Purdue University North Central (PNC) Wellness Department offers a variety of programs and services to assist employees with better total wellness. PNC faculty and staff of all ages and abilities gain awareness, knowledge, skills, and motivation that promote a healthy lifestyle.

On this site you will find updated health news, past and present nutrition and fitness programs/classes, and information on area fitness parks/ trails.

Current & Upcoming Programs:


Weight Watchers at Work Open House
Stop by and attend a meeting at PNC to learn more about this lifestyle program to see if it’s for you. The meeting takes place at 11:15am in Schwarz 60 and lasts approximately 30 minutes.  There will be snacks and giveaways.  A new series will be starting up on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 if 15 people register.  

New Weight Watcher at Work Series
A new series will be starting up in April.  Please see below for the details and to register for the new series.
Tentative Start Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Days & Time: Wednesdays with Weigh-Ins from 11:00am – 11:15am and Meetings from 11:15am -11:45am
Location: Schwarz 25
To Register for the New Series: Sign up online or call (219)785 -5519 if you want to participate

There are two options for this series depending on the number of participants.  *If you are a benefit-eligible employee Wellness will contribute $100 towards the cost if you attend a certain number of weigh-ins/meetings.

17-Week Option

  • $186* per person which includes 19 weeks of eTools – NEW 24/7 Chat Included
  • Minimum of 20 paying participants needed to run this series

12-Week Option

  • $156 per person which includes 14 weeks of eTools – NEW 24/7 Chat Included
  • Minimum of 15 paying participants needed to run this series

All employees who join the onsite meeting between April 13th-May 8th, 2015, will receive a FREE Starter Kit which includes two portion plates, cookbook (What to Cook Now), Spring Into Action guide w/coupons.

Why Join?

  • Convenient-right at work
  • Share tips and ideas with coworkers
  • Weekly group meetings
  • Private weigh-ins
  • Includes free etools and 24/7 chat

On Campus Massages
Thursday, April 9, 2015 in LSF 75 (Aerobics room)

Book yourself a 15 minute massages on campus.  Every second Thursday of the month a certified massage therapist comes to campus to offer their services. A 15 – 30 minute massage can rejuvenate tired stressed works, relieve muscle tension and help reduce the effects of repetitive motion on hands and upper extremities. Schedule a refreshing break today. Please schedule an appointment online or call (219) 785-5519.

  • Morning Appointment Times: 8:15, 8:25, 8:55, 9:15, 9:35, 9:55, 10:15, 10:35, 10:55
  • Cost: $15 (cash or check made payable to IU Health)

FREE Body Composition Analysis
Wednesday, April 15, 2015  • 9:00am – 11:00am • SWRZ 25 (HR Conference room)

Due to popularity the Body Composition Analysis back again on Wednesday, April 15 from 9:00am – 11:00am in Schwarz 25.  It’s Free & Confidential!  Come get your own body composition analysis done and find out your metabolic age, muscle mass, % of body water and more.  This is a great tool to monitor your progress or use as a starting point. See an example of the Body Composition Analysis Report.  The whole process will take 10 minutes for less. Due to popularity, you will need to either register online or call (219) 785-5519.  Appointments are in 10 minute increments.

Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to do to prepare?
   Nothing except register for an appointment.

Do I have to wear or change into anything?
   What you’re wearing is fine, but you will need to step on the scale with your bare feet.

Who gets the results?
   Just you.

FREE Injury Assessments
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 • 2:00pm – 4:00pm • LSF 75, Aerobics Room

Do you have aches, pain, muscle imbalances, or limited range of motion?  The Back, Body and Joint Clinic and Innovative Physical Therapy are providing FREE assessments to faculty, staff and students.  During this time a brief evaluation will be performed to see what might be causing your issues and be given exercises on how to treat them.  You’ll also be able to ask the questions. Schedule your assessment online.

Super Foods
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 • 11:00am • LSF 170A

Vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber are essential nutrients we need to stay healthy.  Some foods have this special combo of ingredients and some don’t. Learn which foods are “super foods”, what these super foods can do for you and your health and how to incorporate them into your daily diet.


Anthem – Purdue’s Medical Insurance Provider

Visit the anthem.com website. At this website you can:

  • Save on health and wellness related products & services
  • Check covered preventative and wellness services
  • Watch current, trustworthy health videos and podcasts on a variety of topics

Got an idea or have a need?

Email workshop requests to Kendra Gardin


For more information, or if you have questions, please contact:
Kendra Gardin, Wellness Coordinator
(219) 785-5519