‘Healthy U’ wellness programs

With Healthy U, we are striving to create an environment that encourages, supports and empowers employees to make healthy lifestyle choices. 

These healthy lifestyle choices over time should increase employee morale, quality of life, and productivity.  They should also reduce long term health care costs, work and non-work related injuries, presenteeism, absenteeism, and preventable acute and chronic illness.

Overall objectives include the integration of the Healthy U Wellness Program into our teaching and learning. The University will become a laboratory for developing innovative and comprehensive health and wellness initiatives for our faculty and staff that will increase employee morale, self-efficacy, self-awareness, and productivity. This will enhance the Akron Experience for students by improving the quality of employee-student interactions and the overall quality of the student experience. 

The University has a wealth of knowledge and resources on campus. Our health and wellness initiatives will utilize the expertise and skills of our faculty and students from a variety of academic disciplines, including Sport Science & Wellness Education and the Health Sciences, as well as from our academic support areas. We will strive to promote a more coordinated program to provide easy affordable access to wellness services.

'Healthy U' activities

Weight Watchers Reimbursement Program through SummaCare

Looking to stop smoking?

Wellness Wednesdays Are Back!

The Wellness Wednesday Speaker series, presented by Talent Development and Human Resources, will again be offering a variety of topics during the fall semester including stress and life balance, heart and diabetic health, exercise, and weight control. Take you lunch, enjoy time with your colleagues, and gain some valuable knowledge. The series is presented on Wednesdays starting August 31 through December 7 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Student Union 308.

Free Yoga for Rec Center members

Come join us for YOGA FLOW every Tuesday during the Fall 2016 Semester beginning on August 30, 2016 from 11:00 – 11:45 in 130B of the Administrative Services Building.

Sarah Knox Yoga Instructor - "Yoga is not just about flexibility, it's about being yourself for the time on the mat, finding yourself, healing, breathing and moving with your body."