For each month this semester, Health Promotion and Wellness is going to take a look at one of the eight dimensions of wellness and highlight some of the ways those dimensions can be explored and engaged with, whether you are on or off-campus. This month, we are going to focus on vocational wellness. 

Vocational wellness can be defined as “matching your core values with interests, hobbies, employment, volunteer activities, and community service.” This allows us to express talents, passion, and personal values. 

Illinois State offers a surplus of events that fall under the vocational wellness umbrella. We are going to highlight two things that you can do to work on your vocational wellness. 

Ergonomics Assessment 

Health Promotion and Wellness offers ergonomics assessments to university employees. The goal of ergonomics is to reduce stress and eliminate injuries and disorders associated with the overuse of muscles, bad posture, and repetitive tasks. For more information on ergonomics assessments, visit the Wellness website

Adult & Pediatric First Aid, CPR, and AED Certification Course 

Campus Recreation is offering a course for people looking to receive their Red Cross certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED. This certification is valid for two years and is great to put on a resume. To register for the class and find more information about the course, visit the Campus Recreation online portal.  

If you are looking for more events to work on your vocational wellness, be sure to visit the Career Services website and Redbird Life page. They offer vocational events and services all year round. Additionally, if you are interested in tracking your engagement with the eight dimensions of wellness, you can sign up for Live Well. Live Well with Eight at State is a wellness incentive program that allows you to focus on your well-being through the eight dimensions of wellness: spiritual, financial, physical, emotional, vocational, intellectual, social, and environmental. Available for both students and faculty/staff, Live Well provides easy activity tracking tools, monthly challenges, and prizes for involvement.