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Wellness Opportunities


CSU Walking Initiative

Are you looking for an easy way to get healthy with your busy schedule? Interested in finding an activity that can be both social and beneficial to your health?  Walking is a relatively easy, accessible exercise that can help maintain a healthy weight, prevent and reduce heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes, improve your mood, improve sleep and supports your joints, just to name a few benefits.

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Open to all CSU Employees!!


Wellness and Health Care Support

Columbus State University cares about you and your family's health! That's why we have partnered with Board of Regents and BCBSGa to provide wellness benefits and health care support when you need it. Take advantage of these programs to keep you and your family healthy throughout the year:

  • Preventive exams – covered under the health care plans at 100%! Take action and proactively manage your health before a serious medical condition occurs.
  • On-line health risk assessment – measures how well you are doing managing your health, on-line health and wellness information, discounts on health-related products and alternative medicine therapies available on-line at or at
  • 24/7 NurseLine BCBSGa: 800-785-0006 Kaiser: 404-365-0966 (Metro Atlanta) 800-611-1811 (outside Atlanta)
  • Health support programs for employees with on-going conditions or for those coping with a serious illness. These programs provide you with information about your condition and help you keep on schedule with doctors visits and medications.
  • USG seeks to improve well-being by providing opportunities and resources to enhance health and wellness with healthy habits.
  • Student Recreation Center memberships through payroll deduction; memberships for Employee and/or Spouse, dependents (16 and older), or a sponsored member.


Wellness Workshops

Columbus State University will be holding wellness workshops in order to provide support and education on physical, mental, and spiritual well-being for our employees.

Upcoming Workshops:





Past Workshops:

July 22, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m. Schuster 130
Benefits of Yoga
Ashley French

Benefits of Yoga Presentation

June 29, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m.     Schuster 130
"Don't Catch the Crazy"
Dr. Dan Rose, Psychologist

May 19, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m.
Health Implications for Exposure to Metals & Chemicals
LaTonya Santo, Interim Director, School of Nursing

April 13, 2016: Meditation and Stress Relief, presented by Dr. Cheryl Yatsko, Assistant Director of Counseling Center

April 7, 2016: General Wellness, presented by Becky Tew, R.N./Director of Student Health Center



Wellness Tip of the Week!

  Stretch it out!!  Stretching is one of the most overlooked exercises that improve your mood. It releases muscle tension, prevents muscle cramps, improves blood flow which can make you happier and also keep digestion working well.  Stretch in the morning a little and a little more at night before bed. Even just a couple minutes will make you feel better — try it!