Sonia Lippke, Professor, Department of Psychology, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany

时间: 2017-12-08 12:30 - 14:00

地点: Room 1113, Wang Kezhen Building

Abstract: Promoting health in students can help them to cope better with their studies and acculturation related challenges. Most students already know how important health behaviors such as physical activity and mindfulness are. However, many students do not manage to set appropriate goals and sustain them in face of barriers such as deadlines, midterms and final exams. Thus, in a participatory approach, we designed a new course, which sets the stage for further activities. The course consists of

one mandatory intro lecture providing information and recommendations one mandatory psychological test to increase awareness and to assess needs one optional healthy lunch break in which the campus servery serves healthy food choices two mandatory small-group workshop sessions with active exercises to empower students and to teach them competences one optional appetizer to expose students to new sports available on and off-campus as well as to provide physical exercise opportunities, and up to six voluntary fitness tests on another day

The course is a central component of occupational health promotion with the aim to not only improving the health of individuals such as students and employees but also develop the institution into a health promoting university. The study design to evaluated this include different components. First results demonstrate that the students are in fact in need of the individualized, empowering approach for improving their health literacy, physical and mental health. Implications relate to sustainable health, workability and happiness and what can be transferred to other institutions. 

Host: Prof. Yiqun Gan