Employee Wellness Programs
Health and well-being programs are offered to all KSU faculty and staff! These programs vary each semester and cover a variety of topics including nutrition, weight management, stress management and physical activity. Program details are promoted through the KSU Today Digest email and newsletters to all employees. Be on the lookout for the next program offered! For more information or to suggest a program, please email us.
Marietta Campus Deep Stretch & Intermediate Yoga
Your Employee Well-being Team invites you to take part in a class focusing on the many benefits that yoga has in promoting health & well-being. Each FREE session consists of a balanced practice of postures so that the entire body is exercised, the mind is relaxed, and the spirit refreshed. All levels are welcome.
To ensure a prompt class start, please arrive early to complete class waiver or consider completing the waiver prior to attending class (click here to download waiver). Please bring your own yoga mat.We encourage you to sign-up in advance since space is limited. If you have any questions, please contact your employee fitness center at (470) 578-6770. We look forward to seeing you on the mat! NaMAYste
Marietta Campus Dates: Tuesday & Wednesday October 2019
Deep Stretch Tuesdays:12:30-1:20 pm Click to sign up
Intermediate Yoga Wednesdays: 12:30-1:20 pm Click to sign up
Keep America Active
It’s Time to Get Active with the USG's Fall Keep America Active Challenge! Bags packed? Check. Itinerary set? Check. Then let’s hit the road.
Join your employee well-being team in this virtual cross-country trek across the U.S. register Sept. 3-30th.
Who: Benefits eligible KSU employees are able to compete,as well as spouses on KSU healthcare plans.
What: Keep America Active 8-week Online or App Well-Being Challenge
Where: Virtually travel individually or with a team (optional) throughout the United State visiting sites.
When: Challenge is 56 days long: Monday, Sept. 16 - Sunday, November 10, 2019
Why: To have fun virtually traveling the U.S. with fellow KSU employees and learn - while improving mood, stress, and energy level. Track steps or minutes of activity, meditation and mindful eating to gain virtual miles.
Check out this participant video for Keep America Active.
Delightful Dips Cooking Demo
Join your Employee Well-being Dietitian, Barbara Oldham, for a cooking demo to make and sample dips in preparation for tailgating season!
Kennesaw Campus: Friday, September 20th at 12pm
Questions? Contact Barbara Oldham at email@example.com.
Diabetes Prevention Program
Kennesaw State University will be offering the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This one-year, small group program teaches you how to eat healthy, increase your physical activity and manage your stress in order to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
For more information contact: Your Employee Well-being team at 470-578-5535
To be eligible for the program, you must:
Have a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or greater AND
Have prediabetes diagnosed by a blood test OR
Have a history of gestational diabetes OR
Screen positive for prediabetes using the American Diabetes Association risk test.
Wellness that Works (WW) At Work
Kennesaw State University's Wellness that Works (WW) "At Work Program", offers convenient, on-site weekly meetings with a certified Wellness that Works (WW)'s leader. The leader comes to KSU to provide experienced guidance at weekly meetings that fit perfectly into the busy workday. Employees benefit from the proven advantage of group support for successful weight loss with co-workers who understand the workplace environment best. For more information about the Wellness that Works (WW) Approach please click hereSpeaker(s)
Julie Pilcher, WW Leader Ellen Helstowski, WW Representative
Those interested in joining should stop in to a meeting for more info. Although, the series may be in session, you may join anytime during the series and the cost will be pro-rated.
Please Note: Pricing subject to change by Wellness that Works (WW) depending on promotions etc.
Join us Wednesday, August 21st 12:00-1:00pm (as your work schedule permits) for our Kennesaw Campus WW Kick-off. Click here to view more information.
BEST VALUE PACKAGE
17 week Series for $186 per person (15% off this price at WW Workshop Kick-off for $156)
Best value pricing $10.94 average weekly price
12 week Series for $156 per person (15% off this price at WW Workshop Kick-off for $132.60)
Minimum of 15 paying participants per meeting
Includes 19 weeks eTools
Payment can be made by cash, check and most major credit cards.
Interested in participating on the Marietta Campus in Fall 2019?
Please contact Dessi Beagle (Tzankova), firstname.lastname@example.org
Owl Be Well Workshops
General Healthy Eating Workshop
Join Your Employee Well-being Team to discuss how food affects our overall health, as well as learn how to build healthy meals and tune into hunger and fullness cues. Click here to sign up!
Thursday, September 19th
Marietta Campus Wilson Student Center, Room A215
Please contact Barbara Oldham at email@example.com with any questions.
Owl Be Well Program Request
Interested in a well-being presentation for your departmental meeting, staff meeting, or other event?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a presentation with the following information:
Number of attendees
We can accommodate groups with a variety of requests including General Healthy Eating, Intuitive Eating, Sports Nutrition, Chronic Disease Management, Fitness on the Go, and more! Requests must be made at least 6 weeks prior for a minimum of 5 participants can be a one-time program or in a series. Click HERE for flyer.
Introduction to Mindfulness Workshops
Join your well-being team with special guest Gin Miller as she shares proven techniques to connect more fully with the present by focusing awareness on your breath, body sensations, emotions and thoughts. The practice of mindfulness has been shown to improve attention span, reduce stress, and improve overall well-being.
*We encourage you to bring your lunch. You do not need to be a Kaiser Permanente member to attend.
Kennesaw Campus: Tuesday, October 1 Click here to sign up in advance.
Time: 12-1 pm Location : KSU Center Room 174
Kaiser Permanente Free Onsite Health Coaching
Your employee wellness team has partnered with Kaiser Permanente to provide free and confidential Onsite Health Coaching Sessions still available on Tuesdays, Kennesaw Campus .
- Up to 3 coaching sessions
- Each session will last between 25-35 minutes
These health coaching sessions are designed to focus on:
- Setting your personal wellness and health-enhancing goals
- Creating an effective wellness plan, individualized for your needs and goals
- Addressing obstacles that might get in the way of your success
- Supporting and guiding you in sticking to your plan
- Coaching sessions are strictly confidential*
Email Dessi Beagle email@example.com to sign up today (flyer).
A few programs offered in the past include: 10K A Day Walking Program, Colorful Choices, 12 Days Of Fitness, Weight 4 Me, Spring Into Motion, Walktober, National Get Fit Don't Sit Day, USG HealthTrails Online Well-being programs, and National Employee Health and Fitness Day.