On Oct. 1, SHS will begin our Twitter feed and Facebook pages. Both will be accessible via this webpage and your smart phone.
Follow us on twitter @UTCHealth101 and like us on Facebook at UTCHealth101.
Campus-wide Health Promotion Activities
Campus-wide health initiatives and events are planned through out the year on a variety of relevant issues. Look for announcements about these exciting programs on Scrappy or keep a close eye on our web-page. Check out the events already on the schedule!
Race for the Cure
October 12 (11 am)
UTC Community Health Fair
October 9 (10-2) in the Tennessee Room
UTC Student Health Services and Campus Activities Board will be hosting our 2014 Community Health Fair. Please stop by to see over 75 vendors from the Chattanooga community! Be our guest or volunteer for service.
FLU Vaccine Clinic
October 6-7 (10-2) in the Tennessee Room of the UC.
UTC Student Health and UTC School of Nursing will host a Flu Shot Clinic where Flu awareness and prevention tips will be provided. Students and faculty can get their Flu shots for $15 (cash or check). Everyone is welcome! Contact UTC Student Health Services if you have any questions.
October 4, 9:00 a.m., UTC Campus
Join us for the inaugural Homecoming Spirit Run! Enjoy seeing the campus in this 4.5k run and/or 1-mile fun walk. Participants will pass through spirit stations to get them ready for tailgating & the big game. Registration is required; open to all UTC alumni, students, campus and community friends and family.*
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Sunday, September 28, 2014 @ 11:59 PM EST
UTC has introduced a new initiative on our campus which encourages pro-social behavior and educates students to be proactive in helping others. Most negative behaviors on our campus involve bystanders, so we want to encourage our students to Step Up and be caring community members. UTC Step UP! is a bystander intervention program adopted from a model created by the University of Arizona CATS Life Skills Program in partnership with the NCAA.
Student Health Services will be hosting a seminar, The Truth about Fatigue: Assessment and Management, with guest speaker Dr. Coleen Carberry on September 16, 2014 (Tuesday) - 12:00-1:00 PM EST in the Raccoon Mountain Room on the 2nd floor of the UC -- reservation required. This event is sponsored by the Subway -- Work/Life/Balance national initiative.
Bloodanooga/Be the Match has partnered with KA this fall in an effort to raise awareness of the need for blood donations/marrow donors. Bloodanooga is Homecoming Week, September 30-Oct. 1, 10:00 am-6:00 pm in the UC Tennessee Room -- save a life and get your FREE vintage T-Shirt.
Outreach to the Community
Presentations on a wide variety of health topics, including sexual health, alcohol and other drugs, nutrition, body image, eating disorders, tobacco, sexual assault and more are available to your student organization, student group or classroom. If you are an instructor at the university and have a conference to go to or have a conflict with one of your scheduled classes, let us come to your class.
Educational materials on health issues are available through the Student Health Services. Written information is an essential tool to support people in taking control of their health and being informed consumers.
Health educators work in partnership with the clinician staff to help students learn about self-care and healthy lifestyles. By making an appointment with one of the UTC health educators, you can talk to them about STIs, contraception, alcohol and other drugs, acquaintance rape issues, eating disorders, body image, nutrition, cholesterol and vegetarian eating. Call 425-2337 for more information or email StudentHealthServices@utc.edu.
Learn More About Sexual HealthHealthy sexuality means making informed decisions that are consistent with your personal beliefs and values. Achieving a sense of comfort and fulfillment in your sexuality and participating or refusing to participate in sexual behaviors is also integral to maintaining sexual health.
We invite you to explore the information we have provided to answer many common questions about sexual health. If you have additional questions or would like to offer a program focusing on sexual health to your student organization or group, please call Carol Oglesby at 425-2337 or email Carol-Oglesby@utc.edu.
All About Nutrition
An important mission of Student Health Services is to provide nutrition education and counseling for the MOCS community. Our Nutrition services provide reliable and evidence based nutrition information to guide one in achieving a balanced, healthy approach to dietary and eating issues. This is accomplished by giving students, faculty and staff access to practical nutrition information in a variety of formats as well as advocating for a healthy food and eating issues environment.
If you have additional questions or would like to offer a program focusing on nutritional health to your organization or group, please call Carol Oglesby at 425-2337 or email Carol-Oglesby@utc.edu.