Our Mission

The NCU Department of Recreation and Wellness provides quality programs and activities that help students stay healthy and active while they prepare to follow God's calling.

Our Theology of Wellness

The theme verse for our programming comes from Luke 10:27. Here we are instructed to “love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, strength and mind”. We believe that loving Him with all that we are and with all that we have includes being good stewards with our time, ability, and resources.

One of our greatest resources that God gave us is our health. Throughout scripture we are called to manage all of our resources with an eternal perspective. Our desire is that students stay healthy and active so they are ready and able to do the work that God has placed before them.

Our Purpose

Our goal is to provide all of the means necessary for the NCU student body to understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle. We agree with Herophilus, the ancient Greek doctor, who said “When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless and intelligence cannot be applied.”

We are excited about the opportunity to enhance the student experience outside of the classroom by encouraging the development of the student’s overall health and wellness. Not only do we strive to offer quality programming and opportunities, we hope to equip students with a lifelong appreciation and knowledge for their overall health and wellness.

Our Areas of Programming

Intramural Sports

Love playing sports, but not a varsity athlete? No worries, we have you covered! Last year alone, over half the student body was involved with intramurals. Our tagline is: play hard, have fun, reflect Christ. We hope to see you on the court or field soon!

Wellness Programming

Want to start some new healthier habits but need a little help getting started? You found the right place! We have several offerings for you to take advantage of! Whether it’s working out in the fitness center, attending a boot camp fitness class, or joining the swim group. It is our goal to help you become a healthier you at NCU!

Campus Rec Sports

You could potentially play a different sport every night of the week…awesome right? Our campus rec sports range from playing pick-up floor hockey to creating a team with some friends and competing in a small kickball league. There is no end to the possibilities of our Campus Rec Sports.

Outdoor Adventures

We want you to get outdoors! Sometimes, there is nothing better than getting off campus and seeing what the great outdoors or Minnesota has to offer. So what are you waiting for? Grab your roommates, check out some of our awesome camping gear and get out there!

Learn More

All of our current programming and offerings for the 2015-2016 school year are on IMLeagues! Go to to find out more about intramurals, wellness programming, campus rec sports, and outdoor adventures!

Contact Paul Brunner if you want to learn more about Recreation and Wellness at NCU!