Health Promotion


Apply to be a Peer Health Educator!

Apply here by April 20th


Are You Interested In...
  • Becoming more involved on campus? 
  • Educating your peers about sexual health, alcohol, drugs, stress, nutrition & other health 
  • Enhancing your public speaking skills?
  • Assisting with health education/promotion events on campus? 
  • Meeting new people, working on a team and having fun?
If this sounds like you, then apply to become a Peer Health Educator with University Health Services! 

If you are interested, please click the link above or below!

The deadline to apply is April 20, 2018! After a review of applications, qualified students will be called in for an interview. Thanks for your interest!

Apply here by April 20th: https://healthyretrievers.umbc.edu/apply/


Spring Break Hours

Have a happy and healthy Spring Break, Retrievers!


We'll be closed Monday (3/19) and Tuesday (3/20), but we'll be back open for our regular hours 8:30 - 5pm on Wednesday to Friday (3/21 - 3/23)! 

Be sure to call us at 410-455-2542 to make an appointment! 


Take the Maryland College Alcohol Survey today!

Win free wireless Beats earphones!

Would you like to win some free wireless Beats earphones? Check your email to see if you received an opportunity to share your experiences on the MD-CAS survey and get entered to win 1 of 2 pairs!

Your experiences are important to us, your voice matters. Take the e-mail survey for your chance to win!


1 Billion Steps Challenge

Join UMBC's team for National Public Health Week!

Are you ready to get moving toward better health in 2018? American Public Health Association's 1 Billion Steps Challenge helps build excitement for National Public Health Week 2018 and is the perfect opportunity to promote health and well-being in our community.  

The Steps Challenge officially kicks off on Jan. 1 and runs through April 8. To help you get moving, all Challenge participants receive free access to Stridekick’s fitness-tracking platform.

Ready to get stepping? Join our UMBC Wellness Initiative Team (code: 77zm2) here.  You'll need to sign up for an account and select your tracking device.  This tracking platform is compatible with most fitness tracking devices and your iPhone or Android smartphone.  

Start tracking those steps and let's shoot for 1 billion!  

For any questions, please contact us at wellness@umbc.edu.  


Fight the Flu

Check these tips out to prevent getting the flu this season!

Click here for a letter from the Director of Health and Wellness at UMBC about the Spring 2018 Influenza Season.


Get Vaccinated 

Make an appointment with your doctor or go to a local clinic for your flu shot! 

Cover Your Cough

Sneeze and cough into your elbow or a tissue! 

Wash Your Hands

Wash your hands with soap and clean running water for about 20 seconds. Keep hand sanitizer around you too! 

Stay Home

If you don't feel well, stay home and make an appointment at UHS or with your doctor. 

Avoid Touching Your Face

Especially your eyes, nose, and mouth to prevent spreading of germs. 

Symptoms of the flu include:
  • Fever/Chills
  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Runny or Stuffy Nose
  • Muscle or Body Aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue

Not feeling well? Call UHS at 410-455-2542 to make an appointment! 

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