Wellness Program

The Nena Amundson Lifetime Wellness Program strives to lower barriers to health and well-being by promoting a wellness supporting environment on campus, and offering individual and group health education and promotion services, resources,  and initiatives to students and employees.

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.

Wellness and Health Promotion Initiatives

CORE Wellness Healthy Campus Initiative

The Nena Amundson Lifetime Wellness program collaborates with a variety of office on campus to promote a Culture of Respect and Empowerment.  The mission of the CORE Wellness Healthy Campus Initiative is for each member of campus to be empowered to promote a Culture Of Respect and Empowerment for themselves and others' health and well-being.

Dimensions of Wellness 

The Nena Amundson Lifetime Wellness program is a multi-dimensional approach to living a healthy lifestyle for the students and employees at Luther College.  The mission of this program emphasizes eight dimensions of wellness within the existing structures of the diverse Luther community.

Women's Health 

Part of the Nena Amundson estate gift to Luther supports a competitive distinguished professorship.  Special consideration is given to proposals that focus on health and wellness issues for women, as they were central to Amundson's career. 

Wellness and Health Promotion Services and Resources 

Student Wellness and Health Promotion

Employee Wellness and Health Promotion

Nutrition Services

Recreational Services

Challenge Course

Bike Share



Mission Statement

The Nena Amundson Lifetime Wellness Program fosters a culture of wellness where students and employees can thrive personally, academically and professionally through campus partnerships by creating opportunities and environments that maximize health and wellbeing in a diverse community.

Nena Amundson Lifetime Wellness Program Goals

1. To increase opportunities and environments for wellness promoting behaviors

2. To increase knowledge of wellness promoting behaviors

3. To improve attitudes and perceptions of wellness and related intentions to engage in wellness promoting behaviors.

 4. To increase engagement in wellness promoting behaviors.

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