Wellness Programs

We like to learn about wellness while having fun! Throughout the year, the Office of Wellness Education provides an interactive way to learn tips about your own wellness as well as how to check in with each other. We have events that range from smaller classroom presentations to large health fairs. Here is a breakdown of our events throughout the year: 

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Health Fairs:

Fresh Check Day

In partnership with the Jordan Porco Foundation, Central presents Fresh Check Day - an interactive health fair to increase awareness of mental health resources and services available to students as well as reducing the stigma and misconceptions around mental health. With the help of student organization, we are able to get this message across in a fun and interactive way. If your organization is interested in being involved in the next Fresh Check Day, please contact Jonathan Pohl.

My Best Self

Mind, body and spirit. My, best, self. That is what this health fair is all about. It is held in the spring semester of the academic year. My Best Self focuses on the eight factors of wellness - physical, emotional, intellectual, environmental, occupational, social, financial and spiritual wellness. We encourage student organizations to get involved with My Best Self by demonstrating an activity about one of the eight factors of wellness. If your student organization is interested in being involved with the next My Best Self fair, please contact Jonathan Pohl.

Alcohol Awareness Fair

Do you know the four signs of alcohol poisoning? Alcohol Awareness Fair is here to help students to learn how to keep themselves safe in regards to alcohol, as well as be able to help a friend in need. If your organization is interested in being involved with the next Alcohol Awareness Fair, please contact Jonathan Pohl.

Medium-Scale Presentations & Trainings:

QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer

QPR is a gatekeeper training for suicide prevention. During the 1.5 hour training you will learn how to recognize a student in distress, how to help the student, and how to get the student the help they need. QPR will help our community feel comfortable checking in with one another and gaining the skills needed to get that person help. This is a free training and is for all students, faculty and staff. If you are interested in having a QPR training, please contact Kate Ayotte.

Programs On-The-Go

Are you interested in bringing a guest speaker to your class or student organization to learn about the different areas of wellness? We have five presentations about student wellness that are on-the-go. You simple request one of the give presentations and we come to your classroom or meeting.

Click HERE for a list of all the programs we have available at this time. If you are interested in a topic that is not listed, please contact Jonathan Pohl.

Alcohol and Cannabis Training:


Alcohol: Choices - Alcohol is presented by Wellness Education staff and uses an interactive journal to educate students on the definition of a standard drink, how to monitor Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC), abstinence, remaining in the "green zone", penalties for social hosting and underage drinking, ways to reduce risk, and possible effect of high risk drinking behaviors including dependence.

Cannabis: Choices - Cannabis is presented by Wellness Education staff to educate students on the definition of cannabis dependence, the physical and psychological effects of using cannabis, decriminalization and legal consequences, medicinal cannabis, and the use of dispensaries.


Brief Alcohol Screening Intervention for College Students (BASICS) is a way to reduce alcohol related risks NOW, preventing alcohol dependence in the FUTURE. Students attend two hour-long one-on-one sessions with a member of Wellness Education.