Health Athlete for Boosting and Sustaining Your Energy

Sept. 28, 2022
Sessions type:
Pre-Conference Workshop

The Ohio State College of Nursing joined with Wellness & Prevention, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Company, to launch the Nurse Athlete/Health Athlete Program.

The Health Athlete initiative, comprised of the Nurse Athlete and Health Athlete programs, is designed for professionals from all health disciplines and highlights ways to refocus and reenergize one’s personal and professional life. The program is derived from "The Corporate Athlete" program developed by psychologists Jim Loehr and Jack Groppel during their work with elite Olympic athletes to improve performance.

The program emphasizes energy management through a comprehensive examination of goals and values in relation to one’s spiritual (purpose), mental, emotional and physical development. The approach uses the power of one's story, what individuals tell themselves about who they are and the reasons why their circumstances are what they are, to affect behavior change. After assessment, participants learn about how to better manage their energy through simple techniques, exercise and nutrition management. We expect that individuals who attend the "Health Athlete" workshop will increase their beliefs and confidence in their ability to engage in healthy lifestyle behaviors that will, in turn, improve their health outcomes.

Learning objectives:

The objective of the Health Athlete program is to empower people to discover their purpose and live a fully engaged life to their full potential.

  1. Discuss why personal energy is the most critical resource.
  2. Identify the 4 dimensions of energy
  3. Examine the effects that physical energy has on the 4 dimensions of energy
  4. Describe the differences between emotional, mental and spiritual energy
  5. Define the change model and purpose
  6. Describe how accountability and rituals play a part in energy management

This workshop is approved for continuing education credits in nursing (RN and NP), public health (CPH), health education specialist (CHES) and veterinary medicine (DVM). We are also able to provide a certificate for organizations that self-petition for CE credits. 


Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk
Vice President for Health Promotion; University Chief Wellness Officer; Dean and Professor, College of Nursing, The Ohio State University
Sharon Tucker
Grayce Sills Endowed Professor in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing; Director, DNP Nurse Executive Track, The Ohio State University College of Nursing
Brenda Buffington
Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice; Executive Director, Health Athlete, The Ohio State University College of Nursing
Jonathan Yardley
Associate Professor Clinical Tract; The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Third National Summit on Promoting Well-being and Resilience in Healthcare Professionals

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