9 Dimensions of Wellness

At the Rollins Wellness Center, our goal is to create a healthier, more holistic way of life for students by promoting, educating, and providing services related to the Nine Dimensions of Wellness.

Why Nine?

Many of us think of wellness in terms of physical and mental health.  At Rollins, holistic wellness has nine interconnected dimensions: physical, emotional, creative, environmental, financial, occupational, social, and spiritual.  Everyday activities that might not at first seem related to wellness can help us develop, thrive, succeed, enjoy life, and deal constructively with life challenges.  For example, by seeking out artistic activities and cultural experiences, we're enhancing our Creative Wellness.  When we learn new transferable skills or take strides in our career, our Occupational Wellness is increasing.  

Increasing Wellness

The definitions of the Nine Dimensions of Wellness, which originated at The Ohio State University, are ideals, not standards or fixed goals.  They illustrate what wellness in each dimension looks like in everyday college life.  It's natural at different times to focus on some dimensions of wellness over others, and balancing the Nine Dimensions in our own lives is an ongoing process.  We hope the resources provided here for each dimension will help you begin, or continue, a purposeful effort to grow in the dimensions that are most meaningful to you.

Explore the Nine Dimensions

Navigate through nine-dimensional wellness resources available to Rollins students in the menu on the left.  New resources are coming to light all the time at Rollins, in Central Florida, and online.  Feel free to email us with resources that help Tars improve in any dimension of wellness!