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Hit the weight room. Take a jog along the Russell W. Nature Trail. Or join an intramural broomball team with friends.

When it's time to get out and move at Bethel, you've got options, but not just because we know that everybody likes to work out differently. We believe a well-rounded education means growing in spirit, mind, and body.

Royal Athletics

If you're serious about your sport, Bethel offers 18 NCAA Division III athletic programs, all within the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC).

Club Sports

Bethel Student Government (BSG) sponsors club sports, including broomball, hockey, lacrosse, and rugby. You'll compete with other colleges and universities in the Twin Cities area.

Intramurals (Co-ed Rec)

Led by students, co-ed intramural sports run throughout the year for those who, perhaps, want a little more fun and a little less competition.

Disc Golf and Nature Trail

We're big into "frolf"-or disc golf. Our campus is home to one of the best disc golf courses in the Twin Cities offering a dynamic 18-hole round that bends along Lake Valentine and through the wooded hills on the north end of campus.

The one-mile Russell W. Johnson Nature Trail winds its way around the perimeter of campus and passes along Lake Valentine. Enjoy some peace and quiet—take a short jog alone or with a friend.


Check out Bethel's sports and rec facilities, including:

  • Indoor and outdoor tennis courts
  • Racquetball courts
  • Indoor basketball courts and track
  • Weight room

New Wellness Center

The new Wellness Center has 22,500 square feet on three levels, a 6,000-square-foot weight facility, 45 cardio machines, 30 yards of indoor turf, and labs for the biokinetics program.