Program Details

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Washburn Unviersity, Student Recration and Wellness Center

1700 SW College Ave

Topeka, KS 66621

Phone: 785-670-1314
Fax: 785-670-1313

Program Details & Tiers

Why Employee Wellness?

The mission of the Washburn University Employee Wellness Program is to promote a culture of wellness by facilitating a supportive environment that encourages university faculty and staff to initiate and maintain behaviors that enhance their total health.  Total health includes elements of emotional, intellectual, physical, social, occupational, environmental, and spiritual wellness. 

What is the Goal?

The goal of the Employee Wellness Program is to provide awareness, education, and support, ultimately resulting in enduring healthy lifestyle habits.  As a means to accomplish the goal, employees are given the opportunity to become educated about healthy lifestyle choices and participate in quality programs.  These opportunities enable Washburn employees to take a proactive approach to positive lifestyle improvements.

Tier 1: Annual Health Assessment

Tier 1: Completion of an Annual Health Assessment

Employee Wellness Program Online Enrollment (closed)

The annual health assessment is offered at no cost to the employee and is all that is required to receive a tier 1 incentive. The health assessment includes two parts. The first part is completing a health screening. The health screening consists of a finger stick to gather a small sample of blood to test for cholesterol, triglycerides, and glucose. Additional tests will include weight, blood pressure, body fat percentage, BMI, and waist circumference. The testing is performed by a third party, Health Works, Inc. (Health information obtained in this health screen is confidential and personally identifiable information will not be released to any person without written consent.  Aggregate data will be compiled for statistical purposes and will not include participants personally identifiable information.  Participants may or may not choose to release personal health information for use only by the Washburn Wellness Staff to evaluate health status, needs or progress.) The second part of the health assessment is completing the Personal Wellness Profile (health risk assessment). The goal of the health assessment is to provide individuals with an increased awareness regarding their health and is not meant to take the place of an annual physical exam. The Personal Wellness Profile is designed to provide a complete health and lifestyle assessment based on the most current scientific guidelines for optimal health. (The health risk assessment is provided by Wellsource Inc. For access to their privacy statement click on the following link: Wellsource Privacy Statement)

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Personal Wellness Profile

Tier 2: Healthy Behaviors

Tier 2: Healthy Behaviors

Getting Started

Employees completing tier 1 can choose to get started on the path to a healthier lifestyle by completing activities and/or behaviors listed on the Tier 2 Wellness Action Sheet.
Examples of Tier 2 Activities and Behaviors

  • Meet with the Employee Wellness Coordinator to discuss your Personal Wellness Profile results.
  • Have a current membership at a fitness facility.
  • Read a suggested article about how to avoid job burn out.
  • Wear a seat belt 100% of the time

* See a Tier 2 Wellness Action Sheet for a comprehensive list of activities, behaviors, and deadlines. This is a fillable and savable file that you can download.  Once completed, please email to

Tier 3: Healthy Lifestyles

Tier 3: Healthy Lifestyles

Getting It Done

Employees completing tiers 1 and 2, and living a healthy lifestyle can be rewarded by submitting a Tier 3 Wellness Action Sheet

Examples of Tier 3 Activities and Behaviors

  • Complete a preventive exam with a health care provider.
  • Exercise moderately for at least 30 minutes most days of the week
  • Refrain from driving while using a cell phone.
  • Acquire certification in CPR and/or First Aid

* See a Tier 3 Wellness Action Sheet for a comprehensive list of activities, behaviors, and deadlines. This is a fillable and savable file that you can download.  Once completed, please email to

Employees demonstrating the behaviors listed on the Tier 2 and Tier 3 Wellness Action Sheets will be eligible for tier 2 and tier 3 incentives respectively. Action sheets are available to all employees officially enrolled in the Employee Wellness Program via the Employee Wellness Coordinator. Progress is self-reported and documented by participating employees through submission of wellness action sheets to the Employee Wellness Coordinator.