Health fair to teach students dimensions of wellness Wednesday


    The TCU Wellness Committee will host the Student Health and Wellness Fair on Wednesday.

    The fair is from 3-5 p.m. in the lobby of the University Recreation Center, with the theme of “Spring into Health.”

    The goal of the fair is to teach students about the eight dimensions of wellness, not only physical wellness, said Cortney Gumbleton, suicide prevention outreach coordinator for the Counseling and Mental Health Center.

    The fair will be very interactive to engage students. Some of the activities will include free exercise classes, a healthy cooking demonstration, massage chairs and a blender bike, Gumbleton said.

    Students will be given a passport when they arrive. In order to fill it out, students must visit different tables corresponding to each dimension of wellness, Gumbleton said.

    Each table will be lead by an on-campus department or local vendor, including Smoothie King and Simply Fit Meals, with different activities at each one, she said.

    “We’re bringing together multiple departments from across campus and also local vendors that have a focus on overall well-being and optimal health,” said Jay Iorizzo, associate director of Campus Recreation.

    Students who complete their passport will be entered for a grand prize raffle, Iorizzo said.

    The goal is for students to be more educated on wellness, to use the knowledge and continue to use those skills, said Karen Bell Morgan, assistant dean of Campus Life.

    “I think it’s important because students don’t really think about how important their health is, and they don’t realize that their health is really the core of academic success,” Morgan said. “It’s really important to educate students about wellness and about how it really involves different dimensions in your everyday life.”