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RIT recognizes the need for wellness education in today’s society. To meet this need, RIT offers an exceptional program of specifically designed courses to help students develop and maintain a well-balanced, active lifestyle.

Our programs involve optimal development of the physical self, the constructive use of stress energy, and effectiveness in communicating and dealing with emotions. Consistent application of the above concepts plus other aspects of the body-mind connection assist students to enhance their health. The Center for Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation’s Wellness Program offers more than 550 classes. The Wellness education requirement is designed to assist students in making healthy decisions and choices to support their academic and social interactions in college and beyond. The learning experiences provided throughout the wellness curriculum are an integral part of the total educational experience at RIT.