Healthy for Life: T.E. Atkins UM Wellness Program

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UMKC Resources

Counseling & Family Services

  • Mindfulness Practice Center
    Download a variety of meditations and relaxation practices from 3-30 minutes.
  • UMKC Counseling Center
    The UMKC Counseling Center offers a free initial confidential psychological consultation to UMKC faculty and staff for a wide range of personal and emotional concerns. We will explore concerns and resources for follow-up, both within the university and the community. If the follow up is at the Center, the fee is $20 per session.


  • For a list of businesses offering discounts to UMKC faculty and staff, click here. If your business offers a discount for UMKC faculty and staff, let us know by emailing

Faculty & Staff Resources

  • Faculty Senate
  • The Faculty Senate is a group that formulates, recommends and assists with implementing policies concerning the educational and research operations of the campus and other matters affecting the welfare of the campus, the faculty and students.
  • Staff Council
  • Staff Council is a group that represents the staff and its needs to University administration.
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City Human Resources
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City Training & Development
    The UMKC Training & Development team offers employee learning and development opportunities, customized training, supervisory and organizational development.  All sessions are typically offered 2-4 times per year and all are free of charge. 


Wellness Resources  

  • Clean Commute Program
    UMKC Clean Commute encourages students and faculty at the University of Missouri-Kansas City to ride bikes to campus through the semester-long loan of bikes from our on-campus facility. Any UMKC faculty or staff member may visit the Hub to get a non-loner bike repaired, volunteer, or learn more about alternative transportation options around Kansas City.
  • Kansas City, MO Health Department
    Online services regarding health services and education and news releases.
  • Kansas City Parks and Recreation
    Find out more about Kansas City parks, recreation, community centers and activities.
  • Kansas City Regional Arthritis Center
    Provides arthritis physical activity and self management programs.
  • Swinney Recreation Center
    As a Student Affairs agency, Swinney Recreation Center meets the ever-changing needs and interests of students and the campus community by providing programs, services and facilities that are comprehensive, inclusive and unsurpassed in quality. Swinney Recreation centers at Volker Campus and Hospital Hill are open to all UMKC faculty and staff for a minimal monthly fee.
  • YMCA of Greater Kansas City
    Providing a wide variety of programs and services designed to enhance the overall spiritual, physical, and mental well-being of our entire community.  There are 19 YMCAs located in the Kansas City metro area.  **Special pricing for UMKC employees via Corporate Wellness Partnerships.