Physical wellness

Take care of your body for optimal functioning and physical health.

  • Exercise regularly
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Maintain personal hygiene
  • Get adequate sleep
  • Get regular medical and dental check-ups
  • Take steps to prevent injury
  • Recognize symptoms of disease and seek treatment

Campus resources

Student Recreation and Wellness Services
Access to 5 gymnasiums, two pools, climbing wall and large number of cardio and strength equipment. Programs are available for group exercise, intramurals, and club sports.
Health Services
Enrolled students are eligible to receive health care on campus, including general primary care and a Well Women's Clinic. No need to have insurance.
Nutrition Center
Provides nutrition assessment and counseling, medical nutrition therapy, computerized menu and food intake analysis, food systems management services.
Food allergies and special diets
Food allergies and special diet needs are becoming more common. Dining Services has your health and safety in mind when handling your special diet.
Campus walking routes
Runners and walkers can make use of four mapped routes around campus ranging from a half-mile to 1.1 miles.
Audiology and Speech Center
The Audiology and Speech Center provides a full range of clinical speech, language and hearing services for children and adults in the greater Akron-Canton area, the University community and across northeast Ohio.
Sports Science and Wellness Education Department
Preparing students to become competent and responsible professionals in the field(s) of Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Health and Physical Education, and Sport Studies.

Community and national resources

Summit County Metro Parks
Many local parks and trails offering experiences that are compatible with the protection of natural and cultural resources.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Though a short distance from the urban environments of Cleveland and Akron, the park is a refuge for flora and fauna and provides recreation and solitude for visitors.
Body Mass Index
Personal healthy weight assessments and information.
Healthy for Good
A movement to inspire you to create lasting change in your health and your life by eating smart, adding color, moving more, and being well.
Choose My Plate
The NEW food pyramid from the USDA!
National dietary guidelines
A healthy diet can reduce the risk of major chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and some cancers.