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July 6, 2018

It’s not all about hitting the books. Many factors contribute to your successful college experience, including health and wellness. JCCC can help you excel – mentally, physically and academically.

College is a time of transition. You must adopt new schedules, routines and responsibilities. At Johnson County Community College, we know how important it is for you to not only succeed academically while navigating these changes, but to also engage in healthy lifestyles. Check out a small sample of what we have available for you.   

Dietitian Services

A healthy and balanced diet is essential to overall health. JCCC’s Registered Dietitian Claudia Martin-Ayoade collaborates with departments across campus to provide training and seminars on various health and nutrition topics. She also meets with students and staff who require special diets like gluten free, diabetic carb diet, low sodium, lactose free and more.

But that’s not all. Martin-Ayoade works with JCCC’s executive chef to modify menus and increase healthy offerings across campus.

“Understanding the need for and maintaining proper nutrition is vital to improving your overall physical and emotional wellness,” said Martin-Ayoade. “As a registered dietitian, my role on campus is to teach students and staff the importance of nurturing the body by eating a well-balanced diet that includes a variety of nutrients and vitamins.”

Personal Counseling

Sometimes personal matters can affect academic progress. JCCC counselors provide a safe and confidential environment for you to discuss any concerns that might crop up. We also have a contract with WellConnect Student Assistance Services to provide consultation, short-term counseling and referral assistance for students with personal or mental health issues. Students can attend up to five free sessions under this program when referred by one of JCCC’s counselors.

Want to get in touch with the Counseling Center? Contact 913-469-3809 or

Student Wellness

The College is also dedicated to helping all students stay happy and healthy through (free!) student wellness programs, including:

  • The Barbara Gill Lifetime Fitness Center
  • Group Fitness Classes
  • Wellness Programs
  • Wellness Lectures
  • Assessments, Personal Training and Wellness Coaching

A version of this content originally appeared in the Shawnee Mission Post on May 28.