Megan Amaya

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Director of Health Promotion & Wellness

The Ohio State University

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amaya.13@osu.edu

Megan Amaya, PhD, CHES is Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing and Director of Health Promotion and Wellness at the Ohio State University College of Nursing. She leads a team that implements wellness strategy, programs and services for university students, faculty, staff and the state of Ohio community. Megan is co-director of the Health and Wellness Innovation in Healthcare undergraduate health promotion degree. She teaches courses in the program, including evidence-based practice and self-care approaches. Megan is principle investigator on multiple health and wellness research projects. Previous to her current role at Ohio State, she worked as the wellness coordinator for the city of Dublin, and was an adjunct instructor at several Columbus area universities for several years, teaching students tools and skills for healthy behavior change.

Megan currently serves as Past-President for the National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities, Chair for the Health Enhancement Research Organization’s Engagement Committee, and member of several university and College of Nursing committees. She is a certified health education specialist.

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Programs

Wellness Wonder Foods

Physical Wellness

Meat, dairy, fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts so many options! How do you know which of these are food superstars? This session explores the best of the best and which foods you should be eating most of in your diet and why. Presentation includes a PowerPoint presentation, handouts and external resources.

Weight Loss Basics

Physical Wellness

Information on the fundamentals of successful weight loss. Education on how nutrition and exercise play a role in healthy weight loss. Tips, advice and suggestions on how YOU can achieve and maintain a healthy weight! Presentation includes a PowerPoint presentation, handouts and external resources.

Stress Management Works!

Physical Wellness

What exactly is stress? How does it affect us physically and mentally? How do we deal with it? Learn tools and skills to help reduce and prevent daily stress and anxiety. Presentation includes a PowerPoint presentation, handouts and external resources.

Nutrition 101

Physical Wellness

What is proper nutrition? There is a lot of information out there to make sense of. Learn which types of foods are best to fuel your body and mind. Presentation includes a PowerPoint presentation, handouts and external resources.

Maintain Don’t Gain

Physical Wellness

Oh, the holidays. That joyous time of year filled with food and spirits. Learn tips and tools to maintaining your weight through the holiday hustle and bustle! Presentation includes a PowerPoint presentation, handouts and external resources.

Healthy Eating on the Go

Physical Wellness

What happened to lunch? While it’s not easy eating healthy on the go, this seminar will assist you in choosing healthy food options in our time crunched world! Presentation includes a PowerPoint presentation, handouts and external resources.

Beyond the Gym

Physical Wellness

Exercise doesn’t mean you always have to get on a treadmill. Get to know and explore different physical activity options outside of an exercise facility! Presentation includes a PowerPoint presentation, handouts and external resources.

Fitting in Fitness

Physical Wellness

How do you know where do you start when designing a personal exercise program? How about at the beginning! This seminar discusses the basics of exercise and fitness programs (goal setting, types of exercise, how to fit it into your day) and how to plan your own effective exercise plan. Presentation includes a PowerPoint presentation, handouts and external resources.

Wellness 101

Physical Wellness

An introductory session highlighting the seven dimensions of wellness and how to implement those aspects into your life in order to achieve a higher quality of health and living. Presentation includes a PowerPoint presentation, handouts and external resources.

The Weight of Stress

Physical Wellness

Stress affects our health in so many ways. Many people don’t realize it affects our weight too. This seminar discusses how stress negatively impacts our weight and weight loss efforts and how by minimizing our daily stress, we can learn to better control our weight management efforts. Presentation includes a PowerPoint presentation, handouts and external resources.

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