Wellness Champions

A wellness champion is a person appointed by your college/department which will represent the department/college in our wellness committee.

What does a Wellness Champion Do?

  • Serve as the contact person for your department in facilitating events specific to your department with the University's wellness coordinator.
  • Most importantly you would serve as a motivator to continuously encourage your fellow coworkers to lead a positive and proactive lifestyle.

How do I get involved?

  • Contact your department head to make sure your department does not have someone assigned already.
  • Once your department has appointed you as the wellness champion please contact the Wellness Coordinator Marcela Sandigo 954-262-40555.

Wellness Champions Initiatives

Know Your Numbers

Knowing your numbers is the first step to a healthier lifestyle. According to WebMD three numbers can save your life: (1) Blood Pressure (2) Cholesterol Levels (3) Waist circumference. NSU is committed in providing a healthy environment and wants to offer this service to all employees free of cost. “Know Your Numbers” is the newest initiative that has derived from NSU’s Champions for Wellness. If your department/college does not have a Champion and you would like more information please contact Marcela Sandigo or 954-262-4055.

What does the assessment include?

Medical Assessment

  • Blood Pressure
  • Glucose Testing
  • Total Cholesterol
  • Waist Circumference

Fitness Assessment

  • Flexibility Test
  • Strength Test
  • Body Fat Composition

How does it work?

Your college/department’s Wellness Champion will contact Marcela Sandigo and set up a date and time that is convenient for your department. Once that date and time is set, a group of personal trainers and pharmacists will go to your department and provide you with these assessments. The very next day, a follow-up work out will be scheduled where your department will join a group of personal trainers for a full hour of training!!

Is there a cost?

No, this service is provided to you by the wellness committee in conjunction with campus recreation.

Shark Shape-Up

What is it? Shark Shape-Up is our newest initiative towards a healthier lifestyle brought to you by NSU Wellness. As a new initiative we will pilot the program with one department with a maximum of 8 participants from your department and/or building.

Who is it for? It is designed for those that need a little extra assistance with their work-out and nutritional choices.

How long is it? The program will run for six weeks.

What is the cost? The introductory price for the pilot program will be $60 per person for the entire duration of the program.

What does it include?


  • Two 1-hour group sessions with a personal trainer per week (total of 12 sessions)
  • Last session will be in the RecPlex
  • Two 1-hour nutrition education on the topic of the group’s choice with Marilyn Gordon, Registered Dietician

Nutrition Topics

  • Nutrition 101: Learn the Basics of the Six Essential Nutrients
  • Debunking Nutrition Myths and Fads
  • Fueling an Active Lifestyle
  • Feeding a Healthy Heart
  • Preventing Cancer with a Knife and Fork
  • Vegetarian Nutrition
  • Food Label Reading
  • Portion Distortion
  • Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension
  • Choose your own topic