The Department of Wellness and Recreation serves as an important and integral part of everyday life on the campus of Northwestern State University. We offer comprehensive, quality programs and services that enhance and promote healthy lifestyles, competition, and leisurely activities. We support the University’s mission and strive to promote the recruitment and retention of students as well as enhance the quality of student life on our campus through meeting the various needs of a diverse campus community. Through recreation, sports competition, instruction, fitness, and wellness activities, we provide a safe environment while promoting sportsmanship, team building, leadership, and quality of life for NSU students, faculty/staff, alumni and the Natchitoches community.
Vision Statement: We will collaborate as a department to provide and sustain a meaningful student and patron experience and opportunity to live healthy lifestyles through quality programming, competition, activities and services.