Health & Wellness Center

Fitness Center

Bethel strives to develop whole and holy persons—not just mentally, socially, and spiritually—but also physically. The proposed state-of-the-art Health & Wellness Center will help the our community do just that—giving students the space to exercise regularly and our growing exercise science program the tools they need to develop skilled professionals for careers in health and wellness. 

Additionally, the Health & Wellness Center will allow Bethel to better compete with similar universities, providing a key recruitment tool for undergraduate students.

The Need

Due to space constraints, primarily sports teams use our limited fitness facilities. Students are encouraged to use off-campus fitness centers at their own expense, which lessens their community experience.

The Health & Wellness Center plan calls for an addition onto existing buildings that will boost the availability of workout space for Bethel students and provide much needed classrooms and additional space for multiple needs.


  • Enhance Bethel’s recruitment efforts and create a competitive advantage
  • Provide space for strength training and conditioning for student athletes
  • Offer expanded exercise opportunities to all students
  • Provide much-needed general purpose classrooms
  • Greater sense of community


Between the north side of the Robertson Center (RC) and the Hagstrom Center (HC)


The Health & Wellness Center project is expected to cost $20 million. The goal is to raise at least $10.6 million in gifts and commitments to start construction. Construction is expected to begin in summer 2014.

Get Involved

For more information about partnering with us on this project, contact the Office of Development.