The Health Services Office provides quality programs utilizing a holistic approach that focuses on healthy lifestyle choices as a means of disease prevention. This is achieved through education, training and collaboration with community based health service providers. Health Services is also the office responsible for immunization compliance, and together with the Office of Public Safety, is often the primary response unit for on-campus medical emergencies.
Programming is offered on topics such as diabetes and obesity prevention, nutrition and healthy eating, safe sex, cardiovascular health, hypertension, smoking cessation, and other topics tailored to individual needs.
The mission of the Wellness Office is to educate and empower the Hostos student body with respect to the growing field of wellness. We define “wellness” as a harmonious state resulting from the delicate balance of physical, emotional, spiritual, social, sexual, intellectual and environmental/occupational health. Our emphasis is on accentuating and promoting positive lifestyle choices as a way of preventing illness and disease.
By encouraging student input and participation, the office nurtures the creation of an enthusiastic and inquisitive atmosphere through which various health/wellness topics are explored. The Wellness Office integrates its programming with various academic and service units within Hostos, such as the Health Services Office, Counseling Center and New Student Advisement and Retention Services Center (STARS) for maximum benefit.
Staff also partner with athletic coaches to improve the health, strength and stamina of student athletes.
Some themes of recent seminars/workshops/interventions included Emotional Intelligence, Conflict Resolution, Reiki & Therapeutic Touch, and Athlete Nutrition and Injury Prevention.
Health and Wellness Center
450 Grand Concourse, Rm. C-375
Bronx, New York 10451
The building and its offices are accessible to individuals who use wheelchairs.