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Student Health Services

Wellness Presentations

Our trained staff and peer leaders are available to give presentations on a variety of health topics to help encourage a healthier campus community.

Your Request

We give presentations to groups of six people or more. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance.

We'll contact you within two business days after you make your request.

Presentation List

Sexual Health Presentations
Sex in a Fishbowl

Interactive safer sex and relationship communication program with Q&A session in which students anonymously place questions into a bowl for the presenter to answer. This presentation creates a safe place for students to ask questions about sex, sexuality and other tough subjects without the fear of embarrassment.

Keep Cocky Covered: HIV, STD/Is and Protection 
An overview of transmission and prevention of HIV and STD/Is. We will discuss testing for the most common STD/I’s, dispel HIV myths and demonstrate protection techniques, including challenge and personal reflection activities.

Contraceptive Talk
Discussion of current birth control and emergency contraceptive options, how to access, their effectiveness, talking with a partner and how to choose one that’s right for you.

Nutrition Presentations

Nutrition University
This 40-minute interactive class focuses on developing lifelong healthy eating practices including the “what” and the “how” to healthy eating. Topics covered by your Campus Wellness Health Educator include basic nutrition, meal planning, mindful eating, body image and weight management.   

The Body Project
Do you want increased self-confidence to feel more comfortable in your body? The Body Project is a conversation about body image and the influences of cultural and social interactions. This small group is a two-part workshop led by the Changing Carolina Peer Leaders designed to encourage the spread of body positivity and allow women on campus to move toward self-confidence and self-fulfillment. Begin to make healthy choices because you love your body!

Note: The workshop consists of two-hour to two-and-a-half hour segments with a group size of eight to twelve students. The Body Project is currently a female-only program.

Cocky Cooking Classes Taught by a Registered Dietitian
Learn basic cooking skills and food safety while using healthy and budget friendly ingredients. Students will be able to prepare at least two demonstrated recipes after these events and will walk away with increased confidence in the kitchen as well as nutritious and delicious recipes. Requesting party will be responsible for adhering to the Campus Wellness Cooking Demonstration Guidelines. All classes/demonstrations are 90 minutes long.

Interpersonal Violence Prevention Training

Visit the Interpersonal Violence Support site for training presentations about preventing sexual assault and interpersonal violence.

Overall Wellness Presentations

Healthy Gamecocks 
This 50-minute presentation will cover three major areas related to a college student's health and wellbeing. The students will have a chance to move about the classroom as they discuss common dining options at the university. Students will have an opportunity to work in small groups to build their very own healthy plate based on the proper serving size for each major food group. Students will work independently to build their own personalized workout plan, and will have a chance to discuss the tobacco-tree USC policy.

Wellness Wheel Jeopardy 
This interactive presentation will test your students’ knowledge in various areas of their wellbeing. It will cover many dimensions of wellness including emotional, environmental, physical and intellectual wellness.  The gameshow-based workshop will have questions that cover on-campus services, definitions of the various dimensions of wellness and programs on campus for the students.