Health Promotion

Pet Hugs

The Pet Hugs program brings therapy dogs to campus to positively impact mood, reduce stress, and create connection for the entire UC Berkeley community.

In partnership with the Animal Rescue Foundation, UHS coordinates Pet Hugs events at UC Berkeley. It is popular among many campus community members.

We have overheard comments like:

"My day just got better." "I've been so stressed out. I feel a lot better now." "I miss my dog so much. I love being able...

Sexual Health Education Program

The Sexual Health Education Program's (SHEP) mission is to empower students to feel comfortable with their bodies and make informed decisions about their sex and sexuality, including whether or not to be sexually active.

Services provided are inclusive of all races/ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and levels of sexual knowledge and experience.

Take a Class with Us

Taking a Public Health course is a thought-provoking way to learn about health while also earning academic credit.

Whether you want to learn more about particular health topics or are exploring a career in public health, we have classes that will hone your critical thinking skills and underscore the power of prevention in health care.

Academic Courses

Health Promotion staff serve as instructors of several general enrollment courses for Cal students. Below are courses we have offered in recent years; see the...

Health Campaigns

We develop innovative health campaigns to equip students with strategies to navigate critical health issues. collapse all expand all What's Your Be Well Game Plan?

Be Well Game Plan encourages students to create a plan for taking care of themselves in all aspects of wellness, including stress, social connection, time management, and more.


Meet the Health Promotion Staff

Health Promotion

The UHS Health Promotion team promotes a campus environment that supports the ability to thrive physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. They educate and advocate for optimal health, from personal wellness improvement to institutional and policy change. Our Health Coaches, Robin, and Jen, provide 45-minute coaching sessions that will help you make simple changes in your lifestyle that support your overall health, as well as your personal and academic success....

Social Health and Wellness: It All Starts With Hello!

Make friends and build a community by taking a chance and saying “Hi” to a fellow UC Berkeley student!

Social support is essential to our overall health and well being. Studies confirm what many of us know about the benefits of having friends:

lowered stress levels, a heartier immune system, and an increased ability to concentrate and learn.

It's not always easy, but making and maintaining friendships help us be healthier and happier and are worth the time investment. And each day offers opportunities to connect with potential and established friends....

PartySafe@Cal celebrates second annual world class awards

April 27, 2016
On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, PartySafe@Cal celebrated their second annual "World Class Awards" recognizing indivuals, groups and departments that have been highly effective in building safer alcohol and party practices at UC Berkeley.

PartySafe@Cal is a UHS-Tang Center Health Promotion program that collaborates with a wide variety of campus and community partners to reduce alcohol-related harm. The awards celebration was held from 4-6pm at the Bear's Lair and was facilitated by PartySafe@Cal...