Hiram College

Health and Wellness: Beyond the Classroom

Hiram College's excellence in the health arena extends well beyond the classroom.

Our rural campus in Northeast Ohio is healthy at its core: distraction-free (yet accessible to the major cities of Cleveland and Akron), close-knit and inclusive. We encourage students to develop habits of healthy living early, and we work hard to create a campus environment that takes full advantage of our size and location. We believe that being well rounded is part of living a healthy life.

As our students engage in our interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum, taking courses in the arts, humanities and languages, no matter what their major, they are developing healthy outlooks that will allow them to lead well rounded adult lives.

We also recognize that engaged and active minds are dependent upon healthy bodies. Outside the classroom, students, faculty and staff have abundant opportunities to engage in mental, physical, social, spiritual and environmental wellness activities at Hiram College:

  • 14 NCAA Division III athletics teams, with more than 35 percent of students participating
  • Health and wellness fairs, workshops and activities, coordinated through Human Resources and the Julia Church Health Center
  • A campus chapter of Active Minds, which carries out the national nonprofit’s mission of encouraging an open discussion of mental health and coordinates annual events like Green Week and To Write Love on Her Arms
  • Walking trails and wildlife preservation activities at the James H. Barrow Field Station
  • Sustainable practices on display and in development at the eco-friendly TREE House
  • The state-of-the-art Les and Kathy Coleman Sports, Recreation and Fitness Center, open to all students, faculty and staff
  • Opportunities for students from all majors to participate in the arts, recognizing that whole person health is best achieved when physical, mental social and spiritual needs are met.

Non-Practitioner Health Care Careers

Individuals who aspire to work in the health care industry as a non-practitioner – in business, marketing, education, etc. – will find Hiram to be a place where they can pursue a specialty and gain knowledge of and exposure to health care trends and issues through courses that intersect disciplines.