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 12 Week Series
May 7, 2014 – July 30, 2014

The Weight Watchers® at Work Program offers PointsPlus™ – weekly meetings, confidential weigh-ins, and support from co-workers and Weight Watchers staff. This program addresses the issues that have always stood between you and losing weight, such as hunger, temptation, or just a bad day. You’ll learn to choose foods that keep you full longer so that you don’t eat for the wrong reasons, which means you can lose weight and keep it off.  If you are a benefit-eligible employee PNC Wellness will pay $100 towards the cost of the series, if you attend a certain number of meetings.

For more information, call Kendra Gardin, Wellness Coordinator, at 219-785-5519.

Summer Walks
Fridays at 10:15M

Join us every Friday this summer for a group walk.  Prior to the start, we will meet by the fountain in front of the Technology building.  Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes as we will be walking the nature and fitness trails around campus.  The walks last approximately 30 minutes.

July’s Herb Garden Delights
Friday, July 25 at 12pm in LSF 170A

Join us for the next installment of cooking with herbs as we learn how to make our own salad dressings and beverages.  There will be a salad bar for us to try out the dressings.  Each person will be concocting their own drinks.

Registration for July’s Herb Garden Delights

Thursday, August 14
Appointment times (all are in the a.m.): 8:15, 8:25, 8:55, 9:15, 9:35, 9:55, 10:15, 10:35, 10:55
Cost: $15
For more information or to schedule an appointment please call 219-785-5519.

Freedom From Smoking Cessation Program
Tuesday, July 8 – August 19, 2014
10am – 11:30am in SWRZ 30

This FREE smoking cessation program is designed to help people learn what steps to take to “kick the tobacco habit” and stay quit.   To help people along the journey to become a nonsmoker, the first  3 classes offer tips and techniques that prepare them to quit smoking and the last 3 classes offer support.  If someone is undecided, no problem.  They may attend the 1st session and find out about the program and see if it is right for them!  This program is open to all Purdue employees and their spouses/ssdps.

Please Note: In order to receive the Tobacco User Premium waiver you must attend at least 6 of the 8 sessions.  The waiver begins October 1, 2014


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