SOURCE: EducationDynamics


December 20, 2010 07:00 ET

TCS Education System Selects EducationDynamics' Student Health and Wellness Program

Leading Education Services Company to Implement Online Health Program to Market Student Support Services

HOBOKEN, NJ--(Marketwire - December 20, 2010) - EducationDynamics, the leading marketing information and technology services company dedicated to helping higher education institutions find, enroll and retain students, announced today that TCS Education System has signed on to implement its online student health and wellness program, Student HealthQuest™, with the goal of reducing attrition related to wellness issues. TCS Education System ("TCS ES") is comprised of four affiliate schools, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, Pacific Oaks College and the Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law, which offer online, on campus and blended courses at various locations across the country including Southern California, Illinois and Washington, D.C. TCS ES will utilize Student HealthQuest™, a web-based all-inclusive self-management program designed to promote and educate students about physical and psychological health and wellness, to prevent exacerbation of psychological disorders or physical health complaints and to provide a self-help format to alleviate student stress.

"An important piece of this new wellness program is determining what our students are most concerned about and building the HealthQuest website to meet their needs rather than just pushing information out at them," said Magdalen Kellogg, Vice President of Student Affairs at TCS Education System. "Because our affiliates serve different student populations, having a web solution that speaks to our very diverse audience, from straight out of college to working adult, will help us serve them in a more personalized way. EducationDynamics has the expertise working with students like ours."

The addition of a private social network to the HealthQuest's 24/7 web program gives students and staff a purposeful space to share issues within a medium that is fast becoming the most popular method of communication. Students at all four institutions under the TCS ES umbrella will experience the health programs within web portals branded for their specific school. Administrators will benefit from the automated functions of HealthQuest -- the program sends pertinent information to students via email campaigns on a calendared schedule to match the onset of issues such as test anxiety, winter blues and more. 

"Analysis of our current health and wellness programming points to mental health, relationship issues and, in adult populations, childrearing, as some of the higher stress points affecting course work and persistence," said John Mathew, President of Enrollment and Retention Services at EducationDynamics. "We know health centers have challenges marketing resources to students, so we found an engaging way to take that responsibility on so counselors can focus on more one-to-one interaction."

For more information about Student HealthQuest™ or to request a demo, visit or contact Ingrid Ramos at or 201.377.3329.

About EducationDynamics
EducationDynamics is higher education's leading marketing information and technology services company dedicated to helping institutions find, enroll and retain students. Its content-rich and highly visible education websites, including,,,,, and its more than 50 special interest microsites, make EducationDynamics the premier provider of qualified prospective students for colleges and universities. In addition, the company offers a full suite of Web-delivered services proven to drive enrollment growth and reduce student attrition, as well as other innovative solutions including LeadWatchLive, its web-based inquiry management system. Through its Market Research and Advisory Services, the company brings a decade of proprietary research, unparalleled market and student intelligence and best practice insights to its clients. For more information, visit

About TCS Education System
TCS Education System (TCS ES) was founded in 2009 as a not-for-profit organization with a mission of preparing innovative, engaged, purposeful agents of change who serve our global community. TCS ES features a network of specialized institutions, which are backed by a model of education that prepares socially responsible, culturally competent professionals in applied fields such as psychology, health and human services, education, and law. TCS ES' collection of colleges and graduate schools -- The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, Pacific Oaks College, and the Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law -- each offer scholarship, training, and service opportunities directed to a specific career path while providing a transformative educational experience that ensures that the students' personal, academic, and professional needs are met. For more information, visit

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