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Bentley Health Center

Wellness, Health Promotion & Prevention

Adopt healthy habits that will help you thrive at Bentley—and in the workplace.

What We Do

What We Do

We offer community programs and workshops on health topics important to students. We also provide confidential consultations for substance use and health coaching to help you succeed.

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Topics We Cover

Topics We Cover

Build self-care and skills on topics like sleep, stress and balance, nutrition & fitness, substance use, sexual health, healthy relationships, consent, emotional well-being and more.

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Get Involved

Get Involved

From fitness classes to peer education, there are many ways to get more involved with wellness initiatives on campus. 

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Explore Health Topics

It's common for students to struggle with things like sleep, healthy eating, stress management and self-care. Explore these topics to learn how to build well-being into your routines.

Fitness Classes and Community Fitness Programs

Regular exercise, even in short intervals, can improve your mood, help with managing stress, and keep your body healthy. During the academic year, we coordinate 9- and 2-week fitness and stress reduction classes for residential students at a minimum cost. Advanced registration is required and students are guaranteed a spot in class each week. All levels are welcome as modifications are offered.

Fitness classes not your thing? Consider visiting the Dana Center, joining intramural or club sports teams, or going for a walk or run

Learn more about Bentley's recreational spaces and fitness classes

Stress Reduction and Balance

Do you have a plan for how to manage stress? If not, we can help. Whether it is getting exercise, practicing gratitude or connecting with friends, stress management is important for your success at Bentley. Remember, if stress is becoming too much to manage, our staff in the Counseling Center and Health Center are here to help too.

Stress-reduction Programs 

  • Monthly “Take a Paws” visits with therapy dogs
  • Mindfulness and Meditation Classes: 4 weeks, no experience required

  • P.O.P. Up (Pause on Purpose) activities

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Sleep Education

Quality  Zzz’s promote A’s! Sleep impacts both emotional well-being and physical well-being. You need 8 hours of sleep each night and sometimes school work, group projects, social media and hanging out can get in the way.

From developing consistent sleep/wake times to napping to learning about quality sleep, we equip students with tools and strategies to improve sleep habits. Our favorite apps and websites for sleep information are listed on our resource page.

Sleep Programs

  • Build a Bedder Bedtime Routine
  • Week of Sleep

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Sexual Health and Safer Sex

Although not everyone on our campus chooses to be sexually active, access to safer sex materials, health information related to sexual health and sexuality, Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) testing and prevention, and clinical care are important to us.

Equally as important is community education around individual choices and values, healthy relationships, consent and access to supportive resources. 

Safer Sex Programs and Services

  • Safer sex training for student groups by request

  • Education and outreach on contraception options, STI prevention, testing and PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) for HIV

  • Access to free safer sex materials for students

  • Sexual and reproductive health care at our Health Center which includes exams, screenings, contraceptive counseling, emergency contraception, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, and preventative treatment for HIV with PrEP.

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Alcohol, Marijuana and Other Drug Education

We support your individual choices, motivations and goals. Our role is to promote safe, responsible use of legal substances. We offer several educational programs throughout the year and are available to consult and provide training for student groups.

Sometimes, choices around alcohol, marijuana or other substances can impact physical or emotional health, academics and relationships. Contact us if you are concerned about a peer or just curious to learn more about your use.

Confidential consultations via our B.A.S.I.C.S. program and Cessation services are available to students. We can also assist with connecting students to off campus resources such as local support groups and other community resources.

Email Jessica Greher Traue to start the conversation or find help.  

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Vaping and Smoking Education, Cessation and Support

Bentley is a smoke-free and vape-free campus. Because it affects your dopamine levels, nicotine use from tobacco or e-smoking devices can impact your physical and emotional well-being and brain development. Similar to inhaled smoke, the aerosols ingested and emitted from vaping devices contain carcinogenic chemicals.

Contact us if you need help cutting back or quitting cigarettes or e-smoking devices or tobacco products. We offer confidential consultations and free Juuling and Nicotine Cessation classes. Email Jessica Greher Traue for information.

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Consent and Healthy Relationships

You are going to develop many relationships at college. Whether it’s a roommate, classmate, teammate, faculty member or partner, establishing healthy boundaries, knowing healthy communication skills, defining consent and identifying unhealthy or harmful behaviors in relationships is important.

We host training and campus-wide awareness events, such as Consent Day, to help students build skills and awareness for these complicated topics.

We are one of several confidential resources for students with questions or concerns that fall under Campus Title IX policies. Collectively, there are many offices and departments that support prevention and education for students in these areas. Visit our Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence page to learn more about community response and engagement.

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Get a quick check up

Answer questions about your alcohol or marijuana use and receive immediate, personalized feedback.

Meet our Team

Get Involved! Become a Wellness Educator

Share your passion for well-being with others. Wellness Educators (WEs) are student leaders who actively promote health and well-being on campus. As peer health educators, WEs support and plan healthy opportunities like:

  • Week of Sleep, which invites everyone to maximize their zzz's

  • WE Happier Hours which provide activities to boost your mood

  • International Day of Happiness

  • Tasting Tuesdays introducing students to new foods and nutrition tips

  • Plus national screening days, Fresh Check Day, Consent Day and more

Bentley is part of a national network of Certified Peer Educators, so we’re linked to other campuses and students that care about wellness. To become a WE, email our staff.

24-Hr Emergency Information

Call (781) 891-3131 if you’re experiencing a medical or emotional emergency.

Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence

Learn how you can help prevent sexual and interpersonal violence, support survivors and become empowered allies. Find People and Resources at Bentley that can help.