Wellness Center

Wellness Center

The Nina B. Hollis Wellness Center is Florida Southern's home to fitness, wellness, and recreation.

Our premier facility, state-of-the-art equipment, highly qualified staff, and exceptional programs provide excellent opportunities for FSC students, faculty, staff and alumni.

We have something for everyone, including: aquatics, group exercise classes, intramural sports, outdoor recreation, personal training, and lots and lots of special events. We encourage you to "take a closer look" at what we have to offer.

Intramural Sports

Ranked #12 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. They enjoy the fun, physical activity, and sportsmanship involved with a variety of individual, dual, and team sports.

Intramural sports are a variety of individual/dual/team events sports available to FSC students, Staff and Faculty. Intramural sports offer a range of activities including basketball, dodge ball, flag football, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee and volleyball.

Student referring volleyball scrimmage
5 v 5 Basketball 3 v 3 Basketball
Ultimate Frisbee Inner Tube Water Polo
Floor Hockey Capture The Flag
Sand Volleyball Indoor Volleyball
4 v 4 Flag Football Rocker Paper Scissors
Kickball Dodgeball
Kayak Race Tailgate Triathlon
March Madness 3 Point Shoot Out
Free Throw Contest Handball
Softball Soccer


328,000 gallons of liquid FUN await you!

Swim for fun and fitness, connect with friends while hanging out by the pool, or take advantage of many other innovative ways the Wellness Center pool can provide exercise and reduce stress.

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.


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.

Students hanging out at pool

Group Pool Parties

Students may reserve the pool for pool parties, some fees may apply.

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.

Summer Swim Lessons. The FSC community and the public are encouraged to bring their children to the HWC for summer swim lessons.

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.

Student swimming in private lane of pool


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

Located on Lake Hollingsworth, directly across from the Wellness Center, you will find our boathouse, which serves as a home base for our Waterfront activities. At the boathouse, you can check out kayaks or paddleboats. Other activities on or around the lake include fishing, bird watching, picnicking, biking, and a very busy three-mile paved walking path.

Kayak Races

Test your Kayak racing skills. This event is free and receives All Sports Points for Intramurals.

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.


Fitness & Group Exercise

Finding what works for you means trying different things and the Wellness Center offers something for everyone.

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 equipmentStudent using wellness machine
Students enjoying a work-outStudents at wellness dance class

Outdoor Recreation

One day excursions, overnight trips, and break trips enable participants to enjoy the real Florida at its state parks and recreational facilities.

The FSC outdoor recreation program offers students a variety of fun outdoor activities, such as bicycling, horseback riding, kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, and camping. These trips are a great way to meet new friends who share similar interests and to learn new skills.



Along with a diverse group of programs, FSC’s Wellness Center is home to a variety of facilities such as locker rooms, showers, and handicap-accessible restrooms. The main building also 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/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 boat on beautiful Lake Hollingsworth, located directly across from the campus.

Tennis/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.

All FSC students, faculty, staff, and alumni can access any of the above facilities using their current ID card.