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Wellness Leadership

Wellness Leadership

The Creighton University Wellness Council promotes and coordinates health and wellness activities that encourage disease prevention and healthy lifestyles for the entire Creighton community.

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Wellness Program CoordinatorS

Nick Cox, MA - Wellness Coordinator

Nick Cox, MA - Wellness Coordinator

Nick holds a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and a Master’s Degree in Fitness and Wellness Management from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He has more than 20 years of experience in corporate wellness, fitness management, human resources, and health promotion. Nick believes in daily victories that lend itself to improved conditioning, improved health and safety, higher levels of self-confidence and self-efficacy, and greater independence.

Nick and his wife Joni are proud members of their community of Gretna and they have 5 kids in Gretna schools, Gretna athletics, and Gretna midweek programs.

Nick Cox, Wellness Coordinator, may be reached in the Kiewit Fitness Center, Room 219, by phone at 402.280.5721, or email him at NickCox@creighton.edu.

Amber Benda, MA - Wellness Coordinator

Amber Benda, MA Wellness Coordinator

Amber Benda has always had a strong passion for health and wellness. She decided to pursue this passion and make it a career. Amber earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where she also played on the UNO Women's Golf team all four years. In 2008, she received her Master's degree in Fitness/Wellness Management with an emphasis in Health Promotion from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She currently holds the following certifications: AFAA Group Exercise Instructor, ACE Personal Trainer Certification, American Heart Association CPR/AED and First Aid, Yoga Fit Level 1.

Amber has over 12 years’ experience in the health/wellness field working in corporate, non-profit and commercial locations. In her personal life Amber has three daughters. She teaches a variety of fitness classes such a spinning, strength training, boot camps and yoga. Amber and her family love to golf, play outdoors, watch movies and travel.

Amber Benda, Wellness Coordinator, may be reached in the Kiewit Fitness Center, Room 219, by phone at 402.280.5721, or email her at AmberBenda@creighton.edu.

Wellness Council

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Wellness Champions

We NEED You!

In order to achieve Creighton's goal to be a healthier campus, WE NEED YOU! Are you passionate about employee health and wellness? Would you like to be a part of a group of people who can help champion wellness at Creighton University?  Email wellness@creighton.edu for more information on how you can join the team!

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