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Student Wellness Program Overview

We encourage students to develop and maintain a balanced approach to life. These resources are promoted through programs and events on campus that cover the cultural, emotional, intellectual, physical, social and spiritual dimensions of wellness.

Wellness Resources

Cultural Wellness Resources

Emotional Wellness Resource

Intellectual Wellness Resources

Medical Board Preparation (Official Sites) Commercial Board Preparation Programs
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Institute for Professional Preparation
Harrison House
5310 Harrison St.
Kansas City, MO 64110

Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School-Education Affairs
333 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064
Pass Program
116 North Chestnut St., Suite 120
Champagne, IL 61820
217-378-8018 or 217-366-2089 (pager)
Kaplan Educational Centers
5800 Foxridge Drive
Roeland Park, KS 66202
Northwestern Medical Review
P. O. Box 22174
Lansing, MI 48909
Free Study Help Sites

Physical Wellness Resources


Body Composition
CDC Body Mass Index

American College Health Association

Women's Health

Men's Health
Men's Health Magazine

CDC STD/STI Guidelines

Social Wellness Resource

Fun things for Kids
  • Hallmark's Kaleidoscope
    Hands-on creative art experience for ages 5-12 sponsored by Hallmark cards.
  • Cool Crest
    Miniature golf courses, go-karts, arcade and more.
  • Family Golf Park
    Bumper boats, miniature golf, arcade and more.
  • Crown Center
    Outdoor ice skating rink open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily November through March, weather permitting.
  • Worlds of Fun
    Amusement park with rides. Also includes Oceans of Fun, which has beaches, boating, water slides and a wave pool.
  • Snow Creek
    Skiing on man-made snow daily from mid-December to mid-March.
Things to do with Nature
  • Cave Spring Park
    Nature center. Trails include a cave, springs & wildlife habitats. Picnic area also.
  • Ernie Miller Park
    Life reptiles, nature trails with lots of educational activities.
  • Thompson Nature Sanctuary
    Private sanctuary for native wildlife & plants covers 100 acres/has 4 miles of hiking trails.
  • Powell Gardens
    Botanical garden has perennial plantings and an island garden.
Local Theatre
  • UMKC Center for Performing Arts
    Performs dramas, comedies, and musicals in the UMKC Center for Performing Arts.
  • KC Starlight
    Outdoor theatre in Swope Park that offers music concerts and musical theater.
  • New Theatre
    Presents comedies and musicals in a dinner theater setting.
  • Midwest Trust Center
    Dramas, comedies, musicals and concerts in the Johnson County Community College performing arts theaters. 
  • Unicorn Theatre
    The Unicorn Theatre exists to enhance the cultural life of Kansas City by producing professional contemporary, thought-provoking theater, which inspires emotional response and stimulates discussion.

Child Care Resources

The University of Kansas Medical Center assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the childcare information provided. KU Medical Center does not offer university-affiliated child care nor endorses any particular service offered here.

Daycare Connection

Spiritual Wellness Resource

Office of Student Life
1006 Orr Major
Mail Stop 4018
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160