University 101 Programs




Healthy Gamecocks

Presentation Abstract
The Healthy Gamecocks presentation will cover 3 major areas related to a college student's health and wellbeing. The students will have a chance to move about the classroom as they work in groups to race their classmates to come up with the longest list of foods in each food group. Students will have an opportunity to work in small groups to build their very own healthy plate based off the proper serving size for each major food group. Students will work independently to build their own personalized workout plan, and will have a chance to discuss the Tobacco-Free policy for USC.

University 101 Learning Outcomes

II a) Identify and use appropriate campus resources and engage in opportunities that contribute to their learning within and beyond the classroom.

This presentation helps the students identify appropriate campus resources and opportunities that contribute to their educational experiences, goals, and campus engagement because it provides an overview of many on-campus resources.

III c) Examine and develop strategies that promote wellbeing and explain how wellness impacts their academic and personal success.

The students will learn how eating a balanced meal and getting plenty of physical activity will help them stay focused in the classroom and during exams. They will also learn how to avoid activity that would lead to a sanction due to the Tobacco-Free policy, and therefore avoid additional stress while at USC.


Presentation Learning Outcomes
As a result of this presentation, students will:
-Identify the proper serving size for each food group.
-Build their own personalize workouts and identify the resources on campus that will help them get started.
-Understand the different parts of the Tobacco-Free policy and what it entails.

Presentation Outline
1) Presenter Introductions (3-5 minutes)

2) Food Group Race (5 minutes)
-Students get into groups and race their other classmates to come up with the longest list of foods in each food group to show the variety of foods that are available to them in each food group.

3) MyPlate Builder (15 minutes)
-Students work in small groups to build their own healthy balanced plate but selecting the right serving size for each food group

4) Workout Builder (10 minutes)
-Students build their own workout by completing a worksheet that allows them to pick their favorite exercises

5) Campus Meals Activity (15 minutes)
-Students will learn about the different eateries around campus and be able to identify the healthiest meal at each location.

6) Announcements/Resources (1-2 minutes)

Presentation Length
50 minutes;

Presenter Training
The presenters are undergraduate peer leaders of the Student Health Services program called Changing Carolina Peer Leaders (CCPL). For an opportunity to become a peer leader, all students must undergo a selective application process. Once accepted, students must take a 3-credit academic course (HPEB301: Practicum in Health Education) and pass with a B average in order to participate in the program and deliver presentations. The course content prepares the peer leaders in health and wellness topic areas as well as leadership development/skill builders.

In addition to the semester long course, each fall semester peer leaders must attend refresher training for each presentation with which they will be working. This training covers content in the presentation, in addition to an overview of presentation and facilitation skills. Peer leaders also have weekly group meetings in which a skill builder is reviewed, as well as monthly continuing education meetings.