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Stay active at CCU

The HTC Center is home to University Recreation, an integral dimension of the total educational experience. Involvement in activities not only creates excitement, enjoyment and socialization but also promotes a productive, healthy, holistic lifestyle.

Coastal Carolina University is proud to be recognized as a silver status campus from the Exercise is Medicine on Campus initiative (EIM-OC) through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). The EIM-OC prompts universities to promote physical activity as a vital sign of health as well as encourages students, faculty, and staff to work together to improve the health and well-being of the campus community. It aims to make movement a larger part of daily campus culture and provide the campus community with the necessary tools to strengthen physical activity habits. In doing so, we further the campus culture of wellness. This initiative is a collaborative one between multiple departments on campus, including the Department of Kinesiology, the LiveWell Office, University Recreation and Student Health Services.

Stretch First

Help yourself avoid injuries by stretching each time you exercise. Simple stretches before and after you workout or engage in physical activity can help keep you active and pain free. ‌

Coastal CyclesRide your Bike

Instead of taking the bus or driving to campus, try biking instead. It will give you a few minutes of exercise between your classes and there is always a parking space for your bicycle! To learn more about the Coastal Cycles program click here.

Join a Sports Team

One way to get yourself motivated to exercise is to make it a game by playing a sport. Join an intramural team or play club sports to get active, meet friends and have fun.

Make it Fun

You probably won't work out if you are bored with your routine or dislike going to the gym. Find a way to make it fun for yourself and you'll be much more likely to keep it up.

Take Advantage of Open Spaces

Coastal Carolina University is equipped with large open areas and lawns. Take advantage of these spaces to walk, run or check out Outdoor Adventures for planned activities.

For more information on the initiative contact Marcia Rosiek, Lecturer, Department of Kinesiology, at mrosiek@coastal.edu or Mike Cruise, Health Educator, at mcruise@coastal.edu.

Resources

Exercise is Medicine on Campus - https://www.exerciseismedicine.org/support_page.php/eim-on-campus/

Department of Kinesiology - https://www.coastal.edu/knes/

University Recreation - https://www.coastal.edu/recreation/

Student Health Services - https://www.coastal.edu/health/