The University of Tasmania (UTAS) is committed to supporting its employees to improve their health and wellbeing.
Active UTAS is a holistic program designed to improve the health and wellbeing of UTAS employees through four key areas; physical activity, mental health, nutrition and hydration, and drugs and alcohol.
Active UTAS seeks to overcome some of the barriers to participation in positive health and wellbeing opportunities, foster change in the workplace and encourages staff to make a commitment to their health on a daily basis.
The program includes a range of physical activity and educational workshop sessions at various times and locations on Hobart (HBT), Launceston (LTN), Cradle Coast (CC), Rozelle and Darlinghurst campuses in a social group environment that not only improves health and wellbeing but cohesion, productivity and morale in the workplace.
Active Tasmania is pleased to be coordinating the Active UTAS program in 2014. For more information please contact the Active Tasmania Project Officer and coordinator for the Active UTAS program Rachel Grantham via email Rachel.Grantham@utas.edu.au or phone (03) 6348 8178
Prior to commencing in an Active UTAS activity please complete an Active Tasmania Participant Consent and Health Check and return to the Active Tasmania Project Officer.
"I have participated in the rowing, swimming stroke improvement classes, and Body Attack on Wednesday mornings. I have really enjoyed these activities which have pushed me beyond my comfort zone and introduced me to new activities and colleagues, and reintroduced things that I haven’t done since I left high school.
"I am so glad that I discovered the Cognitive Change Program. It was just what I needed to kick start a new routine of health and fitness. It is only a start, but the pacing of the Program over twelve weeks meant that we made a commitment to keep going for that time and by the end of it I had really started to feel the benefits. "