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 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
Plant-based Eating Workshop
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
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 email@example.com to be placed on a waiting list.
Save the Date:
Marietta Campus: Monday, April 13th
Kennesaw Campus: Friday, March 27th & Friday, May 29th
Questions? Contact Barbara Oldham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, November 13th 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 Wonter 2019?
Please contact Dessi Beagle (Tzankova), email@example.com
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.
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, 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).
Preventing Diabetes Workshops
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.