Employee Well-being 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*

 *Please see our Virtual Programs tab for up to date information about daily virtual health and well-being events and programs.


    Fitness at Home

    Based on currently available recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, linked below are recommendations from the American College of Sports Medicine's Exercise Is Medicine in regard to physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Staying Active During the Coronavirus Pandemic EIM flyer

    Virtual Nutrition Consults
    Interested in doing a one-on-one consultation with your Employee Well-being Registered Dietitian? We will be offering virtual nutrition consults through Microsoft Teams (or Skype for Business if preferred) on Mondays and Fridays until the university resumes normal operations. Please email efc@kennesaw.edu to request an appointment. You do not have to be an EFC member to participate. 

    USG Online Well-being Portal:Journeys and Phone Coaching
    This is a great time to utilize your USG Well-being Portal! Did you know USG healthcare benefited employees and spouses can earn money for participating in online journeys and phone coaching? Those that are benefits-eligible, but not enrolled in health care will earn prize drawing entries.

    Log on to the portal with steps below:
    https://oneusgconnect.usg.edu/ (spouses on a healthcare plan: visit https://ourwellbeing.usg.edu)
    Click Manage My Benefits (Duo)
    Click on well-being tile to access VirginPulse (beach chairs & umbrella)

    Click here for Phone Coaching Guide, Journeys guide or continue steps below for Yoga:
    Click on 'programs' in top left corner
    Click Reducing Stress (9)-left corner under FOCUS topic
    Scroll all the way down to WHIL - YOGA 101 
    Learn the basics of a yoga practice in this starter program, 8 additional programs.

    Thank you for your commitment to your well-being, stay healthy and safe!

  • 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 Tuesday & Wednesday 2020 

    Location: Design Building 1, Jury Room 111

    Intermediate Yoga Tuesdays: 12:30-1:20 pm. 

    Stretch & Relax Wednesdays: 12:30-1:20 pm.

  • Your Employee Well-being hosts Mindfulness Mondays: Drop In & Relax. Drop in to relax and de-stress with short guided mindfulness exercises, puzzles and coloring! Join this relaxation space to learn and practice simple mindfulness techniques and stress management skills that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine. 

    As your work schedule permits, drop in between 12:00pm and 1:30pm. View below for dates we will be on each campus. For instructor-led activities, join us at 12:15pm for 15 minutes of mindfulness meditation and at 12:45pm for 20 minutes of chair yoga.

    Marietta Campus Design 1 Building Jury Room 111:

    Monday, May 18, 2020

    Monday, June 15, 2020

    Monday, July 20, 2020

    Kennesaw Campus KHE1103 Kennesaw Hall Classroom:

    Monday, May 11, 2020

    Monday, June 8, 2020

    Monday, July 13, 2020

    These 30 minute well-being 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*

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

    Save the Date:

    Marietta Campus: Monday TBD

    Kennesaw Campus: 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


  • USG cares about your health and well-being. The USG Well-being Portal provides you with a variety of tools that make it easy for you to incorporate healthy habits into your daily life.

    Join your employee well-being team as they provide online portal assistance to questions you may have. As your work schedule permits, drop in between 11:30am-1:30pm. View below for dates we will be on each campus.

    Complete healthy activities by Sept. 30, 2020, and you can earn up to $100. This $100 will be paid in November 2020. If you have a spouse on your health plan, their Well-being earnings will be in your paycheck. USG has partnered with Virgin Pulse for the well-being services. Your health information is confidential and will not be shared with the USG.

    Marietta Campus Q Building 303 Computer Lab:

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    Wednesday, June 17, 2020

    Wednesday, July 15, 2020

    Kennesaw Campus English Building EB 126 Computer Classroom:

    Friday, April 24, 2020

    Friday, May 22, 2020

    Friday, June 26, 2020

  • 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.

    17 week Series for $186 per person (15% off this price at WW Workshop Kick-off for $156.10)
    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 or Kennesaw Campus in Spring 2020?

  • 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. 

  • Feeling overwhelmed with meal planning or cooking for yourself or your family? Use code "KSU15" for 15% off orders through Good Measure Meals. You can mix and match your favorite meals to create your perfect meal plan, or stick with the pre-populated base plan menu developed specially by GMM dietitians.

    Check out meal plans and menus by clicking here.

    Local pick-up locations can be found by searching here.

    GMM Promo Code

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.