Drake Wellness Center

Jana Peterson, Marty and Amy Wolff, (Biggest Loser contestants), and Johanna Determann at the Resolution Solution 2009 kick-off event.

113 Bell Center (1421 27th Street, Des Moines, IA 50311)

Drake Wellness provides programs for students, employees, and other members of the Drake community.  Learn more about our ongoing and individualized programs and our employee-specific services.

Upcoming Events

- Events with an * denotes that pre-registration is necessary.

Movement Matters*

Movement Matters is a 7-week wellness program, designed to get you moving!  Physical activity is one of the best ways to keep yourself in good health, and this program will focus on just that - your health! This program will be held betwen July 6 and August 21 and is free!  the objective of the program is to accumulate the total mileage of RAGBRAI - 462 miles, in points. Any, and all, physical activity will work and will earn you points!  Once you sign up for the program you will receive the materials with how the program works, how to accumulate points and also a recording sheet.  Everyone that completes the goals, there are 7, will receive incentive prizes for each goal reached as well as a t-shirt.  Everyone that earns a t-shirt will also be entered into the drawing for Fitbit.  Get yourself, and your colleagues, signed up TODAY! To register please contact Jana Peterson by July 6.

  • Fee: FREE
  • Dates: July 6 - August 21
  • Registration Deadline: July 6

Well Walks

Lace up your walking shoes and join others on campus for a group walk (or run).  Walking is a great form of exercise and we have a great place to get active right on our campus.  See how easy and fun it is to get ative during your day!  Each walk will be just a quick 10 - 15 minute wlk, with the exception of August 4, which will be 30 minutes.

  • Thursday, July 9 @ 10 am (Meet in front of Old Main)
  • Tuesday, July 14 @ 2:30 pm (Meet in front of Olmsted - south entrance)
  • Wednesday, July 22 @ 11:45 am (Meet in front of Cowles Library)
  • Friday, July 31 @ 10 am (Meet in front of Bell Center)
  • Tuesday, August 4 @ 11:15 (Meet with the TRAX Group X class)
  • Monday, August 10 @ 4:30 pm (Meet in front of Cole Hall)
  • Wednesday, August 19 @ 2:30 pm (Meet in front of Meredith - south entrance)

Wellness Seminar Series*

During the sessions you will have the opportunity to hear Drake Wellness staff or local experts present on various wellness related topics.  Please RSVP for the event wellness@drake.edu.  You are encouraged to bring your own lunch for the noon sessions.


Our goal is to design, develop, and administer a wellness program that is based on the needs and interests of the Drake students, faculty, and staff. We are committed to improving your personal wellness by offering a variety of services and information. We look forward to the opportunity to help you in your pursuit of a healthier lifestyle!

Jana Peterson, Director of Wellness


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