Wellness Certificate Program

The Employee Development Program (EDP) offers a Wellness Certificate Program designed to develop and recognize a commitment to overall health and well-being. This program consists of a combination of training and/or self-study, as well as community service, across the 8 dimensions of wellness identified by UARK Wellness of University Recreation in partnership with Human Resources.  

Program Requirements 

  • All program participants applying for a wellness certificate, at the time of application, will provide a written personal impact statement describing his or her plan to make wellness and well-being a priority both for themselves individually, but also within their area on campus.  
  • There is no time limit for earning the wellness certificate, and participants are encouraged to work at their own pace.
  • Complete a minimum of 20 points of training, self-study, and/or community service and/or engagement.
    • Complete the required 4-week Wellness You Program, offered by UARK Wellness for 4 points.  This program will be offered once per semester, in the fall and spring.  You will be able to sign up for this program through the Employee Development Program (EDP) Calendar.  
    • At least 2 points within each of the 8 dimensions of wellness. 

 Examples: 

  • SKY Meditation Course [3 pts] 
  • Religious Study i.e., bible study [1 pt] 
  • Spiritual retreat [1 pt] 
  • Mindfulness class i.e., meditation [1 pt] 
  • UREC outdoors event [1 pt] 
  • Earth Day activity - on or off campus [1 pt] 
  • Volunteering to pick up trash [1 pt] 
  • Plant a garden [1 pt] 
  • Walk or ride to work [1 pt] 
  • HR health and benefits fair [1 pt] 
  • Earth Day activity - on or off campus [1 pt] 
  • Work-related conference [1 pt] 
  • Work-related continued education (CEUs) [1 pt]
  • Special event on campus [1 pt] 
  • Community recreation team [1 pt] 
  • Sporting event [1 pt] 
  • Community service [1 pt]

To apply, complete this Sign Up Form.

Wellness Portfolio 

  • Upon completion, all program participants will submit a Wellness Portfolio.  This should include documentation of all program requirements listed below: 
    • A written summary of what was learned, as well as justification for the topics covered for any self-study or generalized wellness training. 
    • A Personal Impact Statement. 
    • Personal Impact Statements will specify participant behaviors and actions, a timetable, and the desired result of impact related to wellness and cultivating a community of wellness and well-being on campus.  
    • Participants have a great deal of freedom in creating and presenting their wellness portfolios, beyond the specific requirements listed. 

Submit your Wellness Portfolio here

Incentives 

Participants who complete the 20 points of training, self-study, and/or community service and/or engagement will receive: 

  • A UARK Wellness lapel pin; 
  • A certificate of completion; and 
  • A letter to the recipient’s supervisor or department head 

For more information contact Dr. Asher Morgan, UARK Wellness, University Recreation, at drmorgan@uark.edu.