Our goal is to provide compassionate, high quality health care and health education to the Shenandoah University community in order to assist students in achieving academic and personal goals.
Respect for privacy and the diversity of each campus community member will be employed so SU community members can feel confident in making informed decisions which will enhance the quality of their lives.
Did you know?
- Washing your hands is the #1 prevention of spreading germs.
- Staph infections can easily be reduced by improving personal hygiene.
- Keeping Residential Hall rooms clean will reduce fungus and other types of infections.
- Measles and mumps are on the rise in the US because parents are choosing not to immunize children.
- Whooping cough (Pertussis) is on the rise in the US because parents are choosing not to immunize children.
- There were 9,499 cases of whooping cough (Pertussis) last year and 1500 of those cases in Northern Virginia.
- Feed a cold and starve a fever are not scientifically proven to cure the ailment!
- Covering your mouth when you cough will reduce spreading germs.
- Cold and wet weather do not increase your chance of getting a cold or flu virus!
- Sexually transmitted diseases like syphilis increased in 2010-2011.
- Toxic synthetic chemicals are in the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, and our personal care products.
- Laughter is the best medicine for mind and body.
- The habit of cracking your knuckles has not been proven to cause arthritis!
- Soy is the only vegetable containing all eight essential amino acids, making soy a complete protein.
- As your mental health declines, your physical health can wear down, and if your physical health declines, it can make you feel mentally worn down.
- There are more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world.
- Two out of three Americans are overweight.
- You are around 1 centimeter taller in the morning than in the evening!
Call (540) 665-4530 for more information! The Wilkins Wellness Center has a Nurse Educator available to meet your programming needs. If you are interested in having a training session and/or a need to fulfill a course requirement we welcome you to come to the Wellness Center to obtain additional information. For information on monthly health topics please stop by the Wellness Center and view our board. Monthly health issues are displayed and designed by our Health Professions students.