Buckeye Wellness

The Buckeye Wellness team is directed by chief wellness officer and dean of the College of Nursing, Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN. Buckeye Wellness is part of the campus-wide health and wellness initiative striving to create a culture of wellness for all faculty, staff and students to make Ohio State the healthiest campus in the world!

2016-2019 One University Health and Wellness Strategic Plan

View the 2016-2019 One University Health and Wellness Strategic Plan here.

2018 State of Health and Wellness Address

Listen to Bernadette Melnyk PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN, chief wellness officer, VP for health promotion, deliver the annual address on the state of health and wellness at Ohio State.

Learn about this year's exciting new initiatives designed to enhance the health and wellness of students, faculty and staff at Ohio State. To listen, click here.

How does Buckeye Wellness work?

Buckeye Wellness promotes innovative and evidence-based wellness programs developed by Ohio State University chief wellness officer Bernadette Melnyk. Buckeye Wellness offers solutions for a healthy life, based on the nine dimensions of wellness. The program focuses on awareness and education, programs, activities and events.

Buckeyes Band Together for Wellness

Join the Buckeyes Band Together for Wellness program! This innovative wellness program, brought to you by Bernadette Melnyk, in partnership with Your Plan for Health, will help you incorporate tools and strategies to live a healthier life.


Click here to access the wellness modules on the eLearning system.