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.

Current Programs

  • 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 complimentary session consists of a balanced practice of postures so that the entire body is exercised, the mind is relaxed, and the spirit refreshed. 

    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 January 2020 


    Intermediate Yoga Tuesdays:12:30-1:20 pm  Click to sign up

    Deep Stretch Wednesdays: 12:30-1:20 pm  Click to sign up

    February 2020:

    Stay tuned

  •  Join your Employee Well-being Team and Associate Professor Amy Howton Wednesday, January 22nd 12:00-1:00 pm to explore why plant-based lifestyles are effective and how you can move toward improving your wellness through plant-based eating.

    Click HERE to sign up.

    Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 12:00-1:00 pm

    Location:Prillaman Hall HS1001 Indoor Plaza

    Event flyer link

  • Join your Employee Well-being Dietitian, Barbara Oldham, for a cooking demo in 2020!

    Instant Pot Cooking Demo: Enjoy the Lentil Things in Life:

    Join your Employee Well-being Team for a cooking demo on Monday, January 13th at 12pm in Wilson Student Center, Ballroom A to make and sample Instant Pot lentil soup and chocolate avocado "pudding."

    Please note that attendance is limited to 25 attendees. If the slots are full, please email Barbara Oldham at boldham1@kennesaw.edu to be placed on a waiting list.

    Click here to sign up!

    Save the Date:

    Marietta Campus: Monday, April 13th

    Kennesaw Campus: Friday, March 27th & Friday, May 29th

    Questions? Contact Barbara Oldham at boldham1@kennesaw.edu.

    Past Recipes:

    All You Knead is Pizza

    Berry Best Crepes

    CSA Demo

    Delightful Dips

    Don't Blend In

    Egg-cellent Breakfasts

    Enjoy the Lentil Things in Life

    Fall-ing Into Football Season

    Grillin' Up For Summer 1

    Grillin' Up for Summer 2

    Let's Taco 'Bout Tacos

    Lettuce Eat

    Seafood Savvy

    Soup-erb Seasonal

    Stars, Stripes, and Salads


  • 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. 

  • 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 here

    Julie Pilcher, WW Leader
    Ellen Helstowski, WW Representative

    Fee/Registration Details
    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, November 13th 12:00-1:00pm (as your work schedule permits) for our Kennesaw Campus WW Kick-off. Click here to view more information.

    Click here to view our current Fall 2019 Kennesaw Campus Workshop schedule.

    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 Options/Method:
    Payment can be made by cash, check and most major credit cards.

    Click here to learn more about earning a FREE WW cookbook!

    Interested in participating on the Marietta Campus in Wonter 2019?

    Please contact Dessi Beagle (Tzankova), dtzankov@kennesaw.edu

  • 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.

     Owl Be Well Program Request

    Interested in a well-being presentation for your departmental meeting, staff meeting, or other event?
    Contact boldham1@kennesaw.edu to request a presentation with the following information:


    Room Number


    Number of attendees

    We can accommodate groups with a variety of requests including General Healthy Eating, Intuitive Eating, Sports Nutrition, Chronic Disease Management, Fitting in Fitness, Managing Stress, 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.

  • Meet one-on-one with your Employee Well-being Registered Dietitian for a 30-45 minute nutrition consultation. Call the Employee Fitness Center (EFC) at 470-578-6770 to schedule an appointment (note: you do not have to be an EFC member to schedule an appointment).

    Please refer to the flyer for dates and locations or email Barbara Oldham at boldham1@kennesaw.edu for more information. 

  • Have you been told you have pre-diabetes? Do you have a family history of diabetes and want to learn your risks? Attend this one-session class taught by a Registered Dietitian who will help you understand what puts you at risk and how to take control of your future. Learn how blood pressure, weight, cholesterol, and blood sugar can work for you instead of against you. Come ready to set some goals to get started on the right path to good health.

    Lunch will not provided, but we encourage you to bring your lunch. 

    Click here to sign up in advance.
    Dates:  Friday, November 8th or 15th

    Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


     Marietta Campus: J.M. Student Center - Conference Room A216, November 8th

    Kennesaw Campus: Town Point, Room 1600-Town Point Room 1600

    You do not need to be a Kaiser Permanente member to attend. 

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.