Empowering students to make informed decisions about their health and well-being through evidence-based health promotion, education, and prevention strategies.
Our health and well-being go beyond just our mental and physical states. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration recognize eight dimensions of wellness, as seen on our Hendrix Wellness Wheel. Wellness Wheels make it easier to picture all of the dimensions of our health and well-being and how they’re interconnected. Understanding each dimension of wellness and how they impact our lives is important to maintaining and/or enhancing our overall health and well-being. Consider the definitions of each and how you can apply them to your overall well-being.
Social wellness involves relating and connecting to other people in our world in meaningful ways.
Emotional wellness considers our understanding of self, our emotions, and our ability to cope with challenges in life.
Spiritual wellness is our ability to establish peace and harmony in our lives, as well as an understanding our values and purpose in life.
Intellectual wellness is our open mindedness and ability to apply new ideas and experiences to personal decisions and interactions, as well as at the community level.
Occupational wellness considers personal fulfillment from our jobs or chosen career paths while still maintaining work-life balance.
Financial wellness is our ability to hold a positive relationship with money and skills in managing various resources in life.
Environmental wellness is recognizing our responsibility to both our natural and built environments.
Physical wellness is our ability to maintain a healthy quality of life without serious fatigue, injury, illness, or stress.
Browse the Student Health Education webpages for information on prevalent college health issues and concerns and for campus and community resources.