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University Recreation offers a wide range of wellness programming including lifestyle modification programs, wellness workshops and special events.

NC State Wellness Champion Application

NC State Wellness Champions are university staff and faculty who have a special interest in facilitating an innovative culture and environment of wellness in their college, unit, or department. NC State Wellness Champions volunteer to promote university-wide wellness initiatives in their departments by communicating health and wellness activities to their colleagues, encouraging and motivating staff and faculty participation, planning and conducting wellness activities, and working collaboratively to promote health and wellness in their units.

This program is in partnership with Human Resources Benefits Office.

In order to be eligible to be a NC State Wellness Champion, employees must meet the following criteria:

  • SHRA, EHRA, EHRA-Faculty with greater than 0.749 FTE and have a 9 month contract/appt or greater with NC State.
  • Employee must be be in good standing with no active/pending disciplinary actions or documented disciplinary actions within the preceding 18 months.
  • Receive approval from supervisor and department head to participate.
  • Be able to attend and complete the mandatory NC State Wellness Champion Training on July 20, 2016.
  • Be committed to being an NC State Wellness Champion for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Well Wolfpack Certified Departments

Cultivating a culture of wellness for the campus community begins with staff and faculty members.
The Well Wolfpack Certification annually distinguishes departments who have made a commitment to cultivating a culture of wellness in the workplace. To the Well Wolfpack certification, departments can complete an application, which includes:

  • Active Workplace
  • Nutrition
  • Stress and Emotional Well-being
  • Community
  • Leadership of Wellness

Applications to become a Well Wolfpack Certified Department will be available Spring 2017.

This program is in partnership with Human Resources Benefits Office.

For additional questions please contact:

University Recreation Wellness Outreach

National Commitments

NC State is proud to participate in the following national wellness initiatives:


The Partnership for a Healthier America Healthier Campus Initiative

  • A three-year commitment to make the campus healthier by adopting guidelines around food and nutrition, physical activity and programming. The commitment works with the private sector and PHA honorary chair First Lady Michelle Obama to make healthier choices easier.
  • NC State was the first to implement all 23 guidelines in the first year of its commitment to encourage healthier options to more than 40,000 students, faculty and staff.
  • University Recreation partners with University Dining and Transportation on this initiative.


Healthy Campus 2020

  • Partnering with the American College Health Association (ACHA) as a Healthy Campus Partner, Healthy Campus 2020 provides 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all students, staff, and faculty on campuses nationwide.


Exercise is Medicine On-Campus

  • In partnership with the Counseling Center and Student Health Services, this medical and counseling referral program prescribes students exercise to alleviate mental health and chronic disease symptoms. The Exercise Is Medicine® program at NC State received a gold-level recognition from the American College of Sports Medicine.