New Health Promotion And Wellness Office Offers Students Peer Education In IM Building

The Health Promotion and Wellness office at Penn State is expanding and now has two locations: the original in the Student Health Center and a new office in the recently renovated IM building.

Since the beginning of September, the IM office has been home to one-on-one peer education services rather than the traditional professional staff. This includes services for financial wellness, healthy relationships and sexual health, physical activity, sleep, nutrition, and stress. Students can come to three free one-hour sessions for each and sign up multiple times as well.

There are multiple spaces to relax or do work, including a relaxation room (previously known as the de-stress zone) where students can do meditation practices and explore relaxing methods like lowering one’s pulse. Time management techniques are available to learn here as well.

The office is the new home to Healthworks and Healthy Penn State Ambassadors and collaborates with the Office of Student Affairs as well as academic departments like Kinesiology. These departments work together to promote any healthy activity or affair on campus.

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Sarah D'Souza

Sarah is a senior biobehavioral health major and a staff writer for Onward State. Like basically half of Penn State, she is from "right outside Philadelphia," and is the first Nittany Lion in her family. She is an avid lover of cheese, sushi, and carbs of all sorts. Unlike most people, she loves grammar and, like most people, enjoys long walks to wherever the puppies are. Hit her up at [email protected]


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