Wellness Programming

Wellness Programming & Wellness Wednesdays

DOS - Wellness Well

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Wellness is a balance of the pieces of your life to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Wellness is not only physical health, it is a dynamic process of change and growth. There are many interrelated dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, social, and occupational/environmental. Each dimension is equally vital in the pursuit of optimum health.

Recreational Sports and Fitness provides wellness programs and resources for students, members and the AU community. Partnering with Human Resources, Student Health Center, Athletics, and other departments, we create opportunities to help individuals in the AU community improve their personal health and wellness!

Wellness Week

Enjoy a week of workshops sponsored by the AU Wellness Committee! 

Learn about the 6 aspects of wellness. 

AU RecFit offerings include: 

  • Free Swim Clinic
  • Circuit of the Week
  • Happy Hour Group Exercise Class
  • Dumbbell 101
  • Free "Raffle Run"

Stay tuned for more details.. #WellnessAU #aurecfit

Full Schedule of Events

Wellness Wednesdays

September 23rd 

Dumbells 101 - Want to start a strength training program or looking to add some variety to your existing routine. Join us at Cassell Fitness Center from 5:30-6:30pm. Free and open to all students and members.

Contact Allie for more information.

September 30th

Nutrition Presentation

JoAnn Jolly

October 7th


Stop by the front desk of Jacobs or Cassell Fitness Centers to participate and get free #aurecfit swag.

Contact Richelle for more information.

October 14th

Trail Run / Walk. Meet at Cassell Fitness Center at 5:30pm. There will be a running group (~5 miles) and walking group (~3 miles).

Contact Brittany for more information.

Fall 2015 WW Schedule

Wellness Workshops!

Let Rec Sports bring fitness & wellness to you. Check out our wellness programming menu with topics ranging from fitness, stress, nutrition, goal setting and much more! These workshops can be requested by any student group, academic class or campus department. For a complete list of workshops see the link below.

To request a workshop please contact Allie Jackson at ajackson@american.edu

Wellness Programming Menu

Bulletin Board Wellness

The bulletin boards in Jacobs Fitness Center and Cassell Fitness Center offer fitness and wellness information and tips. Some topics have included stretching, foam rolling, healthy eating, hand washing, cardio 101, sleep, and H1N1 flu prevention.

Student Wellness Center:

The Wellness Center provides health education resources and programs for AU students.  The Wellness Center's mission is to provide students with wellness resources, to promote healthy lifestyles, reduce risk behaviors and offer a safe, non-discriminatory environment.

The Student Wellness Center knows that wellness encompasses many dimensions, including physical, emotional, spiritual and social wellness.  The primary goal of the Wellness Center is to help students develop positive, healthy lifestyles that will endure throughout a lifetime. 

For more information, please visit the Wellness Center website @ http://www.american.edu/ocl/wellness/index.cfm

Other Wellness Resources:

Counseling Center

Counseling Center - 24x7 Hotlines

The Counseling Center offers counseling, self-help resources, referrals to private care, workshops, and discussion groups to help students gain the skills and insights they need to overcome adversity and thrive in their life and learning.

Counseling Center

Student Health Center

The Student Health Center is available to all students enrolled in credit courses at AU. The Student Health Center provides medical appointments, immunizations, health education programs, and referral to specialists. 

Student Health Center

Kay Spiritual Life Center

Kay Flame

The Kay Spiritual Life Center serves as a place where the entire community can, regardless of faith, gather for worship, fellowship, meditation, prayer and the exchange of ideas. The center welcomes people of all faiths.

Kay Spiritual Life Center

Dining Services

The AU campus has a wide assortment of healthy dining options. This includes the main dining facility, the Terrace Dining Room (TDR), the Marketplace (featuring Einstein's Bagels and Field of Greens), the Tavern (featuring American Pie and Salsa), and the Eagles Nest (featuring Subway).

Dining Services

Conflict Resolution Services

Eagle sculpture

Conflict Resolution Services focuses on assisting AU community members with resolving conflict on a wide variety of issues. They approach conflict as a neutral force that is a normal part of life. Rather than treating conflict as negative, they work with students, faculty, and staff to assist them in finding positive outcomes to conflict where possible.

Conflict Resolution Services

AU Farmers' Market

The AU Farmers' Market takes place every Wednesday from 11:00am to 4:00pm on the Quad in front of the Ward building.  The market features fresh produce from Agora Farms, hearth-baked breads from Upper Crust Bakery, and micro-roasted coffee beans from FreshOffTheRoast.

Farmers' Market