Planning for Higher Education Journal

Mens Sana in Corpore Sano

Planning for Health and Wellness as a Building Block of Academic Success
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From Volume 45 Number 4 | July–September 2017
By Richard P. King, Dawn Barnett
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Health and wellness centers that encourage all students to be active are replacing the traditional gymnasium complexes on campuses throughout the United States. Studies indicate that regular exercise helps students fight off depression, relieve stress, improve grades, and graduate on time. At Cabrini University, Wallace Roberts & Todd (WRT) architects designed an athletic pavilion that accommodates a wide variety of wellness, exercise, and fitness programs. WRT master planners used design principles that encourage physical activity to frame the campus reorganization so that all members of the campus community could incorporate healthy activity into their daily lives.

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