What is Wellness?
Wellness is a state of optimal well-being that is oriented toward maximizing an individual’s potential. This is a life-long process of moving towards enhancing your physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, and environmental well-being.
"...a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." - The World Health Organization.
What is the Wellness Passport?
The Wellness Passport is a required assignment for all students whose Professor/Instructor has included it within the syllabus as a class requirement. This assignment provides you with an added opportunity to experience a variety of health and wellness activities, services, and programs that are available here at UNC Charlotte. The instructions provide you with the procedures and guidelines for:
- Selecting Events
- Attending Events
- Completing Verification Pages
- Handing in the Assignment
The Wellness Passport is designed to help students become engaged on campus and improve and understand their health and productivity. Opportunities will be provided to experience a variety of health and wellness activities and events that are available on campus. The main focus of this new initiative is to support the six dimensions of health & wellness: physical, emotional, social, intellectual, environmental and spiritual health. All students will receive a Wellness Passport and will be encouraged to attend the required number of events stated by your Professor/Instructor. Please visit this website regularly as it will provide announcements on all upcoming programs and events.
Handing in the Wellness Passport Book
If the Professor/Instructor requires anything more than just attending an event or program and getting the Passport book stamped, please follow their directives!
Please return the Wellness Passport book to your Professor/Instructor at the end of the course. The books will then be returned to the Center for Wellness Promotion.
Only the stamped verification pages will be accepted for credit. You will not receive credit if you turn in stamped materials other than verification pages.
What happens if I lose my Wellness Passport Book?
If you lose your Wellness Passport Book, you will have to buy another book from the Center for Wellness Promotion at the cost of $5.00. Programmers know that they are not allowed to stamp sheets of paper if a student has lost or left their Wellness Passport book at home.