The HealthyU initiative promotes healthy habits for all Muleriders inside and outside of the classroom
SAU Fit Club is a free semester-long program designed to help faculty, staff, and students join together to commit to healthy living and regular physical activity using facilities on-campus.
The Counseling Center, which was expanded prior to this fall and has added two licensed counselors, is a part of the Healthy U program as well, as is the addition of an additional nurse practitioner in University Health Services.
Counseling is a process of exploring issues, learning new ways of coping, and increasing overall satisfaction with life. The counselor can assist you in clarifying goals and finding solutions to problems through careful listening, guided self-exploration, suggesting new perspectives for consideration, and providing new information.
Mule Rides has taken off at Southern Arkansas University. The bicycle sharing system, introduced earlier this year by SAU President Dr. Trey Berry, offers students the opportunity for free bike rides across campus. Already, more than 8,000 miles have been put on the bikes, roughly the distance between Magnolia, Arkansas, and Juneau, Alaska.
The bike share system is a way of improving the student experience at SAU by providing better, faster access to classes and activities. Carey Baker, dean of students, said the program has been a hit with students and the general public.
The Mulerider Activity Center provides programs and services in the area of open recreation, intramural sports, equipment check out, and special events.
MAC membership is granted to all current undergraduate and graduate students with up-to-date student identification. For students, your membership is included in your student fees and admits you into the facility and allows you to use all available equipment and facilities during posted recreation times, including:
- Walking or jogging on the indoor track
- Use of cardio and fitness equipment, including treadmills, elliptical, bikes, free weights and selectorized weights
- Participation in open recreation activities, including pick-up basketball, volleyball, badminton, and more
- Use of locker rooms
- Equipment checkout
- Use of multipurpose rooms for fitness classes and lounge area