Towson University's Wellness Center, located at One Olympic Place in downtown Towson, offers a range of wellness and clinical fitness programs that focus on overall health and disease prevention. The center facility is fully equipped with state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength training equipment.
The Wellness Center is part of the university's new Institute for Well-Being, a multidisciplinary professional teaching center for students in a variety of majors within the College of Health Professions. At the Wellness Center, undergraduate students in the Department of Kinesiology receive hands-on training and professional experiences. All services are closely supervised by professional exercise physiologists and exercise specialists.
The Institute for Well-Being is a four-block walk from the main campus. The Towson University shuttle bus makes regular runs between the two locations.
Practicum Towson University seniors majoring in exercise science must complete a 12-hour practicum class to fulfill graduation requirements. Students learn to take a medical history, risk stratify a patient, conduct a battery of exercise tests, interpret test results and design an individualized exercise program. Students also have opportunities to work with participants who have heart disease, diabetes, pulmonary disease, cancer and other chronic illnesses.
Student Internships The Wellness Center also accepts student interns during the academic year. Students are expected to complete 240 hours during the term to hone their clinical skills. Interns have the opportunity to interact with more participants than they did during their practicum experience and work more closely with the staff. Wellness Center interns leave with an understanding of many medical conditions and ways to integrate safe and effective exercise into an individual's daily routine.