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 2018-2019 data can be found below:

  • 67 total visits
  • 45% came in for stress management
  • 92% felt wellness coaching will help contribute to their academic success
  • 92% felt wellness coaching will help enhance their personal health & wellness
  • 92% were more likely to achieve their wellness goals as a result of wellness coaching

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.  

Mata"Door" to Wellness

Participants are asked to evaluate their experience on a scale from 1 (not informed/not likely) to 5 (well informed/ very likely).

"Condoms are the only protection that protects from STIs and most of the time pregnancy"

"CSUN has a lot of resources available to us for little to no cost that we can take advantage of"

"Fruit and veggie serving size is recommended 5-9"

"I learned about how to get a better night’s sleep"

"Using meditation can relieve stress"

Sleep Smart

Participants are asked to evaluate their experience on a scale from 1 (not informed/not likely) to 5 (well informed/ very likely).

Please name one new thing you learned from this workshop:

"Alcohol and heavy meals can hinder sleep "I learned that blue light interrupts your sleep"

"I learned about sleep debt and learned why getting enough sleep is important"

"Naps are recommended and aren't bad for you"

"The 5 Stages of Sleep"

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 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 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% would recommend a Klotz Student Health Center internship to other Public Health students