FEBRUARY 15, 2006

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OSU-Oklahoma City certified as a healthy business

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City has been selected as one of Oklahoma’s Certified Healthy Businesses in recognition of the positive health and wellness opportunities provided for its employees and students.

Oklahoma Turning Point identified OSU-OKC as a healthy business for its contributions to improving the health of all Oklahomans. Oklahoma Turning Point is a community partnership of the Oklahoma Academy for State Goals, the Oklahoma Turning Point Council, the State Chamber and the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

“OSU-OKC offers students, faculty, staff, alumni and the general public Wellness Programs to keep Oklahomans healthy,” said Victor Amarteifio, director of the Wellness Center. “Our programs are designed to accommodate individuals of all fitness levels.”

The Wellness Center continually upgrades facilities and develops partnerships with other metro health programs. A partnership with Integris Pacer Health Services enables the center to offer members diverse and professionally taught classes on campus.

“We are honored by this recognition,” stated OSU-OKC President Jerry Carroll. “OSU-OKC has always had a commitment to the wellness and health of our campus and community. In addition to a state-of-the-art fitness center, we continue to develop seminars that offer tips on healthy lifestyle choices.”

Wellness Center membership is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni and the general public. Students currently enrolled pay no membership fee. A free one-day trial pass is available for anyone interested in joining the Wellness Center. Membership includes a free fitness orientation with a certified trainer, as well as use of Wellness Center free weights and cardio/fitness equipment, the five-hole golf course, outdoor fitness track, volleyball court, croquet court and tennis court. For more information on Wellness services, call 945-8642 or visit www.osuokc.edu/wellness.