Recreation & Wellness

Guy lifting weights

Wellness Center

The Wellness Center is a new 19,000-square-foot facility east of Cushing Coliseum. The center opened Aug. 1, 2014 and includes program and research space, in addition to a large fitness center and climbing wall.

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Intramural Basketball

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation provides programming and services to the UNK community to promote self-discovery, sportsmanship, learning and an appreciation for personal wellness.

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UNK student climbing the rock wall at the wellness center

Climbing Wall

UNK's rock climbing wall is 30 feet high with seven rope stations, and the possibility of thousands of hold combinations to ensure your climbing experience will never be the same.

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People doing yoga

Employee Health

UNK Employee Health and Wellness Program provides an organized program that assists employees in making behavior changes for healthier lifetimes.

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Making and serving food

Research & Outreach

The Physical Activity and Wellness Lab allows students to better apply what they’re learning in the classroom. The Wellness Center features a demonstration kitchen, used during wellness and nutrition classes.

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Today's students are so much more attuned to the relationship of their bodies and minds together, and working their muscles and cardiovascular systems, and how their physical and mental wellness are one in the same. By exercising their bodies and minds here in these physical activities areas, they are better students and citizens.
Doug Kristensen
UNK Chancellor