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Drexel Named One of Philadelphia's Healthiest Employers By Philadelphia Business Journal

PHILADELPHIA, April 3, 2013

Drexel Health Fair
Students, faculty and staff enjoy some time at the university's Health Fair as part of Drexel's Healthier U program.

The Philadelphia Business Journal has named Drexel University one of Philadelphia’s healthiest employers for the third year in a row.

Drexel takes a holistic approach to the health and well-being of its students, faculty and staff through the “A Healthier U” program headed by Victor Tringali, executive director of University Wellness,” which addresses physical, mental and financial wellness.

“Our goal is to become one of the healthiest colleges in the nation,” Trinagli said. “We're not going to take our foot off the accelerator until we achieve that."

One of Drexel’s newest programs is Drexel Proactive Health, an onsite wellness model that utilizes the expertise of the University’s Department of Nutrition Sciences, as well as master fitness trainers and massage therapists from Drexel Athletics, to provide an integrated and holistic approach to better health through personal exercise programming, nutrition counseling and therapeutic massage. 

“We try to connect the unique resources Drexel has to offer to create innovative programs that support a culture of healthy living,” Tringali said.

Drexel’s “A Healthier U” program is aimed at everyone, including full-time and part-time employees, adjunct faculty and more than 24,000 students and provides numerous opportunities for improving health and well-being, such as a walking club, meditation group, workshops and weight management programs. Drexel Proactive Health services, located in the state-of-the-art Drexel Recreation Center at 33rd and Market Street, are also open to working professionals in the region seeking to improve their fitness and well-being.

More information about the award-winning program, A Healthier U, is available by visiting http://www.drexel.edu/healthieru. More information on Drexel Proactive Health is available at http://drexel.edu/reccenter/health_and_wellness_proactive.html.

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