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(Jan. 9, 2014) -- In the new year, faculty and staff members can take steps to improve their mind, body and spirit in order to live a healthier life. With the Rowdy New U program, you can be part of a community at UTSA where participants help motivate each other to become the best you possible.

>> If you are ready to make a change, fill out the Rowdy New U registration form.

For more information, contact Kristee Phelps at 210-458-6102, Anna Racelis at 210-458-5304, email wellness@utsa.edu or visit the UTSA Wellness website.

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Rowdy New U wellness programs

Adult group exercise program
Rowdy New U is offering more than 25 fitness classes each week at the Main Campus and Downtown Campus recreation centers. Fitness classes include:

  • Morning, noon and evening classes
  • Strength training
  • Yoga
  • Cycling
  • Boot camp
  • Zumba
  • Running workshops

Body composition analysis
Program participants receive biometric assessments every three months to track their progress. Check your blood pressure, body fat percentage, muscle mass and waist circumference. This enables you to make informed decisions regarding overall health and wellness goals.

Educational programs
There is a variety of courses to enhance knowledge and provide key information to help you achieve your health goals. Classes include:

  • Heart Health
  • Behavior Changes
  • Stress Management
  • Healthy Image
  • Weight Management
  • Tobacco Cessation

Demo kitchen
In monthly demo kitchen classes, participants cook with others and learn about new foods and fresh recipes. The classes include tips on healthy ingredient substitutions to make your favorite dishes healthier.

Tobacco cessation
The UTSA Worksite Wellness Program offers tobacco cessation classes for faculty and staff. The program consists of eight sessions for seven weeks. Facilitators are trained and certified in the American Lung Association "Freedom From Smoking" program.

The program begins Jan. 14 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Downtown Campus in Buena Vista Street Building Room 4.301B.

Jan. 14 -- Session 1: Thinking About Quitting
Jan. 21 -- Session 2: On the Road to Freedom
Jan. 28 -- Session 3: Wanting to Quit
Feb. 4 -- Session 4: Quit Day
Feb. 6 -- Session 5: Winning Strategies
Feb. 11 -- Session 6: The New You
Feb. 18 -- Session 7: Staying Off
Feb. 25 -- Session 8: Celebration

For more information or to sign up for the tobacco cessation program, email wellness@utsa.edu or call 210-458-5304.

 

 

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UTSA makes the grade with a strong core curriculum

UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.

For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.

Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.

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