Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 57.66
Liaison Michael Kensler
Submission Date Jan. 23, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Auburn University
PA-13: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Eric Smith
Director Health Promotion and Wellness Services
Division of Student Affairs
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Does the institution have a wellness program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all students?:

Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all staff?:

Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all faculty?:

A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s), including information to support each affirmative response above :

Healthy Tigers
Employees who elect to take advantage of the "Healthy Tigers Initiative" can earn a $25.00 per month credit on their health insurance premiums (up to $300.00 per calendar year) by participating in a free annual health and wellness screening program that is provided through the Auburn University Pharmaceutical Care Center (AUPCC). The health screenings include completing a short health and wellness questionnaire; having a fingerstick blood test performed to check cholesterol and blood sugar levels; getting a blood pressure measurement; weight, body mass index (BMI), and percent body fat analysis. In addition to the employee screening, spouses who are covered under the AU BCBS insurance (family plan or "employee + spouse") are required to be screened in order for the employee to be qualified for the benefit year. http://www.auburn.edu/administration/business-finance/healthytigers/

Tiger Fit
The Tiger Fit health and fitness assessments program combines student education in a state-of-the-art fitness clinic with outreach efforts in the School of Kinesiology. The program offers quality health and fitness screenings at an affordable price to the greater Auburn community, while giving students valuable “hands-on” experience in applied exercise technology, exercise physiology, and adult fitness programming. James McDonald, Ph.D., is the director of Tiger Fit.
The program fosters collaborative efforts with departments at Auburn University and with the surrounding medical community to improve prevention strategies for cardiovascular disease, Type II diabetes, hypertension, and other metabolic diseases. Tiger Fit offers appointments to students, faculty, OLLI members, alumni, and the general public during the academic semesters.

A Tiger Fit assessment includes:
Glucose, triglycerides, and cholesterol analysis
Flexibility test (sit and reach)
Strength test (hand grip, body weight squat, and bench press)
Balance test
Pulmonary function test (treadmill)
DEXA body scan (BMI, body fat, and bone mineral density)

Employee Assistance Program
Most human problems can be successfully treated or resolved, if identified early, and appropriate action or care provided. This applies whether the problem is emotional, marital or family, legal, financial, alcohol or drug related, or any other undetected behavioral/medical problem. The purpose of EAP is to assure employees that if such personal problems are the cause of deteriorating job performance, they will receive an offer of assistance to help resolve such problems in an effective and confidential manner through the services of the Employee Assistance Program.

The Division of Student Affairs provides a Health Promotion and Wellness Services program.
Self-Care programming includes: Attitude, Self-Esteem and Body Image; Exercise & Physical Fitness; Sexual Health and Decision-Making; Stress Reduction & Relaxation; Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco; Nutrition; Sleep; Mental Health; Personal Safety.
Relationships programs include: Sexual Assault & Consent; Romantic Relationships; Friendships & Family; Assertiveness; Anger Management; Conflict Resolution; Respect for Others.
Community programs cover: Social Life; Cultural Competence; Religion & Spirituality; Social Justice; Campus Involvement and Volunteering.

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