Wellness Program

The University of Pikeville Wellness Program is intended to encourage our faculty and staff to put forth an extra effort towards improving their health, both mentally and physically. 

Recent events have included a health fair, biggest loser competition and Steptember Walking Competition. Any and all suggestions for future events are welcome. Please e-mail Human Resources with your ideas and requests.

 

Tobacco-Free Campus

The University of Pikeville has a responsibility to its employees and students to provide a safe and healthful environment. Research findings show that tobacco use in general, including smoking and breathing secondhand smoke, constitutes a significant health hazard. In addition to causing direct health hazards, smoking and other uses of tobacco products (smokeless) contributes to institutional costs in other ways, including fire damage, cleaning and maintenance costs, and costs associated with employee absenteeism, health care and medical insurance.  Effective August 1, 2010, the University of Pikeville campus became completely tobacco-free. Specifically, smoking or use of other tobacco products will not be permitted on any college property or in college-owned vehicles. Assistance quitting is available, for more information come by or call the Human Resources office.

American Cancer Society Resources for Quitting

Healthy Walking Paths of Pikeville, Ky.

The Pike County Diabetes Partnership recently unveiled four walking trails throughout the city of Pikeville. The group is supported by the City of Pikeville, Pikeville Main Street Renaissance Program and UNITE Pike. The four walking trails are clearly marked with color-coded plaques and are set in concrete flush with the ground.

Click here for a brochure (in Adobe Acrobat PDF format) containing the walking paths map and trail descriptions. The trails are all close to campus and make a great retreat before or after work or even during lunch break.

Healthy Walking Paths:

Location Distance Degree of Difficulty
Downtown Walk ½ mile Moderate
Residential Walk 1 mile Moderate
Bypass Walk 1½ miles Moderate
Historical Walk 2 miles Strenuous

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