Student Wellness

The Nena Amundson Lifetime Wellness Program offers a variety of opportunities to help support Luther Students' health and well-being.

Health and Wellness Coaching

Wanting to improve or maintain your health or wellness?  Request an Appointment to meet with one of our staff to develop an individualize strategy that works for you.  You will typically meet 2-5 times to discuss where you are at, develop goals for self-directed lifestyle behavior change, learn skills and discover resources, and follow up on your progress.  We often meet with students about sleep, physical activity, weight management, nutrition, stress and time management, smoking cessation, alcohol and marijuana use, sexual health, and more. Depending on your goals an appointment may be schedule with our health educator, personal trainer, certified dietitian, health promotion intern, peer wellness ambassador, or a referral may be made to a partner office on campus.

BASICS and CASICS 

BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening & Intervention for College Students) and CASICS (Cannabis Screening & Intervention for College Students) is a program available for free for all students at Luther who want to explore their alcohol or cannabis use.   The program is private, cooperative, non-judgemental, and allows the student to think about where alcohol, cannabis, and other drugs fit into their life. Resources and referrals are provided for students who want to make a change in their substance use.  For more information contact [email protected]

Programs, Workshops, Events and More

The wellness program offers a variety of scheduled events throughout the academic year such as walk in fitness orientations sessions in the Legends Fitness for Life Center, community events in partnership with other campus offices, and more. Watch our event calendar for up-to-date events

The program also works with individuals and groups to provide programs, workshops, trainings, lectures, and events on a variety of health and wellness related topics.  If you are interested in scheduling, collaborating, or brainstorming an event please contact [email protected] 

Ask Us!

Do you have a health or wellness question? Or, are you curious about a service or initative, searching for a resource, or just looking for a place to start? Use Ask us!

Lifetime Health and Wellness Course (HLTH 100)

Lifetime Health and Wellness is a required class at Luther for first-year students. It is coordinated through the Wellness Program and the Department of Health and Physical Education. This course focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle while at Luther and beyond. General topics include stress and time management, sleep, nutrition, physical activity, financial wellness, substance abuse and disease prevention.