Reclaiming Wellness: Cultivating Campuses and Communities in Which All People Thrive

Reclaiming Wellness: Cultivating Campuses and Communities in Which All People Thrive

Recorded On: 05/08/2023

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From classrooms and health systems to collegiate recreation and employee health programs, the interest and demand for wellness offerings is increasing, but what should current and aspiring professionals consider in designing and delivering effective, evidence-based wellness programs and services that empower all people to thrive? Join Dr. Jessica Matthewsinternational fitness and wellness expert as she shines a light on the science behind a truly integrative perspective on wellness, specifically examining how physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and other factors affect health and well-being. Additionally, this webinar will explore what is being done from an education perspective to prepare professionals to faithfully serve at the forefront of the field – from college campuses and corporations to clinical and community settings. Walk away with practical insights into how to create and implement innovative programs and services that play a pivotal role in supporting individuals on their journey to sustainable lifestyle change and enhanced well-being.

Learning Objectives:

1. Outline the core tenets of wellness in order to address the many misconceptions and conflicting opinions that currently exist.

2. Examine the dynamic interplay between mind, body and behavior.

3. Discuss innovative program initiatives and professional development opportunities to support a science-based, whole person approach to health and well-being for all people.

Dr. Jessica Matthews, DBH, NBC-HWC, DipACLM, FACLM

Associate Professor and Director- Master of Science in Kinesiology- Integrative Wellness

Point Loma Nazarene University

Dr. Jessica Matthews is an associate professor and program director in the College of Health Sciences at Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU). An award-winning and international educator, she created the Master of Science in Kinesiology- Integrative Wellness program at PLNU, an interdisciplinary graduate degree blending lifestyle and behavioral medicine. Additionally, Dr. Matthews serves as director of health and wellness coaching at UC San Diego Health. There, she spearheaded the development of health and wellness coaching services within clinical practice and research, to include establishing and supervising a team of national board-certified health and wellness coaches in the Centers for Integrative Health. 

Connect with her at @drjessmatthews.  


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