Health & Wellness

Engaging in physical, spiritual and mental well-being.

Bethel prioritizes the health of our students, whether physically or mentally. We have many services for students throughout campus.

wellness counselor session with females

Physical Fitness Facilities

Bethel has two main indoor fitness areas, Goodman Gymnasium and the Lehman Family Training Center. All recreational and training equipment in these areas is accessible to Bethel students.

Goodman Fitness Rooms:

  • Free weight room with four benches/squat racks, dumbbells, med balls, kettle bells and pullup bars
  • Cardio Room with nine treadmills, two speed bikes, four exercise bikes and five arc trainers
  • Machine Weight Room with nine different weight machines

Lehman Family Training Center:

  • 14 spin bikes
  • Seven treadmills
  • Free weight equipment (weights, racks, dumbbells)
  • Dedicated space with yoga mats, med balls & physio balls

Counseling Services

  • At the BU Wellness Center, Counseling Services provides confidential, clinically excellent, ethical, mental health counseling, assessments, crisis intervention, and consultation to support the emotional well-being, educational goals, spiritual health, and personal development of students.
  • Our counselors provide, quality, short-term, solution-focused services with a biblical world view, during the fall/spring semesters. Sessions typically occur weekly or bi-weekly with a duration of 45 to 50 minutes. Traditional undergraduate students receive eight free sessions per academic year, with ongoing services, per clinical necessity, paid at $15 per session.
  • In the event a student’s concern requires intensive therapeutic response or is beyond the scope of Wellness Center Counselors, we will assist students with referrals to professionals in the community.
  • Outside of the traditional one-one-one individual counseling, we also offer: group counseling, couples counseling, wellness assessments, drug/alcohol assessment, suicide prevention intervention and educational programing.

Student Health Services

Bethel’s campus nurse can provide health assessments, first aid, and referral for ill and injured students. The campus nurse can suggest appropriate over-the-counter treatments and provide guidance for students should they seek a higher level of medical care with a local/family physician, walk-in clinic, or urgent care. The Wellness Center (student health services) cannot treat or provide services such as X-rays, stitches, broken bones, or emergency care.

Services Offered

  • Minor Issues
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Bug bites & stings
  • Ear wax removal
  • Minor burns
  • Minor cuts, blisters or wounds
  • Minor joint injuries
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Splinter removal
  • Rashes/skin irritation

Health Form Information

Bethel traditional students are required to complete a personal health history form and submit a current copy of immunization records to the Wellness Center. Bethel students will find health form information in the Admission’s Application Checklist.

Physical Examinations

  • Athletes: Physical examinations must be completed by a primary care physician. This must include a record of physical examination and show blood pressure reading. Physicals must be turned in before the first day of practice to be cleared to play. For more information, please contact your coach.
  • Non-athletes: Not required.


If you or a friend are in immediate danger and the nurse is not available, call Campus Safety (574.807.7500) or 911 immediately. In case of a non-life-threatening medical emergency contact your Resident Director or Campus Safety (574.807.7500) for medical assistance.

For more info, visit My Bethel.

Release of Information

In the event of an emergency, Bethel may disclose personally identifiable information from a student record to appropriate parties if knowledge of the information is necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or other individuals.

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