Addressing COVID-19 Impact on Undergraduate Need for Mind Body Health

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4,9
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 10: Health and Well-Being

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. gain an understanding of what schools should know for future planning related to pandemic-like situations.
  2. gain an understanding of what mind body health services students accessed prior to COVID-19.
  3. gain an understanding of what mind body health services students accessed during COVID-19.


Amidst COVID-19, undergraduates were left without traditional supports for mind, body, and health. This presentation will offer national survey results on college students' use of mind body health interventions prior to, and during, COVID-19. Participants will learn how use of holistic well-being services, normally accessible in person from students' institutions, were changed with school closures. Further, this presentation will assist practitioners in considering potential supports for student well-being in future school closures and crises.



Melissa A. Bray, U. of Connecticut
Aarti P. Bellara, University of Connecticut
Emily L. Winter, University of Connecticut
Johanna Tiarks, Adelphi University


Lauren E. Gammie, Katherine R. Nelson, Lea A. Theodore


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