Mission, Vision and Values


The University of New Hampshire Health & Wellness promotes, maintains and improves the health and well-being of the University Community in support of the institution’s academic mission.  This is accomplished by providing primary health care services, by teaching health care consumerism, illness prevention and health promotion, by providing co-curricular learning opportunities for students, and through its public health role.  Services are accessible, cost effective, and provided in a caring and professional manner.  University employees have convenient access to certain clinical and educational services, as well.  Health & Wellness continuously improves the quality of its care and services.


Health & Wellness is every student’s first choice for health care and health education.  Employees choose on-campus employee services whenever possible and appropriate.  We are a primary resource within the university community for health education and wellness information and consultation, and play a central role in managing any public health issues that affect the campus.

Core Values

As an organization, we value:

  • The inherent worth and potential for growth of all individuals
  • the treatment of all individuals with respect and dignity
  • diversity
  • open, honest, direct communication
  • the highest standards of professionalism, with an emphasis on ethical behavior and ensuring confidentiality
  • the powerful role of education in all of our work.


Wellness is a state of being, evolving from a way of living, that helps individuals achieve their highest potential through the integration of all components of their lives. Included are physical, social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, intellectual, occupational and economic components. (adopted 11/00)

Wellness Philosophy 

Health & Wellness views students and other members of the UNH community as whole and dynamic individuals. We are sensitive to how the components of our lives impact our health and well-being. We encourage personal responsibility for achieving and maintaining wellness. Our approach not only assists in the process of healing, but also provides information and care to maintain and enhance well-being according to individual needs and desires.

Health & Wellness realizes the environments in which we live and work also impact well-being. This means our efforts to support wellness for the individual must include working to create a healthy community that supports the well-being of its members.

Our goal is to optimize wellness, now and for the future. (adopted 9/15)