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Department of Wellness Promotion

Our mission is to promote informed-decision making and provide evidence-based in-person and online health education, tools, and skills for development of healthier choices.

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About Us

Opened in 2007, the UNLV Wellness Zone is UNLV’s holistic, integrated wellness resource for the UNLV campus community. As a part of the Department of Wellness Promotion with Campus Recreation, we promote healthy behaviors through evidence-based programming with measurable goals, campus-wide events, peer education, and the dissemination of relevant health information and resources to encourage lifelong personal wellness through best practices

Our Services

Services provided by UNLV Wellness Zone Wellness Educators include:

  • Outreach Events
  • Free Safer Sex Supplies
  • Free Menstrual Products
  • Free Massage Chair Appointments
  • Health Education Workshops & Presentations

Personal training and wellness assessments by the Campus Recreation team are also available within the UNLV Wellness Zone.

Our Approach

The programs and services of Student Wellness incorporate the Wellness Wheel, a balanced approach to health & wellness and social determinants of health. The UNLV Wellness Zone encompasses the 8 dimensions of wellness in our programming.

Our Staff

Kassidy Bentley, B.S.

Wellness Educator
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Kassidy received her B.S. degree in Health Promotion from Weber State University in 2023. Prior to coming to UNLV, she completed an internship in the employee wellness department at Weber State. During her internship, she focused on educating others about sleep hygiene, blood pressure and other health-related topics. She enjoys the wellness areas of body positivity and the importance of self-care…

Erica Garcia, B.S.

Wellness Educator
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Erica earned her B.S. degree in Health Science with a minor in Business from Fresno State in 2023. During her undergraduate years, she was heavily involved on campus as a student worker, in student involvement, and in internships. Her internships took place on campus and in the community focusing on delivering appropriate healthcare and wellness services to those in need. Erica is passionate…

Emily Slife, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Administrative Services, Student Counseling and Psychological Services
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Dr. Slife received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Northern Iowa and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is a first-generation college student and the first person in her family to obtain a doctorate degree. She completed her doctoral internship at the University of Maryland Counseling Center and her postdoctoral fellowship at…

Work with Us!

The Wellness Zone believes collaboration is an important element of holistic wellness promotion, and we'd love to contribute to the great work you do! Interested in combining our expertise or creating engaging opportunities for your students? Submit one of the request forms below.

Workshop & Presentation Requests

Please note: Staffing for outreach requests is dependent on staff availability, office hours, and programming specifics. While every effort will be made to staff your request, we may not be able to fulfill all outreach requests. Additionally, weekend or evening requests may be more difficult to staff.

Contact UNLV Wellness Zone

UNLV Wellness Zone
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Mail Stop: 3020
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89154
Campus Location
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.- 7 p.m.