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What is a Certified Healthy Department?

As healthy employees, we are happier, more engaged, resilient, confident, and successful. We are better prepared, both physically and mentally, to achieve our personal and professional goals.  We also understand that individual health and wellness is difficult to achieve alone.  Certified Healthy Department was created in 2011 to recognize work groups at OSU Stillwater and align with Oklahoma’s “Certified Healthy” Program. It was expanded to the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Offices in 2014, and to the OSU/A&M system in 2015.
By becoming a Certified Healthy Department you are providing a healthy environment for faculty, staff, students, and visitors, thereby supporting the culture for an overall healthier OSU. By meeting most or all of the criteria to become Certified Healthy, your department provides an environment to foster healthy lifestyle choices while at work.

Become a Certified Healthy Department


Certified Healthy Department applications for 2024 are now open! Applications are due by April 1, 2024 at 5 p.m.


Apply now

See a sample application here to prepare your answers ahead of time.

2023 Winners

Congratulations to our 2023 Certified Healthy Department winners!
Meet the 2023 Winners


For questions or more information, please contact:


Kimberly Beard

Assistant Director of Employee Wellness

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