With the start of the new year, there’s no better time to see what the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) can provide to assist in your pursuit of wellness.
“A New Era of Wellness”From the Fall 2013 edition of The Bullseye --
A publication of the UNO Division of Student Affairs
On August 20th the Counseling Center moved from the Eppley Administration Building to the Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) Building marking a new era in wellness on UNO’s campus. With the move, the HPER building became the new Wellness Center: a place where Counseling, Health Services, and Campus Recreation are available under one roof.
“It’s a transition that we were all extremely excited about,” said Joe Kaminski, the new Senior Director for Wellness.
“All three departments have always worked closely together, but this provides a great opportunity to cater to UNO students and the community by offering services and programs in all aspects of wellness in a central setting.”
The Counseling and Health Services are now located in room 102 of the HPER building, and Campus Recreation is in rooms 104 and 204.
The new Wellness Center also created “wellness indicators” to help students identify aspects of wellness that you should be familiar with: emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual wellness. keep an eye out for these wellness indicators around campus to make sure you’re living a well-rounded college life.
HPER Building Features
The HPER Building features:
- 240,000 square feet of space, renovated in 2010
- Ample classroom spaces for the College of Education's School of HPER
- Two fitness centers
- 50-meter pool and indoor spa
- Numerous multi-purpose areas for studying, eating, or lounging
- Group exercise classes
- 28-foot climbing and bouldering wall
- Indoor jogging track
- The Mav-Rec Cafe
- The Outdoor Venture Center
- Injury Prevention and Care
The building is also home to numerous intramural sports, sports clubs and countless activities on campus.
Programs and Offerings
The Mav-Rec Wellness Program
The Mav-Rec Wellness program offers members of the UNO Community the opportunity to exercise and play at their own leisure. You can choose from many FREE or affordable Group Ex classes, weight lifting and running in our new state-of-the-art fitness facility, open golf and archery, or one of our Instructional Programs such as yoga or dance. There is something for everybody.
Group Exercise (“Group Ex”) Classes
One perk of working out at HPER? The group exercise classes, or "Group Ex." Group Ex offers group fitness classes that are fun, challenging and appropriate for all fitness levels. Included with your membership, you will be able to pick and choose from a variety of classes. You can even step into a Yoga or Pilates studio without having to leave campus. Some classes offered include Athletic Yoga, Beginner Yoga, Yoga, Yogalates (Yoga & Pilates), and Yoga Fit.
The Climbing Wall
The UNO Climbing Wall is one of the most popular attractions in the HPER Building. In addition to its use by UNO students, faculty and staff, the Climbing Wall is open to the general public for a fee. Learn more about the Climbing Wall.
The UNO Campus Recreation Pool is a place where students and Campus Recreation members can enjoy aquatic activities in a safe environment. Our pool is staffed by energetic Red Cross trained lifeguards. All of our lifeguards are current UNO students. We offer a wide range of programs for those who are looking to improve their swimming abilities. Our goal is to help you gain confidence in the water!
Personal Training is designed for members of the UNO community (Faculty/Staff/Students/Alumni) who are in search of someone to provide them with an individualized program, guidance, motivation, education, encouragement, supervision and one-on-one attention.
UNO Campus Recreation offers a variety of youth-targeted programing open to children of UNO students, faculty and staff, alumni and the general public. This includes Mav Kids, youth swim lessons, birthday and team parties, and more.
Outdoor Venture Center
The UNO Outdoor Venture Center offers a variety of adventure activities for students and the general public, alike. The OVC organizes between 15 and 20 trips and workshops each semester, ranging from local workshops to advanced overnight trips in activities such has, rock climbing, paddling, hiking/camping, skiing and biking. The Rental Center offers outdoor equipment of all kinds. The OVC rents equipment for paddling, camping, backpacking, cross-country skiing, and some rock climbing items.