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About the Award


Building Healthy Triton Leaders

The Well-being Leadership Award is designed to teach students new health, wellness, and leadership skills, and promote healthy lifestyle choices. By combining healthy lifestyle skills with leadership development, we aim to help build healthy Triton leaders! Stay tuned for a new program schedule beginning in Fall Quarter 2014.


Students who complete all program requirements will receive the following as a part of their award:
• Certificate of Achievement
• UC San Diego padfolio
• Personalized letter of congratulations from the Executive Director of Student Health & Well-being
• Tips on how to make the most of this award
Who is a good candidate for the Well-being Leadership award?

All UCSD students who want to achieve a more balanced and healthy lifestyle, as well as develop desirable and marketable traits sought by employers.

Benefits of the Program
Potential benefits of the program include:
• Gain desirable and marketable skills for use in the job sector
• Earn an award worthy of mention within resumes, portfolios and job interviews
• Improve leadership and communication skills
• Learn how to best manage your health
• Meet new people and build networking skills
• Improve social interaction skills
• Learn healthy nutrition and fitness practices
• Learn about on-campus Health, Recreation and Well-being resources
When can I start?

Students can start the program anytime throughout the academic year, however it is recommended to begin the program in the Fall so you have as much time as possible to attend workshops and complete all the requirements. Once you sign up you can start attending workshops as soon as possible, just make sure you are filling out the online tracker form as you go!

Participating in the Program

Students have the entire academic year to fulfill all Well-being Leadership Award requirements. To receive the award, students must attend programs related to the 8 Dimensions of Wellnessand Leadership Development. All participants must complete the following requirements to receive the award:

  1. Sign up online
  2. Review the Well-being Leadership Award schedule
    1. Check out the current schedule here!
  3. Start Attending Programs!
    1. Attend one program that fulfills each of the following areas (8 programs total):
      • Emotional Wellness
      • Environmental Wellness
      • Financial Wellness
      • Intellectual Wellness
      • Occupational Wellness
      • Physical Wellness
      • Spiritual Wellness
      • Social Wellness
    2. Attend two programs that fulfill the following area:
      • Leadership Development
    3. Keep track of the programs you attend:
    4. Important Notes:
      • Participants may attend any programs of their choosing to fulfill the areas listed above (regardless of program length, time, location, cost, etc.)
      • Participants may only fulfill one area per program they attend, even though many programs can fulfill a variety of areas (ex: FitStop Fitness Assessment can fulfill either Physical Wellness or Intellectual Wellness, but not both)
  4. Write a reflection paper after attending all required programs
    1. Click here for more info about the Reflection Paper
  5. Complete the Well-being Leadership Award Exit Evaluation
    1. Click here for more info about the Exit Evaluation
  6. Redeem your award!
    1. After fulfilling all requirements above, you will receive an email confirming your completion of the program and details to redeem your award.

Testimonials

Needhee Solanki, Cognitive Science, Class of 2014
Between exams, papers and maintaining an active social life, many college students feel they can't really find the time to keep up on their personal health and wellness until an illness catches hold and stops them in their tracks. Personally, I have made a physical health a priority for a while now, but a wellness goal I’m working on is balance between all the dimensions I learned about while partaking in this program. This program opened my eyes to the wellness dimensions and just how far it expands beyond physical and mental health. In society, we all work towards security and by achieving balance in all the areas of wellness, we are also giving ourselves the security we yearn. I will never again underestimate how much maintaining balance contributes to living life successfully and productively.

Read more Well-being Award testimonials here.
Questions?

Visit the FAQ page for answers to many questions, or contact the program manager, Iris Crowe-Lerma at 858-822-7618.