Promoting Wellness on College Campuses: Identifying and Addressing the Wellness Needs of College Students
communitybased participatory research, emerging adulthood, first-year college students, health education, obesity prevention, stress management, wellness
The objective of this study was to explore the health-related knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes of college students. An online and in-class course was offered at 4 universities. As part of the course, focus groups consisting of 102 students met virtually for 5 sessions to answer questions aimed at addressing students’ wellness issues. Students indicated that college campuses need to offer more services centered on student health while addressing the barriers to student wellness overall. Students also indicated that universities better met their needs when communicating about various health-related services and facilities that were available to students.
Topics in Clinical Nutrition
DOI of Published Version
Christianson, Jenna; Kattelmann, Kendra; Riggsbee, Kristen; Moret, Lauren; Vilaro, Melissa J.; Olfert, Melissa D.; Mathews, Anne E.; Barr, Makenzie; and Colby, Sarah, "Promoting Wellness on College Campuses: Identifying and Addressing the Wellness Needs of College Students" (2019). Health and Nutritional Sciences Faculty Publications. 146.