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Wellness Wednesdays and Health, Wellness and Fitness Fair at WCSU

Apr 02, 2016 02:41AM

The Institute for Holistic Health Studies (IHHS), housed within the Department of Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences (HPX) at Western Connecticut State University (WCSU), is sponsoring a series of monthly Wellness Wednesday Workshops to promote the importance of making and maintaining healthy choices. Visit WCSU.edu/NewsEvents/Wellness-Wednesday-Spring2016.asp for specific event information.

In addition to the regular Wellness Wednesday workshop series, IHHS and HPX, in partnership with Campus Recreation and University Health Services, will present the inaugural Health, Wellness and Fitness Fair from 11am to 3pm on April 12 in the Bill Williams Gym in Berkshire Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus. The goal of the health fair is to provide the WCSU and Greater Danbury communities with opportunities to broaden their knowledge and experience of traditional, conventional and integrative methods to enhance their well-being. The organizers’ objective is to increase awareness of topics relate to health, fitness and wellness by providing activities, materials, demonstrations, screenings and information.

This event is building upon past Holistic Health Fairs. In the past, there have been over 40 exhibitors presenting on varied topics including meditation, nutrition, tai chi, yoga, Tibetan singing bowls and more. Reiki masters will be providing 15-minute Reiki sessions. The health fair is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted to support this health fair and other events as well as student awards.

This year’s Health, Fitness and Wellness Fair is a collaborative effort involving WCSU Campus Recreation, Health Service, Counseling Center, CHOICES, Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences Department and the Institute for Holistic Health Studies.

The HPX department at WCSU offers two Bachelor of Science degrees: Health Education (Certification Pre-K-12) and Health Promotion Studies. Within the Health Promotion Studies program, students may choose one of four options/concentrations: wellness management, community health, allied health professions, and holistic and integrative health. The students in these degree programs are prepared for entry-level, certified health education specialist positions. The focus of studying health promotion and exercise science is to educate students about the importance of a physically active lifestyle, wellness, fitness, health protection and preventive services in schools and the larger global community.

For more information about WCSU HPX programs, contact Department Co-chairs Robyn Housemann at [email protected] or Jody Rajcula at [email protected].

For additional information about the wellness fair, contact Robyn Housemann or Amy Shanks at [email protected]. Fair location: Bill Williams Gym, Berkshire Hall, WCSU Midtown Campus, 181 White St, Danbury.

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