RENO - Foundations of Personal Health & Wellness for Wildland Firefighters: IN-PERSON

27 Mar 2023 - 31 Mar 2023

March 27-31, 2023 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Reno, Nevada

University of Nevada, Reno - Redfield Campus
18600 Wedge Pkwy, Reno, NV 89511

Learning Objectives for Training:

  • Engage in ongoing reflection to expand personal growth and professional development in multiple dimensions of wellness.
  • Apply relevant theories and models to explain the integrated role of physical, social, intellectual, emotional, occupational, and spiritual aspects in the human pursuit and experience of wellness throughout the lifespan.
  • Identify risk factors for chronic disease, commonly used biometric measures, and current lifestyle recommendations for optimizing health.
  • Solid working familiarity of current evidence-based recommendations provided by public health groups such as the Center for Disease Control and National Institutes of Health.
  • Describe how individual health depends upon a complex interplay of social, behavioral, environmental and biological factors.
  • Develop a plan to improve personal health that includes goals, measurable objectives, related activities and expected outcomes.

Course Outline

Hours (time is approx. and subject to change)

Health promotion/disease prevention

5 hours

Introduction to dimensions of wellness

2 hours

Basic of human nutrition

4 hours

Fitness 101: Exercise Physiology/Applied Physiology/Injury Prevention

5 hours

Stress First Aid

4 hours

Mental Health First Aid (including suicide prevention)

5 hours

Introduction to Behavior Change & Goal Setting

4 hours

The Elements of Resilience

2 hour

Grief & Loss

2 hour

Mindful Communication

3 hours

Neuroscience of addiction/Substance use disorder prevention

4 hours


Presented by: Heather Haslem, MS, NBC-HWC, CWP, Chloe Schweinshaut, RD, LDN, CLT, & Brent Ruby, PhD


  • Pre-survey*: This is a private event. A link to the pre-survey was sent via email to the intended audience for this course. If you believe you are a member of the intended audience but do not have the pre-test link, please contact us at

Upon completion, you will be given a passcode needed to complete registration on this page. You will receive a confirmation email when you have been successfully enrolled in the course.

  • Attendance: Attendance in the full week is required. Certificates will NOT be issued for partial attendance.

Post-survey: A post-survey link will be distributed following the event.

Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies at UNR      School of Public Health at UNR


Date March 27, 2023 | 8:00 am PDT
End Date March 31, 2023 | 5:00 pm PDT
Registration Start Date 02-21-2023 PDT
Event Time Zone PDT
Capacity 25
Spots Available 11
Cut Off Date 03-29-2023 PDT
Individual Price FREE
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