Creating Healthier Places

University of Miami

2017 Progress Report

Year Committed: 2014
Length of Commitment: 3 years

Committed to meet guidelines—developed by PHA in collaboration with some of the nation’s leading nutrition, physical activity and campus wellness experts—around nutrition, physical activity, and programming on campus.

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Verified Results

    • Commitment Element

      Offer and identify as healthier at point of presentation at least three (3) desserts at both lunch and dinner that have no more than 150 calories as served.
    • Progress To Date

      University of Miami offers at least three dessert options at both lunch and dinner that have no more than 150 calories as served. Dessert items are labeled at the point of presentation with calories and healthy icons.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Offer a plant-based food option at every platform serving meat.
    • Progress To Date

      The University of Miami dining halls offer a range of plant-based food options, with at least one plant-based entrée or side at every platform serving meat.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Provide marked walking routes on campus, one of which must be at least two (2) miles in length and have distance markers at regular intervals. A route map is made available to individuals on campus.
    • Progress To Date

      The University of Miami's Ibis Walking Trail provides the University community with a 2.66-mile walking/jogging route around the outer loop of campus. Two additional loops, the 0.68-mile Ibis Trail Osceola Loop and the 0.87-mile Ibis Trail Granada Loop, provide additional routes to scenic destinations on campus. The trail is marked at the start and halfway point of the main loop.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Provide at least one (1) bicycle parking space on campus for every fifteen (15) individuals on campus.
    • Progress To Date

      The University of Miami provides one bicycle parking space for every 10 individuals on campus. Additionally, the University’s UBike program provides students who register their bike with the University of Miami Police Department with a free U-Lock to assist in safely parking their bicycle on campus.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Implement a campus-wide program/policy that incentivizes the use of public or campus provided transportation.
    • Progress To Date

      The University of Miami's Public Transit Program offers incentives to full-time, students, faculty and staff, including reduced transit pass prices for Metrorail, Metrobus, Miami-Dade “Park and Ride” express buses and Tri-Rail. Full-time students receive fares at 50% off the regular price and full-time faculty and staff receive discounts based on their annual salary.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Provide, without a user fee, sixteen (16)-hour per day access to at least one (1) fitness or recreation center for all students.
    • Progress To Date

      University of Miami students have access to the Herbert Wellness Center and the UHealth Wellness Center more than 16 hours per day, on average.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Offer, without a user fee, a minimum of one (1) monthly "how to" physical activity/ movement class that introduces students to new activities.
    • Progress To Date

      The University of Miami offers a range of free physical activity opportunities each month, including yoga and mindfulness workshops, a wide variety of group fitness classes, one free week per month to try tennis, aquatics instruction, dance and martial arts classes and a weekly outdoor UMove series featuring a rotation of yoga, bootcamp, running club and Zumba. A fitness decision-tree is available to help patrons 'Find Their Fit' by recommending certain programs based on their fitness goals and preferences. Class instructors are also trained to assist new users and help introduce them to new activities.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Offer, without a user fee, both: a. Fitness/recreation center orientation during the first semester for all incoming students and b. One (1) fitness assessment all students each academic year.
    • Progress To Date

      University of Miami students at the Herbert Wellness Center receive free access to CHAMP (Canes Health Assessment and Motivation Program). The CHAMP assessment measures cardiovascular fitness, body composition, muscular fitness and flexibility. Students at the Wellness Center may also request a one-on-one tour and fitness room orientation.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Offer at least one (1) free, organized and facilitated, outdoor physical activity/movement opportunity each week.
    • Progress To Date

      The University of Miami UMove program hosts free weekly group exercise classes across campus to encourage students to get moving outdoors. The Spring 2017 UMove schedule offered four different classes each month including Run Club, Yoga, Zumba and Boot Camp.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Implement an integrated, comprehensive wellness program for individuals on campus that is provided annually.
    • Progress To Date

      The Healthy Cane Network is a collaborative effort within the University of Miami Division of Student Affairs that pulls resources from the departments of Housing and Residential Life, Dean of Students Office - Pier 21, Wellness and Recreation, Counseling Center, Student Health Service and Canes Care for Canes. The goal of this network is to support students overall wellbeing and to provide an environment on campus that allows students not only to reach, but to exceed their potential. This is accomplished by expanding protective factors and strengths and reducing personal, campus and community health risk factors. The Healthy Cane Network meets regularly to plan and monitor health and wellness activities on campus and also connects RAs and student organizations to wellness resources and programming.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Implement a service learning program available to all students that focuses on food and nutrition and/or physical activity/movement and/or coaching.
    • Progress To Date

      Students of the School of Exercise Science have the opportunity to serve as CHAMP consultants, providing free health and exercise assessments for other University of Miami students. The CHAMP program offers a service learning platform which allows the consultants to educate and motivate their fellow students while developing additional skills in building client relationships, delivering health information professionally and creating personalized exercise and wellness programs.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017

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