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WellCats is Texas State University's Employee Wellness program. Services are free to all benefit-eligible employees. As part of your wellness program, you have access to information about upcoming classes and workshops, nutrition topics, healthy recipes, and health behavior change coaching strategies via a monthly newsletter, Microsoft Teams posts, and our website. 

As a TXST Bobcat employee, you are also a WellCats member.

WellCats is a well-being program specifically designed with you in mind. The WellCats well-being program offers free health and wellness education and activities to all benefit-eligible employees of Texas State University. Services are offered virtually and in person.

WellCats Liability Waiver

To participate in some WellCats events, Texas State employees must sign a liability waiver. We recommend that all employees have a signed waiver on file so they're ready to go!

The liability waiver is valid indefinitely. If you have completed registration in the past, you will not need to sign it again.


  • We would like to remind you to please always sign in at your classes or sessions. Accurate attendance records are very important in helping us build a case for the future of the wellness program. 

  • 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 Summer 2024.

    • 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.

      Upcoming Proactive Nutrition Schedule:


      February | Eat Your Heart Out with Plant-Based Meals

      • February 9 | Noon - 1 p.m.
      • February 23 | Noon - 1 p.m.

      March | Cooking for Prevention - Foods that Support a Healthy Microbiome

      • March 8 | Noon - 1 p.m.
      • March 27 | Noon - 1 p.m.

      April | One Pan Meals to Keep Your Kitchen Clean

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

      May | Getting Your Essential Fatty Acids

      • May 17 | Noon - 1 p.m.
      • May 31 | 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!

      Upcoming WellCats Education Series Classes:

      • "Conversations on Weight" | January 25 | Noon
      • "Demonstrations of Love & Care" | February 29 | Noon
      • "All About the Microbiome" | March 21 | Noon
      • “Stress & Aging” | April 18 | Noon
      • “Conversations on Trauma” | TBA | Noon
    • 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.

    • Interested in a stretch or movement break at your next departmental meeting? 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.

    Supervisors are encouraged to make a reasonable effort to accommodate an employee’s request.

    For details, see UPPS 04.04.30.

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


Additional Information

For questions, contact the Well-Being team at 512.245.2557