Programs and Services

 

HIV/Syphilis Testing

Fall 2017 Date: TBD (likely near World AIDS Day)

Time: 10am - 4pm

Location: TBD

  1. No Appointment Needed! Walk in anytime between 10am-4pm.

  2. Testing is FREE to Texas A&M STUDENTS.  (not available to staff)

  3. Testing is CONFIDENTIAL, but not anonymous.

  4. Testing is a blood draw.

  5. Results will be ready in two weeks – the student can call the number provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services at any time to check on their status.

  6. The Texas Department of State Health Services will ONLY CALL if the student gets a POSITIVE RESULT. So, no news is good news!

  7. Testing is administered by the Texas Department of State Health Services at no cost to the university. Health Promotion, GLBT Resource Center and Student Health Services partnered with Eta Sigma Gamma and The Sex Project to provide location, marketing and support for the event. No record of the test will be held on campus, or attached to any part of your student record.

 

Peer Health Educator Training

Interested in becoming a peer health educator? We have the training program for you! Check out the Peer Health Education link in the left menu bar!


Presentations

Click on the title link above for information on what presentations Health Education 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 to schedule your reading

Website: studentlife.tamu.edu/hp

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!