Sports activities, Recreation and Wellness at Mount Saint Mary’s College

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Sports, Recreation and Wellness at Mount Saint Mary’s University.

MISSION

Encourage leadership and success by increasing well-being.

DESCRIPTION OF THE FACILITIES

Mount Saint Mary’s University (MSMU) has a two-campus model and a fitness center on each campus. The Chalon campus fitness center features a cardio and weight room, locker rooms, a heated 25-meter outdoor pool, barbecue grill, basketball and volleyball courts, and a tennis court.

The Doheny campus fitness center features a cardio and weight room, dance studio, locker rooms, outdoor heated pool, outdoor lawn for recreation, basketball and volleyball courts, and an outdoor weight area.

PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS

Esports student lounge

A new room coming Spring 2022. A range of computers will be available for students to play in, as well as a PlayStation and Nintendo Switch to allow students to play socially with friends.

outdoor programs

Sports and Wellness offers two outdoor adventure trips per month during the academic school year. These trips are available to all students. Travel registrations are filled out on a first-come, first-serve basis. Previous trips have included camping on Catalina Island, climbing Joshua Tree, snowboarding Mt Baldy, rafting the Kern River and more.

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wellness advocate

The Peer Wellness Advocates are a group of students dedicated to improving health and well-being at MSMU. Peer Wellness Advocates are trained to provide educational, referral, and health counseling services to other students. They bring a student perspective on current health and social issues. Peer Wellness Advocates help develop and implement new wellness initiatives that they see as critical to MSMU and help others make healthy lifestyle choices through workshops, outreach and one-on-one coaching.

resilience coaching

Resilience is the ability to overcome obstacles. Anyone can learn resilience. Resilience Coaching is a peer-led, one-on-one coaching experience available to all students. The program takes place over four sessions in which students practice skills to increase confidence, improve problem solving and manage stress to become more resilient. Students who completed all four sessions showed a 15% increase in exercise tolerance.

FUN FACTS

  • MSMU will break ground on a new facility this summer that will not only be a home for the recovery center, but also a wellness hub for the entire MSMU community.
  • Resilience coaching is offered at MSMU. In previous studies, students who completed all four sessions showed a 15% increase in exercise tolerance.
  • A variety of wellness events are offered at MSMU, including Love Your Body Week, Weekly Crafter-Noons, Snack of the Week and more.

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