Physical Wellness

Physical Wellness

Physical wellness allows us to care for our bodies through physical activity and nutrition. At Pitt, you have the option to join group exercise classes at one of our on-campus facilities, as well as pair up with a health coach for one-on-one wellness coaching for healthy eating, lifestyle changes, and more. In-person, online, and telephonic wellness services are available to faculty, staff, and students, giving you the opportunity to modify your individual needs so you can get the most out of Pitt's phsyical wellness services.


Physical Wellness Resources

Be Fit Pitt: Be Fit Pitt offers opportunities for faculty and staff at Pitt, along with members of the community, to participate in health and fitness classes, programs, and initiatives. Explore the on-campus facility or visit the website for more opportunities and information.

MyHealth@Work: An onsite health and wellness center exclusively for faculty and staff that treats a variety of health issues at no cost, regardless of insurance coverage. Services include biometric screenings, blood pressure checks, and one-on-one health coaching for faculty, staff, and departments.

On-Campus Facilities: Facilities are available across campus for faculty, staff, and students to work out, swim, and play recreational sports. Facilities include the University Club, Trees Hall, and Bellefield Hall.

Additional Resources

UPMC Health Plan is dedicated to helping Pitt employees stay healthy, eat well, and maintain progress by providing weekly tips and healthy recipes to follow, as well as an action plan to help you track your weight management goals. Check back after the new year for the 2018 UPMC MyHealth Weight Race program.

Physical Activity Resources

Weight Management Resources

High Blood Sugar Resources

High Blood Pressure Resources

Cholesterol Resources


Wellness Incentives for the 2017-2018 Plan Year

During the 2017-2018 plan year, participants in the University’s medical plans have the opportunity to earn reward dollars for the completion of the MyHealth Questionnaire, along with physical exams, biometric screenings, and preventive care services. You can learn more about healthy rewards on this 2017-18 Wellness Incentives PDF. The healthy activity list and their associated Healthy Incentive Account (HIA) reward dollars follows:

Activity HIA Reward Value
MyHealth Questionnaire $75
Biometric Screening $50
Preventative Physical Exam with a PCP $25
Preventative Screenings (Age Appropriate) $25
Flu Vaccination $25
Other Immunizations $25

On-campus flu shot clinics have now ended. Flu shots are available at Falk Pharmacy on the Pittsburgh campus during regular pharmacy hours on a walk-in basis.