Programs and Services

 

Presentations

Click on the title link above for information on what presentations Health Promotion offers and how to request a presentation.

 

Consultations

Have questions about a particular health topic?  Looking for help in how to apply healthy behaviors while in college or living on campus?  Schedule a time to meet with a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and discuss issues related to your health by calling 979.845-0280 or emailing healthpromotion@tamu.edu.

  

Body Composition Reading

Health Promotion is providing free body composition readings to Texas A&M University students throughout the semester. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to know your numbers! 

When and Where Can I Get My Body Composition Reading?


When: Walk-ins welcomed on Monday through Friday from 8AM-4:30PM. An appointment can be made for students wanting a more extensive consultation with a health promotion specialist.

Where: Health Promotion Office located at Student Services @ White Creek, Building 0070

Phone: 979.845.0280 Email: healthpromotion@tamu.edu

What do I get from this reading?

1) A printout of your reading: Body Mass Index, Body Fat %, Basal Metabolic Rate, Impedance, Fat Mass, Free Fat Mass, and Total Body Water,
2)  A description of what the reading means,
3) Tips to a healthier you, and
4) An opportunity to meet with a Certified Health Education Specialist.

What are the optimal conditions to get my body composition reading?

1) Consistency is important for identifying change over time in your readings. Select a time you can consistently get your reading done at.
2)  With an empty bladder.
3) When normally hydrated (typically later in the day).

Why is it important?

The TANITA body composition monitor provides a more accurate assessment of health than weight and body mass index (BMI) alone. The machine uses Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) to distinguish the amount of pounds (or kg) associated with fat, free fat mass (such as connective tissue and muscle) and body water. Knowing your numbers is the first step in improving (or maintaining) your optimal level of health!

 

 

 Updated May 2017