Physical Wellness

Physical Wellness

Maintenance of a healthy body through good nutrition, regular exercise, and avoidance of harmful habits.


Campus Recreation and Wellness Center

  • Member Services is located at the main entrance of the Campus Recreation Center and the Recreation & Wellness Center (East Campus Recreation). Services provided include - program registration, membership, retail items, equipment checkout/rental, locker rental, nutrition, fitness classes, etc;

Nutrition Counseling 

  • Want to take a cooking class offered in UNL Wellness Kitchen?  Click Here  to view the current classes and sign up!

Weight Management 

  • Fit + Fueled is a step-by-step program providing guidance and accountability on your journey to become healthier and feel better (for the rest of your life)!  A four-week commitment to your body and mind to start your diet-free journey to living better forever.

Smoking Cessation

  • Quitting smoking or chewing tobacco is hard - you know that. In fact, it’s common for tobacco users to try to quit several times before they finally do. Each time you try to quit though, you learn more about what works for you and eventually you can succeed.
  • No-Smoking Confidence Assessment and Tips. Fill out this contract to help you stop smoking. 


  • Join the monthly movement and compete for prizes by logging your fitness hours in a variety of tasks!  Teams are made based off departments on campus.  **Must register with a,, or email address**

NE150 Challenge 

  • Nebraska organizations, businesses, colleges and schools are joining the Nebraska 150 Celebration and the Nebraska Sports Council in an effort to get Nebraskans to complete 150 miles or more of physical activity throughout the year.

Age+Gender Screening Guidelines 

  • View NE Blue Cross Blue Shield's website to see more information about preventive screening guidelines for healthy adults.   
  • Click here to access Preventative Care Guidelines for BCBS of Nebraska 

UNL Disease Management Program 

Personal Health Assessment 

  • During open enrollment each year, employees are invited to take the Wellstream Personal Health Risk Assessment.  Individuals will recieve a personal health report on completion.  The University only recieves aggregate data.  Aggregate data is used to provide resources and programs for health improvement in the next fiscal year.  By doing so, they qualify for enhanced benefits, including:  
  • Annual preventive care allowance of $300 (for insureds age 2 and over)
  • Dependent child (under age 2) preventive care allowance $600
  • 100% coverage, up to $2,500 maximum, for routine preventive colonscopy once every 10 years beginning at age 50 (services must be provided by a Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Provider):  Click here for a list of preferred providers.
  • $0 copay for generic prescription drugs through CVS Caremark's mail service:  Click Here to View 
  • Group ID#:  RXPCN: ADV RXGRP: RX7316
  • Personal ID#:  Your nine digit identification number is based on your University of             Nebraska Personnel Number.  For example, the first two or three digits will be zeros           while the next six or seven digits represent your University Personnel Number.  (Ex:           000123456 or 001234567). 

Student Health 101

  • Student Health 101 is a monthly student online journal tailored to address issues that are pertinent to your health. 


An individual person represents the human body.


  • Fitness & exercise; stretching
  • Personal hygiene
  • Walk/cycle to work
  • Know your numbers: cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure
  • Good nutrition
  • Adequate sleeping patterns
  • Regular medical/dental exams

Wellness Pulse Check:

Are you engaged in the process of Physical Wellness?

Evaluate your own physical wellness with this brief quiz.

  • Do I know important health numbers, like my cholesterol, weight, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels?
  • Do I get annual physical exams?
  • Do I avoid using tobacco products?
  • Do I get sufficient amount of sleep?
  • Do I have an established exercise routine?
If you answered "No" to any of the questions, it may indicate an area where you need to improve the state of your physical