Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.82
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Feb. 20, 2015
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University of Colorado Colorado Springs
PA-11: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Susan Watson
HR Services Manager
Human Resources
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Does the institution make counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all members of the following groups?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Staff Yes
Faculty Yes

A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s):

Faculty, staff and students may use the University Counseling Center (UCC) for consultation purposes.

UCCS houses an extensive list of off-campus referral information including psychological services, guest speakers and community support groups. The university offers workshops throughout the year on a variety of subjects ranging from Appetite, Eating, & Weight Issues to Time Management.

The Work-Life Employee Discount Program offers state employees a variety of product and service discounts.

Fitness/Wellness programming includes Group Fitness classes, Personal Training resources, Faculty/Staff Wellness, and other instructional programs. All programs are available to the campus community who are members of the Recreation Center.

The Campus Recreation Center is a 54,000 square foot facility featuring a two court gymnasium circled by an elevated running track, state of the art fitness center with cardiovascular machines, weight machines, and free weights, an indoor pool with 4 lap lanes and a leisure swimming area including a slide and hot tub, 12 foot bouldering wall, aerobics and dance room, cafe, multi-purpose room.

The BeColorado program provides the tools, resources, environment, and motivation to enhance wellness, while adding to an evidence-based body of knowledge and strengthening a culture of health for employees. This includes blood test and blood pressure measurements and the ability to track progress. All professional employees can participate in the program and are paid $25 per month for twelve 30 minute workouts.
The Lane Center Center for Academic Health Sciences is a new amenity as of 2014. Based on a a Circle of Health model it will provide integrated care that employees can pursue in primary care with a nurse practitioner, nutritional counseling, and the Center for Active Living. http://pressreleases.uccs.edu/?p=1852

The website URL where information about the institution's wellness program(s) is available:

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