Get Fit On Us: Employee Wellness Scholarship
The new Wellness & Success Center (WSC) is buzzing with activity, and it has something for everyone! Members of the WSC enjoy amazing sports, fitness, and wellness programming including:
- Group Fitness Classes
- Personal Training*
- Health and Fitness Workshops
- Intramural* and pick-up sports
- Summer Fitness Challenges*
- Indoor Walking Track
- Customizable Bouldering Wall
- Individual Strength/Cardio Training
- And more!
To support employees in achieving their wellness goals, Employment Services & Operations and Sports & Fitness are collaborating to offer a limited number of scholarships available to UHD employees to offset the cost of membership at the WSC. Scholarship recipients enjoy access to the WSC during operating hours, including peak hours, for only $20/month. This means that scholarship recipients can choose to use the WSC before work, after work, on the weekends, or even during work hours if they take advantage of the Fitness Release Time program**!
WSC Hours (subject to change):
- Monday-Thursday: 6 a.m.–10 p.m.
- Friday: 6 a.m.–7 p.m.
- Saturday: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
- Sunday: Noon–4 p.m.
Contact CeCe Booty, Coordinator of Customer Services in Sports & Fitness, via email for more details about the employee wellness scholarship program and to inquire about potential remaining employee wellness scholarships.
*Additional fees may be required for certain programs.
**The Fitness Release Time program is available to full-time benefits-eligible staff members with supervisor approval.
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.
U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.