mission mission
The Department of Wellness and Recreation strives to foster a lifestyle of responsible choices supporting the mind, the body, and the spirit in educational, wellness, and recreational programs through services and facilities for the University community.

Vision Statement: To help people by providing innovative wellness and recreational experiences.

Seven Dimensions of Wellness: Wellness involves more than physical fitness. Balance is the key to living a healthy lifestyle. Wellness is the dynamic process of becoming aware of and making choices that directly contribute to one’s well being and that of the common good. It is the integration of body, mind and spirit and the ongoing development of one’s own meaning in life. The Herbert Wellness Center embodies 7 dimensions of wellness to “strike a balance” in the pursuit of healthy living.


Physical Wellness means using your unique motivation to take care of your body and choosing nutrition and physical activity to enhance your personal fitness and health.


Intellectual Wellness is a lifelong process of learning from experiences, solving problems, developing strategies, and engaging in creative and critical thinking to overcome new challenges and barriers.


An emotionally well person is aware of their feelings as well as others around them and uses their ability to gage others emotional state to build interdependent relationships based on mutual commitment, trust, honesty, and respect.


Social Wellness involves caring for and contributing to the common welfare of one’s community as well as taking time for leisure and recreational activities.


Spiritual Wellness is the quest for purpose in life and encourages a faith in God and discovery of a personal set of values that will define and lead a person in their relationships in community and pursuit of justice.


Occupational Wellness involves growth of one’s personal skills through paid or volunteer activities in order to satisfy personal desires and add value to the well being of the community.


Global Wellness includes awareness of the precarious state of the earth and living daily life with respect for the beauty and balance of nature.