While you may be in college to expand your mind, keeping your body in tip-top shape is equally important. Exercise has also been shown to boost brain power by increasing blood flow to the brain, which may come in handy when you're mulling the differences between id, ego and superego, or debating game theory versus multiple agents. And who can do their best academic work when feeling stressed out or run down?
Associated Students sport clubs
Associated Students sport clubs are great for developing not only athletic but also academic and interpersonal skills. Sport clubs on campus include dance, karate, soccer, tennis, water sports, boxing, grappling, paintball, basketball, outdoor adventures and archery.
However, before you or your team can play, make sure to fill out the necessary forms at the Sports Clubs office located across from the Student Recreation Center rock wall (on the left). Remember to bring your student ID as well as another form of identification (for example: your driver’s license).
Intramural sports are fun, competitive and interactive programs for students of all skill levels. There are a number of different sports to choose from, such as water polo, floor hockey, softball, indoor soccer, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, volleyball and flag football. But teams fill up fast, so don't wait to sign up!
If you want to join or form your own intramural league, register online. You must purchase an intramural sticker ($5 students, $10 faculty or staff) in person from the Pro Shop, located behind the Student Recreation Center front desk, in order to participate in any of the intramural events.
Klotz Student Health Center
The Klotz Student Health Center is open Monday-Friday for both appointments and walk-in visits, and services are provided at little to no cost for enrolled students. Physicians are board-certified in family medicine, internal medicine, sports medicine and gynecology, and specialists are available in physical therapy, chiropractic services, massage therapy, optometry, podiatry, dentistry, substance use, and women's and men's health.
Oasis Wellness Center
Providing a break from the daily stress of college life, CSUN’s Oasis Wellness Center offers both indoor and outdoor spaces for rest, relaxation and quiet contemplation, as well as wellness-focused services including massage, small-group yoga sessions, acupuncture, and peer nutrition counseling.
California State University, Northridge is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus, and there are a variety of resources for those who want help quitting. Medical support and treatment is available at the Klotz Student Health Center.
Student Recreation Center
An invigorating workout can give you more energy to power through the day than caffeine. Fortunately, the Student Recreation Center (SRC) can help make fitness an integral part of campus life.
The 100,000 square-foot SRC includes a gymnasium and multi-activity courts, weight and fitness spaces, and rooms for aerobics, martial arts, spinning and dance classes. The facility also features a rock climbing wall and boxing studio in addition to an indoor track, outdoor pool and field complex. The SRC houses the offices for intramural sports, sport clubs, outdoor adventures and Open Recreation, as well as new fitness and aquatics centers.
University Counseling Services
We can all use a little help sometimes. Staffed by a team of expert professionals, University Counseling Services offers a range of services including individual counseling, urgent care, crisis intervention, groups, workshops and psychiatric consultation. For emergencies, always dial 911.