Your personal interests can help you find your academic path. If you’re interested in aspects of health and wellness, here are some ways to explore this semester.
1. Go to these free events
Wednesdays | 2 - 4 p.m.
Participate in self-care activities and build community at this weekly program. Upcoming events include bullet journaling, making your own recipe book, bike smoothies and more!
Thursday, Jan. 23 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Learn about a holistic approach to health and wellness at this event. There are sessions throughout the day on health topics including relationships, social media, suicide, anxiety, sleep and more. And visit the Interactive Expo from 2 – 4 p.m. for additional activities and resources!
Wednesday, Feb. 26
This free event will cover social justice, LGBTQ+, race and ethnicity, health and wellness and careers in relation to sports and recreation. The event will also feature keynote speaker Kate Fagan, author of the New York Times bestseller WHAT MADE MADDY RUN.
Tuesday, March 3 | 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Connect with different programs and industry professionals. Local and national employers, as well as professional school admissions representatives, will visit campus to meet with students. This is a great way to learn about the healthcare industry. Log in to Handshake or visit Career Services for more information.
2. Check out student organizations and programs
Between mental health, recreation, nutrition, body positivity and much more, there are many student organizations focused around health and wellness. Browse BuffConnect or visit the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) to get involved this semester.
With your interests, the HealthBuffs peer education program may also be a good fit for you! The program consists of student peer educators, peer wellness coaches, volunteers and interns who are committed to promoting student health and wellness at CU. Learn more about getting involved with HealthBuffs.
3. Consider these academic programs
Learn scientific knowledge about the human body and its responses to physical activity. A degree in this program qualifies graduates for careers in cardiac rehabilitation, chiropractic, geriatrics, physical fitness programming and further training in graduate school.
Psychology is the study of behavior from cognitive, social, clinical and biological perspectives. Among other things, psychologists study the most effective ways to deal with others and how humans can best adapt to change, stress and other situations that are a part of daily living. This degree provides an excellent background for positions in administration, recreation, health education, personnel work, labor relations, advertising, public relations, vocational rehabilitation, research and much more.
The neuroscience major provides a strong background in the fundamentals of the mechanisms underlying brain function and supporting behavior, cognition and emotion. A degree in neuroscience provides a pathway to many interesting and challenging careers. These include careers in the biological sciences, speech-language pathology, medicine and surgery, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, scientific research and development, neuroscience nursing and further training in graduate school.
Sociology is the scientific study of human social behavior. It considers how society influences individuals, and how individuals influence society. Sociology majors may work as government researchers or data analysts, business managers, writers or editors, public health interviewers or demographers or conflict resolution mediators. They could also work in social services, or in community relations as neighborhood organizers.
Learn about the molecular and cellular mechanisms that provide the basis for biological structure, growth, evolution, embryonic development and genetic inheritance. You will learn about the scientific method, experimental approaches and groundbreaking discoveries that have made modern molecular and cellular biology an important force in medicine, agriculture and the growing biotechnology industry.
Biochemistry focuses on understanding the chemical processes of living organisms, the reaction pathways that sustain life, the principles of how structure defines function, and the physical basis of biomolecular interactions. Students who major in biochemistry are prepared for diverse careers in medicine, scientific research, biotechnology, pharmacy, biomedical consulting, teaching and education, among other professions.
As the world becomes more interconnected, our communities face increasingly complex health challenges. This certificate program encourages students to extend their undergraduate education to include elements of public health. Graduates with a public health background may work in academic settings, government agencies or nonprofit and advocacy organizations. The nature of the work may entail environmental and occupational monitoring, health communication and marketing, and intervention programs developed at the city, state, federal or international level. Additionally, graduates of the certificate program can be prepared for serving in the Peace Corps or AmeriCorps.
Visit your advisor to find out more on how your interest in health and wellness can shape your journey at CU Boulder.