Osprey Profile

Chris Wayant

Saint Augustine • Community Health

I chose the University of North Florida because of its location and size. I knew I wanted to go to a smaller school where I would get individualized attention and UNF was a perfect fit. After I did more research and learned about the value of the education I would receive, my decision was made. I was going to be an Osprey.

 

And it has been a great choice for me. I am majoring in Community Health with a minor in Health Education. My program is outstanding. The professors really make class enjoyable by teaching us skills that are relevant to our intended careers and our lives. The small class sizes make it easy to get to know the professors as people and they get to know you, too. You don’t get that at larger schools. My professors know me — they give me advice and they care about me as a person.

 

Outside of class, I am very involved in intramural sports, working on campus and exercising. Being healthy matters to me and UNF is set up to help me stay that way. The habits and lifestyle I learn while living on my own will transfer to my life after college. The classes I take teach me about living healthy and with the activities around campus like Swoop the Loop (a 5K run around campus), Health Promotion initiatives like intramural sports help to keep me active.

 

It is always a challenge anywhere to be healthy, but UNF offers healthy choices for food, a gym that is open every day and counselors for all components of health. And next year, when the Healthy Osprey Living Learning Community opens in the Landing Residence Hall, it is going to be even easier to live a healthy lifestyle. Goals will be easier to reach if you are living with others who have the same mentality.

 

I hope that incoming students take full advantage our campus and all the options for a healthy lifestyle. I encourage them to try everything. College is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so take advantage and get everything you can out of your experience! I know I am.

 

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And next year, when the Healthy Osprey Living Learning Community opens in the Landing Residence Hall, it is going to be even easier to live a healthy lifestyle.