Assessment and Evaluation

Evaluation is a critical component of Klotz Health Promotion programming. We assess learning outcomes and likelihood of behavior change and use the collected data to inform and enhance our programs and services. This page highlights some of the evaluation data we have collected for our programs.

Wellness Coaching

Wellness coaching clients were asked to fill an anonymous and voluntary survey to assess their experience with Wellness Coaching. A summary of the 2019-2020 data can be found below:

  • 102 total visits
  • 42% came in for time management
  • 94% felt wellness coaching will help contribute to their academic success
  • 94% felt wellness coaching will help enhance their personal health & wellness
  • 94% were more likely to achieve their wellness goals as a result of wellness coaching
  • 100% would recommend wellness coaching to a friend

National College Health Assessment

The National College Health Assessment (NCHA) is a survey developed by the American College Health Association (ACHA) to collect data about the health of college students and provides insight into how Klotz Student Health Center and other CSUN departments can best serve the student population. Typically, California State University, Northridge administers the NCHA via email every other year to CSUN students, 18 years of age and older.

NCHA topics include:

  • General Health of College Students
  • Disease and Injury Prevention
  • Academic Impacts
  • Violence, Abusive Relationships and Personal Safety
  • Tobacco, Alcohol, and Marijuana Use
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Nutrition and Exercise
  • Mental Health
  • Sleep

CSUN's 2015, 2016, and 2018 National College Health Assessment Executive Summaries are available here.


All workshop participants complete an evaluation immediately following each presentation. Evaluations are anonymous and include questions that assess knowledge and likelihood of behavior change.

 2019-2020 Academic Year

 Total workshops conducted: 84

Total workshop attendees: 1922

Below is a summary of some of the evaluation data provided by our workshops:

Workshop Title


Likelihood of behavior change, post workshop.(1 not likely at all; 5 very likely) Average


Feeling informed about the topic, post workshop.(1 Not informed; 5 very informed) Average

Key takeaways
MataDOOR To Wellness; The Way to Being Well4.134.6

“I learned how to better manage my health and where to go on campus if you need help”

“All the different resources I have available”

“We have so many services at the Klotz Student Health Center that I didn’t know about”

Drinking & Drugging4.44.8

“I learned what a standard drink size was”

“The importance of knowing the signs of alcohol poisoning”

“CSUN students drink less alcohol than we think they do”
Sleep Smart4.164.5

“Sleep debt is a real thing, and we should prioritize sleep more”

“ Sleep is so important”

“Taking naps can actually be good for you if you do them correctly”
Sexual Health Matters4.54.8

“I learned the many different options for preventing an unplanned pregnancy”

“We have great campus resources like testing, treatment and prevention”

“A lot of STDs can easily be prevented”
StressLESS Matadors4.44.6

“Sleeping better can help you manage stress”

“I learned so many new ways to manage stress that I didn’t know about”

“There is good stress and bad stress”
Healthy Eating3.84.6

“There are actually healthy things to eat on campus”

“You can find healthy things to eat at fast food places”

“I learned how many servings of fruits and veggies we should have per day”
Making Happiness Happen4.64.8

“You can improve your happiness with small steps over time”

“Building resilience can make you a happier person”

“I learned to be grateful for things on a daily basis”

Get Fruved! Mini-Grant

Fruved is a USDA grant-funded project to help students manage their weight and live healthier lives by focusing on healthy eating, physical activity and stress management. Students conducted environmental audits and town hall meetings to gather information on healthy dining and physical activity arenas and programs on campus.

Town Hall Meetings
Students from clubs and organizations shared opinions on three key areas addressed by this project (Healthy Eating, Physical Activity, Stress Management)

Student Feedback:

  • Increase healthy options in campus vending machines. Refrigerated vending machine options (e.g., hummus/pita, fruits and veggies, etc.)
  • Have carts/booths on rollers with healthy food/snack options (similar to theme parks)
  • More quick and accessible ‘grab and go’ healthy options
  • Healthy options on a $1, $2, $5 menu at Mercado, Arbor Grill, etc.
  • Money is a barrier to healthy eating. Make healthy options more affordable
  • Additional Feedback/Barriers to Physical Activity and Stress Management Engagement:
    • Difficult to find time to work out and practice stress management.
    • Gym equipment is not available during rush hours (3pm-9pm). Solution: note the SRC busy times on the SRC website
    • Campus-wide health and wellness resources need to be better promoted

Sustainable outreaches such as the Harvest of Health Fair were developed based on program assessment.

Environmental Audits

  • Student volunteers, including Peer Nutrition Counselors, collected environmental audit information following a required training to ensure evaluation consistency.
Environmental Audit Self-Assessment Table
Audit ItemMetricCSUN (%) Scored by FruvedNational Average (%) Scored by Fruved
Recreation (Supports)Qualifications/accessibility of staff and equal access status7.36.4
Recreation (Equipment)Quality of recreation and strength equipment8.312.4
Recreation (Walk/Bike)Supports for biking and using stairwells9.37.0
Dining (Food)Healthfulness of foods available19.220.3
Dining (Support)Environmental supports for choosing healthy options19.419.1
Policy (Stimulant)Percentage of interventions/policies regarding drugs and alcohol10084
Policy (Chronic disease)Percentage of interventions/policies on chronic disease107
Policy (Active environment)Percentage of interventions/policies present to support activity2014.9
Policy (Nutrition living)Percentage of interventions/policies2426.3
Student Perceptions (Policy)How many policies students thought the school had to support health9.79.0
Student Perceptions (Food)How healthy students perceived the campus food environment to be1312.8
Student Perceptions (Water)Students perceptions of how available clean water and tasty water was on campus8.38.2
Student Perceptions (Vending)The availability of healthy options in campus vending machines4.78.2
Student Perceptions (Physical activity)Student perceptions of opportunities to be physically active on campus20.317.7
Student Perceptions (Stress)The availability of stress management on campus4.84.0
Student Perceptions (Sleep)Availability for students to have undisrupted sleep on campus3.83.6

Interns and Outcome

Klotz Health Promotion staff served as preceptors for two interns from CSUN’s Health Sciences Department during the 2019-2020 academic year. At the end of their academic internship, the interns were asked to complete an evaluation form to assess their experience with the internship. A summary of the 2019-2020 data can be found below:

  • 100% had an increase in knowledge of health and wellness as a result of their internship
  • 100% considers their internship useful for their career
  • 100% felt more connected to CSUN as a result of their internship
  • 100% felt their internship made them stronger candidates for entrance into an advanced degree program
  • 100% felt their internship made them stronger candidates for working in the field of Public Health
  • 100% would recommend a Klotz Student Health Center internship to other Public Health students