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HEA 189
HEA 189: Health & Wellness for Faculty and Staff

HEA 189 is designed to help individuals learn more about their own health and wellness through the acquisition of knowledge and the evaluation of attitudes and behaviors. Participants will monitor and assess their own health and wellness activities and will be supported in promoting lifelong fitness.
Employees and spouses taking HEA 189 will have free access to the Student Recreation and Wellness Center during the semester of enrollment. A valid ID is required to enter the building. To carry over memberships through the summer, a minimal fee is required.  

Tuition Waiver FAQs - HEA 189 (PDF)

Tuition Waiver Form (PDF)

HEA 189 Application (PDF)

Registration Process for HEA 189: 

1.   Fill Out Appropriate Applications(s)

   a. First-time takers of HEA 189 or if it has been 2 calendar years since taking a class an    application will have to be completed for admission before enrolling in the class. The    application can be found here and should be turned  into the Transfer Center located in    Lowry 3rd floor. Please note that spouses will have to pay an application fee. The fee can    be paid with cash, check, or money order.

   b. If you have taken HEA 189 within the last 2 years then you do not need to reapply and/or    fill out a new application.

   c. If you have graduated as a graduate or undergraduate student or have previously been a    graduate student and are not currently enrolled in graduate classes and want to take HEA    189 then you will need to reapply as a non-degree seeking post-baccalaureate and use the    HEA 189 application referenced above.

   d. Please note that the application process can take 2-5 days and you should allow for that in    the registration process.

2. Complete Tuition Waiver

A completed tuition waiver must be turned in to Human Resources at the beginning of each fall/spring semester in which an employee/spouse is registered for the course.  Call Human Resources at 270-809-2146 for more information.

   a. There is a firm deadline for tuition waivers each semester. This will always be the drop/add    deadline for each semester. ex: Spring 2015: January 16th by 4:30pm.  Deadline information    can be found on the Academic Calendar link: here.

   b. The steps to submit tuition waiver are as follows:
      i. Employee turns waiver into HR
      ii. HR sends waiver to Bursar
      iii. Bursar applies the waiver to the student account once they have registered

   c. ABSOLUTE DEADLINE for tuition waivers & registering for class is the same day.

3. Contact Registration for Class Override

   a. If you are a current participant you can register during pre-registration up until the    drop/add deadline because the Registration Office places overrides on students enrolled in    the current semester ahead of pre-registration time.  For more information on registration    deadlines, please see the Academic Calendar link: here.

   b. If you are a new participant or a returning participant within the 2 year time range you
   can contact the Registration Office via 270.809.2394 or to    request a permission override for HEA 189.

4. Register for Class on MyGate on the Academics Tab

   a. The deadline for registering for this class is the drop/add deadline day. ex: Spring 2015 is    January 16th.  Deadline information can be found on the Academic Calendar link: here.

   b. The steps to register are as follows:
      i. Academics tab.
      ii. Registration tool box.
      iii. Add or drop classes.
      iv. Type in 5 digit CRN (ex: Spring 2015: 14643) in worksheet box at bottom of       registration screen (you can search for “HEA 189” to find the CRN number).
      v. Click submit changes.
      vi. Registration is complete.

Additional information:

1. HEA 189 is offered on a pass/fail basis and cannot be used to complete the 120+ hours for graduation requirements. Please carefully review the syllabus for course requirements. This course requires the completion of a diary documenting a minimum of three 45-minute workout sessions per week.  Attendance at employee health fairs is recommended. See the course syllabus for more information.  

2. If you are not currently enrolled or eligible to schedule for classes, and the only course you want is HEA 189, use the streamlined HEA 189 application: here. If you are seeking admission for HEA 189 and/or other classes, apply online: here.  

3. If you anticipate using all of your waivers for other courses during the fiscal year, this HEA 189 course will not count against the current limit. Contact Human Resources for further information.  

NOTE: Submission of the tuition waiver does NOT automatically register employee/spouse in the course.

Contact Information

If you have admission questions, call 270-809-3350.

If you have questions about the HEA 189 course, contact Brittney Stinnett at 270-809-4458 or by email at

If you have questions about the Racer Wellness, contact Lauren Smee at 270-809-4672 or by email at  

If you have questions about the registration process for HEA 189, contact the Registration Office at 270-809-2394 or by email at

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Modified 11/5/2015
Article ID: 893