Stay Healthy. Be Active. Eat Well.

OSU offers many options to stay active and healthy. Keep moving with PAC classes, exercise programs and intramural sports. Be healthy with many nutritious food options across campus — we make the healthy choice the easy choice with effortless access to fruits, vegetables, water and whole grains.

It is easy to achieve the 30 minutes of daily physical activity recommended by experts with so many resources.

Missing Recess?

Physical activity courses, called PAC, are a great way to break up a rigorous academic schedule while still earning class credit! Learn how to play disc golf, zumba your troubles away, or meditate in a relaxation class. Or, check out the fitness classes offered at Dixon.

Play for Beaver Nation!

Oregon State has a variety of student-run sport clubs that compete with other universities in matches and games around the nation. These clubs are a dynamic way to experience teamwork while also improving physical fitness and meeting new people.

Get Moving

Intramural sports are a fun way to spend time with friends and classmates. With competitive and recreational team options, students of all skill levels and abilities can participate in more than 40 different leagues throughout the academic year. Join a team or make a team!

    OSU makes the healthy choice the easy choice.

    With so many options on campus, it is easy to eat nutritious meals every day.

    OSU’s dining centers provide easy access to fruits, vegetables, water and whole grains. There are numerous vegan and vegetariangluten freeHalal and low-cost alternatives. Try out Five Four One — the restaurant emphasizes organic, sustainable and locally sourced food. Or sample some of the global fare at Southside Station.

    Not to mention the great choices available in the Memorial Union and other locations on campus — options include the Asian-inspired cuisine at North Porch Cafe and Dixon Cafe, which offers fruit and veggie smoothies, wraps and paninis.

    And we make sure to provide information on nutrition and special dietary needs, so you can make the best choices for your body.

    Want to learn more about how to stay healthy? Talk to a nutrition counselor at Student Health Services. Or check out the eating healthy tips at the link below.

     

    Eat healthy tips

    The Adventure Club provides a rich learning opportunity for students in the Adventure Leadership Institute to practice and apply their developing skills as leaders and facilitators of adventure pursuits. 

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    The Adventure Leadership Institute helps students develop leadership skills through a variety of outdoor activities, such as excursions and the Challenge Course. Students have the opportunity to lead activities, helping them develop as individuals and leaders simultaneously.

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    Students who love the outdoors and adventure are encouraged to take advantage of this community — build leadership skills while participating in adventure trips, skills workshops and more. 

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    The Bike, Ski & Snowboard Shop is a great place on campus for equipment rentals and bike repair services, conveniently located by the Adventure Leadership Institute in Dixon Recreation Center.

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    The OSU Challenge Course provides groups with a variety of transformative team building exercises. Focused around recreational, educational and developmental themes, groups have fun while working together.

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    The climbing centers offer something fun for all levels of experience. There are two centers managed through Recreational Sports: one located inside the east entry of Dixon Recreational Center and the other inside McAlexander Fieldhouse. 

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    Here you'll find helpful tips about navigating campus and the Corvallis community via bicycle, as well as safety tips and directions to register your bike through the Department of Public Safety.

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    Dixon Recreation Center is a state-of-the-art exercise facility with cardio rooms, weight-lifting areas, raquetball and squash courts, basketball courts, an Olympic-sized lap pool, and more.

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    The Health Promotion department in SHS provides wellness resources and prevention workshops exploring sexual health, nutrition, physical activity, stress and body image.

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    Located on the east side of campus, McAlexander Fieldhouse has indoor turf fields, hardwood courts and a rock climbing wall.

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    Cascades Adventures at the OSU-Cascades campus provides opportunities to participate in outdoor activities, outings, programs and workshops.

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    Don't have any recreational equipment? Check some out at through the equipment issue desk and return it when you're done!

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    Personal trainers will help you set realistic goals and help you meet them by designing a personalized workout program.

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    Physical Activity Courses are fun and active ways to earn university credit hours. Learn how to line dance or try out your survival skills with the outdoor survival class!

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    Recreational Sports runs many campus facilities — including Dixon Recreation Center, McAlexander Fieldhouse and Student Legacy Park — with a focus on involving students and increasing physical activity.

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    There are two swimming pools at OSU. Review the academic catalog for information on open swim and physical activity courses in the Women's Building. Details about the Dixon Pool are available on the website linked below.

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    Wellness coaches work with clients in the areas of health, fitness and wellness including physical activity, nutrition, weight management, stress, and life satisfaction. A wellness coach facilitates a process, by which a person can move towards desired goals in a fulfilling manner.

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