Sports, Recreation and Wellness at Mount Saint Mary’s University.
To promote leadership and success by enhancing well-being.
DESCRIPTION OF FACILITIES
Mount Saint Mary’s University (MSMU) has a two-campus model and a fitness center on each campus. The Chalon campus fitness center has a cardio and weight room, locker rooms, 25-yard heated outdoor pool, grill, basketball and volleyball court, and tennis court.
The Doheny campus fitness center has a cardio and weight room, dance studio, locker rooms, outdoor heated pool, outdoor grass area for open rec, basketball and volleyball court, and outdoor weight area.
Esports Student Lounge
A new space as of Spring 2022. A bank of computers are available for students to game as well as a PlayStation and Nintendo switch for students to game socially with friends.
Sports and Wellness offers two outdoor adventure trips a month during the academic school year. These trips are available for all students. Trip sign-ups fill on a first-come, first-serve basis. Past trips have been camping on Catalina Island, rock climbing in Joshua Tree, snowboarding at Mt. Baldy, rafting on the Kern River and many more.
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 education, referral and health advocacy services to other students. They bring a student perspective to current health and social issues. Peer Wellness Advocates help develop and implement new wellness initiatives they recognize as critical to MSMU, and help others make healthy lifestyle choices through workshops, outreach and one-on-one coaching.
Resilience is the ability to overcome obstacles. Anyone can learn to become resilient. 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 self-confidence, improve problem solving and manage stress to become more resilient. Students who completed all four sessions showed a 15% increase in resiliency.
- MSMU will break ground this summer on a new facility that will not only be a home for the recreation center but also a wellness hub for the entire MSMU community.
- Resilience Coaching is offered at MSMU. In prior studies, students who completed all four sessions showed a 15% increase in resiliency.
- A number 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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