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Dimensions of Wellness

Emotional Wellness

Having high self-esteem, confidence, satisfying relationships, a support network, and staying optimistic. Understanding your feelings, accepting your limitations, achieving emotional stability and becoming comfortable with your emotions.

Questions for consideration:

  • Do I consider myself to be positive (most of the time)?
  • Do I cope with stress well?
  • Do I view challenges as opportunities rather than obstacles?
  • Do I function independently, but know when I need to ask for help?
  • Do I take responsibility for my own behavior?


Environmental Wellness

Learning and contributing to the health of the planet and a sustainable lifestyle. The ability to recognize our responsibility for the quality of the air, the water and the land. The ability to make a positive impact on our environment, be it our homes, our communities or our planet. Helping to eliminate or reduce or protect one’s self from exposure to toxic chemicals.

Questions for consideration:

  • Am I aware of human impact on the environment?
  • Do I recycle, reduce and reuse?
  • Do I find time to spend outdoors in nature?
  • Do I work to ensure stability and longevity of our natural resources?

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Financial Wellness

Knowledge of resources that will help fund education and living expenses. The ability to maintain a balanced budget. Preparedness for all expenses, including short-term, long-term, and emergencies.

Questions for consideration:

  • Do I habitually borrow money from friends to cover expenses until my next paycheck?
  • Do I have a long term financial plan?


  • First Miami Student Credit Union
  • Your Financial Success
  • PNC Bank
  • Miami is excited to introduce a Financial Wellness Center! Designed to be similar to other Student Wellness platforms, this series of educational playlists helps students build their own financial knowledge and be prepared for the future. Topics range from basic competencies such as budgeting, banking, taxes, and credit cards to more detailed topics such as understanding and managing personal credit, making sound financial decisions in the career world, and saving for the long term.

Intellectual Wellness

Values education and engages in lifelong learning. Pursues activities that increase knowledge, develop moral reasoning, foster critical thinking and expand worldviews. Appreciates the fine arts, and values intuition, empathy and understanding as forms of knowing.

Questions for consideration

  • Am I in college because I want to be, or because I have been told I must be?
  • Do I question information I receive through various sources?
  • Am I proactive in seeking out support for my academic needs?
  • Do I see out ways to directly apply concepts I learn in the classroom?

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Occupational Wellness

The ability to get personal fulfillment from our jobs or our chosen career fields while still maintaining balance in our lives. Our desire to contribute in our careers to make a positive impact on the organizations we work in and to society as a whole. Or in your academic career, it is getting the most out of classes and education by asking questions, being open to new ideas, learning new skills, and studying effectively.

Questions for consideration:

  • Do I like most of my classes?
  • Am I motivated to find an internship in my field of study?
  • Do I feel confident about my post-college plans?
  • Is it easy for me to make long-range goals about my future?


Student shaking PNC representative's hand at 2015 Fall Career FairA great place to start is The Center for Career Exploration & Success, where you can find career development and assessment programs, workshops and career fairs to suit every interest and need.

Physical Wellness

Optimal physical wellness requires eating well, exercising, avoiding harmful habits (such as smoking), getting enough sleep, recognizing the signs of disease, getting regular physical exams, and taking steps to prevent injury.

Questions for consideration:

  • Am I exercising regularly?
  • Is my diet balanced?
  • Do I get 6-8 hours of sleep on average/night?
  • Do I practice moderation in all areas of my life?
  • Am I safe when it comes to my sexual interactions?


Social Wellness

Having a supportive social network, contributing to society, and valuing cultural diversity. Initiating better communication with others.

Questions for consideration:

  • Do I like myself as a person?
  • Do I interact easily with people of different ages, backgrounds, races and lifestyles?
  • Do I connect well with others and foster healthy friendships?
  • Can I communicate my feelings effectively?
  • Do I do a good job at balancing time between responsibilities and relaxation?


Spiritual Wellness

Possessing a set of guiding beliefs, principles, or values that give meaning and purpose to life. Spiritual wellness is also the capacity to love, have compassion for others, forgiveness, joy, and fulfillment.

Questions for consideration:

  • Do my decisions reflect my personal values and ethics?
  • Am I open to experiencing new things?
  • Do I have a good understanding of where I fit into the world?

Student Wellness

The Office of Student Wellness provides educational resources and services that promote the health and wellness of Miami students. Our staff of professionals and peer educators work to raise awareness, coordinate programming initiatives, and influence policy that results in healthy choices.

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Clinical Health Sciences and Wellness Facility
421 South Campus Avenue
Oxford, OH 45056

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
HAWKS Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.