Health and Wellness
The Health and Wellness component of Winston-Salem State University’s Human Resources Department was created to provide students, staff, and faculty members with an abundant source of health and wellness information, resources, and activities being held on the campus of Winston-Salem State University and throughout the Forsyth community. The Human Resources Department will serve as a liaison between various departments in order to promote events, lifestyle changes and healthy rams for life.
Human Resources' Health and Wellness Collaborative includes the following departments: The School of Health Sciences, The Department of Human Performance & Sport Sciences, The Health and Wellness Committee of the Staff Senate, The Workplace Improvement Committee of the Staff Senate, and University Recreation.
"The mission of Winston-Salem State University health and wellness initiative is to support a positive impact on the workplace health and wellness environment among faculty, staff, and students. The University aspires to implement a comprehensive wellness initiative that engages the faculty, staff, and students to strive for health through mind, body, and spirit. WSSU envisions a faculty and staff population that is dedicated to preventive self-care and achieving optimal health and well-being."
Campus Wide Initiatives
• "Eat Smart, Move More, Weight Less" was developed by professionals from North Carolina
State University, NC Cooperative Extension, NC Division of Public Health, and East Carolina
University Brody School of Medicine. Based on the theory of planned behavior, Eat Smart, Move
More, Weigh Less is a weight management program that uses strategies proven to work for
weight loss and maintenance. Each lesson informs, empowers and motivates participants to live
mindfully as they make choices about eating and physical activity. (Two Options)
♦ Online Class Overview ♦ Enrollment The Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less 15-week program
holds classes online, using the Blackboard Collaborate online learning system. The cost: $30
with $25 refund for good attendance (Must be a member of the NC State Health Plan). The
deadline for Registration is Wednesday, January 28th at 5:00 pm. Clink the link for more
♦ On campus Class Overview: Health has arrived. Healthy weight loss classes begin in January.
The cost: $20 for 15 weeks. The program provides opportunities for participants to track their
progress and keep a journal of healthy eating and physical activity behaviors. This program is
offered to employees interested in eating smart, moving more, and achieving a healthy
weight. Contact Deana Brim at 336-750-3345 for more information.
• The Destination Transformation Boot Camp is geared towards those faculty and staff who
would like to get healthier and lose weight in the process. It meets every Tuesday and Thursday
from 5:30 - 6:30 pm in the Thompson Center Room Rm 207 A. The cost is 25.00 for the entire
semester. To sign up for the camp contact Ken Canion via the The Ken Canion Group.
• The Winston-Salem State University's Department of Human Performance & Sport
Sciences has received a grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to
implement an obesity intervention designed to improve the psychosocial wellbeing and physical
health of African American women. Human Performance and Sports Science is the lead organization
and will partner with the Novant Health Maya Angelou Center for Women's Health and Wellness of
Forsyth Medical Center, the YWCA of Winston-Salem, the Mental Health Association in Forsyth
County, and Goler Memorial AME Zion Church. "The Coach Approach to Obesity Prevention:
Changing Outcomes, Attitude, Character, & Health"
Human Resources Health and Wellness Partnerships
• The staff of the A.H. Ray Wellness Center welcomes you to Winston-Salem and WSSU. The
Wellness Center is here to assist you in being successful at WSSU. Call us at 336-750-3301 or come
by. We can help with most physical health, mental health, and substance abuse concerns.
• Having trouble developing a healthy lifestyle as a professional on the go? Don’t Sweat It!,
Let University Recreation (UREC) help. University Recreation has UREC Fitness
Activities and UREC Events. There are also things you didn’t know about the perks to having a UREC
• The Health and Wellness Committee of the Staff Senate provides educational information that
encourages better health practices. Workshops, seminars, and special events focus on five areas:
self-responsibility, nutritional awareness, physical fitness, stress management, and environmental
• The Workplace Improvement Committee of the Staff Senate is responsible for gathering
information regarding workplace improvement recommendations and/or questions that are not
addressed by employee grievance policies and procedures.