Creating Lifelong Habits

Iowa State University is a great place to develop and maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Students have access to many facilities, programs, and services to help achieve wellness is mind, body, and spirit. 

Joyful Eating

Joyful Eating is a non-diet, weight neutral approach to food, nutrition and body image. Programs and services do not focus on weight loss, good and bad foods, or eating specific calorie amounts. Instead, programs and services are based on principles of weight inclusivity, health enhancement, respectful care, life-enhancing movement, and eating for well-being.

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Exercise On Campus

Iowa State University students enjoy access to three gym facilities, many outdoor recreation facilities, and a wide variety of programming and services related to exercise and sports. Most of these activities are available to students for no additional charge*.

Recreation Services

Preventative Care

Thielen Student Health Clinic offers preventative check-ups and physicals to students. Regular check-ups are key in identifying potential health risks early and helping you address any concerns you may have about your health.

Preventative Care
SCS Workshops

Wellbeing Coaching

Wellbeing Coaching programs are confidential programs facilitated by students, for students. Wellbeing coaching is NOT counseling or medical treatment. Rather, it is a student to student program focused on providing a safe, confidential space for you to learn about areas of wellbeing that may be affecting you, to learn about resources of support available, and to help you generate some next steps you can do.

Student Wellness offers four different wellbeing coaching programs that students can enroll in for support.

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