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Stressbusters is an incredibly fun and far-reaching community wellness program. It continuously trains and dispatches volunteer teams of undergrad and grad students to provide FREE five-minute backrubs and health information to other students at campus events, residence halls, organization meetings, libraries and wherever else the stressed gather - day and night.

Apply Now

Apply now to become an NYU Stressbuster! The requirements are stress-free:

  • Participate in a brief interview with a current Stressbuster.
  • Attend a Stressbusters training session to learn and practice basic backrub techniques and find out about NYU and Student Health Center wellness resources (training is held once per semester)!
  • Participate in five or more campus Stressbusters events over a semester (a commitment of 5-10 hours).

Request a Stressbusters event

Click here to request a Stressbusters event for your class, program, or meeting.

Attend a Stressbusters event

The Stressbusters program holds weekly events during Fall and Spring semesters:

  • Wind Down Wednesday
    Every Wednesday
    3:30-4:30pm in the Health Promotion Office (726 Broadway, 3rd Floor)
  • Take a Break Tuesday
    Every Tuesday
    6:00-7:00pm in Bobst Library, Room 411

** Would you like to receive the weekly Alert Me! email informing you of Stressbusters events occuring around campus? Send a blank email to with Alert Me! in the subject line.


Contact the Health Promotion Office.

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Health Promotion (HPO)
Contact Information

726 Broadway, 3rd Floor
Telephone: (212) 443-1234

Hours of Operation:

Mon-Thu: 9am-6pm
Fri: 10am-6pm
Sat-Sun: Closed

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