University of North Florida
2017 Progress Report
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.
“The University of North Florida established the Healthy Osprey Initiative as a campus-wide movement to transform the health and wellness of students, faculty and staff alike. The initiative’s goal is to build a healthy community that supports healthy lifestyle behaviors through individual, interpersonal and institutional transformation. Our commitment to Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) has steered Healthy Osprey to new heights in health and wellness, especially in physical activity and nutrition. Healthy Osprey put these commitments into action by extending fitness and recreation for all students through our comprehensive Osprey Fit wellness program, offering year-round diverse physical activity opportunities and having monthly “how-to” classes to introduce new physical activities such as ballet strength, paddle boarding, and archer. In putting these commitments into action, we were recognized as one of “Greatist” healthiest colleges in the nation during 2016. As a university, we are able to educate and motivate the UNF community toward the path of healthy behaviors. With the support and framework from PHA, we are confident in reaching milestones toward the ultimate goal of a healthier university that encompasses Mind, Body and Osprey Spirit.”