The Healthy Knights Expo has come a long way in eight years. From what use to be a passive tabling event about services on campus has grown into a signature event for many Student Development and Enrollment Services’ offices involved in student health. Now, the Healthy Knights Expo attracts over 1,100 students where they learn about the HK2020 goals and what UCF is doing to help improve the health of the student body.
Highlights from this year’s event included Zumba and kickboxing group exercise demonstrations, health screenings, free flu shots, Party Smart information, mental health information, stress reduction, nutrition information and healthy body attitudes, free relaxation station-massage, healthy snacks and more. Students were able to talk with clinicians about services and programs offered at UCF. In addition, they had the opportunity to attend various health-topic workshops scheduled through the day.
Knightro made an appearance and was available to take photos with students. “Bodhi,” CAPS animal assisted therapy dog, also attracted attendees’ attention and was introduced to many students.
“The Healthy Knights Expo was well organized with an abundance of UCF and SDES health, wellness, and safety resources available for students,” said Judy Pardo, SDES.
The event, held the first Wednesday of every October, is spearheaded by Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, Wellness and Health Promotion Services, and the Recreation and Wellness Center. Participants included UCF Cares, LGBTQ+ Services, and various researchers and health professors at UCF.
To learn more about HK2020, visit: healthyknights.sdes.ucf.edu/.