The University of Vermont commits to a culture of health, empowering, and encouraging individual wellbeing. UVM Employee Wellness provides leadership, education, and resources to promote healthy lifestyles and lower health risks for the UVM community.
Headspace - Free Memberships Available - Resource Guides & Toolkits
Headspace is a global leader in mindfulness and meditation through its app and online content offerings. Headspace offers hundreds of guided exercises for meditation, sleep, focus, and movement to help you start and end your days feeling like your best self. Headspace is free for current UVM employees.
Due to popular demand, UVM Employee Wellness has purchased additional Headspace memberships that are available to you now.
"I have heard good things about Headspace, and I was eager to give the app a try. During this challenging time and the ongoing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, I felt like meditating or listening to the curated playlists on the app, even if it was just once or twice a week, would be helpful to me to be a better, employee, husband, father, and community member. So far, I have enjoyed using the app and discovering all of the different ways it can help me bring mindfulness practices into my life in a convenient, unobtrusive, and intuitive way." - UVM Employee, Divsion of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
"I have been using the "Focus" feature while working at my desk - I especially like "John Legend's Playlist". The sleepcasts and sleepscapes have also been very helpful when I have had trouble turning off the worries of the day." - UVM Employee, Faculty Senate
"I had always wanted to try Headspace and with the UVM membership I thought it would be the perfect time. I use the app every day, especially to wind down at bedtime. My sleep is better, more restorative and my overall demeanor is calmer." - UVM Employee, Department of Nursing
Be sure to use your @uvm.edu email address to register. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any difficulties in enrolling.
Want some beginner tips? Try these guides from Headspace
Are you a manager looking to use Mindfulness as a tool to lead? Try these recourse from Headspace and if you have further questions or need any assistance in setting a wellness culture at work please reach out to email@example.com
Mindful Leadership in 2022 - Actionable Guide
Champion Guide - toolkit for building a team of mental health chamions to create a more mindful workplace culture
Resilience Chat Graphics - send to a co-worker or employees or post in the office
Resilience Employee Worksheet - Connecting to your purpose exploritory questions
Team Activity Sleep Trivia - seperate sleep fact from sleep fiction
Team Trivia Stress Break - 10 minute break to give a quick dopamine hit
UVM Health and Wellness Coaching Employee Connection - January 2023 Sign up now!
Ready to make a lasting change to improve your health?
This program was formally Open Source Wellness@UVM, you can expect the same great program & health coaches to support employees with physical activity, nutrition discussions, stress reduction, and social support. We do it in a way that is affordable, accessible, relevant to university and medical center employees, and experiential: We don't just talk about healthy living; we do it together!
Each week we do fun movement. moment of mindfulness. mini "Spark" lesson, and small coaching groups.
We find our inner motivation and drive to do those things we want to do for our health but haven't been able to put into action. Our goal is to make the healthy decision the easy decision.
Participants remark about how the camaraderie, motivation, and fun movement break in their workday inspires them:
"I like that I check in with my health every week. It's easy to skip that part of my life."
"Feeling accountable to my small group keeps me coming back."
"It's not 'lectury' or dry. The coaches are part of our community."
Join this innovative, 12-week program led by certified health coaches. Rolling admissions allow for new participants each month. We are now taking registrations for January and February. Registration fee is $25, and participants who complete the program receive a digital $35 Amazon gift card.
What: 12 Week Group Health and Wellness Coaching for Employees
When: Tuesdays at noon, beginning 1/31 - 4/25
Where: virtual meetings
Epic Wellness - Onsite Chiropractic Care
Epic Wellness is a chiropractic clinic that offers both in office visits as well as corporate work site appointments. UVM Employee wellness is excited to offer thier services to employees on campus. They accept returning clients from past years and new clients. We have 2 spaces on campus hosting these appointments, Waterman 427A 8:30-11am and Given B307 11:30am-2:30pm. Appointments are available everyother Tuesday and booked through their reservations system. They also process insurance payments and co-payments directly through thier systems. UVM Employees covered under the UVM sponcered Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont Medical Insurance are covered for 12 chiropractic treatments per year for a $20 co-pay each appointment.
Dr. Erik Vose will be treating UVM Employee patients. Dr. Vose treats patients for a range of conditions from sports injuries to chronic pain by focusing on the entire musculoskeletal system. He treats patients in the Middlebury and Burlington areas and has worked with Epic Wellness since early 2018.
Dr. Vose is also currently the Vice President of the Vermont Chiropractic Association and is dedicated to increasing access to chiropractic care for Vermonters as well as ensuring that the Chiropractic profession continues to gain relevance in the realm of healthcare by leading the health and wellness movement. When Erik isn’t on adventures with his wife and two young girls, he likes to spend his time on his mountain bike or snowboard and still aspires to be a drummer in a rock & roll band.
If you have any questions or would like assistance with scheduling an appointment, please feel free to respond to Laura@epicwellnessvt.com or call us at 802-503-0075.
Employee Wellness Group Fitness Classes with UVM Campus Rec
The Spring 2023 Schedule is live!
Go to the Campus Recreation Employee Wellness page for more details and view the live schedule.
New in 2022/2023
- No advanced sign up for classes required (No more IM Leagues)
- FREE Employee Wellness Group Fitness Pass Required (sign up at the above link)
- UVM Campus Rec has more than classes - check out their facilities, open rec times & membership options (Employees are free!)
- Unlimited Group Fitness Pass - $190 for employees for Academic year and $95 Per Semester Pass - take all the classes on the full Group Fitness Schedule!
Please visit the site for the most up to date live schedule.
All classes take place in the Campus Rec Group Fitness Hub in PFG Complex, no sign up required.
HealthyCare 90 Day Program - new start dates in January & February
This program includes 13 weeks of group sessions with your Certified Wellness Coach, 3 one-on-one sessions with a Registered Dietitian as well as weekly whole foods meal plans and hundreds of recipes! You will learn the fundamental aspects of fitness, nutrition, stress management and behavior modification. Please view this 5 minute YouTube video for more information.
2023 Class Dates (pdf flyer)
In-Person: Thursdays, February 16 - May 11, 5:30-7:30pm
Virtual: Thusdays, January 26 - April 20 or Tuesdays, February 28 - May 23 @ 12-1pm
This program is also available to UVM Employee Family members 16 year of age and older who are covered on the UVM employee's Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont medical insurance offered through The University of Vermont.
Inquire and register by calling 802-951-2320 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Virtual Food & Mood Program - Begins January 23rd
Join the EDGE Preventative Health for this 8-week Virtual program focusing on supporting your mental health and well-being through nutrition. Lead by a Registered Dietitian, this program includes weekly group educational sessions along with 3 one-on-one tele-nutrition sessions.
"I would recommend this class to anyone. It's so worth the investment. It's our health we're talking about here, and this class covers mental health, too, which is not covered often in classes about diet and nutrition."
Upcoming Sessions (pdf):
Monday, January 23 - March 13 @ 12-1pm
Program Cost: $25 for UVM Employees covered by BCBSVT medical insurance offered by UVM, and UVM Employee Wellness will pay the remaining $55 owed after insurance. The full value of this program is $520. Uninsured UVM Employees will pay the remainder of the program after the $55 paid by UVM Employee Wellness.
Register by calling 802-951-2320 or emailing email@example.com
Lunch and Learn Virtual Workshops
UVM Employee Wellness partners with community organizations and UVM programs to offer lunch time and work time wellness webinars on topics to promote your overall health and well-being. These sessions are engaging and customized to the live audience providing relevant topics and examples of ways to live a vibrant and healthy life through your habits, sleep, nutrition, stress management, mental health, movement and more!
Workships often occur during or near the lunch period, the day of the week may vary, additonal times may also exisit where programming is available. Please register in advance.
Fall 2022 Offerings
UVM Exclusive partnership with EDGE Preventative Health
Enjoy these opportunities to explore your wellness path with fellow UVM Employees only
- Mini Sessions - 30 minutes
- Friday, December 9, 12-12:30pm Chair Yoga for Neck & Shoulders: Join a Registered Yoga Teacher for yoga to relieve tension during finals crunch
Invest EAP Virtual Workshops
The January 2023 virtual Workshops are available to all UVM Empoyees and thier household members.
- Friday January 6 @8:15am - Morning Movement: First Friday of the New Year
- Thursday January 12 @ Noon - Meet Your Furture Self: Create A Vision Board
On-Site Well Checks - More in 2023
WellChecks are a biometric screening of blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, and an InBody scan of fat and muscle mass. A required virutal follow up appointment with an EDGE Registered Dietitian will discuss the results of your WellCheck and advise you and answer questions. UVM Employees with BCBSVT medical insuranc can recieve a Free Well Check on campus.
A Dietitian visit is a billable service that employees who hold Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont insurance through UVM receive 3 per year covered. If you recieved a Wellcheck in 2022 already, you can have another one an the follow up visit. Be aware that your insurance will cover 3 of these dietitian visits per calendar year, if you have met that you may be charged by the EDGE. If you only want a dietitian visit without the WellCheck, that is available too! Learn more here (pdf).
You can reach the EDGE for more information through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 802-951-2320.
Next Steps Diabetes Program
Join EDGE Preventative Health for a comprehensive 8-week program focusing on the positive impact of nutrition and exercise to improve Type II Diabetes. Through the support of your peers, a Registered Dietitian, and a health coach, you will gain the knowledge, guidance, and confidence to improve your health. This program is In Person at the EDGE location at 142 West Twin Oaks Terr., South Burlington, VT.
Contact the EDGE for future start dates
Program Cost: $25 for UVM Employees covered by BCBSVT medical insurance offered by UVM, and UVM Employee Wellness will pay the remaining $55 owed after insurance. The full value of this program is $520. Uninsured UVM Employees will pay the remainder of the program after the $55 paid by UVM Employee Wellness. Note insurance coverage is provided to participants with Type II Diabetes diagnosis and may vary for anyone without that diagnosis.
Register by calling 802-951-2320 or emailing email@example.com
39th Annual Vermont Corporate Cup - Registration Closed - Plan for May 2023!
The 40th Annual Vermont Corporate Cup May 2023 (date tba)
Where: Montpelier State Capital Building
UVM Employee Wellness will sponsore teams of 3 to participate in this fun tradition!
Rules: Teams of 3 are required - teams can be in-person Walking or in-person Running, but not a mix. Virtual teams, while encouraged, will not be paid for at this time. If you do not have a team of 3, please fill out the registration form as best you can and the Employee Wellness coordinator will try to match team mates!
Empoyee Flu Shot Clinics
Flu Shot Clinics On Campus
The 2022 sessions on campus have concluded. Please reach out to your Primary Care Provider or local pharmacy for flu shot clinics.
The Vermont Health Department continue to host walk-in clinics acorss the state for various vaccines.