Lifelong Health & Well-Being

TU is a leader in addressing community health and well-being across the Greater Baltimore region.

We believe that supporting family stability through the lens of health and well-being is essential and we are working across the spectrum to provide services from pre-natal to the elderly. 

Institute for Well-Being

We are excited about the work being done in partnership through the Institute for Well-Being. Located in downtown Towson, the Institute for Well-Being includes world-class equipment, collaborative spaces, and resources that are used every day to not only make a difference in children, parents, and individual’s lives but also provide our students with hands-on experience that is one-of-a-kind. Programs include:

  • Stroke recovery support
  • Life skills and workplace preparation programs for adults with autism
  • A preschool program that combines speech-language and occupational therapies
  • Hearing and audiology screening
  • Medical fitness programs

BTU at Work

Helping Up

Helping Up Mission Partnership

Since 2003, the Department of Nursing has partnered with the Helping Up Mission in Baltimore City to develop and implement health education, screening programs, and treatment services for the Mission's 500 member residents. Most recently, Dr. Mary A. Lashley, who also serves on their Board of Directors, has worked with Mission leadership to develop the Mission's first ever Center for Health and Wellness. This Center will create opportunities for students and faculty from the College of Health Professions to offer more health and wellness programs, provide service-learning opportunities, and allow for faculty to engage in community-based research that benefits the Mission's homeless population.

Occupational Therapy

Supporting Older Adults through Health Screenings

Students in this service-learning course in the Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science Department provide health screenings and education on topics such as fall risks, hand function, and vision to older adults living independently in the community. This results in these adults maximizing their independence while students get to apply their occupational therapy training in a hands-on environment.


Proud BTU Partners

  • Baltimore County Department of Aging
  • Catholic Charities
  • Cherry Hill Urban Garden
  • College Manor Assisted Living
  • Community Health Frederick
  • Diakon Medical Day Care Center
  • Faith Center for Community Wellness & Advancement
  • Frederick County Community Action Agency
  • Frederick County Department of Aging
  • Frederick County Human Development Council
  • Gilchrist Hospice at Joseph Richey
  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center Older Adult Community Program
  • Hagerstown Pediatric After Hours
  • Health Freedom, Inc.
  • Helping Up Mission
  • Human Development Council
  • Itineris, Inc.
  • Kline Hospice House
  • Medstar
  • Meritus Medical Center
  • Middle River Baptist Church
  • Moco Movement Center
  • Pathfinders for Autism
  • Penn-Mar Human Services
  • Red Cross
  • Sheppard Pratt Health Systems
  • St. John Medical Center
  • Susan G. Komen Maryland
  • The Red Devils
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Western School of Technology & Environmental Science
  • Y of Central Maryland Head Start