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Still-Well Student Wellness Program

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Still-Well Student Wellness Program

Welcome to the Still-Well Program where students learn the value of balancing demanding academics with the other parts of life.

A.T. Still University (ATSU) provides students with a caring, nurturing environment in which to learn, live, and thrive. The Still-Well Student Wellness Program is designed to encourage students’ health and wellness throughout their educational experience, enabling them to reach their maximum potential in body, mind, and spirit.

The founder of osteopathic medicine and our university, A.T. Still, DO, believed that an active body helped nurture an inquisitive and informed mind. Named after Dr. Still, Still-Well was founded in 1991 and is one of the most extensive and successful wellness programs among U.S. graduate schools. True to Dr. Still’s philosophy, this holistic approach to health care is distinctive of ATSU.

An important concept of the Still-Well philosophy is to practice and promote a healthy lifestyle. Students first must understand and integrate wellness practices into their own lives. Wellness at ATSU is defined as a balance of intellectual, physical, spiritual, emotional, social, environmental, and professional development.

  • Overview +

    • What exactly is the Still-Well Student Wellness Program? This program uses the distinctive osteopathic philosophy of holistic medicine to encourage students to be mindful of their wellness and health throughout their academic studies at ATSU. In addition, it provides an atmosphere in which students can reach their maximum potential in mind, body, and spirit.

      Why should you care about your overall wellness? To give to others, a person must have their basic needs met. It is impossible to give what you don’t have.

      What are the components of the Still-Well Student Wellness Program? Wellness promotes an optimal physical and mental wellbeing, a preventative way of living that reduces the need for remedies. The Still Well program is designed to encourage students’ health and wellness throughout their educational experience. The Wellness Model is composed of seven developmental areas: physical, environmental, social, professional, intellectual, spiritual, and emotional. The Still Well program incorporates all seven of these areas to encourage work/school:life balance. Throughout the academic year, Still Well offers several activities and events for students to engage and improve their overall wellbeing.

      Perks to being a part of the Program Students on the Missouri Campus receive free membership at the Thompson Campus Center and students on the Arizona campus receive free membership at the YMCA located at the campus. Twice a year, students receive a free fitness assessment and Still Well fitness shirt!

      The Still-Well Student Wellness Program Committee The Committee includes physicians as co-medical directors, faculty as researchers, and student affairs staff and students involved with assessments and programming. Interdisciplinary planning, implementation, and evaluation is a key factor in the successful growth, promotion, and acceptance of the wellness program among students, faculty, and administration.

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    • Facilities

      Thompson Campus Center (TCC) facilities include a gymnasium with a full-sized basketball court or two smaller full basketball courts or one indoor tennis court, an indoor jogging area, mats for stretching, and a climbing wall. There is a temperature-controlled racquetball court, which converts to wallyball. The strength/cardio/exercise room offers 11 individual selectorized Paramount weight machines and free weights including dumbbells, squat rack, bench press and incline press and decline bench with 300-pound Olympic weights available at each press. The cardio equipment offers treadmills, elliptical runners, StairMasters, an Airdyne, and rowing machine. This room also has a sound system and TVs. A studio room is equipped with a barre, sound system, a heavy bag, and speed bag. The outdoor open play area, located on the west side of the building, allows for football, basketball, soccer, frisbee, etc. Also, a paved fitness trail follows the perimeter of the property (.4 mile) and a nature trail winds through the woods west of the TCC. There are men’s and women’s locker rooms available and a family restroom is downstairs.

      Fitness Room

      • Cardio-equipment available during all open hours
      • Please limit your time to 30 minutes if people are waiting
      • Selectorized weight machines are not available when circuit training is in progress
      • Free weights available during all open hours
      • You MUST have a spotter and collars on!!!

      Annual & Recreational Events

      Twilight Run — ATSU has worked with the Adair County YMCA for over 30 years to provide a fundraising 5k, 1mile, and Tot Trot to promote healthy family fun running.

      Founder’s Day Run — A 5k run and 1.5-mile walk, coordinated by a student organization (Physicians for Social Responsibility - PSR) to help celebrate ATSU’s Founder’s Day, with a local charity benefiting from the proceeds. Held on Founder’s Day Saturday.

      Reindeer Romp - This 4-mile and 1.5-mile run is a fundraiser for the ATSU second year class.

      ATSU Wellness Run — This event benefits the Student Emergency Fund.

      Recreational activities — TCC offers recreational opportunities several times each year: a bowling night, bike tune-ups, organized nature hikes, dance, golf instructional opportunities, a swimming night, and a spring float trip to southern Missouri.


      • Football - Fall (September - November)
      • Basketball - Winter (October - March)
      • Volleyball - Winter (October - March)
      • Indoor Soccer - Winter/Spring (January - March)
      • Softball - Spring/Summer (April - August)
      • Tennis
      • Racquetball
      • Badminton
      • Ultimate Frisbee

      Intramurals are open to all students, student spouses, faculty, and community members.

      SGA IM Leagues—Call for times/dates.

      Activity Classes

      *Attention all Spinners: Bring a water bottle & towel. Spinners and Boxing Circuit may call 24 hours ahead to reserve your spot.

      Childcare available, M-F, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Call 660.626.2213 for information or email or

      Weight Training Circuit, Strength Conditioning, Yoga, Spinning, Barre, and Osteoblasters are offered when instructors are available.

      All classes run for 50-60 minutes/day and are free to all members.

      Membership Rates

      Click here to view all membership rate information.

      Meet the TCC Staff

      Dan Martin, MA Dan Martin, MA

      Director, Wellness Programs
      660.626.2071 (fax)

      Lynda Furney, MA Lynda Furney, MA

      Assistant Director, Wellness Programs
      660.626.2071 (fax)

      Bill Aucutt Bill Aucutt
      Service Worker
      660.626.2071 (fax)

      Employment Opportunities

      A wide variety of hourly and contracted employment options are available, including work study, fitness instructor, desk receptionist, and event assistance. Jobs include flexible call in work, scheduled shifts, fitness testing, and intramurals recreational sports.

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    • YMCA on the ATSU-Arizona Campus

      All ATSU-Arizona campus based students and employees receive a free annual membership to the Ross Farnsworth YMCA located on the ATSU-Arizona campus. This free benefit is provided to encourage students and employees to maintain a work/school:life balance. The YMCA is open 7 days a week (closed on holidays) and offers free fitness classes, weights, state of the art exercise machines, kid-watch, and includes a basketball court and a swimming pool.

      ATSU is proud to meet the fitness, exercise, and recreational needs of students and employees. Students and employees can purchase family memberships directly through the YMCA membership services desk. Membership at the Ross Farnworth YMCA can be used at all YMCA facilities within the Valley of the Sun.


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