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AU's Faculty & Staff
Wellness Program

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AhealthyU | Getting Fit | Eating Right | Managing Stress | Work/Life Balance | Financial Wellness


Are you up to date on your preventative screenings?

Many of the risk factors of chronic disease and premature death are preventable if detected early. Getting routine preventative screenings is the most important step towards early detection. 

Visit the links below to get your customized screening guidelines:

CareFirst Preventive Guidelines

Kaiser Preventive Guidelines





Click here to view the full AhealthyU Calendar

  • Flu Shots for Faculty and Staff

    AhealthyU is offering flu shots at no cost to faculty and staff. Appointments must be made in advance (see contact details below). All flu vaccinations will be held on the following dates/locations from 9am - 1pm:

    • Wed, Oct. 19 | Mary Graydon Center, Room 203-205 | Contact: or 202-885-3742
    • Tue, Oct. 25 | WCL Tenley Campus, Library N100B| Contact: or 202-274-4031
    • Wed, Oct. 26 | Mary Graydon Center, Room 203-205 | Contact: or 202-885-3742
    • Wed, Oct. 26 | 4401 Connecticut Ave, Lower Level Conf. Rm. | Contact: or 202-885-1246
    • Thurs, Oct. 27 | Spring Valley Building, Room 438| Contact: or 202-895-4923
    • Thurs, Nov. 3 | Mary Graydon Center, Room 2-5 (Benefits and Wellness Fair)

  • Benefits and Wellness Fair

    Thursday, November 3 | 9am - 2pm | MGC 2 -5

    Learn about your AU benefits directly from the providers and about wellness services in our local area. Take advantage of complimentary specialty health screenings, seated massages, financial wellness seminars, and walk-in flu shots. Enter the raffle for a chance to win a Nutri Bullet, Starbucks gift basket, Capital Bikeshare membership, and other great prizes. Points to AhealthyU Game players ask for your 3 point stamps!

  • Financial Wellness Seminars with PwC

    Register now for Financial Wellness Seminars presented by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Four sessions will be held on Thursday, Nov. 3: MGC 203-205; 4401 Connecticut Avenue, and WCL, Capital C117. Topics include Take Control of Your Money; Pre-Retirement Planning (50+), and Keeping Your Financial Balance. Sessions are open to all faculty and staff. Visit the link below for more details and to register through AsuccessfulU. Points to AhealthyU Game players ask for your 1 point stamp!


  • Work-Life Integration Recharge Series

    This series of monthly Monday sessions taps into the physical, mental, and spiritual areas of your life that may be unfulfilled. Experts from AU will lead interactive and energizing discussions. Enjoy light snacks and lots of conversation in a safe space while we propel each other on the right paths!

    Next session: Monday, December 12 | Meditation for Mental Clarity, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

    Information | Registration

  • Seated Massage

    15 or 30 minute relaxing massages provided by licensed massage therapists each month for Faculty and Staff

    Thursday, September 22nd
    Thursday, October 20th
    Tuesday, November 15 - 4401 Connecticut Ave, Lower Level Conference Room
    Wednesday, November 16 - WCL, Library N100B
    Wednesday, December 14th

    All massages are from 11am-2:15pm in Mary Graydon Center, Room 203, unless otherwise specified.

    Information | Register (use your email address)

  • Weight Watchers at Work

    Join anytime and stay committed to your weight loss goals! Weight Watchers at Work currently meets every Thursday at noon on main campus.

    For every 10 meetings that you attend, AhealthyU will give you a $50 reward (taxes applicable)

    Can't make the on-campus meetings? You can enroll through AhealthyU and attend meetings in the community, and still receive the AhealthyU benefits!

    Next Open House: Thursday, January 26 | 12pm | TBD

    Ever wonder what goes on at a Weight Watchers meeting? This complimentary session is your chance to see what Weight Watchers is all about before enrolling. Please contact AhealthyU by Friday, January 27th if you are interested in enrolling in the next series.


  • Give Us 15 Minutes, We'll Give You $50

    Complete an online confidential health assessment to get a personalized wellness report!

    All full-time faculty and staff who complete the assessment by October 31 will receive a $50 credit towards an AU Rec Sports membership or $50 in EagleBucks (rewards subject to tax).

    All participants will be entered into a drawing for a Fitbit® Flex™.


  • AhealthyU Group Fitness Classes

    Exercise classes exclusively for AU Faculty and Staff hosted in Jacobs Fitness Center, Cassell Fitness Center, and satellite campuses

    No cost for Rec Sports Members, $5 Drop-In fee for Non-Members

    August 29 through December 9th

    View the full schedule at the link below:


  • Brown Bag Wellness Workshops

    Monthly lunchtime workshops designed to support healthy living through a variety of topics

    Tuesday, September 13th | 12:00 - 1:00pm | Butler Boardroom | Brain Health and Aging |
    Thursday, October 13th | 12:00 - 1:00pm | MGC 3 - 4 | Ergonomics and Deskercise |
    Tuesday, November 1st | 12:00 - 1:00pm | MGC 200 | Easy Lunches on the Run
    Wednesday, December 7th | 12:00 - 1:00pm | Kay Chapel | Find a Pause in this Stressful Season with Reflection and Mindfulness | REGISTRATION



  • Cooking Demonstrations

    Lunchtime healthy cooking demonstration with Chefs from AU Dining. All sessions are from 12pm - 1pm.

    Friday, Sept. 30th | MGC 3 - 4 | Holy Crepes! Building a Better Brunch
    Thursday, Oct. 27th | MGC 3 - 4 | Pulses: A Healthy, Affordable, Protein-Packed Superfood
    Friday, Nov. 18th | MGC 3 - 4 | Mason Jar Salads: Convenient and Healthy Meal Prep
    Friday, Dec. 9th | MGC 3 - 4 | Passage to India: Keep Warm With Curry This Winter | REGISTRATION



  • AU Farmers' Market
    Wednesdays on the Quad - January through April / September through November
  • From the Farmer
    Local produce and goods delivered to campus weekly
  • Community Supported Agriculture
    9 week (Sept - Nov) & 18 week (June - Nov) shares available
  • Group Exercise Classes
    Variety of exercise classes on campus exclusively for Faculty and Staff members
  • Complimentary Fitness Testing