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National College Health Assessment

The National College Health Assessment (NCHA) is a research survey that helps post-secondary institutions in Canada and the United States to understand the health habits, behaviours and perceptions of their students.

Over 740 colleges and universities have administered the survey, including the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in 2013 and 2016. Previous survey results allowed the university to evaluate existing services and determine how to make improvements to better support students' health, wellness and safety. Continued participation in the NCHA will help the institution to continue making vital enhancements to the student experience. 


2019 Details:

This year’s NCHA will be specifically for undergraduate students. It will be open from Tuesday, February 26 to Tuesday, March 12

Students will receive an invitation to participate in their email accounts. Look for an e-mail with the subject “UOIT Student Health Survey.”

The NCHA is a confidential survey that will take students 20 to 30 minutes to complete. Participants can expect questions pertaining to their nutrition, exercise, mental health, drug use, etc. 

Those who do not respond will receive up to three follow-up emails, reminding them to consider completing the survey. Students may also opt to not receive any further communications about the survey by clicking on an unsubscribe link that will be included in the email.

Participation in the NCHA is strictly voluntary. Though, those who complete the survey will be entered in a draw to win $1,000 toward their tuition.


Learn more:

For more information, visit the official NCHA website.

If you have any questions about the study, please contact the researcher, Olivia Petrie, AVP Student Life (905.721.8668 ext. 2327 or

This study has been approved by the UOIT Research Ethics Board REB #15207 on February 8, 2019. Any questions regarding your rights as a participant, complaints or adverse events may be addressed to Research Ethics Board through the Research Ethics Coordinator at or 905.721.8668 x. 3693.

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