The Nena Amundson Lifetime Wellness Program is a collaboration of services and departments on campus that provides education, motivation, and guidance to maintain a healthy living environment.
Wellness is accessible to all, and the Wellness Program strives to lower the barrier to wellness and well-being. We do so by offering ongoing and seasonal programs ranging from cooking classes to fitness challenges to Stress Bingo.
The Recreational Services Program provides a variety of structured and non-structured programs to enhance the educational mission of the college by encouraging the development of active, healthy lifestyles within a wellness model.
Multiple departments, including the Wellness Program and Dining Services, and Registered Dietitian Anne Blocker offer comprehensive nutrition services.
Make a nutrition counseling appointment with Anne Blocker or browse the many resources available.
Personal Fitness and Wellness is a required class at Luther coordinated through the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Athletic Training. This course focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and maintain a healthy, physically active lifestyle. General topics include health topics such as physical fitness, nutrition, stress management, substance abuse, and disease prevention.
Part of the Nena Amundson estate gift to Luther supports a competitive distinguished professorship, awarded biennially to a faculty member through evaluation of project proposals by a selection committee.
Special consideration is given to proposals that focus on health and wellness issues for women, as they were central to Amundson's career.
These opportunities are made possible by an estate gift by the late Nena Amundson '56, who taught physical education and coached woman's athletics for more that 40 years, primarily at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks.