Welcome to the UBC School of Music! University life can be intense and fast moving, good health is essential to your success. The information below is meant to help you have a healthy and happy live while you are at UBC.
As a music student, with stressful exams and constant rehearsals on top of your other commitments, sometimes practising and performing conditions are less than perfect. The pdf document below will offer good tips for stretching and posture while performing, which will help you avoid repetitive strain injuries.
Information on preventing repetitive strain injuries is now available online, click here or download a PDF file of this page.
For repetitive strain injuries, visit the UBC Massage Therapy Clinic.
Student Union Building, Room 56B
The Wellness Centre is a drop-in resource centre that provides information on a range of health topics, including healthy living, maintaining balance, nutrition, stress management, birth control methods, relationships, sexual health, body image, self-esteem, and drug use. Their services are free or available at cost to UBC students.
Student Health Service (SHS) operates a clinic on the main floor of UBC Hospital. All students are eligible to use SHS as your family physician while at UBC: they offer full primary care, meaning assessment and treatment of all acute and chronic conditions as well as preventive care. If you require specialist care they offer timely referrals. Many diagnostic tests are scheduled right at UBC Hospital making it possible for most students to receive all their health care right on campus. Please check the link below to find out about Student Health Service (SHS).
UBC Student Services: www.students.ubc.ca/health/
Student Health 101 is a monthly e-magazine that is created by a third party and distributed through UBC Student Health Service to offer health, wellness and lifestyle articles, topics and discussion starters to our student population. Their main goal is provide information on a wide range of topics that could be facing students at any given time.
Student Health 101: http://leap.ubc.ca/get_started/stress/student_health