Wellness is a balance of the pieces of your life to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Wellness is not only physical health, it is a dynamic process of change and growth. There are many interrelated dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, social, and occupational/environmental. Each dimension is equally vital in the pursuit of optimum health.
Jacobs Fitness Center provides wellness programs and resources for members and the AU community. Partnering with Human Resources, Student Health Center, Athletics, and other departments, we create opportunities to help individuals in the AU community improve wellness.
Bulletin Board Wellness
The bulletin boards in Jacobs Fitness Center offer fitness and wellness information and tips. Some topics have included stretching, foam rolling, healthy eating, hand washing, cardio 101, sleep, and H1N1 flu prevention.
Student Wellness Center:
The Wellness Center provides health education resources and programs for AU students. The Wellness Center's mission is to provide students with wellness resources, to promote healthy lifestyles, reduce risk behaviors and offer a safe, non-discriminatory environment.
The Student Wellness Center knows that wellness encompasses many dimensions, including physical, emotional, spiritual and social wellness. The primary goal of the Wellness Center is to help students develop positive, healthy lifestyles that will endure throughout a lifetime.
For more information, please visit the Wellness Center website @ http://www.american.edu/ocl/wellness/index.cfm
Other Wellness Resources:
The Counseling Center offers counseling, self-help resources, referrals to private care, workshops, and discussion groups to help students gain the skills and insights they need to overcome adversity and thrive in their life and learning.
Student Health Center
The Student Health Center is available to all students enrolled in credit courses at AU. The Student Health Center provides medical appointments, immunizations, health education programs, and referral to specialists.
Kay Spiritual Life Center
The Kay Spiritual Life Center serves as a place where the entire community can, regardless of faith, gather for worship, fellowship, meditation, prayer and the exchange of ideas. The center welcomes people of all faiths.
The AU campus has a wide assortment of healthy dining options. This includes the main dining facility, the Terrace Dining Room (TDR), the Marketplace (featuring Einstein's Bagels and Field of Greens), the Tavern (featuring American Pie and Salsa), and the Eagles Nest (featuring Subway).
Conflict Resolution Services
Conflict Resolution Services focuses on assisting AU community members with resolving conflict on a wide variety of issues. They approach conflict as a neutral force that is a normal part of life. Rather than treating conflict as negative, they work with students, faculty, and staff to assist them in finding positive outcomes to conflict where possible.
AU Farmers' Market
The AU Farmers' Market takes place every Wednesday from 11:00am to 4:00pm on the Quad in front of the Ward building. The market features fresh produce from Agora Farms, hearth-baked breads from Upper Crust Bakery, and micro-roasted coffee beans from FreshOffTheRoast.