University of Florida

The University of Florida 

Nature-based health programs on the UF Campus

The University of Florida is a large land grant university with many colleges: Law, Agriculture and Life Sciences, 6 colleges in the Health Science  Center, Architecture, Arts, Liberal Arts and Sciences, a large campus with significant natural areas on campus and some distance from campus, a number of natural resource based programs such as forestry, natural resources, Museums of Art and Natural History.  It therefore has numerous resources and programs to address student, faculty, and staff wellness, and more are always being developed.

Health Science Center Library

Wellness Team

Wilmot Gardens Therapeutic horticulture program


Farm and Fork

Growing food for students 

Office of Sustainability 

UF/IFAS Extension 


 Living Learning Initiatives/Communities-   


Center for Outdoor Recreation and Education- - CORE offers outdoor skills workshops, adventure trips, gear rental, leadership training opportunities, a challenge course, as well as grants

Lake Wauburg- 


UF Mindfulness includes nature-based healing activities in their workshop series-  

Healthy Gators Coalition

Program brings together groups at the University that champion wellness. 

For more information on this program, contact: Nina Stoyan-Rosenzweig at