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:


Take Charge of Your Health
February 1, 2015 – March 29, 2015

Program Details:  You have a manual for your car, your computer and electric devices…even your toaster.  But do you keep a manual on YOU? Do you have a place to store all your vital health information? The time has come to Take Charge! By pulling together your personal health information and securing a primary care provider you will be ready to play a more active role in your care.

At the end of the 8-week challenge, you’ll have completed a confidential health manual for yourself that includes: Health Contact Information, Health Numbers, Medication Listing, Family Medical Tree, Health Information, Medical Visits, Medical Documents & Reports, and Primary Care Provider.

Sign Up and Take the Challenge Today! All benefit-eligible employees that sign up by Friday, February 7, 2015 will receive a binder with tabs to store this manual.

Take Charge of Your Health Participant Materials


FREE Body Composition Analysis
Thursday, February 26, 2015  • 9:00am – 11:00am in SWRZ 25 (HR Conference room)

Due to popularity the Body Composition Analysis back again on Thursday, February 26 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.



On Campus Massages
Thursday, March 12, 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. For more information or to schedule an appointment 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)


Spring Health Screening
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 and Thursday, March 19, 2014 in LSF 144

View Health Screenings to find details for the Spring Health Screening. To schedule an appointment.



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