Student wellness. Campus safety tips. Mental health support.
The better you feel, the better you learn. It’s scientifically proven. Factors like your physical well-being, mental health, and lifestyle habits can have a direct impact on your ability to focus, to comprehend challenging concepts, and to generally perform well across a semester of college.
It’s true. Whether you’re learning on-campus or taking online courses; whether you’re in high school, college or graduate school; whether your an overtaxed T.A. or an exhausted doctoral candidate; wherever you are on your journey, your health is an important component of your educational experience.
In fact, that’s an understatement. The reality is that health and well-being can mean a lot of things. It’s more than just taking your vitamins and getting all your shots. It’s also about getting a good night’s sleep, managing your stress levels, keeping a healthy diet, avoiding the excesses of drugs and alcohol, and please, for the good of yourself and everyone around you, practicing sound personal hygiene.
And that’s just the surface. If you live on campus, you are also part of a community with its own unique cultural outlook. This means that a number of environmental factors can also impact student health, such as hazing, cyberbullying, sexual assault, and issues relating to cultural diversity, openness, and inclusion.
So when somebody says, “At least you have your health,” it’s actually a loaded statement. There’s a lot to “having your health.” Well, we’re here to help you keep your health and manage any health challenges you might face, all while advancing your education. In that spirit, we’re spotlighting our most important student health features and presenting all kinds of opportunities for you to advance an education and career in healthcare.
Because student health is such an expansive issue, there’s so much more ground that we still plan to cover. As we produce new features on important subjects such as substance abuse, suicide, campus counseling, food insecurity, access for students with disabilities, and so many others, we’ll continue to update the index below.
With that said, I’m not legally allowed to prescribe you anything, but if I was, it would be this page.
Campus Lifestyle and Social Issues
The college campus is a unique environment, one that presents its own unique set of health challenges and risks. Research suggests that students living on college campuses are more susceptible than nonstudents to certain health risks, including binge drinking, substance abuse, sexual assault, sexually transmitted diseases, and hazing. We’ll also address the educational impact of sociological health factors, including poverty, racial inequality, and discrimination. As part of a college campus, make yourself aware of these risks and health factors, and find out how you can protect yourself and others.
- Adjusting to Campus Life
- Alcohol On Campus: Let’s Get Real
- Betsy DeVos Drops Title IX Sexual Assault Guidelines … We Have Strong Words
- The Key to School Attendance: Washing Machines?
- Hungry to Learn: Food Insecurity Spreads on Campus
- Lunch-Shaming Schoolchildren: Yes, It’s An Actual Thing
- Bullying in College: Awareness, Outreach, and Prevention
- Cyberbullying: The Changing Face of the Schoolyard Bully
- Hazing in College : Prevention and Awareness
- Preventing Student Suicide: Support and Resources for Students, Educators, and Peers
Health and Learning
Your health can have a direct impact on your ability to learn and your performance as a student. In addition to managing your busy schedule, your social life, and your budding career ambitions, make sure that you are also taking the right steps to manage your health. Learn more about the health factors that can impede your learning experiences, and get some tips for enhancing your health and your education.
- Finding Peace in the Battle Over Dyslexia
- Hitting the Snooze Button on High School
- Today I Learned … That College Kids Are Sleeping in Pods
- The Death of Recess in America
- Study Music Increases Your Brain Power
- Wireless Technology and Your Health
Being a student can be stressful. From your massive courseload, to your career ambitions, to that weird smell emanating from under your sloppy roommate’s bed, you’ve got a lot on your mind. Just as important as managing your physical well-being, you must take steps to manage your emotional and psychological health as well. Be sure that paying attention to your own cues when it comes to stress, anxiety, depression, or feelings of emotional crisis. And look for the same cues in your friends and classmates. Read on for a look at some of the biggest mental health challenges facing students and find out how you can both protect yourself and help others.
- Grad School’s Mental Health Crisis
- Campus Mental Health Campaigns Are Working: So Where Are All the Counselors?
- Lifelong Learners Live Longer: Is Continuing Education a Fountain of Youth?
Healthcare Education and Career
If your interest in health and medicine goes beyond simply receiving treatment and watching reruns of Grey’s Anatomy, read on and find out how you can pursue an education and a career in medicine, nursing, healthcare administration, mental health services and a whole spectrum of job opportunities:
- What Can I Do With a Nursing Degree?
- What Can I Do With a Healthcare Administration Degree?
- Healthcare and Nursing: From College to Career
A career in health or medicine is not only a great way to help others, but it can be a path to a steady and well-paying career. The healthcare sector is home to some of the fastest growing job opportunities out there. Read on to find out what kinds of jobs you can do with a degree in health or medicine, and see how much you could earn:
|Dietitians and nutritionists||$59,410||15% growth|
|Emergency management directors||$72,760||8% growth|
|Health educators and community health workers||$45,360||16% growth|
|Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses||$45,030||12% growth|
|Medical assistants||$32,480||29% growth|
|Medical and health services managers||$98,350||20% growth|
|Social workers||$47,980||16% growth|
Find the Best Schools!
Of course, in order to take advantage of these opportunities, you’ll need a degree. Find out which online colleges, universities and degree programs made our “Best of” lists and get started on the path to your career today!
|FEATURED||DEGREE TYPE||PROGRAM TYPE|
|10||Associate||Health Information Technology|
|25||Associate||Medical Billing and Coding|
|8||Associate||Medical Office Administration|
|50||(various)||RN to BSN|
|25||Master’s||Social Work (MSW)|