Vistas Online 2011

VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.


Promoting Physical Wellness on a Commuter Campus: Learning Key Principles of Exercise Prescription to Enhance Program Design

Darren A. Wozny and Cheryl A. Wozny


The aim of our wellness-based campus suicide prevention program (supported by three-year SAMHSA grant) is to increase overall campus community wellness as a protective factor against the risk of campus suicide. The first online wellness module that will be implemented is the physical wellness–exercise module. The rationale for this practice-based proposal is that people continue unhealthy exercise patterns (starting and stopping self-designed exercise programs) due in large part to a lack of knowledge related to key principles of exercise prescription. Participants will learn about common issues associated with premature termination of self-developed exercise programs and will learn about key principles of exercise prescription to enhance the sustainability of self-developed exercise programs.

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