Competition, teamwork, leadership, self-confidence - all are to be found by UNC Asheville students taking part in the array of sports and fitness offerings. From building muscles in the weight room to building teamwork on an Ultimate Frisbee team, you’ll find fun, friendship and motivation through sports and fitness.
Recreation & Fitness
Club sports, intramural sports, group exercise, educational seminars, outdoor adventures, dance, racquetball...they're all offered at UNC Asheville. The Bike Shop, part of Campus Recreation Services, offers bike rentals and free maintenance to all students, faculty and staff. Bring your bike by and learn to fix it yourself.
The Health and Fitness Center adjacent to Justice gym offers multi-purpose courts, weight rooms, a dance studio and indoor track, swimming pool and more. Members of the greater Asheville Community are also welcome to rent our facilities when available.
Health & Wellness
N.C. Center for Health & Wellness
The N.C. Center for Health & Wellness, located in the heart of UNC Asheville's campus near the Justice Center, is a state hub for the coordination and promotion of healthy living initiatives that contribute to the prevention of disease among all North Carolinians. Current goals focus on the promotion of healthy weight for children, youth and young adults, the facilitation of healthy aging, and worksite wellness.
Health & Wellness Promotion
The curriculum for the major (Bachelor of Science degree) or minor in Health and Wellness Promotion emphasizes multi-level programs aimed at the promotion of fitness and healthy lifestyles, prevention of childhood and adult obesity, chronic disease prevention, substance abuse prevention, worksite and senior wellness programming, developing cultural competence, and achieving racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic health parity.
The Wilma M. Sherrill Center Center, a 133,500-square-foot facility, houses classrooms, research and teaching labs; cardiovascular and strength training rooms; offices, meeting rooms and seminar space; studios for dance, aerobics, yoga and other physical activity courses; a wellness café and teaching kitchen; and incubator space for wellness-related community enterprises.
The facility includes a multipurpose convocation center, the Kimmel Arena, which has seating for 4,000 for commencement, health symposiums and national speakers, and seating for 3,400 for intercollegiate basketball. The arena provides the campus' first venue that can hold all of UNC Asheville's students.
Catch up on all the latest news about intercollegiate athletics, buy tickets, read the blog and see streaming video and audio clips of the Bulldogs in action. UNC Asheville is a member of the Big South Conference.