Health Education's mission is to assist students in reaching their personal and educational goals and removing barriers to learning. Part of our service mission is a strong outreach/consultation component oriented towards prevention, student development, and wellness.
A list of our outreach programs available for request are below. If you'd like a presentation, you can fill out our form to request a program. If you would like more information about our programs, we can help you pick a program that best suits your group's educational needs. Also, if you do not see a program listed here that you are interested in having presented; we will attempt to accommodate special requests on topics focusing on other health and wellness issues. Please contact Julie Sturek for assistance or call her at 765-285-3773.
"NUTRITION 101 FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS" Participants will learn the basics of good nutrition and, most importantly, how to eat right on a college campus. This program can be adapted for groups who reside in residence halls or those that mostly live off-campus. Fast, easy meals on a budget; cooking for only 1 or 2; and cooking with a microwave will be highlighted. If food samples are desired, cost is the responsibility of the program requestor. "BREASTS, BOOBS, BUMPS, AND BEADS" Participants will learn the basics of breast cancer development and techniques for conducting breast self-exams. Breast self-exam reminder stickers and giveaways are provided. "HEALTH JEOPARDY" Through an interactive game show format, students learn about a variety of health topics. The game can be customized to cover many topics or to focus on one area. Maximum 40 participants. "PERSONAL HEALTH TWISTER" Using a standard Twister game mat, participants learn about alcohol and other drugs, sexual health, and skin care while tying themselves up in knots. Prizes, if desired, are the responsibility of the program requestor. Maximum 30 participants."GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT" This interactive program uses props to teach about sleep hygiene and ways to cope with sleep problems/disorders. The purpose of sleep and sleep recommendations for differing age groups are also discussed. "TO CAFF OR DECAF" This program discusses physiological and psychological effects of caffeine as well as healthy and unhealthy uses of caffeine. Included is a self-evaluation of one’s caffeine use. “HOLISTIC HEALTH” This lecture-based program identifies a variety of wellness domains important to one’s growth as an individual: Spiritual, Physical, Cultural, Vocational, Emotional, Environmental, Intellectual, and Social. The program defines these areas and provides ideas for how students can increase their wellness in these domains. The importance of balancing all aspects of one’s life is emphasized to optimize health. “NICOTINE ADDICTION: WHAT THE HOOKAH?” This program discusses the facts on cigarette smoking; second-hand smoke; benefits of and tips for quitting; how to help a friend or family member quit; and how to avoid weight gain. Hookah myths and risks are also addressed.
“SPIN THE BOTTLE” This fun and interactive game puts a new spin on alcohol education. Featuring a mock bottle of whiskey on the wheel, players land on various consequences of alcohol abuse including violence, depression, and drinking and driving. Participants will learn how alcohol can spin their life out of control.
"WOMEN’S HEALTH" The goal of women’s health is to encourage women to become knowledgeable about their bodies and to provide information to help them be responsible and healthy in their lives. The program covers preventive healthcare, PAP smears and pelvic exams, breast self-examination, sexually transmitted infections, and contraceptives in a non-threatening atmosphere. "MEN’S HEALTH" The goal of men’s health is to provide men with information that will help them to be responsible and healthy in their lives. The program covers preventive healthcare, testicular self-examination and genital exams, sexually transmitted infections, and disease prevention in a non-threatening atmosphere. “BATTLE OF THE SEXES” This new and interactive program pits males against females in an entertaining competition to see who knows more about the opposite sex’s health. Prizes, if desired, are the responsibility of the program requestor. This is a great program for mixed gender groups.
The Red Zone is a six-week timeframe in the beginning of the Fall semester which is marked by an especially high incidence of sexual assaults on college campuses. While all students are at risk during this period, first year students tend to have an even greater risk of victimization. The Office of Health, Alcohol, and Drug Education and the Office of Victim Services are available to present on sexual assault prevention, partying smart, and how to communicate consent in a 15-20 minute presentation to residence halls, student organizations, and classrooms in August and September during the “Red Zone”."SEX TALK" “Sex Talk” is an interactive program designed to improve sexual relationships through better communication, including discussing abstinence expectations, listening skills, and conflict resolution. This program focuses on teaching students how to recognize their own preferences and how to talk comfortably with their partners. “SOS: SAFER ORAL SEX” This new and interactive program educates on the terms associated with oral sex, its risks, and how to make it safer. Sex toys are also discussed in a non-threatening atmosphere. "SEX TAC TOE" Through this interactive game, students learn about better communication with their partners, signs and symptoms of common sexually transmitted infections, contraception and other safer sex options, and much more. Works best with a mixed gender group. "SEXUAL HEALTH BINGO" Participants learn about human sexuality, contraceptives, and sexually transmitted infections and associated conditions through the format of the game BINGO. Prizes, if desired, are the responsibility of the program requestor. "SEX IN THE CITY" This popular, interactive program covers the topics of sexually transmitted infections, abstinence, and contraception. It uses the results of recent surveys to look at current BSU student behaviors and attitudes related to their sexual health. A “sexual health goody box” contains props including lubricants, dental dams, and common contraceptives. “ROMEO & JULIET PLUS ONE” This new educational program explores alternative sexual lifestyles such as polygamy, swinging, and open relationships. Communication with your partner about boundaries and expectations of a sexual relationship is emphasized along with respecting your partner’s requests. "SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS" This lecture-based program covers general risk factors, transmission, and discusses in detail the top three STIs on college campuses, in addition to HIV/AIDS. Resources at Ball State University as well as the Muncie community are offered. Works best in a classroom setting. "CONTRACEPTION" This lecture-based program covers hormonal and non-hormonal contraceptive choices as well as abstinence. It uses the results of recent surveys to look at BSU student use of contraceptives. Unplanned pregnancies are also discussed in addition to how to select a method of contraception. Resources at Ball State University and the Muncie community are offered. Works best in a classroom setting.
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