Health and Wellness Benefits & Membership Discounts

The Heart Disease Prevention Program  in the department of Health and Exercise Science is now covered as a part of CSU employees’ preventative care benefit (a $480 value) for Anthem and UnitedHealthcare health plan subscribers. All others receive a 20% discount.  For more information about the current program, please check out the CSU Preventative Benefit Promo Flyer. Contact: Tiffany Lipsey, MEd, at (970) 491-3847 or online.

Nutrition-Focused Cooking Workshops

The KRNC has chef- designed nutrition-focused cooking workshops. These culinary offerings are designed to shake things up from the original and popular Date Night Cooking Classes. The updated format will keep the best parts of the previous classes—delicious recipes, helpful cooking tips, participants don’t do dishes— while adding an increased focus on nutrition. The workshops contain menus that display nutrition and culinary how-to’s, which are both needed for putting evidence-based recommendations into daily practice. We hope you join  in these sessions to learn skills that help break down the common barrier of kitchen intimidation and promote self-efficacy in the kitchen! New workshop topics and menus will be released each semester.

No workshops are currently scheduled. Please check back later for new offerings, or subscribe to their newsletter for monthly updates!



Intuitive Eating Practice Group

Join Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor Kalyn Garcia, MS RDN for a 10-week deep dive into Intuitive Eating. Whether you are new to Intuitive Eating or you’re looking for a refresher and community, this program will offer space, structure, support, and discussions to help you explore and heal your relationship with eating, food, and body.

No sessions are currently offered for this program. Please fill out the interest survey and help them determine when to run the new session.

Eating Disorder Support Group


This group focuses on recovery topics such as nutrition basics, joyful movement, coping skills, and body image. Participants receive support from peers and facilitators, educational handouts and worksheets, opportunities for goal setting and activities outside of group, and valuable discussions on recovery topics and challenges. In addition, three of the ten weeks are dedicated meal support sessions.

No cohorts of this program are currently open for registration. Please complete the interest survey to be added to the contact list for the next program.

Healthy YOU Lifestyle Program

Healthy YOU is an eight-week healthy lifestyle class that includes nutrition, mindful eating, and exercise. This classic KRNC program was recently updated to be more weight-inclusive and places emphasis on health promotion using non-dieting principles. Developed, updated, and led by master’s-level RDNs, Healthy YOU’s research-based methods along with peer support make this popular program an effective platform for long-term success. This program is offered at both of our locations at CSU’s Fort Collins and Spur campus.

There are no sessions of Healthy YOU currently open for registration, please check back another time.

Please fill out the  interest survey to help determine when they should run their next session.

Healthy YOU 2

HY2 will include expanded education on topics such as: blood sugar 101, insulin resistance, inflammation, more about carbohydrates, and more. This class is designed for those who have prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, metabolic disease, PCOS, and/or heart disease risk factors. HY2 has replaced our Diabetes Prevention Program and Diabetes Empowerment offerings. Healthy YOU is a required prerequisite for participation in HY2.

The first cohort of Healthy YOU 2 will likely start in fall 2024. More details coming soon!


Interested? Help determine when to run the first session by filling out the  interest survey  – theywill reach out to you when details for the class have been determined.

Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center’s masters-level registered dietitian nutritionists have expertise to address a wide spectrum of nutrition needs. They are in-network with Anthem BlueCross BlueShield and Cigna insurance, but not all plans cover nutrition counseling services. C2C covers 40-100% of its diabetes group programs and 20% of nutrition consultations (virtual or in-person) for a variety of nutrition needs, including:
  • General healthy eating, meal planning and health coaching
  • Intuitive eating and mindful eating
  • Disordered eating and eating disorders
  • Gastrointestinal conditions including irritable bowel syndrome, GERD, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, fatty liver, and other digestive disorders
  • Diabetes prevention and diabetes management
  • Weight concerns
  • Heart disease prevention and heart disease management
  • Appetite concerns
  • Drug-diet interactions
  • Osteopenia and osteoporosis
  • Nutrient deficiencies and supplement safety
  • Sports nutrition (recreational, competitive, occupational)
  • Cognitive and neurological conditions and migraines
  • Immune-related concerns including autoimmune diseases, histamine intolerance, and eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Nutrition concerns related to mental health
  • Food allergies and intolerances (testing not provided through KRNC)
  • Vegetarian and vegan diets
  • Prenatal and maternal nutrition
  • Child, teen and family nutrition
  • Nutrition for healthy aging
  • And other medical nutrition-related concerns

KRNC also offers group programs (virtual and in-person):

  • Custom cooking classes and food demonstrations
  • Lifestyle management programs
  • Diabetes prevention and management
  • Nutrition presentations

For the latest information, please visit their website

The Campus Recreation Center offers all employees free, unrestricted access for two weeks — whatever month an employee chooses — to make full use of its cardio and weights facilities, climbing wall, classes, pool, and more. New members also receive a free fitness assessment! After that, CSU, with the support of Anthem, will pay 50 percent of the price of membership if the employee signs up to be a member.  

2-Week Free Trial Membership: Current CSU Employees are eligible for a free, 2-week trial membership. If you’d like to redeem your trial membership, you must come to the Service Center (front desk) of the Student Recreation Center during our service desk hours of operation (this membership type cannot be purchased online).

The Adult Fitness Program (OPEN with limited capacity) offers regular fitness assessments and a variety of exercise options with the goal of improving members’ cardiovascular fitness, strength, and flexibility. C2C will pay for 50 percent of the price of an individual membership to this Health and Exercise Science Program.  Couples or family rates will get a $20 discount in place of the 50 percent for individual membership.  In addition, you can get warm-ups and workouts at the CSU Adult Fitness Program YouTube channel.

This program offers a monthly newsletter that promotes updated programs and information. If you are interested in signing up to receive the newsletter, please contact Kimberly Burke at (970) 491-0928 or [email protected].

Colorado State University’s Center for Mindfulness is a center where we are working intentionally and collectively to create conditions that inspire personal and community transformation leading to mindful communities and fostering socially conscious, compassionate, and mindful leaders.

  • Upcoming mindfulness events can be found here!
  • A list of resources, including past recordings, is also available.

The Center for Mindfulness (C4M) is delighted to announce a virtual 6-week Sleep Education Series with C4M’s Sleep Coach, Lauren Ziegler. Starting May 21st to June 25th, Tuesdays on Zoom from 12 PM to 1 PM.

In this 6-week online group program, you’ll come away with a personal sleep success plan that works for your lifestyle so that you can sleep better and finally have the energy to focus on the things that are really important to you. Join our group program on Tuesdays at 12-1pm MDT on Zoom, starting May 21st, 2024.  For more information on the Series, please visit the C4M Website.


Campus Connections – Youth Mentoring Program

Campus Connections is currently recruiting youth mentees to participate this fall

 Submit a referral for your 10-18 year old.

Campus Connections is a therapeutic youth mentoring program that pairs 10-18 year olds with a CSU student mentor for weekly group mentoring sessions on campus.   Student mentors spend four hours once a week with their mentee in a group setting to provide academic support and career planning, encourage positive social skill development, assist with goal setting, and implement wellness programming. Strong bonds are developed over the 12-week program between mentors and mentees. Youth start Campus Connections in September or February during the 4th week of the CSU semester.  Many youths are referred by school counselors, probation officers, case workers, or other caring professionals. Families can also directly submit a referral.  Campus Connections was developed at CSU and is now licensed and being offered at four other campuses across Colorado (UNC, UCCS, CSU-Pueblo) and at the University of New Zealand.  Campus Connections is an award-winning program that has been recognized for the effective, innovative, and engaging approach to mentoring.


Phone: 970-492-4004

Phone: 970-988-9811

CSU Campus Connections Website

Many families experience challenges as their children become adolescents.  Campus Connections (CC) is here to help! CC is a campus-based therapeutic youth mentoring program operated through the HDFS Family Therapy Program

Sleep Improvement Program

Do you:
Take 30+ Minutes to fall asleep? 
Spend 30+ minutes awake at night?
Wake up 30+ minute before your alarm?
Feel Tired during the day?

If you answered yes to any of these questions sleep improvement might be a great resource for you. Proper sleep can help reduce depression symptoms, anxiety symptoms, perceived stress, nightmares, education and knowledge about sleep. The sleep improvement program is proven to be effective without medication. 

Employees are eligible to use their Health Savings Account for this program.


Contact Natalie Rolle
[email protected]
(970) 491-5181
Learn more about Sleep Improvement

Get Healthy and Get Cash

CSU employees have access to two programs designed to reward employees for taking steps to improve their health.

Faculty and Administrative Professional employees

The 2023 wellness incentive period has ended. Check back later in 2024 for more information. If you are interested in what the FITLife program generally looks like, please refer to the current year’s information hereFor more information on FITLife, see the HR website. 


State Classified employees

State Classified employees are invited to participate in Colorado’s Employee Wellness Program – State of Health.  This program is available to employees who are enrolled in both Cigna and Kaiser.  With the Employee Wellness Program – State of Health, State Classified Employees can earn discounts on their medical insurance premiums.  Just follow the program this fiscal year, and next fiscal year your insurance premiums could be discounted $20/month.  Participate in activities online following these steps:

  1. Complete a health assessment and create your health wish list.
  2. Participate in healthy activities to earn points.
  3. Collect your $20 monthly discount by completing activities by the annual deadline.

For complete information, visit the website for Colorado’s Employee Wellness Program – State of Health

Family, Couple, Individual, and Group Therapy

Through Commitment to Campus, employee wellness benefits include family, couple and individual therapy, as well as a variety of therapy groups for youth and adults at the Center for Family and Couple Therapy. The Center is a full-service therapy center dedicated to empowering families, couples, and individuals to strengthen their relationships, resolve troubling issues and achieve personal well-being. C2C wellness benefits include a 30% to 50% discount on an already low sliding fee for therapy. Appointments are currently available through telehealth with a return to in-person services anticipated in the fall.


Center for Family and Couple Therapy Website

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (970)491-5991.

Massage Therapy

In addition to state-of-the-art facilities, the Campus Recreation Center offers reasonably priced massage by Licensed Massage Therapists.  Massages are available in a variety of techniques in 30 minute, 60 minute and 90 minute sessions.  Check out their Massage Therapy website for more information.


The Office of The Ombuds assists faculty and staff at all levels in resolving complaints or problems involving University policies, procedures and personnel. The Employee Assistance Program helps employees and members of their households with personal issues through no-cost counseling services as well as legal and financial planning resources. The EAP is a confidential source of personal support that can be accessed 24 hours a day.

Nursing Moms Accommodations

CSU has a policy to support the health of nursing mothers at CSU. The policy embraces all applicable laws, rules, and regulations in support of public accommodation of nursing mothers. It provides necessary resources, including private, sanitary lactation areas for breastfeeding or milk expression and authorizes reasonable flexibility in scheduling break times to allow for breastfeeding during the workday.

A number of new lactation rooms are open for nursing moms on campus.


See the guide and map posted by Facilities Management online or contact Facilities at (970)491-0077.

Advance Care Planning with Larimer Health District

Larimer County Advance Care Planning Team

Talking about health care choices and preferences can be difficult, but without planning ahead, individuals and their family members may not know what to do in the face of a serious accident or illness. Who would make your medical decisions if you were unable to speak for yourself?

The Larimer Advance Care Planning Team can help any person, 18 years or older, to create advance directives that represent their own values and choices, at no cost.

Guides offer one-on-one support in completing advance care plans that represent what is important to individuals by explaining treatment options, putting their choices in writing, and sharing them with family members and physicians.  Help is available to update and distribute existing plans.

Contact the ACP team at 970-482-1909 to schedule an appointment or visit the website   for information and downloadable forms.

Discount Pass to City of Fort Collins Recreation Facilities


City of Fort Collins Recreation Facilities

Colorado State University employees are now welcome to purchase 25-Admission Multiple Facility Passes or a Multiple Facility Admission Pass at the Corporate Pass Program rate at the following City of Fort Collins Recreation facilities:

  • Edora Pool Ice Center: 1801 Riverside Ave
  • Mulberry Pool: 424 W Mulberry St
  • Northside Aztlan Community Center: 112 E Willow St
  • Senior Center: 1200 Raintree Dr.
  • Foothills Activity Center: 241 E Foothills Pkwy
  • The Farm at Lee Martinez Park: 600 N. Sherwood St.

Employees may purchase passes at the discounted rates shown on the City’s website. There is no need to complete the application form, as C2C has already done this for all employees.

Note: Employees purchasing passes under this program must bring their CSU Employee ID as a means of verifying their employment with Colorado State University.

Discount Pass to City of Boulder Recreation Centers

Colorado State University employees who live within Boulder city limits receive 15% off resident rates for membership at all three recreation centers in Boulder (North Rec, South Rec, East Rec)! The CSU Employee Discount Program applies to immediate family within the same household of the employee. It also has flexible annual or month to month membership options!

Memberships to the recreation centers provide amenities such as:

  • 25 yard indoor lap pools
  • Weight and cardio rooms
  • Personal training services (additional fee)
  • Tennis, platform tennis and racquetball courts
  • Fitness, weight training and yoga classes including sculpting, NIA, Pilates and more!
  • Programs and access for people with disabilities
  • Drop in sports: basketball, volleyball, pickleball, etc. 

BONUS- Unlimited Access to Boulder Reservoir, new state of the art Scott Carpenter and Spruce Pools!

Note: Employees purchasing passes under this program must bring their CSU Employee ID as a means of verifying their employment with Colorado State University.


Questions? Contact:

Matt Gazdik at [email protected]