Health Promotion


The staff of the WNMU Student Health Services is committed to the education and support of students toward optimal health and wellness.

Student Health Services offers educational presentations for residence halls, student organizations, and classrooms.  Information and resources are available on various topics including: alcohol and drug use, healthy relationships, nutrition and weight management, self-esteem, stress management, sexual responsibility, diabetes, and high blood pressure.


Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. BMI is a fairly reliable indicator of body fatness for most people. BMI does not measure body fat directly, but research has shown that BMI correlates to direct measures of body fat, such as underwater weighing and dual energy x-ray (DXA). BMI can be considered an alternative for direct measures of body fat. Additionally, BMI is an inexpensive and easy-to-perform method of screening for weight categories that may lead to health problems.

For more information and a quick BMI calculator