hollis wellness center building

Wellness and Recreation

Ranked #10 in the nation for our intramural sports program by the Princeton Review!

More than half of Florida Southern’s students get involved in our popular (and competitive!) intramurals program.

Intramural sports are a variety of individual/dual/team events sports available to Florida Southern College students. Intramural sports offer a wide range of activities including:

Fitness and Group Exercise

There is a wide selection of cardio machines and strength-training equipment. Group exercise classes like Zumba and Yoga are fun and keep you motivated.

Students sharing health equipment
Student using wellness machine
Students enjoying a work-out
Students at wellness dance class

Aquatics: 328,000 gallons of liquid fun await you!

Florida Southern’s beautiful pool is an eight-lane, 25-yard competition pool with an attached recreational shallow end. The pool is open year-round and is heated for winter use.

swimmer in pool

Learn to Swim

Swim lessons are open to FSC students during the academic year, you will be instructed by certified Water Safety Instructors and trained based upon your swim skill level and personal goals.

water games

Water Games

The Wellness Center swimming pool is a great place to unwind and socialize with a game of water basketball, volleyball, or just relax on a float.

lifeguard at pool

Lifeguard Certification

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training classes are here. This certification includes Lifeguard Training, First Aid, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Automated External Defibrillation.


Florida Southern College is located on beautiful Lake Hollingsworth. From our boathouse you can check out kayaks or paddleboards. Other activities on or around the lake include fishing, bird watching, picnicking, biking, and a very busy three-mile paved walking path.

student skiing on lake hollingsworth

Ever wished you could learn how to water ski?

You can! Florida Southern water ski clinics teach you what you need to know. Five water-ski clinics are offered throughout the year.

Florida Southern’s waterfront program provides students with the unique opportunity to enjoy all that Florida has to offer.

lakeside panoramic shot of florida southern college

Outdoor Recreation

Students engage in a variety of fun outdoor activities, such as dolphin snorkeling cruise, zip lining, horseback riding, indoor rock climbing, paintball, and camping. These trips are a great way to meet new friends who share similar interests and to learn new skills.

horseback riding
kayak races
indoor rock climbing
Students at wellness dance class
students riding a bike around lake hollingsworth

Outstanding Facilities

The Nina B. Hollis Wellness Center is our state-of-the-art facility providing highly qualified staff, and exceptional programs for everyone. The main building houses the following amenities:

Tanner Hall

The main lobby of the Wellness Center, named in recognition of the valued devotion to and support of FSC by Dorotha C. Tanner, provides weight-training machines and a large-screen TV.

The Kirk McKay, Jr. Exercise Room

Our state-of-the-art fitness room, contains computerized treadmills, cycles, elliptical machines, rowing machines, free weights, and more.

The James K. Sikes Aerobics Room

Equipped with a special wood spring floor, classes such as Zumba, Pilates, Strong and Fit, and Yoga are taught here.

The HWC Gymnasium

Provides full-size basketball and volleyball courts, which are used for both pick-up games and intramural teams.


Our eight-lane, 25-yard competition pool with an attached recreational shallow end features water basketball and equipment for water volleyball and water polo. The pool is open year-round, and is heated for winter use.

Recreation Room

Open from 3:00-8:00 PM daily, you can catch up with friends while shooting some pool or playing a game of table tennis in the Rec Room. You can also check out sports equipment such as frisbees and sand volleyballs. Our Outdoor Recreation Gear can also be check out from here.

Sand Volleyball Courts and Intramural Fields

For more laid-back sporting activities, the College maintains sand volleyball courts located on Columbia Street across from Wynee’s Bistro and Intramural fields used for such sports as Ultimate Frisbee and Flag Football on Callahan Court.


Kayak or paddle boards on beautiful Lake Hollingsworth, located directly across from the campus.

Tennis and Volleyball Courts

College courts are maintained by the Department of Athletics. However, the following equipment is available for checkout through the Physical Education department: tennis racquets and balls, racquetball racquets and balls, softballs, gloves and bats, soccer balls, footballs, and bocci balls.