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Health Promotion offers a variety of presentations for classrooms, student organizations and residence halls. Each presentation is approximately 45 minutes to one hour in length. Below is a listing of current presentations offered. Health Promotion will be developing new topics in the coming months, however if you have a specific topic in mind, please feel free to make a request by clicking the 'Request a Presentaton" button above.
Please allow at minimum 2 weeks advance notice for presentation requests. Due to current staffing, availability may be limited.
We must have a guarantee of at least ten people in attendance. If you have any questions, please call 979.845-0280 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alcohol 101 - This presentation provides a detailed overview of the basics of alcohol. After this presentation, participants will be able to recognize a standard drink size, calculate BAC, define tolerance, care for an intoxicated person, and define responsible drinking.
General Nutrition - This presentation introduces the audience to the basics of nutrition as based on the food guide pyramid. After this presentation, the audience will be able to recognize important nutrients and their functions, recognize serving sizes of each level of the food guide pyramid, and understand the importance of maintaining a diet which is balanced and full of variety.
Sexually Transmitted Infections - After this presentation, participants should be able to describe common myths regarding STIs, discuss risks for contracting an STI, and list the common signs and symptoms of infections. Students will also be given tips on communicating with their doctor about testing and treatment as well as with their partner. Prevention of STIs will also be discussed.
Methods of Contraception - After this program, participants should be able to list various methods of contraception, explain personal attitudes and preferences that impact the choice of a contraceptive method, identify male involvement issues in contraception, and explain how effective various methods are in protecting against STIs and pregnancy.
Sex in the Dark - The lights are out, the room is quiet, only a flashlight is on, and a soft voice speaks "why do women need a pap test?" This presentation is designed to help students voice questions and concerns about their sexual health that they are too embarrassed to ask about. The lights are out so no one will know who is asking the questions. Participants will also be able to write down their questions should they choose not to vocalize it. A discussion takes place after each question is asked.
Women's Health - Participants will be able to explain issues surrounding a gynecological visit, define PMS and symptoms associated with it, review aspects of Fibrocystic Breast Disease, discuss aspects of yeast infections and douching, and discuss specific nutritional and exercise needs of women.
Breast Health - Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women in their lifetime. It can happen at any age. By the end of this presentation, students will be able to define who is at risk for breast cancer, discuss risk factors to breast cancer, list signs and symptoms, demonstrate how, why, and when to perform a breast self exam, and explain other non-cancerous breast diseases.
Men's Health - Participants will be able to dispel myths associated with sexual performance, explain how male sexual anatomy functions, list facts about testicular cancer, list the steps in performing a testicular self exam, identify STIs and explain the differences in viral and bacterial types, explain how to use a condom for STI prevention and contraception, describe the importance of communication in relationships, and discuss problems associated with mixing alcohol and sex. Students will also discuss nutrition and exercise needs for the college male.
Stress & Time Management - At the end of this presentation, students will be able to define stress, its causes and warning signs, define the personal causes of stress, describe ways to manage stress, identify the relationships between nutrition and stress and physical activity and stress, and discuss time management skills.
Communication & Relationships - At the end of this presentation, students will be able to define and list the different types of communication, explain the role of non-verbal communication in relationships, list barriers to understanding, and discuss the important aspects of any healthy relationship.
Policy Pong - By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to define leadership qualities, apply those leadership qualities in various alcohol- related situations to reduce instances of policy violation, and recite the alcohol- related policies applicable to their organization.