At UCO, we recognize that health and learning are interconnected. Therefore, health promotion on campus exists to support students and create healthy environments that will foster the learning process. The health promotion team is comprised of students, faculty and staff, professionals and community partners supporting a healthy campus for UCO. Some of the programs we have include:
Peer Health Presentations
To encourage optimal health and wellness, UCO Peer Health Leaders provide creative and interactive programs tailored to fulfill the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of students, staff and faculty. The programs are perfect for class lectures, dorm presentations or Greek events. The presentations range in duration from 20 minutes to an hour yet can be tailored to fit most any time schedule. To book a presentation, schedule a presentation.
The University provides lots of resources for pet therapy on campus. Interacting with therapy dogs has been shown to reduce blood pressure, provide physical stimulation and assist with pain management. A therapy dog can promote higher self-esteem; and better interaction between students and teachers.
Broncho Barkers, a program within the Center for Counseling and Well-Being, exists to aid in overall well-being by maximizing academic success and retention through the emotional and mental benefits of therapy animals.
In order to help students de-stress, Central’s Center for Counseling and Well-Being hosts a weekly event “Stress Paws” with three H.A.L.O. certified therapy dogs. Every Thursday from 3-5 p.m. on the fourth floor of Nigh University Center.
To request a therapy dog at your next event fill out the Org Sync form.
UCO Healthy Campus collaborates with stakeholders in the campus community to ensure that our campus is optimally and sustainability organized to support, strengthen and enhance health, enabling students and employees to achieve, learn, work and serve.
OU Physicians Health & Wellness Clinic at UCO
Open to UCO students, faculty, staff and community members, the OU Physicians Health & Wellness Clinic provides comprehensive primary care, including immunizations, annual wellness exams, sports physicals and the treatment of general illnesses and injuries, among other services. The clinic is located in the UCO Wellness Center at 100 N. University Drive in Edmond. It is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Students, faculty, staff and members of the public can make appointments by calling 405-974-3161.