Center for Health and Wellness Innovation

Husky Physical Activity and Wellness

St. Cloud State University Exercise is Medicine on Campus Initiative recognizes there are many benefits of exercise, including a positive effect on mental and physical health and aims to make physical activity accessible and welcoming for all students. The Husky Physical Activity and Wellness Program (PAW) is an exercise referral program that matches students with a trained individual as their mentor.

When working with your mentor, you will participate in free individual sessions to explore physical activity options on campus. During these sessions, you and your mentor will:

  • Develop and implement an individualized physical activity plan
  • Learn creative and consistent ways to participate in physical activity to make exercise a consistent part of your life
  • Be given support, motivation, and accountability

All of our sessions start with an initial consultation, the development of an Individualized Exercise Prescription Plan, and then an exit referral for continued physical activity on campus

Whether you are engaging in physical activity for the first time, redefining what a healthy relationship with physical activity looks like, using physical activity to improve your mood, stress management, or coping skills or just want to have fun and make a new connection, the Husky PAW program is here to help you thrive!

How to join Husky PAW

To be eligible, students must be referred by any of the services located within Eastman Hall, which includes but is not limited to:

The Husky PAW program is free for enrolled St. Cloud State students.

If you do not have a referral or provider, please feel free to check out what else our campus has to offer at Campus Recreation, which is accessible without a referral and can also support you in increasing your physical activity and improving your overall well-being.

For more information contact us at huskypaw@stcloudstate.edu or 320-308-4721. We are located in Eastman Hall 124.

Exercise is Medicine On Campus (EIM-OC)

Exercise is Medicine on campus - St. Cloud State UniversityExercise is Medicine On Campus calls upon universities and colleges to promote physical activity as a vital sign of health. EIM-OC encourages faculty, staff and students to work together toward improving the health and well-being of the campus community by:

  • Making movement a part of the daily campus culture
  • Assessing physical activity at every student health visit
  • Providing students with the tools necessary to strengthen healthy physical activity habits that can last a lifetime
  • Connecting university health care providers with university health fitness specialists to provide a referral system for exercise prescription. 

Health Screenings

Husky Physical Activity and Wellness now offers complimentary health screenings for students, faculty and staff. These screenings include blood pressure, body composition and weight/body composition.

Drop-in screenings available Wednesdays from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us at huskypaw@stcloudstate.edu.