We offer a safe, caring, and inclusive environment for students to meet one-on-one with our staff members and explore a variety of health and wellness topics.
During these appointments, you will receive stress management training and practice relaxation techniques while using non-invasive devices to measure subtle changes in the body associated with stress.
This helps students better recognize stress in their bodies and identify techniques that are most effective for reducing their physiological responses to stress.
Nutritious eating, physical activity and restful sleep all contribute to healthy living and support academic success. During a healthy lifestyle consultation, you will assess your current lifestyle, clarify your health goals and learn strategies for successful behavior change.
These consultations encourage students to begin where they are and explore small changes that they can make to create healthy, sustainable habits for long-term health.
BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students) is a program for students who want to explore their alcohol use in a judgement-free environment. It takes two sessions, typically 2 weeks apart, to complete the BASICS program.
CASICS (Cannabis Screening and Intervention for College Students) is a similar program geared towards assessing marijuana use.
This is an opportunity to work with the registered dietitian to explore your specific dietary needs and ways to satisfy them. Initial consultations will involve discussing current food intake and appropriate changes to improve health outcomes.
The initial consultation will last about 1 hour. Follow up appointments may be shorter. Number of follow-up appointments is dependent on each individual student’s situation and may vary from student to student.
Please Note: Owls Care Health Promotion does not offer free nutrition consultations. Nutrition consultations are available at Student Health Services. Please call Student Health Services at (561) 297-3512 for pricing information. Please see their website for more details: www.fau.edu/shs/services/nutrition.php
Enrolled FAU students are eligible for all Owls Care individual consultations. Stress Management and Relaxation, BASICS/CASICS, and Healthy Lifestyle consultations are FREE to students (included in tuition). Individual consultations are available during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters, but students who are not enrolled in summer classes will be required to pay the Elective Health Fee to schedule a new consultation during the summer semester.