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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.  

May 1st - Spring Semester Celebration Event 11:30-1:30 (Free Smoothies and more!)

Celebrate the end of the Spring Semester and the Academic Year with your colleagues! 

Share: Flyer(pdf)

When: Wednesday May 1st, 11:30am - 1:30pm

Where: The Osher Center for Integrative Health - 184 South Prospect St (out back in good weather/inside if needed)


  • ALL Employees are welcome to come anytime in that 2 hour extended lunch
  • Enjoy a free smoothie for the first 500 employees
  • Make your own smoothie on the smoothie bike! 
  • Enjoy Herb Tasting & 200 seed packets to give away with UVMMC Culinary Medicine
  • Sign up to take a Green Up VT Walk around campus!  (all day!)
  • Sign up to for a Well-Check (appointments all day!)
  • Engage with Sustainability staff to learn how employees support UVM mission for People and Planet
  • Meet the new Health and Wellness Coach for employees - Melisa Oliva  
  • Learn more from Campus Rec and how employees can take advantage of all they offer
  • UVM Cancer Center sharing sun safety tips
  • Epic Wellness on-site Chiropractor to share thier service info & free massages for Employees who show us the Be Well Vermont app on their phone (virgin pulse) - 1st come 1st serve! 
  • Check out all that Employee Wellness has to offer & ask questions



41st Annual Vermont Corporate Cup - sign up open!

The 41st Annual Vermont Corporate Cup 2024

Where: Montpelier State Capital Building

When: Thursday, May 16th at 6pm

UVM Employee Wellness will sponsor 20 teams of 3 to participate in this fun tradition! 

Invite your co-workers & sign up before 5/3 - Share this Flyer (pdf)

Registration form here - required

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!  

Learn more about the race

Questions for UVM Employee Wellness: employeewellness@uvm.edu

UVM Health and Wellness Coaching for Employees

Transform your life with Health and Wellness Coaching

Learn more

One-on-One Health Coaching for Employees 

Book a discovery sessions with Melisa Oliva, NBC-HWC, M.A. Integrative Health and Wellness Coach

Throughout 8 sessions participants are guided to improve their health and well-being, discover what strategies and actions work best for them and their lifestyle. 

Sessions are available virually and on campus in person

Sessions are free for employees

Health & Wellness Employee Coaching Connection

You can expect the 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 September 2023. Registration fee is $25, and participants who participate in the research surveys are entered to win a raffle prize after each surevey of a digital $25 Hannafords gift card.

What: 12 Week Group Health and Wellness Coaching for Employees

When: Fall Semester 2024 dates announced soon

Where: virtual meetings 

Cost: $25

for more information please email OsherCenter@uvm.edu

UVM Campus Rec for Faculty & Staff - facility access, group fitness, intramurals, personal training & more

Learn more about offerings for UVM Employees from Campus Rec

Summer 2024 rates, schedules, & more coming soon! 

Spring Unlimited Class Schedule 

Purchase Your Pass

  • How to access group fitness classes at Campus Rec?
    • All Faculty & Staff are required to purchase a pass
    • Employee Wellness is subsidizing the Spring 2024 Semester Pass
      • Pay $50 & Employee Wellness will cover the remaining $50 for 1st 150 passes sold
      • Full Academic Year pass remains full price, $200.  If you are able to afford a full membership please continue to support Campus Rec, we aknowledge some employees may have barriers to afford fitness and others do not
    • No advanced sign up, all in person, show up and enjoy!
    • All Classes take place at PFG (Patrick, Forbush, Gutterson Athletic Complex) in the Campus Rec Fitness Hub, take a right through the double doors when you enter facing Patrick Gymnasium
  • How to purchase the pass?
    • Employees are prompted to log in using their Net ID & Password
    • Choose Group Fitness
    • Select Group Fitness Fall Semester Unlimited by clicking the small green plus sign
    • bottom of your screen - ADD TO CART
    • Check the waiver box
    • Complete the transaction
    • Questions? email campus.recreation@uvm.edu or employeewellness@uvm.edu
  • Are there virtual options?
    • There are no live virtual options for participation
    • Asynchronous pre-recorded classes are available on Campus Rec On-Demand
    • Headspace offers MOVE Mode for yoga, dance, & cardio classes of different lengths
  • Can I use the fitness center, pool, or indoor track?
    • UVM Campus Rec has more than classes - check out their facilities, open rec times & membership options (Employees are free!)



John McConnell Yoga - 21 Days of Wellness

Enjoy 21 days of wellness!

This series of pre-recorded classes from 3/18-4/5, each 10-15 minutes long, offers a different wellness practice each week day. There will be yoga, meditation, breathing practices, teachings from historic wisdom texts, and more!  View and experience the series when it works in your day.  You can start any time in the program dates and work through it at your own pace.

The series will provide you with a variety of wellness practices you can do whenever you desire, adding to your own personal wellness toolbox.  Useing the UVM employee discount code below, the series is less than $15! 

Build your wellness toolbox with graditude, mindfulness, breath exercises, yoga, and more!

Watch the series info video

Sign up here! 


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John McConnell is the director of the UVM Campus Rec Yoga School

On-Site Well Checks - April 17 and May 1

WellChecks are available on campus to UVM Employees 

Sign Up Here for April 17th at Waterman

Sign up Here for May 1st at Osher

Why: Learn more here (pdf) & consider coordinating with Employee Wellness & the EDGE to offer these appointments in your department for your employees

What: 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.

When: Sign up for the day offered above in advanced, a 15-minute appointment in person on campus, followed by a 1 hour virtual Registered Dietitian appointment that works with your schedule to interpret your results, ask questions, and consider a goal or action steps to support your wellness

Where: UVM Osher Center for Integrative Health, 184 S. Prospect St. (former Visitor Center, small red barn building set back from street, also off the trail from Main street toward Red Stone Campus)

How: email genavix@edgevt.com to book at the EDGE year round

Cost: Free with BCBSVT insurance provided through UVM, when you complete the in-person scan as well as the Registered Dietition follow up. 

*If you wish to only recieve the results without the dietition follow up, and have another avenue for exploration with a primary physican please reach out to employeewellness@uvm.edu and Employee Wellness will consider paying for the in-person scan.  We support your health and wellness goals.  

Dietitian Visits

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 genavix@edgevt.com or by calling 802-951-2320.

Epic Wellness - Onsite Chiropractic Care - New locations and New Days 2024

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 new clients for a 40 minute appointment, returning clients are 20 mintue appointments, and a new issue appointment for 30 minutes.  We have 1 day per week, with 2 locations per day on campus hosting these appointments:

  • Every other Tuesday
    • Rowell 301 9:15am-12pm
    • UVM Osher Center 1pm- 3:30pm (184 S. Prospect st)
  • Opposite weeks - Every other Thursday
    • Waterman 427A 9:30am - 12:30pm
    • Davis Center Boulder Room 1pm - 3:30pm

Appointments are available 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.  

Schedule now!

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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 email online@epicwellnessvt.com or call us at 802-503-0075.

HealthyCare 90 Day Program - April start dates

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.

2024 Class Dates - Flyer(pdf)

  • Virtual: Saturdays, April 20 - July 13 @ 10-11am via zoom

  • Virtual: Mondays, April 29 - July 29 @ 6-7pm via zoom

  • In-Person: Wednesday, April 17 - July 11 @ 5:30-7:30pm at The Edge Twin Oaks

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 genavix@edgevt.com

Headspace - 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.

Register for Headspace 

"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, Division 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; however, do not use your UVM password.  Please contact teamsupport@headspace.com with any difficulties in enrolling.

This app is provided by a third party and is made available to UVM employees as a benefit. Use is not required. As with all third-party applications, we suggest that you review their privacy policy before signing up to determine whether this is right for you.

Want some beginner tips?  Try these guides from Headspace

A Day With Headspace

10 day beginners guide and journal

Weekly practice guide - for 5 weeeks 

30 Days of Mindfulness

Resilience ebook

5 Factors of Resilience 

Worry Release Worksheet

Understanding the Four Stages of Sleep

Positive Self Talk Swap

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 employee.wellness@uvm.edu 

Mindful Leadership in 2022 - Actionable Guide 

Champion Guide - toolkit for building a team of mental health chamions to create a more mindful workplace culture

Workplace Appreciation Challenge

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


Virtual Workshops - Mindful Mondays & More

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.

In Partnership with EDGE Preventative Health 

EDGE Preventative Health is offering a Mindful Monday experience each week to thier members and the community.   Offered for Free beginning 8/7/23 for the length of the Fall 2023 semester. 

  • Mindful Mondays - 12-12:30 pm - Start your week feeling centered with a lunch time mindfulness practice, share the flyer (pdf).


Invest EAP Virtual Workshops

Monthly virtual Workshops are available to all UVM Empoyees and thier household members.  

Learn more and register here


Past Offerings

The Savvy Commuter's Guide to Saving Time, Money, & the Environment

Coping with the Climate Crisis

Breath In, Breath Out

Self-care Anytime, Anywhere

Your Powerful Mind and Self-talk

Finding Calm in Your Day

Employee Flu Shot Clinics - 2023 Season is complete

The 2023 sessions of flu shot clinics has ended.  Be healthy and well.  

Flu Shot Clinic information

Annual UVM Employee Benefits and Wellness Fair

A day long event open to all UVM Employees to explore wellness rescourses, activites, & experiences from UVM internal partners and community parterns.  Each benefit avaialbe to UVM will have onsite reprsentation at vendor tables to answer questions and learn more.  

When: Each November during Open Enrollment for UVM Employee Benefits

Where: Davis Center Silver Maple Ball Room 

More Infomation

  • Use the platfrom on a computer or download the app
  • link it to your fitness tracking tools
  • take the health assessment
  • earn points doing your own routines
  • joining challenges, journeys, and courses
  • create your own challenges with colleages

A raffle for your engagment will be awarded after 5/31 - cash award direct to your paycheck!