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WellCats is the Texas State Employee Wellness Program that provides specific, structured individual and group wellness activities that focuses on 8 dimensions of wellness. Services are free to all benefit-eligible employees. Download our WellCats Postcard and share with your colleagues.

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Learn more about the key services we offer below!

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  • Key Services

    • During this 1:1 session, a trained nutrition professional will assess your current diet and help identify goals to improve your diet, overall health, and well-being. If you are responsible for feeding others in your household, you’ll also receive ideas for enhancing their nutrition. Consultations can be held in-person or virtually. 

      Register for a nutrition consultation today!

    • If you struggle to prioritize healthy behaviors (especially eating healthfully and exercising consistently), then consider attending coaching sessions. You will meet 1-on-1 with a national board-certified health and wellness coach and health and fitness professional to learn how to become more motivated, manage time, develop good habits, and improve your confidence in living a healthy lifestyle.

      We are not currently accepting new coaching clients. Please check back in Fall 2023.

    • All PAN Classes are held in FCS 187.

      Our ProActive Nutrition (PAN) cooking sessions focus on using whole foods to create healthier versions of popular dishes. Whether you’re seasoned in the kitchen or brand new, we have something everyone will enjoy making.

      RSVP for a PAN Session on the Events Calendar!

      Note: Please sign up at least 24 hours in advance to ensure enough supplies are provided.

      Spring 2023 Proactive Nutrition Schedule:

      January | Sustainable Cooking

      • January 20 | Noon - 1 p.m.
      • January 27 | Noon - 1 p.m.



      • Mediterranean Diet Foods | February 3 | Noon - 1 p.m.
      • Love Your Heart | February 17 | Noon - 1 p.m.


      March | Fill Your Cup With Fiber

      • March 10 | Noon - 1 p.m.
      • March 24 | Noon - 1 p.m.


      April | Neurodiverse Cooking

      • April 14 | Noon - 1 p.m.
      • April 21 | Noon - 1 p.m.


      May | Eat Well for Mental Health

      • May 12 | Noon - 1 p.m.
      • May 26 | Noon - 1 p.m.


    • These educational sessions are streamed live via Zoom and cover a wide range of wellness topics and are presented by staff and faculty with specific expertise.

      RSVP for a Wellness Education Series on the Events Calendar!

      Spring 2023 WellCats Education Series Classes:

      • "A Systems Thinking Discussion About Weight" | January 26 | Noon
      • "Caring for Caregivers" | February 10 | Noon
      • "From 'Fad' to Fabulous" | March 23 | Noon
      • "Understanding Neurodiversity" | April 6 | Noon
      • "Unmasking Anxiety" | May | (Day & Time TBD)
    • WellCats group exercises classes are taught each week by highly skilled and enthusiastic instructors committed to providing safe and effective workouts. Our instructors will provide you with proper guidance so that coordination and experience are not necessary and will demonstrate modifications so that you can set your own intensity. Additionally, some classes will be live streamed via Zoom for those unable to join in person.

    • WellCats delivers events, classes, and presentations by request to departments or offices. Is there a well-being event or presentation you'd like to host? Fill out the request form and a wellness representative will contact you.

    • Subsidized Student Recreation Center Memberships
      • All benefit-eligible employees qualify for a $25 discount per semester to the Student Recreation Center. Visit the front desk of the Student Recreation Center to purchase your membership.  
    • Total Wellness - San Marcos Discounted Memberships
      • As a WellCats member, Total Wellness - San Marcos offers 20% off the first month and a 10% discount for continuing membership for group exercise. The discount is not available on our online portal so you must make your payment at the front desk. Classes are held at the San Marcos Activity Center.
    • Regular employees are eligible for up to 2.5 hours per week of paid leave to participate in wellness activities. Supervisor approval is required to use paid wellness leave.

    • It must be requested in advance and specify the location and type of activity. You can use either the Faculty/Staff Application for Leave Approval form or other written format such as email, whichever your supervisor prefers. Supervisors are encouraged to make a reasonable effort to accommodate an employee’s request.

    For details, see UPPS 04.04.32.

    Employees should use code "Wellness Program - 3050" in SAP to record time.