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Rothenberger Institute

As millions of students arrive on college campuses each year, they struggle to effectively cope with new environments, academic demands, and the pressures to succeed. Many are ill prepared for the social rigors of college and lack the practical skills necessary for self-care. They are also bombarded with a variety of messages about health, from their friends, parents, and the media.

In response, the Rothenberger Institute provides students with the knowledge and life skills necessary to achieve healthier futures. Guided by the Division of Epidemiology & Community Health within the School of Public Health, the institute address the concerns of many school administrators and educators.

The institute’s courses help students make informed, safe, and healthy choices. Students who are able to effectively manage lifestyle issues, such as avoiding excessive alcohol use, getting adequate sleep, and managing stress in healthy ways, perform better academically, build positive relationships with peers, and more smoothly transition into adulthood.

Course features include:

  • Lessons and corresponding assessments stand alone as online courses or make a great complement to the hybrid or face-to-face classroom.
  • Students engage in critical reflection of personal behaviors, as well as general campus culture and norms, through the course assessments.
  • Interactive lessons are delivered entirely online, available to students 24/7.
  • Students have the option to view lessons online, download and listen to the lesson audio files on their MP3 players, or download and read the lesson transcripts.
  • Courses are developed using our peer education approach, resulting in a consistent student voice throughout the lessons.
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