ERIC Number: ED316133
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Health Promotion Program.
The Health Promotion Program began with establishment of a one-credit course in health promotion and wellness and the training of family practice residents at the Mountain Area Health Education Center to serve as lab leaders in the course. The course later became part of the university's general education requirements. In addition, a health promotion minor has been established, and the Department of Health and Fitness was created by combining the health promotion program and the physical education department. Program activities include: the nutrition program, in cooperation with the university dining service, to provide healthy food choices on campus; student, staff, and faculty cholesterol testing and information dissemination; a walking program of regular exercise and competitions; humor; blood pressure checks; fitness testing; sponsorship of the student health advisory council; publication of a newsletter and other cooperative efforts with the campus health center; and a community lecture series featuring prominent national and regional speakers. A study of the effectiveness of the health promotion course suggests a positive effect on student behavior and attitudes. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Dept. of Health and Fitness.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.