CEHD Wellness Program

The College of Education and Human Development wellness program is meant to encourage the use of employee health benefits and beyond. You are an essential part of the WMU community with and we want to invest in you and your health and well-being. On this page, find numerous health resources, wellness events, monthly tips, walking maps and more!

Monthly wellness tips

  • May 2023

    Schedule your Holtyn Wellness Assessment 

    Holtyn would love to see you this summer for your 2023 wellness assessment. Schedule your appointment online by logging into your account at www.holtynwellness.com. You can also complete the assessment with your primary care provider by having them fill out the Medical Provider Assessment form. It can be printed at https://wmich.edu/sites/default/files/attachments/u919/2019/WMU-Physician%20Form_0.pdf.   


    What's happening this month?

    Sensational Salads Cooking Class  
    Friday, May 12th (Rain date Thursday, May 18th) in Kohrman Cook Lab, Room 3302 

    Join Registered Dietitian, Gretchen Kauth and Brianna McCann (Program Manager from the Office for Sustainability and Gibbs House) as well as dietetic student assistants for a cooking demonstration. This taste-testing workshop will highlight spring and summer-inspired recipes. Fresh produce from Gibbs House Farm will be featured! 

    Save the Date for the 2023 Poker Walk 
    Tuesday, May 16th (Rain date Thursday, May 18th)  
    Round up your Western colleagues and friends to register a team for the 21st Annual Poker Walk on Tuesday, May 16. Teams begin the walk outside the Student Recreation Center tennis courts between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Additional details and registration are available at wmich.edu/events/67813. We look forward to seeing you there!
    Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation Walking Challenge  
    Wednesday, May 24 to Tuesday, June 7 

    Did you know Kalamazoo has over 30 city parks? When you join this challenge, you will get a passport of all the parks in Kalamazoo. Go for a walk in as many as possible during the 14-day challenge. Bring along a family member, friend, or pet for this challenge and enjoy the outdoors. Submit the total number of parks you visit by June 7 at 5 p.m. to be entered into a random gift card drawing. Register at https://wmich.edu/wellness/programs. 


    Let's Get Moving Walking Group  
    Wednesdays from 10 to 10:30 a.m.  

    May 3 and 31: Miller Fountain  

    May 17:  Waldo Library Front Entrance 

    May 24:  Goldsworth Valley Pond Bridge


Walk your way to wellness

Walking is one of the easiest ways to get your daily fitness in! Just a short walk can help to improve your mood, boost endorphins and help you to feel your best for the rest of the day. Grab a co-worker and take a walk around WMU's beautiful campus or visit one of CEHD's three buildings: Kohrman Hall, Sangren Hall or the Student Recreation Center.


Want to walk more?

Join WMU's Let's Get Moving walking group! This group goes on a walk on Monday's and Wednesday's and is open to all WMU students, faculty and staff. There is no pressure to walk with the group the entire time as participants can join and leave as they see fit. Each walk is approximately 30 minutes long. Register for an upcoming walk. 

Risk Statement: Participation in exercise activities, fitness activities, wellness rooms and special events is purely voluntary, and individuals participate at their own risk. Participants should be aware of the possibilities of bodily injury and should understand that they are responsible for any and all costs arising out of injury or property damage sustained through participation. Should someone become injured, please notify a program or facility supervisor for assistance.