Health Promotion

Health Promotion

We support a holistic approach to the health and wellness of students, faculty, staff, and community members. We frequently partner with campus-wide departments to offer educational programming and prevention services, while creating and building community. Our prevention and educational approach to health and wellness focuses on changing behaviors, healthy lifestyle choices, and creating a unified culture to educate the campus community on the lifelong benefits of maintaining a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle.

We strive to empower the university community to make informed decisions and develop skills that enhance well-being, to foster a campus environment in which employees and students thrive intellectually, spiritually, socially, and physically by developing collaborative relationships and educational outreach.

Statements to UR Students on Racial & Social Injustice

Health and Well-being Unit mission is the creation and [maintenance] of a culture and community of health and well-being. Please read our statement to UR Students on Racial Injustice.

Health Promotion: COVID-19 Update

At this time, we will not be operating the massage therapy program until the "green" stage of the University Physical Distancing Framework. To accommodate sessions in 2021, the expiration date of any unused sessions from March 16, 2020–December 31, 2020 will be extended until December 31, 2021. Massage sales are currently suspended at this time. If you would like to request a refund for any unused sessions due to COVID-19, please contact Heather Sadowski at

The Department of Health Promotion offers a wide variety of educational programs, workshops, and trainings for students and employees.

UR Well Calendar

Contact Us

Heather Sadowski
Director of Health Promotion
Well-Being Center
Phone: (804) 287-6368

Kaitlin Stasiunas 
Health Promotion Assistant
Well-Being Center
(804) 289-8204

Kaylin Tingle
Healthy Relationship and Violence
Prevention Educator
Well-Being Center
Phone: (804) 289-8654

Marieka Turner
Wellness Educator
Well-Being Center
(804) 662-3004