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Health & Wellness

Exercise for Mind and Body.

Widener’s commitment to your health and wellness is nothing to sneeze at. There’s a reason why Widener’s motto is Mens Sana in Corpore Sano, a sound mind in a sound body. We’ve got a fully staffed office of student health service professionals, as well as a variety of other resources and services to keep you strong in mind and body. Students are also welcome to go to the on-campus Counseling Center.

Get Your Game on at Widener

And because physical activity is so important to your health—and your academic success—we offer competitive Division III play in the Mid Atlantic Conference for 20 varsity sports, co-ed intramurals and clubs that include ultimate Frisbee, hockey, and rugby, and a host of other sports and fitness activities. Widener’s health and wellness facilities include the Schwartz Athletic Complex, which houses the Wellness Center, the field house, and an indoor pool — all on our 110-acre, smoke-free main campus in Chester.

The Wellness Center offers a variety of recreational opportunities for students to get involved, while the Athletic Department offers a variety of competitive NCAA Division III sports.

The Wellness Center

The Wellness Center sponsors and offers an array of recreational opportunities for students to get involved. The facility runs an array of intramural programming, including flag football, soccer, volleyball, and basketball. The Center also provides students club sports & intramurals and fitness activities. Widener's health and wellness facility is a 20,000 square foot complex that houses state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment, as well as two private group fitness studios, a 24-foot climbing wall, two functional training areas, and a multimedia classroom.

Widener Athletics

Widener Athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III intercollegiate level - offering 20 varsity sports (10 for men and 10 for women). Widener's athletic facilities include the Schwartz Athletic Center (gymnasium, multi-purpose indoor field house, an indoor swimming pool as well as coaches/athletic administration offices), two state of the art turf complexes (Leslie C. Quick Stadium and Edith R. Dixon Field), as well as a baseball and softball field, both created in 2006.

Learn about health and wellness at Widener.


Schedule an admissions visit to get a tour of the Wellness Center.

Campus Highlight

Proud to be tobacco-free July 2010

All four Widener campuses follow a tobacco-free policy.