As part of our mission as the Employee Wellness Program, we provide several health and wellness services at little or no cost to benefited employees. These services are aimed to educate individuals on their current health status, assist in setting and reaching health and fitness goals, connect with others in our campus community and attempt to remove barriers that potentially keep us from taking an active role in there health. Services are provided through our Be Well Staff and through partnerships with other Departments on campus.
Body Composition Analysis
Body Composition Analysis is a method used to determine the amount of water, muscle, bone and adipose tissue an individual has. It provides information about your unique body makeup that can help determine overall health and assist in determining goals to improve your health and wellness. There are several departments on campus with resources to learn more about your body composition. Some services may have a cost associated.
Be Well Program: (no cost)
- Fitness Assessment, in person options by appointment or email Be Well for at-home instructions.
- Handheld Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis, HPER 109
Kinesiology and Health Sciences: (cost may be associated)
- DEXA Scan
- Bod Pod
- Skinfold Calipers
- Fit3D Scan
Employee Fitness Classes
Employee wellness classes are available to all USU benefit eligible employees, spouses/partners and Community Members*. Classes are held in the HPER building, Aggie Recreation Center (ARC), Nelson Fieldhouse and weather permitting, outside on the Aggie Legacy Fields. Participants registered for specific classes will have first priority, All-Access Pass holders will have remaining spots on a first-come, first-serve basis. All classes must have a minimum of 5 employees, so grab a friend and come join us!
Employee Wellness Center
Tucked away in the HPER building you will find the newly updated Employee Wellness Center in room 109. It is located on the West side of the building near the racquetball courts and offers a free, convenient and friendly atmosphere for USU employees, spouses and their dependent family members age 16 years and older. Youth and dependent family members must accompany the employee or spouse to use the facility. Spouses with a valid USU spouse card do not need to attend with the employee. Visit the USU Card Office to obtain a USU ID or spouse card. We also offer free drop in health screenings. We welcome face coverings and ask you to remain home if you are sick.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 6:30 am to 6:30 pm
Flu Shot and Immunization Clinics
Flu Shots and Immunizations are covered at not cost for benefited employees and their eligible dependents.
Free Class Auditing
USU encourages all individuals to continue their educational development as found in Policy 350.2.5. Employees working 50% time or more, their spouses and retirees qualify for auditing courses without paying tuition.
How to Audit a Class
- Make sure you are admitted to USU through the non-degree seeking application.
- Browse the USU course catalog and find a class to match your interest.
- Complete the Registration Options Form on the first day of the semester. Do not complete prior to the first day or your request will be cancelled. After you log in, select the term (semester) that you want to audit.
- Select 'Audit', complete the remaining fields, and submit form.
- Pay applicable fees.
- Enjoy the class!
Note: To be able to audit you must have a valid USU ID card. See the USU Card Policy. Some classes may require a small activity fee.
Health and Wellness Expo
For more than 10 years, USU’s Health and Wellness Expo has been bringing students, faculty, and staff together to educate and connect our campus community to local and regional services and resources aimed at putting your well-being first. In partnership with Student Health Services and Campus Recreation, we are excited to present this years event in a virtual format for the first time!
Lactation rooms are available around campus for nursing mothers, offering a private place to feed infants or use a breast pump. Room locations, amenities at each location and applicable special instructions can be found under Campus Resources.
Lunch and Learn Seminars
Learn how you can start or continue your health and wellness journey and become a smarter consumer of your benefits package. Lunch and Learn presentations are given by Be Well staff, Human Resources representatives and current benefit vendors including but not limited to; TIAA, Fidelity, URS, Aetna, Regence, Medicare, Social Security, and WEX (HSA/FSA vendor). Presentations typically take place from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., via technology unless otherwise stated. For upcoming events, visit the Events Calendar.
All benefit eligible employees and their spouse/partner may schedule an initial or follow up nutrition consultation with our Registered Dietitian for $5 for each visit. Consultations can be done virtually or in-person, and are by appointment only. A one week, customized meal plan is also available to purchase for an additional $5. The meal plan is designed to help with recipe and meal prep ideas. Payment is due at time of scheduling, please read the no-show policy thoroughly for rescheduling or cancelling your appointment. Nutrition consultations can be used to earn points toward your Be Well Rewards incentive.
Are you ready to take that next step in your health and wellness journey but don't know where to start or what exercises to do? Schedule a one-on-one session, in-person or virtually, with one of our nationally certified Personal Trainers! Together you'll review your health history, previous injuries, if any, discuss various training styles and techniques based on your interests and goals and create a personalized exercise program. These training sessions are designed to increase your fitness knowledge, build your confidence in a gym setting and give you the tools to pursue your goals further. Each session is one hour in length and are $15/hour for employees.
Complete an Employee Wellness Fitness Assessment and receive three sessions for free.