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WE: a neuroscience-inspired, behavior change program

 

Jim Hudziak Biography PhotoUVM WE was created by UVM Larner College of Medicine professor & Chief of Child Psychiatry, Dr. Jim Hudziak, in order to create an environment to incentivize college students to build healthy brains & healthy bodies.

 

Make the Easy Decision - Join UVM WE!

The UVM Wellness Environment is a university-wide, neuroscience-based, behavior change program with a residential component. WE students are incentivized in individual and community wellness.

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WE in CCRH

In 2017,WE moved into UVM's Central Campus Residence Hall (CCRH), traditional-housing that includes a 450-seat dining facility with learning center, a bridge/connector to Bailey/Howe Library, a fitness center, yoga room, and location on the Green Mountain Walkway.

WE student uses WE App on iPhone

WE App Research Study

The WE Research Study seeks to determine the effectiveness of incentivizing college students to engage in more healthy behaviors through the use of technology. The UVM WE App is a research & health promotion tool utilizing incentive-based behavior change.

HBHB students

HBHB and WE

WE students participate in a 3-credit course, Healthy Brains, Healthy Bodies (HBHB), taught by leading experts in the field. Students explore how the choices they make everyday play a role in brain health and development. Then, students put what they learn to practice within WE.