YOUR SUCCESS STARTS WITH SELF-CARE

The path to success isn’t achieved only through good grades or professional opportunities. At NSU Florida, Sharks are given the tools to bring their whole selves to campus—mentally and physically—including access to:

  • On-campus, seasoned health care professionals
  • Mental health tools
  • Outlets to stay physically active

While you’re with us, we’ll help you establish healthy habits that you can use long after graduation.

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Club Sports Teams, Including eSports, Ultimate Frisbee, and More

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Free Counseling Sessions Each Academic Year

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Faith-Based Student Organizations

Healthy Body

At NSU, student life is more than academics—your well-being is as important as classroom performance. Sharks are encouraged to unwind, get fit, and enjoy physical activities with their peers.

NSU students in pool

Get moving through campus recreation

You’ll get plenty of brain exercise through classes, so it’s important that your body gets attention too. Choose from a range of activities, such as swimming, scuba diving, and intramural sports.

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Unwind with group exercise

Yoga, spin, Zumba, hip-hop—however you like to break a sweat, we’ve got you covered.

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Healthy Mind

Pursuing a degree can be a stressful time, but know you won’t go it alone. NSU offers several on-campus mental health support resources. At NSU, students don’t just get an education; they prepare for real life.

Center for Student Counseling and Well-Being

The NSU Center for Student Counseling and Well-Being (CSCW) helps Sharks maximize their best selves academically, personally, and professionally. CSCW provides services that help with stress management and coping strategies and provides psychiatric assessment and crisis intervention.

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With Hayley from Student Counseling, I have felt supported to work through my struggles without feeling judged or pressured. She's given me the tools to accept myself and work towards being successful and happy in college.

Anonymous

Having access to events and activities about the importance of mental health has had a monumental impact on how I balance my personal health and work load. The Community Care Coaches are there when you feel like no one else is.

Anonymous

Community CARE Coaches

Your fellow Sharks are excellent mental health resources as well. NSU Community CARE coaches are students who are certified and trained to address topics and issues that impact student well-being. Community CARE coaches encourage and educate their peers to make healthy lifestyle choices through programs, presentations, workshops, group discussions, and campus awareness events.

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Guided Self-Change Clinic

If you are recovering from a substance abuse problem, the outpatient Guided Self-Change (GSCCC) Healthy Lifestyles Program can help. The program offers services for individuals who want to develop a healthier lifestyle by overcoming sleep difficulties or quit an addictive habit, such as Internet or video game use, smoking, gambling, and more.

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Student and counselor talking

During group sessions, I was challenged to self-reflect and share out (which I needed) because I am an introvert. I felt safe and learned that I can be vulnerable without being judged. I left better than I came in!

Anonymous

Group Therapy

Register for group psychoeducation, which helps students learn skills to better manage their lives. Focusing on a variety of topics, these virtual group sessions are held throughout the semester for four weeks at a time, meeting one hour per week.

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Healthy Spirit

Sharks come from diverse backgrounds and faiths. At NSU, there is room for all belief systems and lifestyles on campus. Whether you’re rooted in a particular religion or seeking answers, NSU has plenty of organizations to help guide you on your spiritual journey.

Interfaith Opportunities

Our Interfaith spaces are a visible symbol of NSU’s commitment to accommodating the spiritual needs of our students. There are Interfaith Spaces located at the Carl DeSantis Building in Rooms 3105 and 3106. 

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Student sitting together

Having a space on campus where I can practice my religion safely makes me feel heard and respected. Not only that the university recognizes the beauty in its diversity, but it also provides me with an area where I can take a step back from a busy schedule and feel whole by practicing my prayers.

Abderazek “Abdou” A. | Computer Science

Faith-Based Student Organizations

Find your place by joining one of the many NSU student organizations that are built on faith.

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