Health and wellness presentations and interactive sessions are available on a variety of topics, including: nutrition, alcohol, sexual health, sexual assault prevention, body image, stress, and fitness. Presentations can be customized to fit your needs, and most include interactive components to get your audience involved! These exciting, hour-long programs are presented by health professionals and peer educators.
Don't Cancel That Class
Faculty are encouraged to schedule a peer education session, in the topic of their choice, as an alternative to cancelling classes for activities such as conference attendance or other planned absences.
We offer a selection of ready-made presentations, with the option to customize the content to meet your program requirements. These options provide an easy way to add educational content to Residence Hall programs, fraternity and sorority meetings, conference sessions, and club meetings. Don't re-invent the wheel! If you need a wellness presentation, we'll come to you!
Please be aware that a minimum of 2 weeks notice is required to schedule a presentation. All presentations requested for Tuesday evenings need to end no later than 6:30pm due to Student Wellness Network meetings that are held at this time. Fitness presentations may require a fee.
If you're looking for something specific or unique, we've got you covered! Custom presentations require advanced notice (more than 4 weeks), but they are worth the wait. To request a custom presentation, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of what you're looking for and the goals for the presentation.
Go straight to the experts for a professional presentation. We recommend the following contacts for presentation on specialty topics, or if you need a presentation in response to a specific incident or concern (e.g. you suspect eating disorders, alcohol abuse, or unlawful behavior may be a concern in your organization). These individuals do not work in the Wellness Connection but have been available for presentations in the past.
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Substance Abuse
Katherine Hutson | MA, LPC
Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Specialist, BGSU Counseling Center
Katherine Hutson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from Ohio Northern University in 2009 and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Heidelberg University in 2014. Katherine has previous experience working with adolescents and adults in a community mental health setting. Katherine uses an integrated approach to counseling that centers on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness. Her areas of interest include, but are not limited to, substance use and addiction, trauma, and anxiety/depression.
Office of Multicultural Affairs
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BGSU Police Department (Campus Police)
100 College Park Office Building; Non-emergency number: 419-372-2346
University Police have given presentations on campus safety, emergency response, and crisis management.
Center for Leadership
What's Your Flavor?
This program will explore the different types of drinks out there and the effects they will have on the body. This program will also provide interactive activities that explore media and peer influences on alcohol consumption.
This interactive presentation combines the components of the General Alcohol Presentation with the Fatal Vision or "beer goggles" to demonstrate visual impairment from alcohol consumption. The presentation focuses on responsible decision-making and legal consequences of alcohol.
Interactive program incorporates general nutrition information with healthy eating habits while playing Bingo and Pictionary.
Infection Protection - Safer Sex Program
The program incorporates STI/HIV glove activity demonstration in order to address the transmission of sexually transmitted infections. An STI/HIV behavior risk activity is also offered in order to address what behaviors can contribute to contracting an STI and what activities have lower risks. A "condom tricks" activity is used to demonstrate what barrier protections are available and the proper way to use them along with common myths and facts related to barrier protection.
Standing Together Against Sexual Violence and Misconduct - Informed U
During this interactive learning session, groups of 6-8 students have a dynamic discussion about consent, bystander intervention, social norms, and other important topics. The focus is on what participants can do as individuals and as a group to make a positive impact on their campus community. Sessions are facilitated by student volunteers who attend a facilitator training provided by Informed-U.
The OneLove Foundation aims to start conversation in communities about the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships, to make sure that more individuals are aware and can improve their relationship health. The Escalation Workshop is a film-based discussion that opens people's eyes to the warning signs of relationship abuse. The workshop consists of a film, "Escalation," (45 minutes) followed by a guided discussion led by a trained facilitator (45 minutes)
This program is an interactive game that allows students to learn more about various sexually transmitted infections.
Sexual Assault Prevention
Sexual assault peer educators have designed an interactive presentation for an audience comprised of all genders. The program includes the exploration of the definition of sexual assault, communication strategies, gender roles, myths and facts, and response suggestions for friends or victims/survivors. Read about sexual assault on the Wire.
Learn about what constitutes a healthy relationship! Whether or not you have a significant other, this program will provide valuable information for both men and women.
This presentation is aimed at understanding the importance of consent. Participants will gain skills that can be used to start the conversation of consent through interactive activities.
Raise awareness of helping behaviors and develop skills and confidence in responding to potentially dangerous situations.
This educational program will discuss the possible physical, psychological and social effects of marijuana use and provide participants with information needed to make healthy life decisions regarding marijuana use.
This program identifies different types of stress affecting college students. In addition, the presenters offer coping strategies for stress as well as identify long-term health risks associated with stress.
A certified group exercise instructor brings a fun, energizing workout to you. Choose from the three class types below. For other fitness presentation requests, contact Karyn Smith at email@example.com or 419.372.9309.
- Turbo Kick®: One of the hottest classes around, Turbo Kick® mixes kickboxing and simple dance moves with music that makes you want to move it! This is an action-packed, fun and effective cardiovascular workout.
- Zumba®: An exhilarating, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired calorie-burning dance fitness party.
- Yoga: Energize your body, mind and spirit by learning the poses, breathing patterns and relaxation