Achieving wellness, is part and parcel of the overall mission and vision of The College of New Rochelle. Our wellness educational programming initiatives are viewed as part of a broader liberal arts education, promoting healthy lifestyles, creating learning opportunities, and maximizing individual choices and responsibility for one’s own and for society’s well-being.
Health and wellness are a personal responsibility, and education and enlightenment about health and wellness are keys to initiating individual change. At CNR, we build a culture in which students think and behave in ways that promote the adoption of healthy lifestyles and behaviors.
The College has developed an expanded concept and dimensions of wellness
that is in sync with its mission and vision. The curricula and educational programs offer many opportunities to understand and pursue wellness in all of the individual wellness dimensions – the physical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, occupational, social, and the environmental, as well as the greater social,
ecological and political environment of which a person is part. Our approach expands responsibility for health and wellness beyond the individual to the community and the environment. It calls for community leadership and involvement to improve wellness.
Wellness education programming at CNR was created to spearhead these initiatives to enhance the personal, professional, and academic well-being of the students, faculty, and staff of the College by promoting opportunities for experiences, both in and outside the classroom, that touch all areas of wellness. In just one year, a number of initiatives have taken place and a range of wellness and health-related programs, activities, and presentations will be offered going forward. In collaboration with the four Schools and departments across campus, these programs will integrate and augment much of the wellness content in the current curriculum. A wellness tool kit of content will be available to faculty to incorporate into their curricula and which will also be utilized for stand-alone wellness workshops and seminars.
To ensure that all students at CNR develop an awareness of the life skills needed for personal wellness and tools for positive health and behavior change, wellness presentations on key themes and topics are being developed, which will be offered to academic classes upon the requests of faculty. Wellness seminars and workshops are scheduled for each month during the academic year.
A Wellness Resource Center on campus in the Gill Library and in St. Anne’s, across from the new Wellness Center, will also provide access to timely wellness education materials for use by the entire CNR Community.
Dr. Adrienne Wald
Director of Wellness Education