Encouragement for a Health Lifestyle

The University strives to provide a work environment that encourages all employees to lead healthy lifestyles and proactively work toward improving our health. We believe fitness is important for employees in achieving good health, preventing serious disease, and better managing existing health conditions.

Prior to participating in any physical activities, please contact your Primary Care Physician for approval.

You may be interested one of the many health and wellness programs, informational resources, or scheduled wellness events:

Wellness Events

Healthy Rewards Program

Review Cigna's Healthy Rewards program (PDF) Employees who are enrolled in one of the three Cigna medical plans are eligible to participate in Cigna's Healthy Rewards Program. There are two ways employees can participate to earn a gift card.

  • Complete your annual physical and receive a $50 gift card.
  • If you are expecting, participate in Cigna's Healthy Pregnancies, Healthy Babies program.
    • If you enroll in the program during your first trimester and complete the program after delivery, you will receive a $100 gift card.
    • If you enroll in the program during your second trimester and complete the program after delivery, you will receive a $50 gift card.

Fitness Facilities

Both the Biddeford and Portland campuses have fitness facilities available at no cost to all employees. Finley Recreation Center on the Portland campus and the Campus Center in Biddeford offer wellness opportunities including:

Please contact the Biddeford Fitness Center at (207) 602-2282 or Finley Recreation Center at (207) 221-4349 with any questions.

Employee Assistance Program

UNE's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is part of a comprehensive approach to health and wellness. These resources offer confidential support, guidance, and resources that can assist you when you need a little help managing your personal life. 


Our Ergonomic Work Station Information (PDF) and our Work Station Exercises (PDF) can help reduce stress on our body and help you have a more comfortable day. If you would like to request an ergonomic evaluation, please have your supervisor contact Cat Martins in HR.

UNE: Tobacco and Smoke-Free

As part of our dedication to promoting a healthy environment, UNE became a 100% tobacco-free and smoke-free campus in 2014

UNE’s policy makes all University campuses smoke and tobacco-free, including personal vehicles parked on UNE property. Smoking of tobacco or other substances and use of all tobacco products will not be permitted anywhere and anytime on the University campuses.