Exercise Referral Program

The Department of Campus Recreation & Wellness in collaboration with University Health Service is excited to offer the Exercise Referral Program (ERP)!  ERP offers 8 weeks of FREE personalized training for UK students who would benefit from taking part in regular exercise.


Students enrolled in the ERP program work with a Certified Personal Trainer for 8 weeks with the goal of learning how to incorporate physical activity and exercise into their daily lifestyle.  



To be eligible for the ERP program, Students must meet the following criteria:

  • Current UK Student or eligible student with access to UK Campus Recreation & Wellness facilities (paid Recreation Fee) 
  • Current UK Student or eligible student who has paid the mandatory Health Fee
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 31
  • Do not regularly take part in exercise

Program Components

During the course of the 8 weeks, participants will regularly meet with a Campus Recreation & Wellness Certified Personal Trainer that will provide guidance and instruction. Students will learn fundamental exercises, how to use various fitness equipment, design programs and other imformation related to fitness. Participants will meet with a Certified Personal Trainer  for up to 8 sessions, and two asessment and goal sessions.  

How Do I Sign Up? 

The initial step in the ERP process is to schedule an appointment with UHS by calling 323-APPT (2778) or Schedule Online for a Primary Care Clinician. UHS Clinicians will then evaluate Students and then refer eligible Students to the Department of Campus Recreation & Wellness (RECWELL) 


Once referred to RECWELL, Students will be contacted by a RECWELL representative to schedule an initial consultation with a Certified Personal Trainer to begin the formal training portion.  


*Please note that the ERP program is scheduled based upon availabilty.  In the event that a slot is not open, all referred Students will be contacted to schedule an initial Consultation session to discuss opportunties and direction until a slot becomes open.   


Have Questions? 

Exercise Referral Questions? Email Fitness Services for assistance: recwellfit@uky.edu