The University is involved in several programs that promote good health and overall wellness, including:


SPN Wellness Center

Faculty & Staff Workout Hours
Monday - Friday
Front Desk: 972.883.5347
5:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

This facility is shared with the Athletics department, but has times that are dedicated to faculty and staff workouts.

Faculty and staff are also welcome to make an appointment with our wellness manager Deborah Hamlin ( | 972.883.2072) for nutrition coaching related to management of:

  • Weight
  • Diabetes
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Other Health Concerns


SPN Exercise Classes

U-Jam Tuesdays & Zumba Wednesdays
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

RSVPReply Please (Répondez S’il Vous Plaît) to to reserve your place in class!

Please complete a brief survey to help us plan more group classes in the future.

Synergy Park North Wellness Center
Synergy Park North Wellness Center
Synergy Park North Wellness Center
Synergy Park North Wellness Center

Please print, complete, and bring these forms with you to your appointment with our wellness manager:

Informed Consent Agreement (PDFPortable Document Format File, 58KB)

Intake Questionnaire (PDFPortable Document Format File, 84KB)

Weight Management Questionnaire (PDFPortable Document Format File, 119KB)


Wellness Center Rules

  • Consult your physician before beginning a fitness routine.
  • The SPNSynergy Park North Wellness Center is a membership-only facility. Do not allow access to children or non-members.
  • Use safety collars, spotters and proper technique on all equipment.
  • Follow instructional placards on strength equipment.
  • Re-rack all weights after use.
  • Wipe down equipment after use.
  • Wear proper workout attire.
  • No food allowed. Only water bottles are permitted.
  • Bring valuables at your own risk.

Please Remember:

  • You may place a lock on a locker during your workout. Once you have completed your workout, locks must be removed prior to leaving the facility.
  • Towels are not provided. Please remember to bring your own as needed.

Corporate Challenge

Corporate Challenge

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.

Live Healthy

North Texas

Live Healthy America

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.

Interested teams of 2-10 people can register to participate through Live Healthy America. Please contact the Wellness Committee for more information.

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.

Living Well

Make it a Priority

Living Well

The University of Texas System provides a variety of wellness programs and services through our Living Well initiative, including: