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 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. If you do not have one, reply in the comments section upon signup so we may assist you. 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

    Dates: Tuesdays May 7th -September 2019 


    Chair Yoga:12:00-12:30 pm  Click to sign up

    Mat Yoga: 12:40-1:30 pm     Click to sign up

  • 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!

    Marietta Campus: Friday, August 30th at 12pm

    Click Here to Sign Up!

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

  • 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. 

    Information Sessions will be held:

    August 20th 12:00 pm-12:45 pm Kennesaw Campus, Kennesaw Hall  Rm 1203

    August 21st 12:00 pm-12:45 pm Marietta Campus, Wilson Student Center A216

    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, August 21st 12:00-1:00pm (as your work schedule permits) for our Kennesaw Campus WW Kick-off. Click here to view more information.

    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.

    Interested in participating on the Marietta Campus in Fall 2019?

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

  • Exercise Nutrition Workshop

    Fueling your body for any type of movement is extremely important. Come learn about building an athlete's plate, using nutrition to improve performance, and how to plan and prepare easy meals and snacks for exercise.

    When? Friday, August 23rd at 12pm

    Where? Kennesaw Campus: KSU Center, Room 462

    Click here to sign up!

     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, 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.

  • Mark Your Calendar & Grab a co-worker to represent Kennesaw State University with Team University System of Georgia! 

    Who: KSU employees, retirees & family - the first 1,000 USG employees to register will pay a subsidized cost of $12. Additional family members can participate at a personal expense of $32 per person if registered by 11:59pm on August 22.*Late registration (as of midnight on August 23): All entries will be $37 per participant as a personal expense. Click here to view flyer.

    What: 5k (3.1 mile) Run / Walk and Roll

    Where: Georgia World Congress Center - Building C
    285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW
    Atlanta, GA US 30313

    When: Wednesday, September 11 at 7:00 pm

    *For questions please e-mail the Team Captain Dessi Tzankova dtzankov@kennesaw.edu

    Free dinner & T-shirt provided

    The program culminates at the Georgia World Congress Center on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 7:00 p.m., with a 5K (3.1 mile) Corporate Run/Walk and Company Picnic, popularly known as the "World's Largest Office Party."

    To register, click on the link here!

    Step 1: Click on Join

    Step 2: Register

    Team Code: #USG2019

    Step 3: Complete form

    Do NOT purchase a $12 post-race box dinner from Jason’s Deli. After the 5K, Team USG will provide you with a dinner at our team tent.

    If you choose not to participate in the event, we welcome volunteers to assist at our tent.
    Before and After the Race
      *   Team USG will have a tent to meet before and after the race.
      *   Dinner will be provided to you after the race.
      *   You will receive a Team USG t-shirt to wear during the event.

  • 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*

    Click here to sign up for 12:30 pm Sept. 10th Info session in Town Point.

      Email Dessi Beagle dtzankov@kennesaw.edu 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.