Popular Programs

Check out some descriptions of general topics that we often cover in a tailored program for your group, as well as information about some popular ongoing programs we can provide at your request.

This program introduces the departments that make-up UGA’s Well-being Resources (University Health Center, Student Care and Outreach, Disability Resource Center & University Testing Services, and Rec Sports.) We’ll explain the concept of a unified approach to well-being, explore the five pillars of student well-being, and demonstrate how each department helps support those needs.

This can be anything related to working toward being healthy and well. A broad discussion about what well-being is, learning more about the 5 dimensions, learning about signs a friend may be struggling and how to support them, etc.

Stress Management

We all know stress management is important, but how do you actually stop procrastinating or get more sleep as busy college students? All this and more is included in the interactive discussion. Topics include balanced study snacks and foods to help de-stress, time management strategies, tips for getting the most out of naps and improving sleep habits, and working self-care into a busy schedule. Participants will also participate in a number of relaxation strategies including deep breathing and muscle relaxation.

BodyTalks: Healthy Body Image

Developing a positive body image is an important part of happiness and well-being.  These interactive, peer-led workshops aim to help students respect their bodies.  However, there are many social and cultural influences that can lead to negative feelings towards our bodies. This program aims to discuss some of the factors that influence our body image, and ways to foster a positive body image.

UMatter: Upstander Intervention

UMatter is an upstander intervention program that engages participants in discussion to support a culture that values UGA Community members who care about and help each other. In this signature program, participants will be introduced to strategies to safely identify and help a peer in need, discuss realistic and interactive skill building scenarios, and raise awareness about resources available in the UGA community.

These programs include any of the programs below as well as topics such as ways to proactively maintain your mental well-being, managing stress, how to know when to connect to mental health care and ways to access services, how to talk about suicide, etc

UMatter: Mental Well-Being Edition

UMatter is an upstander intervention program that engages participants in discussion to support a culture that values UGA Community members who care about and help each other. Participants will discuss ways to safely identify and support a member of the UGA community experiencing mental well-being challenges, refer to support services, and raise awareness about mental health resources available in the UGA community. Choose to care and contribute to positive experiences, culture, and future of the UGA community.

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Many students and/or professionals question whether they are prepared to succeed, especially as they begin deciding on a major, begin looking for a job, or are considering the pursuit of a graduate/professional degree. When this occurs, imposter syndrome may be a factor. This presentation is designed to define imposter phenomenon, normalize it, and discuss its impact, and well as discuss strategies to overcome it.

UMatter: Suicide Prevention

Learn signs to help identify when someone may be in crisis, and learn strategies to help. Campus and community resources will be discussed.

Panel Participation

Invite a mental health clinician (social worker, counselor, psychologist, psychiatric provider) to serve as a content-matter expert on a panel.

These programs include covering some basics about navigating nutrition, cooking classes and learning about how your nutrition is part of your greater well-being.

Eating Healthy on a Budget

Make that food dollar stretch! Join the UGA Peer Nutrition Educators to learn about how to save money while preparing delicious meals and snacks.

Eating Healthy in the Dining Commons

The UGA Peer Nutrition Educators will lead you through making the most of the many choices available on campus.

Getting a Taste of Plant Based

Calling all vegetarians, vegans, or those interested in a plant based diet. Learn about the benefits of a plant based diet and get tips for stocking your kitchen and preparing delicious meals.

Nutrition 101 – Eating Well in College

Want to eat better, but not sure where to start? The UGA Peer Nutrition Educators are here to help. This program will start you off with all that you need to know about a healthy eating pattern, making nutritious food choices, and provide you with plenty of easy meal and snack ideas.

Nutrition Basics (4 week workshop series, minimum of 6 participants)

Participants in this virtual workshop will meet weekly to learn about evidence based nutrition principles, meal planning, and strategies tailored towards meeting the challenges of student life. Led by the UHC Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, each workshop will help you develop self-care skills and provide time for group discussion. This program is intended to provide general nutrition education and is not intended to provide individual nutrition counseling or medical advice.

Cooking Class in the UHC Nutrition Kitchen (minimum of 6 participants)

Participants in this workshop will be led in a cooking class by the UHC Registered Dietitian Nutritionist to make a delicious, budget friendly, and nutritious meal.

These programs can cover everything from managing communication in a relationship to learning about what it means to be sexually healthy.

Healthy Relationships

For some students, the opportunity to foster new relationships is one of the most exciting parts of being in college. These experiences should be positive and enhancing to your self-esteem. Many things can influence our expectations in relationships, including our family histories, media messages, and religious/cultural expectations. In order to nurture healthy relationships in your life, you must be able to identify what you are looking for and what your relationship boundaries will be. This presentation seeks to help clarify values, explore relationship dynamics, and develop communication skills.

Contraception 101

Birth control is about more than just pregnancy prevention. Students will learn about the history and benefits of the most common contraceptive methods, examine actual models, and break down myths surrounding hormones, periods, fertility, and cancer. Gynecological exams and emergency contraception will also be discussed.

STI & HIV Management

Misinformation and stigma are often the biggest contributors of sexually transmitted infections among young adults. In effort to reduce shame and stigma, students will learn about the recommended screening procedures and vaccinations, describe safer sex practices, and develop skills for discussing sexual activity, boundaries, and STIs with platonic friends and sexual partners.

Communication for Sex and Healthy Relationships

Research shows that partners that talk about sex have more positive sexual experiences. But sometimes talking about sex can be uncomfortable. Learn about effective communication skills and how to navigate difficult conversations to support boundaries, safer sex practices, and healthy relationships.

Women’s Health

This workshop will explore a full spectrum of female sexual experiences, including menstrual management and misconceptions regarding sexual activity. Together, we will answer questions surrounding vaginal health, annual exams, clitoral orgasms, and vulva diversity. You don’t have to identify as female to attend this inclusive program; students of all gender identities are welcome.

Men’s Health

This workshop will focus on common male sexual experiences. This discussion will examine male sexual performance and break down myths regarding sexual activity. This presentation will also address postponing fatherhood and HIV prevention. You don’t have to identify as male to attend this inclusive program; students of all gender identities are welcome.

Talk Improv to Me

Yes, and let’s improve communication skills, strengthen social relationships, and learn how to better navigate day-to-day challenges. This beginner-friendly, facilitator-led workshop explores the principles of improv to boost students’ interpersonal skills through improv exercises and supporting discussions. Topics may include: rethinking conflict, healthy relationships, consent, coping strategies, leadership, upstander intervention strategies, and more!

Introduction to Interpersonal Violence

This informative program covers introductions to relationship violence, sexual violence, and stalking. Students will be provided with
definitions, review the dynamics of interpersonal violence, consent, how to help a friend, and prevention.

Domestic Violence Escalation Workshop

The Escalation workshop is a film followed by guided discussion. The film is the story of a young white woman whose relationship with her college boyfriend becomes emotionally and physically abusive. The film is specifically targeted to college audiences and demonstrates the escalation of abuse that can occur in relationships. The workshop after the movie allows students to share their reactions, identify early warning signs of abuse, and discuss ways to intervene.

Consent 101

What is consent? How can a person know if someone gave consent? This
interactive presentation will have students will review definitions of
consent, differentiate between seduction & coercion, and practice
communication strategies to ask for consent.

These programs aim to help students increase their understanding and awareness of the role that alcohol and other drugs play in student well-being.

Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention 101

Reduce negative consequences associated with alcohol and other drug use! UGA’s drinking culture, individual blood alcohol concentration factors, effects of alcohol and drugs on the body, low-risk drinking strategies, and the signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning are all discussed.

Alcohol, Other Drugs & Nutrition

Is a glass of wine a day really good for your health? What foods are best to eat before drinking? Find out how the body processes alcohol, as well as how alcohol interacts with the digestion, absorption and utilization of vital nutrients. Participants will also learn tips for low-risk drinking and identify the signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning.

Alcohol & Other Drug Jeopardy or Trivia

What are vapor shots and how do they affect you? Does alcohol really help you fall asleep? Jeopardy will give you a comprehensive snapshot of Alcohol 101, Alcohol & Nutrition and Alcohol & Sex. Only fun groups of 30 people or less are able to play this game!

These programs include requests for Rec Sports fitness classes. Programs related to physical well-being can also cover topics like understanding all of the elements of physical well-being including medical care, sleep, movement, etc

Aqua Tabata

Want HIIT without the impact? Aqua Tabata is a type of high-intensity interval training that will push your limits using the properties of water. This class includes periods of high intensity exercise that are followed by short periods of rest. Classes are held in the Rec Pool. No swimming experience necessary.


FEEL BALANCED. A Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates inspired workout that leaves you long, strong, and centered.


This class is a full body workout utilizing ballet, Pilates, and strength training. The Barre format strengthens and stabilizes muscles, while performing small isometric movements. No ballet experience necessary!


HIIT or otherwise known as “High Intensity Interval Training” is a very common trend in today’s fitness world. The format of the class is designed to help you burn calories throughout the day! 

Deep Water

Exhaust every muscle in your body without ever touching the ground in this low-impact, cardio and strength class! Buoyancy belts provided. No swimming experience required. 

Cardio Box

Cardio Box is a high intensity interval training class designed to make you sweat! With an additional emphasis on ab exercises, Cardio Box is a great full body workout for everyone! No prior boxing experience is required! 


Be prepared to ride your way through rolling hills, steep climbs, false flats, sprints, and much more! This class is a great option for those seeking a challenging low-impact, cardio and strength fusion.


BODYPUMP™ is the original barbell class that strengthens your entire body. This 60-minute workout challenges all your major muscle groups by using the best weight-room exercises like squats, presses, lifts and curls. Great music, awesome instructors and your choice of weight inspire you to get the results you came for – and fast! 


Pilates is a low-impact, mat-based class that focuses on the core as the powerhouse, or control center, of the body that is designed to develop balance and stabilization of supporting muscles while focusing on breathing.


Refine and master breathing techniques and a wide variety of essential yoga poses. The sequence of movements will help stretch, unwind, and de-stress your mind and body. Class structure and intensity may vary. 

Yoga & Meditation

Yoga & Meditation focuses on a calming, quiet atmosphere to center the body and mind. Emphasis will be placed on lengthened meditation time to improve serenity and focus as well as comfortably lengthening the muscles.


Take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party!

Boxing 101

Learn basic punches, correct footwork, and basic patterns of movement in this progressive, skill-based class. Boxing improves core strength, cardiovascular conditioning, functional strength, and mental focus. Wrist straps are required and can be purchased at the pro shop located at the admissions desk.

Beginner Strength Training

If you’ve never been taught the foundations of weightlifting, now is the time to learn! Our instructor will teach you basic lifting techniques to help you get the most out of your workouts in this progressive, goal-oriented class open to all! Get ready to work out in a fun, supportive, community environment!


Kickboxing is an all levels class teaching the fundamentals of kickboxing as well as more advanced movements while improving total body conditioning.

Defensive Arts & Personal Well-being

Strengthen your body, challenge your mind, and learn how to protect yourself. This class will consist of learning efficient and effective striking techniques while integrating some cardio and strength training. Striking techniques will be linked to addressing/escaping simulated real-world scenarios (holds and chokes). Psychoeducation will be a major component with discussions and lessons on the physiological and psychological reactions experienced in high stress situations. Participants will learn skills to cope with stress and practice self-awareness. Class is ideal for those with little to no experience, but all skill levels are welcome.

These programs cover increasing awareness and information about accommodations available to students as well as expanding the UGA community’s understanding of Disability and Accessibility.

Universal Design
Learn about the concept of Universal Design and pragmatic strategies and resources for increasing accessibility for all in your courses, organizations, departments or programs.

Supporting Students with Disabilities
Learn about the legal framework of the Americans with Disabilities Act and how the University of Georgia supports students with disabilities. Participants will learn about the various types of disabilities and barriers that UGA students with disabilities face on campus. Promising practices for providing access and accommodations are provided.

Making Events Accessible
Learn proactive steps to ensure your full audience is able to participate. This session covers topics including identifying accessible event locations, planning for access and accommodation needed- including transportation, communication, and access statements

Faculty/Staff Training
Overview of ADA and legal framework, accommodation process, and how to be proactively accessible on campus and in the classroom.

Disability Awareness
General awareness of disability identity, service animals, program accessibility, and common barriers that arise on campus for students with disabilities.

Looking for a physical therapist to present to your group on the latest ways to avoid sports injuries? How about a nurse practitioner or physician to sit on a panel discussion about trends in college health? Just send us an email with what you are looking for, and we’ll point you to a content expert within Well-being Resources who can help.

CPR Training
Well-being Resources offers AHA Basic Life Support (BLS), AHA HeartSaver, and American Red Cross CPR. The BLS and HeartSaver courses are offered through the University Health Center, and the Red Cross course is offered through Rec Sports. Some jobs require specific certifications, and our CPR courses cover all the bases.

Clinical Expert Discussion or Panel Participation
Looking for a physical therapist to present to your group on the latest ways to avoid sports injuries? How about a nurse practitioner or physician to sit on a panel discussion about trends in college health? Just send us an email with what you are looking for, and we’ll point you to a content expert within Well-being Resources who can help.

Financial health is one of the five pillars of student well-being. These presentations address topics such a budgeting, navigating UGA financial resources, and learning more about support funds that may be available to provide temporary financial assistance if needed.

Don’t see what you are looking for, or have an idea for a custom program? Tell us about it! We’ll tap into our list of resources to develop a program that meets your needs.