Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 18, 2011
Drexel University recently received a Healthiest Employers Award by the Philadelphia Business Journal. The University is the only higher education institution to receive the award that was presented at a ceremony on June 2.
Drexel is known for taking a special interest in the health and well-being of its students, faculty and staff through the “A Healthier U” program headed by Victor Tringali, Director of University Wellness.
“With its primary focus on physical activity, healthy nutrition and smoking cessation, A Healthier U is increasingly integrating healthy behaviors into our University culture to help healthy individuals stay healthy,” Tringali said. “It also provides those with health risks the resources they need to reduce their chances of chronic illness or serious medical conditions in the future.”
Drexel is a top-ranked university with more than 4,000 full-time employees. The “A Healthier U” program is aimed at everyone, including part-time employees, adjunct faculty and the 23,500 students.
“We are committed to fostering an environment that offers our students, faculty and professional staff opportunities to positively impact their health,” Tringali said. “I am very proud of what we have accomplished in such a short time and excited about the programs and offerings that A Healthier U has planned for the future.”
The program focuses on physical, emotional and financial wellness, offering all students and staff support in every area they require. A state-of-the-art recreation center and numerous opportunities for improving health and well-being—including a wide range of Lunch & Learn discussions—are available to the Drexel community.
Founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, Drexel is the nation’s 14th largest private university and is ranked second among national universities in the U.S. News list of “Up-and-Comers.” Drexel is widely recognized for its focus on experiential learning through its co-operative education program, technology and use-inspired research.
More information about the award-winning program, A Healthier U, is available by visiting http://www.drexel.edu/healthieru.
For more information about the health and wellness program, A Healthier U, contact Vic Tringali at 215 895 1484 or healthieru(at)drexel(dot)edu
News media contact: Britt Faulstick, news officer, Office of University Communications
215-895-2617, or bef29(at)drexel(dot)edu