The vision of NIACC Wellness is to enhance the well-being of NIACC students, faculty, and staff by supporting a healthy lifestyle and creating a healthy environment in which to live, work, and learn. The goal of NIACC Wellness is to strengthen and encourage habits of well-being and support a sense of community on campus.
As a community of students, faculty, and staff, WE make a difference by caring about the type of community WE collectively create at NIACC. Together, the mission of NIACC Wellness is to support a culture of wellness built upon a foundation of shared connectedness and belonging.
Inspired by: NAMI and the University of Northern Iowa
8 Dimensions of Wellness
Physical Wellness: Movement, Nourishment, Rest
Maintaining a healthy quality of life by engaging in regular physical activity, good nutrition, adequate sleep, and safe behaviors.
Intellectual Wellness: Explore, Learn, Grow
Striving to learn new concepts, improve skills, seek challenges, and explore creativity in pursuit of lifelong learning.
Occupational Wellness: Values, Talents, Interests
Engaging in work, volunteer, school, or activities that are meaningful, enjoyable and aligns with personal values.
Spiritual Wellness: Purpose, Reflections, Meaning
Expanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life based on a core set of values and beliefs.
Environmental Wellness: Safety, Surroundings, Nature
Making a positive impact on the quality of our environment in our homes, our communities, and our planet.
Financial Wellness: Goals, Responsibility, Security
Making responsible decisions to live within your means and setting financial goals today that will positively impact your future to prepare you for financial changes
Social Wellness: Connection, Belonging, Relationships
Establishing and maintaining a sense of connection and belonging with other people in our world through positive interpersonal relationships.
Emotional Wellness: Feelings, Balance, Resiliency
Acknowledging, sharing, and coping with the ups and downs of life using a wide variety of feelings in an appropriate and productive manner.