The Wellness Passport program is a required assignment for all students enrolled in HLTH 1000 and some sections of COAD 1000. This program provides students with an added opportunity to experience a variety of health and wellness activities, services, and programs at ECU relative to the 8 Dimensions of Wellness. Any ECU department or registered student organization may submit a passport event application but approval is not guaranteed. The primary goal and needs of the Passport program will determine which proposals are accepted. There are two categories of passport programs:
Emotional - Awareness and acceptance of feelings and emotion. Examples include relationships with friends and family, optimism, trust, self-esteem, self-acceptance, self-control and coping with stress.
Environmental - Recognition of interdependence with nature. Examples included recycling, sun (UV) exposure, pollution, air quality, lead paint exposure and second-hand tobacco smoking.
Financial - Ability to manage one's financial resources. Examples include budget management, purposeful spending, and saving.
Intellectual - Openness to new concepts and ideas. Examples include critical thinking, being curious, questioning concepts, and solving problems.
Physical - Maintenance of a healthy body. Examples include maintaining proper nutrition, engaging in adequate physical exercise, and avoidance of harmful habits such as alcohol abuse, drug use, tobacco use, and practicing unsafe sex.
Social - Ability to perform social roles effectively, comfortably, and without harming others. Examples include establishing and maintaining personal friendships, learning good communication skills, having loving or intimate relationships, establishing a support network, and participating in the enrichment of one’s community, country, and world.
Spiritual - Meaning and purpose of human existence. Examples include becoming involved in a religious affiliation, experiencing peace with nature, meditating, and developing skills in yoga or the martial arts.
Occupational - Ability to enjoy a chosen career and/or contribute to society through volunteer activities. Examples include volunteering, workplace safety, and choosing a satisfying career/profession.