Health, Wellness, and Fatigue Mitigation Policy

Noorda-COM is committed to fostering an environment where student, faculty, and staff emotional, mental, and physical health are cultivated. Resources and activities related to mental health, wellness, and fatigue mitigation are provided to promote empowerment to take ownership of personal well-being.

Wellness Curriculum
As a component of the longitudinal Professional Identity Formation (PIF) course, students must document at least one hour of a wellness activity each week. Any activity related to any of the eight Noorda-COM wellness dimensions will be accepted as completion of this requirement.

Unstructured Time

Unstructured time is inherently built into the curricular model, helping to maximize wellness opportunities and minimize fatigue. Didactic content is available asynchronously, allowing students the ability to define their own schedule. Structured activities, such as Clinical, OMM, Anatomy lab, are available at a variety of times to demonstrate student proficiency in the related skills. Elective content is available to students with personal interests in a desired specialty. Unstructured time provides faculty and staff flexibility in their schedules to pursue wellness and reduce fatigue.

Wellness Committee 

A wellness committee that includes students, faculty, and staff in collaboration with senior administration assure regular upkeep of wellness plans and programs, conducting wellness assessments of the college facilities, executing student, faculty, and staff wellness surveys, and upholding a community environment that supports wellness.

This policy was reviewed and revised in March 2024. For assistance with policies and procedures, please contact Alexa Levine (adlevine@noordacom.org).