Our Mission

We provide and support wellness and recreation experiences for the Wright State University family through eight unique wellness components:

physical - emotional - spiritual - intellectual

occupational - social - family - and financial

We encourage and support individuals in their lifelong quests for a balanced lifestyle.

Wellness & Recreation committee meetings are open to all WSU employees.  For more information on how to get involved, send an e-mail to jennifer.turpin@wright.edu.


Congratulations and thanks to all who participated in our 2013 Healthy Recipe Contest!

This year's winners are:

  • 1st Place: Megan Fritschie
  • 2nd Place: Terri Klaus
  • 3rd Place: Lori King

All of this year's delicious recipes are available in the 2013 Healthy Recipes Cookbook!
Download the cookbook (PDF)

Chair Massage in the Student Union

Chair massage in the Student Union is offered the second Friday of the month.  Treat yourself to this affordable stress buster during your lunch break! Sign up at the Student Union Rec Desk. Appointments available from 11-2 p.m.  Registration opens Monday prior to scheduled chair massage date.

Program Fees: 15 minutes: $12.00, half hour: $24.00
Chair Massages are located in the Student Union Studio B.

Contact Jennifer Turpin with questions at jennifer.turpin@wright.edu or (937) 775-5816.


Ongoing Programs
Fall  Programs
  • Fit Bowl
  • National Yoga Month
  • Employee Health & Benefits Fair
  • USAF 5K, Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K
  Spring  Programs
  • Cross Ohio
  • Wear Red for Women
  • Indoor Triathlon
  • Healthy Recipe Contest
  • National Employee Health and Fitness Day
  • Faculty, Staff & Retiree Picnic

[ View our program brochure for program details Ihttps://www.wright.edu/sites/default/files/page/attachements/Handbill%20Fall%202013_1.pdf]

Wellness Wheel

Wellness Wheel

Wellness is defined by Merriam Webster as “a state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal” (www.m-w.com).  We often only consider physical health when deciding whether or not someone is “well.”  Eating nutritiously and exercising are necessary for a healthy lifestyle, but they make up just a part of total wellness.  Wellness has several components, and it is often depicted as a wheel with several spokes. The wellness wheel depicted at the right has seven spokes: physical, mental, spiritual, career, social, family, and financial.  If areas (spokes) of the one’s wellness are under developed or neglected, the “wheel” (i.e. wellness) will be off balance.  Wellness is when there is a degree of balance among the areas.  What one considers “optimal wellness” is based on their needs, experiences, and circumstances.  As we go through life’s challenges and joys, the different aspects of wellness will fall in and out of balance and may need more attention than other areas.

Wellness Aware Questionnaire