The Wellness Center offers several incentive programs and health evaluations for free. The Wellness Nutrition Incentive Program gives students information on nutrition and eating properly to reach a student’s desired weight. They help motivate one by awarding an iPod to the student that is the most successful in their program.
The Wellness Center also offers a Personal Fitness Assessment that evaluates many physical characteristics including blood pressure, muscular strength and endurance, and VO2 Submax (one’s maximal oxygen take). This assessment compares students to national averages and shows the weaknesses and strengths in their physical capabilities.
The wellness center also has an coming open house to help students take steps towards a healthier lifestyle. Interested students can learn about the services above as well as other challenges the Wellness Center is offering. At the open house walk in evaluations of body fat percentage and blood pressure will be offered.
Visit www.byui.edu/campusWellness/WellnessHome.htm for more information.
For those students that may be struggling with depression, marital issues or other problems, the Counseling Center provides services to students at no charge. Services include assessment and possible referrals, individual, marital, and gro counseling, and crisis intervention and consultation. They also provide psychological testing when they feel it is needed, but it may have an extra fee.
These offers benefit the students helping them to cope with struggles in life. Sometimes medication will be suggested and in more severe cases the Counseling Center will consult more qualified resources.
For more information 208-496-1100, or visit their Web site at www.byui.edu/counselingcenter/
The Automotive Department often seeks car repair projects for their students to gain experience from. Although this isn’t a free service, compared to the usual costs of car repair, it is significantly cheaper. The Automotive Department will usually post requests through the Student Update e-mail seeking cars with specific problems. However, a student may also submit a request through the department web site and their car may be chosen if it is needed for a class. There is no guarantee that a car will be worked on, but for tolerable car problems it may be worth the student’s money to wait and see if their car will be chosen. Check out www.byui.edu/Automotive/CarRepair.htm or call 208-496-1861 for more information.
If a student is locked out of their car while parked on campus, the University Police will help them get back in. They also will jump start cars that are parked on campus. Also, if a student is walking home and is worried about a potential assault they can call the University Police to have a guard walk them home through their Safe Walk Program. For any of these services, a student just needs to call the University Police’s number at 208-496-3000.
visit www.byui.edu/police for more information.