Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences:
Sargent College

Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

LEAD BU

LEAD BU is a one-semester (~14 week) College Mental Health course focused on developing wellness, resiliency, academic, and interpersonal skills through a series of intensive workshops. This course is offered on the Boston University campus for BU students as well as area college students. It is also offered remotely as a distance learning opportunity for students who do not live in the local area.

Overview

Two sections of the LEAD BU class are offered. A free, open-enrollment class is offered through the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation in the fall, spring, and summer semesters and is open to all college students living and studying in the local area.  A second section is offered as a wellness PDP course for Boston University Students at the FITREC center in the fall and spring semesters.

Students enrolled in LEAD BU:

  • Learn skill strategies to promote wellness, resiliency  & academic success
  • Explore personal identity strengths, values, goals, & interests
  • Access campus and area supports & resources
  • Develop skills for healthy interpersonal relationships & self-advocacy

Application Information

The LEAD BU class offered through the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation is a free, open-enrollment class and is open to any college student in the local area. Students interested in enrolling in the class will first meet with the LEAD instructor, Courtney Joly-Lowdermilk, to review the class curriculum and discuss personal, educational, and wellness goals. During this meeting, students work with the program manager to enroll in the class. Candidates who are not accepted are referred to other resources and programming that might better meet their current needs.

Only students enrolled at Boston University are permitted to register for the LEAD BU course (HE 102) offered for 1 PDP credit at the Fitness and Recreation Center. Students interested in taking this course can consult with the LEAD instructor, Courtney Joly-Lowdermilk, to review the class curriculum and discuss personal, educational, and wellness goals. Students register for the course through the Boston University Student Link portal.

 

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