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Marshall, PEIA Partner For Wellness Program

Reported: Feb. 11, 2014 12:38 PM EST
Updated: Feb. 11, 2014 12:47 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Rachel Tarr, Bethany Simmons) - Marshall University will partner with the Public Employees Insurance Agency for a wellness program.

The Pathway to Wellness Program is available at more than 900 worksites across the Mountain State and offers classes on topics like nutrition, fitness, stress management and education about chronic illnesses.

It's designed to improve productivity among employees and promote health through prevention.

The program was previously administered out of state, but now Marshall's College of Heath Professions and the Marshall University Research Corporation will take over those duties.

"Some of our faculty and graduate students will be able to participate in the program, which is really nice, unique," Dr. Michael Prewitt, Dean-MU College of Health Professions said. "It's an opportunity for them to be involved on the ground so to speak in some of these programs where they more than just talk about and practice in the laboratories, but they'll actually be working with some of the providers."

A kickoff party for the new program is scheduled in Bridgeport this April.



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