), most Wellness Center programs and services are free to UW students, faculty and staff.  Spring 2019 Programs and Services (printable PDF)

Topic Areas

General Wellness

Program

Details

  • Wellness Center Tours: Come see the beautiful new Wellness Center and all that we have to offer. Highlights include the Zen Den, personal training room, Re-Charge room, and Athletic Training room.  15-30 minutes; audiences of 3-10, but can negotiate accommodations for more.

  • As requested.

  • As requested. Two weeks advance notice, please.

  • Health Assessments and Screenings: Check your blood pressure, take an online sleep assessment, get screened for alcohol, depression, anxiety or other health issues.

  • Use our self-service blood pressure cuff in the Wellness Center lobby.

  • Zen Den Relaxation Lounge: Stop in the Wellness Center Zen Den for a break. Listen to relaxing music, feel the sun in your face, unplug from technology and relax. Get a foot massage with our amazing electronic foot massagers

  • Available M-F, 9 am - 5:30 pm

  • Step Up! Bystander Intervention Training. The Step Up! Bystander Intervention Training Program teaches students, faculty, and staff the necessary skills to de-escalate potentially dangerous situations before they turn worse. The training aims to empower participants to take a stand in situations involving alcohol abuse/misuse, discrimination, potential sexual assault and relationship violence, hazing, and potential mental health emergencies. Register at: https://wellnesscenterprograms.as.me/classes

  • Registration requested

  • Thursday, February 28, from 10am-12pm in Union 203

  • Tuesday, April 16, from 10am-12 pm in Union 203

Stress Management and Mental Wellness

Program

Details

  • Massage Chairs. Whether you want help with relaxation and stress relief, or to work out muscle aches and pains, our electronic full-body massage chairs will leave you feeling rejuvenated.  Free for UW students with valid WyoOne ID!

  • M-F, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

  • UW students only with valid WyoOne ID.

  • Schedule an appointment through the Wellness Center.

  • Drop-in Meditation: Drop in for a guided meditation practice. Great for beginners and experienced meditators!

  • Every Thursday in the Wellness Center Zen Den from 12:15 - 12:45 pm.

  • 3:30 - 4:50 pm

  • Registration required

  • February:  Thursdays 7, 14, 21, 28

  • March: Tuesdays: 5, 12, 26, & April 2

  • April: Mondays: 8, 15, 22, 29

  • Puppy Play Dates. Come relax and manage your stress with certified therapy dogs. Pet them, read to them, sing to them, talk to them, snuggle them. Studies suggest that petting a kind animal can help people relax, feel more optimistic, and less preoccupied with everyday stress.

  • Mondays from 4-5 pm in Half Acre 115: February 11, March 4 & April 1

  • Monday, May 13 from 4-5 pm in Coe Library

  • Kitty Cuddle Time. Come relax and manage your stress with adorable kittens! Pet them, read to them, sing to them, talk to them, snuggle them. Kittens are from the Laramie Animal Welfare Society and are also adoptable!

  • Wednesdays from 4-5 pm in Half Acre 115: February 6, March 13, April 10 & May 8

  • Self-Love and Happiness Workshop. During this 1.5 hour workshop, participants will learn about the benefits of self-compassion for themselves and others. Participants will also participate in several guided self-compassion meditations and exercises. These meditations and exercises are designed to teach participants how to practice self-compassion and increase their well-being and happiness. What to bring to the workshop--your openness and curiosity. Register at: https://wellnesscenterprograms.as.me/classes

  • Feb 26 (Tues)     noon - 1:30 pm

  • March 27 (Wed)     3:30 - 5:00 pm

  • Class location: Half Acre 117

  • Self-Love and Happiness Deep Dive Workshop Series. Most of us feel compassion when a close friend is struggling. What would it be like to receive the same caring attention from yourself when you need it most? Take a deeper dive into gaining skills for self-compassion and happiness. Join us for this 4-week workshop series and practice skills to enhance your capacity for emotional well-being. Register at: https://wellnesscenterprograms.as.me/classes

  • Tuesdays: April 9, 16, 23 & 30

  • 3:30 - 4:50 pm

  • Half Acre 117


Nutrition

Program

Details

  • Cowboy Cooking Class. Learn to cook budget-friendly, healthy, and easy meals! Sample delicious food and get recipes. Taught by Chef Travis Smith, Assistant Director of Dining from Residence Life and Dining Services. Register at: https://wellnesscenterprograms.as.me/classes

  • Registration required.

  • Fridays, 4 - 5 pm in Half Acre 115

  • February 22: Between the Buns-Gourmet Sliders

  • March 29: Taco Truck Tacos and Lettuce Wraps

  • April 26: Artisan Wood Fired Pizzas

  • 21 Day Nutrition Challenge. The new tradition is good nutrition!  Sign up for this self-paced nutrition challenge and receive daily motivational and educational emails to help you improve your eating habits! Register at: https://wellnesscenterprograms.as.me/classes

  • Starts February 18

  • Free Fruit Fridays: Eating healthy doesn't have to be difficult. Stop by the Wellness Center every Friday and pick up a free piece of fruit, until supplies last. UW students only, please.

  • UW Students only, please

  • Smoothie Bike. The first Friday of the month, we bring out our amazing smoothie bike! Stop by the Wellness Center and spin yourself a delicious smoothie!

  • First Friday of the month during the academic year.

  • Smoothie Bike Rental ($): Do you have a juicy event or meeting that you'd like to make even better? Let us help! Rent our smoothie bike on an hourly basis for special events. We provide the bike, staff, and all the delicious ingredients! Minimum two weeks advance notice. Contact us for a price quote.

  • By request only. Two weeks advance notice, please.


Physical Wellness


Program

Details

  • Body Composition Testing: The scale and the mirror are not always the best way to judge body fat and the success of a fitness program. Body composition testing is a great way to set a baseline and track progress. Testing is conducted by certified Personal Trainers and is free. The quick 15-minute sessions are conducted on a first come, first served basis, once a month. Workout clothing is advised, but not mandatory. Skinfold calipers and bioelectrical electrical impedance are used to estimate body composition. No registration or membership required!

  • First Tuesday of each month from 4:30 - 6:00 pm in the Wellness Center.

  • Must be a member of Half Acre.

  • First two sessions are free. After that, $15/session for UW Students and $20/session for UW faculty/staff

  • Athletic Training: Let our Certified Athletic Trainer help you with your injury prevention and care needs. Free for UW students with a valid WyoOne ID!

  • UW students only with valid WyoOne ID.

  • Schedule an appointment through the Wellness Center

  • Adult Wellness for Faculty and Staff. The Adult Wellness Program for faculty and staff gives participants the opportunity to improve overall health, conquer challenging fitness goals, increase confidence, and learn proper exercise techniques to amplify their experience in a fun and motivating environment. We aim to create a realistic and lasting passion for health and fitness in adults that can be sustained for life.

  • Included with Campus Recreation membership

  • Info Meeting: Monday, February 4 at noon in Half Acre 115

  • Assessment Fair: Wednesday, February 6 at noon in the Half Acre Group Exercise Studio (2nd Floor)

  • First workout: Friday, February 8 at noon in the 2nd Floor Group Exercise Studio

  • Workouts: Mon, Wed, Fri from noon - 1 pm in the 2nd floor Group Exercise Studio

  • Passport to Good Health Fair. Join us for free health and wellness assessments, smoothie bike, foot massages, and get connected to resources in this partnership between UW's Exercise is Medicine and the University Counseling Center. Free to all UW students.

  • Thursday, March 7 from 11 am - 1 pm in the Union Family Room

 Financial Wellness 

  • Financial wellness is a critical piece of our overall wellness. Join us for interactive and educational workshops to help you be more financially literate and well. Prizes and food will be provided in partnership with ASUW and UniWyo Federal Credit Union. Register at: https://wellnesscenterprograms.as.me/classes

  • Budget Workshop: February 7, 6 - 7 pm, College of Business

  • Financial Apps: February 13, 6 - 7 pm, COB

  • Financial Fraud: February 21, 6-7 pm, COB

  • Registration requested, but not required.

  • Colin Ryan, comedian and financial educator. Join us for an evening with Colin Ryan, a one-of-a-kind comedic speaker, financial educator, author, and storyteller. He uses humanizing honesty, powerful storytelling, hilarious pop culture touchstones, and a truly inspirational message to transform the dry subject of personal finance into an interactive conversation about how your ability to manage your money directly affects your ability to have the life you want.

  • February 28, 7 - 8 pm, Union Ballroom

  • Cash Cart. Catch a ride to class on the Cash Cart! Answer financial wellness questions along the way to win prizes.

  • Keep an eye out for the Cash Cart. Dates TBA.

Sexual Wellness and Body Image

Program

Details

  • Relationship Smarts. Join us for a class series about healthy romantic relationships delivered by peer educators through the department of Family and Consumer Sciences. Learn about how to find a great match, maintain a healthy relationship, communicate effectively, and identify warning signs of abusive relationships. Register at: https://wellnesscenterprograms.as.me/classes

  • Open to UW students age 18-25 who are single, dating, or in a committed relationship.

  • Thursdays (Feb. 21 & 28 and March 7 & 14) from 3:30- 5:30 pm  pm

  • Ag Building, Room 237

  • Registration required

  • GYT (Get Yourself Talking, Get Yourself Tested). The Wellness Center's Wellness Ambassadors are excited to team up with UW's Student Health Service to offer free STD testing to UW students. No exam is required and free pizza will be provided to participants.

  • Monday, April 22 in Union Ballroom

  • Time: 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

  • The Body Project. This is a peer-led educational program that engages college women in tough conversations that our society has created about "the perfect body." The program involves two, two-hour sessions and trained peer leaders will guide groups of 6-8 women in conversations about body image, body acceptance, and the costs of pursuing the unattainable ideal appearance. Participants will not only receive tools to forge a healthy mindset around their body, but will also gain skills to positively impact the dynamic concerning the appearance ideal. Register at: https://wellnesscenterprograms.as.me/classes

  • Registration is required

  • Peer Leaders Training dates: Feb. 5 & 12, 5:00 - 9:00 pm. Attendance at both training dates is required.

  • Body Project Student Sessions: TBD

Student Involvement Opportunities

Program

Details

  • Wellness Ambassadors Program. This is a student organization whose goal is to provide training, support, and opportunities for UW students to become leaders in campus health promotion. The program is open to any undergraduate or graduate student interested in promoting health and wellness at UW.

  • Spring training scheduled for Saturday, February 16, from 9 am - 5 pm

  • Apply here

  • Health Leadership Certificate Program. A self-paced program that provides opportunities to improve your health, wellness, and health promotion leadership skills, along with receiving recognition for your health promotion and health leadership achievements and contributions.

  • Internships. Every semester the Wellness Center provides opportunities for students to receive meaningful work experience and internship credit.

Coalition and Advocacy Opportunities

  • A-Team Coalition. Join campus and community members as we come together to develop, recommend, and assess best practices in policy, prevention, and intervention, and enforcement to reduce underage drinking and excessive alcohol use. Open to anybody! Contact aware@uwyo.edu for more information.

  • Meets first Friday of the month from noon - 2 pm in Washakie Shoshone Room

  • Exercise is Medicine Coalition. Join campus and community members to promote physical activity as a way to achieve overall wellness. Open to anybody! Contact eim_oc@uwyo.edu for more information.

  • Meeting times and locations TBA.

  • Lifesavers Coalition. Join campus and community members as we come together to promote mental health, decrease stigma, and work to prevent suicide. Open to anybody! Contact tgeil@uwyo.edu for more information.

  • Meets second Tuesday of the month from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

  • "No More" Sexual Violence Coalition. Join campus and community members as we come together to raise awareness and show support for those who have experienced sexual misconduct. Open to anybody! Contact mselheim@uwyo.edu or more information.

  • Meeting times and locations TBA

Contact Us

Wellness Center

Half Acre Campus Recreation

Room 107

Dept 3604

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-9355

Fax: 307-766-6720

Email: wellness@uwyo.edu

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