What matters most to you? Have you assessed your health priorities lately?
For the past 20 years, Dr. Salscheider has been challenging college students to identify what matters most to them when they think about their health. He did so initially by asking them to prioritize their six components of health. After 20 years of student feedback, those six components were eventually expanded to thirteen and categorized into 4 groups. They are:
Mind Health: (1) Emotional (2) Intellectual;
Body Health: (3) Physical (4) Recreational (5) Sexual;
Social Health: (6) Family (7) Friend (8) Love (9) Spiritual;
External Health: (10) Environmental (11) Financial (12) Occupational & (13) Political
Students have said that prioritizing the 13 components of health was: "insightful, life-changing, and fun."
After 32 1/2 years of teaching health at Minnesota's Bemidji State University, Dr. Salscheider is focusing his academic "encore years" on taking his health priorities project to a national level.
The NHPP is a 20-question, thought-provoking, health-enhancing, electronic survey that takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. University faculty and deans are encouraged to examine the NHPP to see if this national research opportunity is a good fit for their students.
The NHPP concludes in December of 2016.