Colleges and universities are beginning to address the well-being of eighteen- to twenty-five-year-old young adults in their college educational experiences by hiring well-being professionals.

For example, this employment listing from a highly-competitive private liberal arts college in the Northeast is for a director of health and wellness education:
“The Director of Health and Wellness Education will develop, implement and evaluate a broad-based health and wellness education program with a focus on alcohol and drug use, sexual assault prevention and response, stress management, and bystander intervention programs” (

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While this is a good start, we have observed that most wellness education programs are likely reactions to mental and physical health crises, with a focus on alcohol and drug use, sexual assault, and stress management.

About the Author:

Dr. Henry G. Brzycki and Elaine J. Brzycki have more than 30 years of experience providing leadership to the fields of education and psychology. They founded The Brzycki Group and The Center for the Self in Schools, where their work shaped our understanding of how schooling can produce SEL and student wellness outcomes. They are co-founders of an innovative think tank providing thought leadership on emotional, psychological and physical well-being through education with the unique mission of “providing thought leadership in education and psychology to impact the human condition.” Henry and Elaine are authors of three best-selling books that represent the future of higher education and K-12 schooling and have received the highest reviews, praise and awards: Mental Health for All Toolkit; Student Success in Higher Education: Developing the Whole Person through High-Impact Practices; The Self in Schooling: Theory and Practice – How to Create Happy, Healthy, Flourishing Children in the 21st Century. They can be contacted at: