Heart Healthy Recipes from The HUB at UW-Milwaukee
The HUB – Where Wellness Enriches Lives!
The HUB was conceptualized and opened in 2014 to provide an array of wellness-related services and programs for UWM employees and members of the community. The HUB is designed to be an experiential learning and research environment where students are afforded the opportunity to obtain practical experience designing, leading and facilitating education, experiential and behavior change programs in the areas of exercise and fitness, health eating and nutrition sciences, mind-body practices and more. Everyone benefits – students gain practical experiences to complement their studies, scientists have additional resources for health-related investigations, and of course, UWM employees and community members really reap the rewards… high-quality health and wellness services and programs conveniently located on the UWM campus.
The HUB offers individual assessment services, educational programs, health-related behavior changes programs and a wide array of classes delivered by students, health professionals and professors at UWM. All activities in The HUB are designed to support five primary programmatic themes: Exercise and Fitness, Successful Aging, Healthy Eating, Disease Prevention and Rehabilitation and Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Visit the webpage for each programming area additional information and specific services and programs offered.
The mission of The HUB is to provide wellness-related programming for UWM employees and community members while facilitating opportunities for experiential student learning and research.
Experiential Student Learning
The HUB is designed to be an experiential learning environment where students are afforded the opportunity to gain practical experience to complement their studies through internships, leadership training and networking experiences under the guidance of UWM faculty and staff. Additional opportunities for enriching the learning experience through meaningful community service are available through health education and outreach programs of The HUB and partnering community organizations.
The HUB supports new and ongoing faculty, staff and student research related to comprehensive prevention and rehabilitation interventions, translational research and the study of wellness among populations of interest. The HUB will encourage high-quality, interdisciplinary work through a collaborative structure that reduces the limitations inherent in traditional universities. Long-term objectives include establishing relevant themes of health and wellness through exercise, nutrition, aging and more to serve as a catalyst for research funding submissions to the National Institutes of Health and other national and local agencies and foundations.