Highlander Wellness

Radford University is devoted to providing our employees with the resources needed for overall health and wellbeing. A healthy work-life balance does more than improve the productivity and satisfaction of employees; it positively affects the overall lifestyle and well-being of employees and their families. Please see below for a listing of resources.

Family/Work Life Balance


Changes in your lifestyle can have a big impact on your health. The CommonHealth program strives to make a difference in the health of employees and the workplace by integrating health into the work culture. More than 40 different health promotion services are offered to state agencies, including fitness and stress management, personal health and safety, and weight control and nutrition.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Employees who are participating in one of the health plans offered by the state can take advantage of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). This plan offers counseling sessions for employees and their dependents with up to four sessions at no charge. EAP counselors are available to assist employees with issues related to: alcohol, drugs, family, health, legal, financial, housing, mental health, childcare, elder care, grief, spousal/child/parent abuse, workplace, career planning and retirement.

Please select your plan provider for additional information.

Faculty & Staff Fitness

The Department of Health and Human Performance offers Faculty and Staff Fitness Programs in Peters Hall Fitness Lab.

Campus Walking Routes

Several walking routes [PDF] have been mapped out around the Radford University campus with the distance and approximate time taken to walk the loop.

Weight Watchers

The Commonwealth of Virginia offers Weight Watchers at special pricing to state employees, spouses and adult dependents. Visit Weight Watchers [PDF] for information on the program options, special offerings and how to join. Employees eligible for the health benefits program may also be reimbursed for half the cost of services, once they have completed program requirements.

At-work meetings are held at Radford University every Thursday from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Human Resources Conference Room. All employees are eligible to attend and can join at any time.

For more information on joining Weight Watchers and beginning your journey to a better you, visit weightwatchers [PDF].

Other Health Programs

The Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to offering programs that aid in the health of our employees. If you are an employee who has chronic health issues and are participating in a state health care plan, you may qualify for the Healthy Insights program that provides aid for specific health issues. The Healthy Beginnings program offers additional benefits for maternity wellness.

In addition, to help our employees live a healthy lifestyle My Active Health offers resources, guidance and support you need to reach your wellness goals! Change does not happen overnight but we'll help you start down the path to a healthier lifestyle today. To take advantage of these programs, visit MyActiveHealth Brochure [PDF] or select the program listed below that fits your needs.

If you have questions about Highlander Wellness or any of these programs, please contact your HR Benefits Team at 540-831-5008 or email at hr@radford.edu.