Health Enhancement

The Athletic Health Enhancement Program (AHEP) is a multidimensional program which offers services to student-athletes, coaches and the athletics administration. The program not only provides current and accurate information on all health related topics, but provides consultations, referrals and educational counseling.

The educational component includes group and individual sessions on alcohol and drugs, eating disorders and nutrition, stress management and other health issues that may concern a student-athlete.

Consultation is available for student-athletes, coaches and staff seeking ways to approach an individual they are concerned about. The concerns are not exclusively health related. The intervention service is available for student-athletes who are concerned about problems in their personal lives.

Referrals are an integral part of AHEP, which has daily contact with numerous departments within University Health Services, such as the nutrition department, the eating disorder clinic, dental services and the mental health clinic. In addition to UHS referrals, information on the Mather Career Center, Dean of Students Office, Everywoman's Center, disability services and legal services are readily available in the AHEP library. Student-athletes and coaches may review current video tapes or explore the library which consists of updated health related information.