Army Wellness Center
The Army Wellness Center provides customized prevention programs and services to build and sustain optimal health, and improve the overall lifestyles of Soldiers, Family Members, Retirees, and DA Civilians to empower participants to set and achieve health goals.
Core Programs Offered at AWC
Health assessment review
This core program is the foundation of the core program mix. This service includes general health assessments and/or risk stratification tools such as the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) risk stratification guidelines. These assessments help determine the current level of an individual’s health and identify the changes that will be necessary to reduce risk factors for disease prevention. The assessments also provide the AWC with a means to identify individuals who may need additional screening from a primary healthcare provider.
Through exercise testing, this core program establishes a baseline for clients' physical fitness and prescribes a program of exercise to increase levels of physical fitness based on clients’ health/fitness goals.
This core program utilizes metabolic testing to determine an individual’s resting metabolic rate and develop tailored strategies for weight loss, gain or maintenance.
The primary goal of this core program is to identify clients’ stress levels, increase the number of clients at healthy stress levels and refer clients self-identified as “high stress” to Behavioral Health. Stress management services include biofeedback and education in stress relief techniques, positive coping skills, detecting cognitive distortions (e.g.., false thoughts that are obstacles to self-motivation) and good sleep habits.
General wellness education
The main goal of this core program is to increase clients’ positive health behaviors through education. Education topics include healthy lifestyles, increased resiliency, preventing chronic disease through healthy living habits and self-care. General Wellness programs may also be provided at other installation locations and events (on post schools, heath fairs, etc).