Step Up Seneca, Get Active, and Be Well

The New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) and Seneca County Public Health Department (SCPHD) are partnering to improve the health and level of physical activity among Seneca County Residents.

Complimentary 6-month memberships to the NYCC will be offered to individuals and/or families who meet specific criteria. In addition to full use of all the facilities at the NYCC, nutritional counseling services will also be available.

What is involved?

Anyone can refer themselves and/or family. Once the referral is received at the Seneca County Health Department you will receive a phone call to discuss what is available in more detail including the expectations to participate. A brief intake assessment for readiness to change and increased physical activity, as well as, health questions will be asked during the phone interview. Referral forms are available on the Seneca County Web site once on the web site click on the “quick link” at the bottom of the page or the Health Department’s ( box in red ) will take you directly to the site of the referral forms. Referral forms are also available at the Seneca County Health Department, 31 Thurber Drive Waterloo or by calling (315) 539-1920 or by printing and sending the form located at the link below.

Commitment involves active participation in the program which includes the use of the athletic facility at NYCC at least 10 times a month with an initial nutritional consultation and three nutritional follow-up progress visits. Free nutritional certificates are also available separate from the Athletic Center. If these criteria do not adhere to membership may be subject to discontinuation.

Participants chosen who meet eligibility requirements will also participate in a biometric screening before starting at the NYCC and upon completion of the program. This includes blood pressure, height, and weight, BMI, fingerstick for glucose and cholesterol checks. Referrals will be kept at the health department for up to six months.


All information will remain confidential and if chosen to participate HIPAA privacy consents will be obtained for disclosure of information to NYCC and your primary care physician for evaluation of the progress of the program. Referrals will be kept with the health department for up to 6 months.

How long will the program be available?

A limited supply of free vouchers for the program is being offered, however, the expectation is to have the program be ongoing depending upon the joint agreement between Seneca County and NYCC. The vouchers are for a six-month commitment and if progressing well membership can be extended for a full year.