The University is involved in several programs that promote good health and overall wellness, including:
- Corporate Challenge
- Live Healthy
- Living Well
- Physical Activity Challenge 2014: Living Well, Moving Well >>
UT Dallas participates in the Corporate Challenge, a 10-week Olympic-style event run by the City of Richardson Parks & Recreation Department. Beginning every year in late August, teams of UTD employees and their families compete against other organizations in sports as varied as bike racing, golf, horseshoes, and swimming. Beyond promoting exercise and good health, the University uses this event to raise money for the Special Olympics of Texas.
The Live Healthy Wellness Challenge is a team-centric weight loss and physical activity program that assists in making positive changes leading to a healthier lifestyle. In 2008, UT Dallas was one of the first Texas employers, and the only institution of higher learning, to participate in the program. the University is still active and losing weight while on its way to becoming a healthy, Tier One university.
Highlights from UTD’s previous challenges include:
On January 26, Vice President for Administration Dr. Calvin D. Jamison led a walk across campus for students, faculty and staff to kick off the 2012 Wellness Challenge. The Wellness Committee, a co-sponsor of the event, distributed giveaways to participants immediately after the walk.
Teams McDermott on the Move and HDP Regulators were the winners in weight-loss and activity. In all, participants lost 211 pounds and engaged in 141,760 minutes of activity. A breakfast was held on April 29 to recognize everyone’s accomplishments.
Make it a Priority
The University of Texas System provides a variety of wellness programs and services through our Living Well initiative, including: