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.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 

    Times:

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

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

  • 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

    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. 

    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

    Speaker(s)
    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.

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

    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 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

  • 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

    3pm-4pm

    Marietta Campus Wilson Student Center, Room A215

    Please contact Barbara Oldham at boldham1@kennesaw.edu with any questions. 

     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:

    Date/Time

    Room Number

    Topic

    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.

  • 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       

    Marietta Campus:                                                                     

  • 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. 

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