In the Office of Wellness and Integrative Health, inclusion of diverse frameworks and experiences actively leads us toward redefining health and wellbeing throughout the field of healthcare. We recognize the systemic disparities that exist in healthcare for historically underserved communities and we aim to reduce racism, classism, heterosexism, ableism and other forms of systemic bias through our programming.
Within our department, we are making efforts to reach, listen to, and support people of all backgrounds. The Wellness Bus’s goal is to provide accessible, high-quality healthcare services to communities that have been systematically overlooked. We warmly welcome anyone and everyone. And our Resiliency Center provides supportive resources specifically for BIPOC individuals facing racism, while also promoting the practice of allyship within our programs and institution.
We look forward to a bright future and recognize that our anti-racist work is just beginning. Our goal is to weave equity, diversity and inclusion throughout our work, amplify the voices of BIPOC experts, employees and community members, and expand our relationships to include more diverse leaders and audiences.
We know that our community is not well until everyone within our community is well. We know that Black Lives Matter and, therefore, Black Wellness Matters. Our goal is to affect the wellness in the community for the better and a community includes us all!
Anti-Racist Education Resources, BIPOC Support, and Involvement Opportunities
PEAK Health and Fitness PEAK Health and Fitness is a partnership between the College of Health and the Office of Wellness and Integrative Health at the University of Utah. PEAK's core responsibility is to provide practical training and education for undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Health.
Volunteering offers you the chance to try out a career field without making a long-term commitment. It is also a great way to gain experience in a new area. PEAK Health and Fitness provides volunteers with training and mentorship to practice the skills you learn about in academic classes. Volunteering can help you build upon skills you already have and use them to benefit the community.
PEAK offers a variety of internship opportunities. We partner with MUSE, the Office of Wellness, and other campus entities to provide engaging and transformational internships.
Students enrolled in Kinesiology 4800 have the opportunity to teach fitness classes and conduct personal training through our University Employee Fitness class program.
PEAK provides graduate assistantships for students enrolled in many departments and programs within the College of Health.
Possible Student Experiences
- biometric testing
- bod pod body composition testing
- resting metabolic rate testing
- fitness assessments
- VO2max testing
- lactate testing
- personal training
- group exercise class instruction
- fitness instructor evaluation
- individual wellness coaching
- individual fitness program development
- group presentations
- writing fitness/wellness articles
- communication of health/fitness information
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