Welcome to the newest part of the college campus: the wellness center

Stefanie Botelho's picture
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Universities seeking to advance the health and wellness of their students must begin the process by rethinking how they currently organize and facilitate their recreational programs and health and counseling services. The traditional model of delivering these programs often results in multiple facilities; a recreation center focused primarily on physical activity, and other services such as health and counseling, nutrition, and wellness education placed in other buildings across campus. While this approach has worked successfully in the past, it fails to meet the needs of today’s students.

As institutions contemplate a more unified approach to recreation, health, and wellness, the boundaries of these traditionally separated campus services are becoming blurred.

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