In the field of public health, preventive medicine is a way of life. At the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, wellness is considered central to the student, staff and faculty life as well. Whether it is working out, relaxing with friends or finding counseling resources, wellness services are found throughout the Bloomberg School and multiple Hopkins campuses.
Every JHSPH student has access to the Cooley Center and the satellite fitness center on the 9th floor of the Wolfe Street building. While the Cooley Center is easily assessable on the northwest corner of the East Baltimore Medical Campus, the satellite gym provides the opportunity for a full work-out, locker rooms and showers in the same building as many of the public health classes.
At the Cooley Center, students can partake in group classes, including Basic Yoga, Kettlebell Plus, Butts and Guts, Pilates, Spinning, Boot Camp, Power Pump and more. The TRX Cross Training course offers both cardio and strength training, by using suspension training straps and other functional fitness equipment. While access to the Cooley Center is free to full-time students, there are fees for the group classes. The Cooley Center also offers intramural leagues for soccer, volleyball, basketball, dodge ball, volleyball and racquetball.
JHSPH students may also purchase a membership to the O’Connor Recreation Center, which is located on the Homewood Campus. The O’Conner Recreation Center features a 25-yard lap pool and climbing wall.
Jessica Harrington, Director of Student Life, holds Wellbeing Workshops throughout the academic year. Past topics included “Navigating Personal and Professional Transitions”, “Underrepresented Minority Student Multicultural Networking” and “Online Students Wellbeing Livetalk”.
The Office of Student Life offers coaching and advising sessions to help students navigate personal and academic challenges. In addition to one-on-one appointments through the Office of Student Life, students may utilize the Johns Hopkins Student Assistance Program (JHSAP) for short-term counseling, crisis response, healthy relationship support, school-life coaching and adjustment, educational workshops and dean, faculty and staff consultations.
University Health Services Wellness
The University Health Services Office of Wellness and Health Promotion serves JHSPH, as well as the School of Nursing, School of Medicine and the Berman Institute. Their website is a great starting place for all wellness resources.