College students are one of the fastest populations to adopt technology trends. According to the Pew Internet and American Life project, 18 to 29-year-olds are the most likely demographic to access health information on their phones. So when a student health service is looking for a way to reach out to more students, an app makes sense.
Although many university health services post lists of health apps on their websites, others have gone further and created or licensed apps that target health problems particular to college campuses.
Whether its sexually transmitted diseases, contagious disease tracking, or suicide prevention, or just healthy eating, apps on campus are beginning to take root. Here is a list of five smartphone health apps offered to college students by their schools.