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Wellness

Wellness involves the awareness of our current state of health in multiple dimensions with the initiative, tools and support to make lasting changes towards a more optimal life. Wellness is the pursuit of your best possible health and well-being. It is an overall balance of your physical, social, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, environmental, and occupational well-being. Health is a goal one can achieve while wellness is a dynamic concept that continues for a lifetime.

The Objectives of the UCFSD Wellness committee is to research and identify best practices related to improving student health. Through the use of various communication channels, the Wellness Committee will educate our students and community about health and wellness in order to inspire healthy lifestyles.

Brief History of Wellness in UCF


Wellness Standards

Based on 7 Dimensions of Wellness

Originally described in 1976 by Dr. Bill Hettler,co-founder of the National Wellness Institute, as 6 dimensions: physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, occupational, and social

Environmental health was added later by other researchers
  • To provide information, resources, and opportunities that increase mental/intellectual health
  • To provide information, resources, and opportunities that increase physical health
  • To provide information, resources, and opportunities that increase emotional health
  • To provide information, resources, and opportunities that increase social health
  • To provide information, resources, and opportunities that increase environmental health
  • To provide information, resources, and opportunities that increase spiritual health
  • To provide information, resources, and opportunities that increase occupational health

UCFSD Wellness Strategic Plan for 2018-2019

Mental/Intellectual Health

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) - PD, Book Read - Yale Center Critical & Creative Thinking - Scott Barry Kaufman Book Read


Physical Health


Fitness Mindset - Share resources on UCF Blasts Fitness/Nutrition Challenge/Competition (Effort based)


Emotional Health


Erasing Mental Health Stigma - CC MH First Aid Workshop Policy 819 (Suicide APR Activities


Social Health


Healthy Relationships & Social Media - CVC Partnership District Wide Cultural Day/Fair


Environmental Health


School Safety - SS-ARS Develop Indoor Green Spaces


Spiritual Health


Minute of Me Projects / Passion Projects Growth Mindset - Brené Brown Book Read


Occupational Health


After-School Workshops - Resume, Interview, Communication Career Based Mentoring Program - Like Big Brother/Sister


View the complete Wellness Plan here - UCFSD Wellness Strategic Plan 2018-2019