Health Release Time (HRT)

Health Release Time (HRT) provides all full-time (40 hours/week), benefits-eligible, Texas A&M International employees the opportunity to use 30 minutes of their regular work hours, up to three (3) times a week, to exercise or participate in physical fitness activities. 

HRT affords employees time to focus on physical activity to reap the health benefits which in turns helps Texas A&M University maintain a healthy workforce.


  • Employees and their supervisor should work together to establish an appropriate arrangement for the use of Wellness Release Time along with any applicable work schedules.
  • Prior to participation in Wellness Release Time, employees are encouraged to consult with a physician before undertaking any physical activity program.
  • Physical fitness activities include any activities designed to maintain or improve strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, or cardiovascular fitness, and to sustain or increase physical fitness.
  • Wellness Release Time is paid time that does not have to be made up. It may not be accrued, carried over or banked.
  • Wellness Release Time is not considered work time for purposes of Workers’ Compensation. Injuries that may result during participation will not be treated as work-related injuries.
  • When feasible, Wellness Release Time should be taken in conjunction with the start or end of the work day or an addition to the lunch break.


Standard Administrative Procedure (SAP) 31.02.13.L0.01 Health Release Time (HRT) Program

HRT Application

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