Launched in 2007, this office provides faculty and staff with resources to improve quality of life through the adoption of healthier lifestyle behaviors. The programs focus on five key areas of health improvement and maintenance: nutrition and weight control; tobacco control; prevention and self-care; physical activity; and life balance. The office’s signature program is WellBama, a wellness screening and health coaching program that assists employees with the identification and understanding of key factors relating to a healthy lifestyle (cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure and much more), combined with a personalized coaching session with a wellness expert. (205) 348-0077
The University of Alabama provides a comprehensive benefits package. In addition to top-notch medical benefits, the University offers a generous leave policy including annual, sick and holiday leave, as well as employee/family-friendly leave of absence policies. For a complete employee benefits summary, click on the benefits link above.
The University of Alabama offers a wide array of medical resources. The University Medical Center provides a walk-in clinic for faculty, staff and their families who are covered under The University of Alabama medical insurance (Blue Cross/Blue Shield). The clinic is staffed by Board Certified Nurse Practitioners who treat urgent non-emergency complaints such as minor injuries, respiratory complaints, fever, coughs, sore throats and minor eye infections. Lab and radiology services are available in-house in most cases. Physician consultations are readily available when needed. No appointments are taken or needed. The University Medical Center can be contacted at (205) 348-5030.
The University of Alabama is home to some of the finest recreational facilities in the country. University Recreation’s offerings include a Recreation Center with state of the art resistance and cardiovascular equipment, basketball, volleyball, racquetball and multi-purpose courts, a suspended running track and indoor climbing wall. The Recreation Center also houses the Outdoor Recreation office which offers equipment rental, an onsite bicycle repair shop and a variety of outdoor programs. The University’s Aquatic Center contains indoor lap pools and an additional workout facility. For individuals preferring to exercise outdoors, the University’s tennis and outdoor pool complex provide great opportunities. For those wanting to keep it simple, the beautiful campus provides miles of paths great for walking, running or biking. University Recreation has a number of family friendly policies that will make fitness fun for the whole family. For more information, contact University Recreation at (205) 348 5164.