Health and Wellness Learning Center

About the Health and Wellness Speaker Series

Since September 2019, our Health and Wellness Speaker Series has hosted 169 presentations that have drawn 2,853 attendees.  Those 169 presentations were given by 59 highly experienced and talented speakers from across our campus and around the globe, including 13 states (AZ, CA, CO, FL, KY, MA, MN, NJ, OR, PA, SC, VA and WI) and eight countries outside of the US (Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Germany, Hungary, Montenegro, New Zealand and the United Kingdom).  Moreover, nine of the speakers were faculty members at six colleges and universities (Quincy College, Rutgers University, University of Arizona, University of Colorado - Boulder, University of Kentucky and University of Wisconsin - La Crosse).

There are seven important dimensions of the UMatter Wellness Wheel: emotional, environmental, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual.  Learn how to enhance your wellness in these areas through our extensive and diverse curriculum of health and wellness classes!

All Princeton students, faculty and staff can register!

Registration Instructions

Please register online through the Learning Center to reserve a "seat"*.  After logging in, click "Training By Topic" (top gray menu bar).  Then on the list of topics, click "Health & Wellness."

*Registration is required at princeton.edu/training.


For more detailed information about a class, please go to the Learning Center.

If you have any questions or reasonable accommodation requests, please contact Matt Brzycki at [email protected] or 609-258-3520.

Health and Wellness Class Schedule

Mindful Movement Mastery to Harmonize Body and Mind
Tue, Jul 2, 2024, 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Do you feel drained despite engaging in regular exercise?  Discover the transformative power of Mindful Movement Mastery, a class designed to harmonize body and mind.  Led by a speaker who brings more than 15 years of experience in body and mind wellness, this class uniquely blends mindfulness with physical movements.  This…

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Mindful Goal Setting: Reducing Stress and Enhancing Focus
Tue, Jul 9, 2024, 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Transform your approach to achieving goals with this class that uniquely combines mindfulness, neuroscience and goal-setting strategies to reduce stress and increase focus.  This class is designed to teach you how to harness your brain’s potential to set and achieve goals in a calm, focused manner.  Discover techniques that not only…

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Back Pain Prevention
Tue, Jul 16, 2024, 11:00 am12:00 pm

This class will discuss the common dysfunctions causing acute and chronic low-back pain for those with active and sedentary occupations or lifestyles.  Also covered will be some techniques required for managing and reducing low-back pain.  Additionally, individuals will learn preventative techniques for keeping low-back pain at bay by…

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Dillon Gym Tower Conference Room
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Campus Recreation and UMatter 7 Dimensions of Wellness

Wellness is not merely the absence of illness or distress – it is a lifelong process of making decisions to live a balanced and meaningful life. Princeton University Campus Recreation has adopted the 7 Dimensions of the UMatter Wellness Wheel for Students, Faculty, and Staff to guide our well-being efforts. Each of our program offerings will fall under one or more of these dimensions to help you find the ways to enhance your wellness that work for you. Think about how you have been doing and feeling over the past month, and choose the option below that best describes your recent experiences.

Intellectual: Engaging in creative and mentally-stimulating activities, expanding your knowledge and imparting knowledge to others.

Social: The quality of the relationships you have and how you interact with others.

Physical: Making choices to avoid harmful habits and practice actions that support your physical body, health, and safety.

Spiritual: Having values or beliefs that provide a sense of meaning and purpose to your life, and considering whether your actions align with your values.

Occupational: Finding fulfillment from your work and study, contributing meaningfully, and continuing to expand your skills and strengths.

Emotional: Understanding your own feelings and expressing emotions in a constructive way. It is also the ability to manage stress and cope with life's challenges.

Environmental: Considering the interactions between your environment, your community, and yourself. The environment includes not only the natural environment but also your social environment.

Princeton University has an extensive pool of talented individuals who have expertise in many different spokes of the UMatter Wellness Wheel.  If you’re interested in sharing your professional knowledge/experience in health and wellness with the campus community, please contact Matt Brzycki at [email protected].