This program uses the distinctive osteopathic philosophy of holistic medicine to encourage students to be mindful of their wellness and health throughout their academic studies at ATSU. In addition, it provides an atmosphere in which students can reach their maximum potential in mind, body, and spirit.
Go to the program overview brochure to learn more.
Why should you care about your overall wellness?
To give to others, a person must have their basic needs met. It is impossible to give what you don't have.
What are the components of the Still-Well Student Wellness Program?
There are seven components. Click on the links below to learn more about each one.
Perks to being a part of the Program
Students on the Missouri Campus receive free membership at the Thompson Campus Center and students on the Arizona Campus receive free membership at the YMCA located at the Campus. In addition, before participating, students receive a physical exam and fitness assessment at no charge.
Pre-participation Physical Examination
Physicians conduct the pre-participation physicals. The exam includes assessment of:
- Cardiovascular Risk
- Complete History
- Musculoskeletal Examination
These exams are done annually at the beginning of the fall quarter. They last approximately one hour and are free. (If blood work is ordered, you will pay for it at cost.)
These assessments include:
- Body fat analysis
- Strength testing
- VO2 Max estimate
- Sit up test
- Vertical jump
Fitness assessments are given twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring.
Classes and Activities
There are lectures held several times a year that will allow you to learn about fitness.
The Still-Well Student Wellness Program Committee
The Committee includes physicians as co-medical directors, faculty as researchers, and student affairs staff and students involved with assessments and programming. Interdisciplinary planning, implementation, and evaluation is a key factor in the successful growth, promotion, and acceptance of the wellness program among students, faculty, and administration.
Steering Committee Members
Jeff Alexander Matt Heeren Michele Panico Vivek Babaria John Heick Wendy Pinkerton Janet Bunch Jeremy Houser Beth Poppre Lynda Crossgrove Deanna Hughes Ben Rahoy Parker Crutchfield Deanna Hunsaker Wesley Ryle Mellissa Eisenmann Taryne Kavanagh Eric Snider Mykel Estes David Koenecke Tim Tucker Tonya Fitch Lynda Konecny Thom Van Vleck Mara Giles Tyler Marler Kendall Vogel Mary Greer Dan Martin Charlotte Ziembiec Kelly Halma Art Matthews Lori Haxton Jennifer McNeely
If you are interested in serving on the Committee and/or one of the teams, please contact:
For Missouri Campus:
Director- Wellness Programs
For Arizona Campus:
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs