Release date: Feb. 16, 2010
News & Public Affairs contact: Randy Weiler, 615-898-5616 or email@example.com
Health Fair contact: Lisa Schrader, 615-494-8704 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb. 22 MTSU Health, Fitness Activities Mark National Day
(MURFREESBORO) — MTSU students, faculty and staff can receive fitness assessments, personal nutrition plans, chair massages, spinal screenings and more during a health fair Monday, Feb. 22, an event co-coordinator said.
MTSU’s Health Promotion office, along with other organizations, will be participating in National Recreational Sports, Fitness and Wellness Day from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., said Lisa Schrader, Health Promotion director. All events will be held in the Health, Wellness and Recreation Center.
In addition to the above-mentioned activities and a noon faculty/staff dodgeball challenge, there will be a department and organization fair including representation from Campus Rec Center, Health Services, the Student Dietetic Association, Middle Tennessee Eating Disorder Support Group and Counseling Services, Schrader said.
“All of the health-related entities are on board,” Schrader said. “The Student Dietetic Association will provide recipes or cookbooks. The School of Nursing will have blood pressure screenings. Counseling Services will have depression screenings, eating disorder screenings and substance abuse screenings.”
Schrader added that fitness assessments would include tests to determine body fat and flexibility.
Campus Rec will be offering free aerobics classes all day starting at about 11:45 a.m. and going until 8:45 p.m., Schrader said.
“There also will be opportunities for door prizes, and for students, faculty and staff to register for a fitness combine challenge coming up in March,” she added.
Dr. Wendy Windsor, associate director of intramural sports, sport clubs and wellness and who is serving as a co-coordinator, said, “This event is a nationally-recognized event that is promoted through NIRSA (National Intramural Recreational Sport Association.”
“In short, it is just one of many ways we want to collaborate with the Office of Health Promotion to raise awareness and ‘celebrate’ the benefits of choosing a healthy lifestyle,” Windsor added.
For more information, contact Schrader by calling 615-494-8704 or e-mail email@example.com.
Health fair events
(11 a.m.-2 p.m. at MTSU Health, Wellness and Recreation Center)
Free fitness assessments
Free aerobic classes (11:45 a.m. until 8:45 p.m.)
Blood pressure screenings
Individualized nutrition plans
Faculty/staff dodgeball challenge
Eating disorder booth
Free chair massages
Cervical spine screenings
Martial arts self-defense clinic
Volleyball skills demonstration
Sport Club team demonstrations
Free sample giveaways
With three Nobel Prize winners among its alumni and former faculty, Middle Tennessee State University confers master’s degrees in 10 areas, the Specialist in Education degree, the Doctor of Arts degree and the Doctor of Philosophy degree. MTSU is ranked among the top 100 public universities in the nation in the Forbes “America’s Best Colleges” 2009 survey.
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