Wellpower is our wellness program for part-time and full-time, benefit-eligible, staff and faculty at SMU. The website, wellpower.smu.edu is web-based and may be accessed via any internet-connected computer. The Wellpower program year will run August 27, 2012 through June 30, 2013.
Use the links to the right to learn more about the following areas of Wellpower.
The new Wellpower program will feature two reward periods of five months each. The fall period will run from August through January, and the spring period will run February through June. Wellpower will end the program for the year on June 30, 2013.
Wellpower has a new look! We have partnered with Baylor Health Care System and LiveHealthy Texas to provide an updated website that includes our wellness activity information, resources, team and individual points tracking system, and more.
To be eligible to earn a reward, participants must complete an online Health Risk Questionnaire (HRQ) and provide recent biometric screening data. This data may be obtained by completing a free on-campus screening or by faxing recent screening results from a full physical to Baylor Health Care System. If a participant completes the HRQ and screening in the fall reward period, s/he has met the requirement for the spring reward period and does not need to repeat the screening or questionnaire again until the following fall.
Participants are then challenged to earn at least 3 credits during the reward period.
NOTE: Credits earned in one reward period do not carry over to the next reward period.
Rewards will include:
|1 day of vacation
||6 month membership to Dedman Center
|2 months free parking on campus
||30 minute chair massage at Dedman Center
|$40 gift card through giftcertificates.com
||$75 discount on a class through Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE)
|5 Meal tickets to RFoC at Umphrey Lee
Participants who complete all requirements at the end of a period will be invited to select their rewards in the month following the end of the reward period. Rewards, such as vacation days, may be require up to two months to process due to various payroll cycles.
Wellpower will offer 3 challenges in addition to the Weigh-In/Weigh-Out challenge each reward period. During each 6-week challenge, participants will be required to complete a number of activities in the areas of self-assessment, education, and practicing new healthy behaviors. One 6-week personal challenge may also be developed during each reward period. All personal challenges must be approved in advance by our new health coach, provided by Baylor Health Care System. Credits must be earned within the reward period; credits are not carried over from one period to the next.
Additional Credit Opportunities
The Naturally Slim program will be available in the spring semester and completion will be worth 1 credit in Wellpower.
Create a Team or Participate as an Individual
Our new website allows you to complete challenges as a member of a team or as an individual. If you would like to create a team, first designate a team captain and choose a team name. The captain will login to the Wellpower site and complete the team information. Team members will then receive an email notice asking them to logon using their email address and the assigned password. Once logged in, the team member can choose a new password and complete the profile information. A Team Captain's handbook will be available soon!
Confidential, Convenient Health Coaching Available
Beginning in October, Wellpower will host a Baylor Health Coach on-campus most Wednesdays during the long semesters. Our health coach will teach wellness seminars, approve personal challenges, provide confidential individual health coaching, and conduct outreach to the staff/faculty community to promote a culture of wellness at SMU. Email us at email@example.com for additional information or to connect with our health coach, Paige Shouse.
Free Exercise Classes at Dedman Center
Dedman Center provides several free drop-in exercise classes for staff/faculty. Most are held just before work, at lunchtime, or at 5pm. A Dedman Center membership is required to participate. Look for the "star" on the Group Exercise schedule to identify Wellpower's free classes.
Wellpower will offer two lunchtime seminars during each challenge to provide education about the challenge topic.
Wellpower will offer orientation sessions over the lunch hour.