Wellness Services

Individual Services

The Drake Wellness Center offers a variety of FREE individualized services for students, faculty, and staff. Contact Jana Peterson (x2027) to schedule an appointment.

Fitness Assessment – This basic assessment will measure resting heart rate, blood pressure, height, weight, body composition, flexibility and strength endurance. 

Exercise Prescription – Interested in starting a fitness program or revising your current routine? Exercise prescription provides you with the information needed to meet your personal needs and goals. 

Weight Training Clinic – Interested in starting a weight training program but are overwhelmed by the machines and where to begin? Let us take you through an orientation of the weight machines in the Bell Center Fitness Room.

Time Management & Stress Management - Are you struggling to maintain a healthy balance between your academic life and personal life or occupation and personal life? We offer easy to implement tools to help you manage time and reduce stress.

Massage Therapy – Drake Wellness offers on-site massage therapy for students, faculty, and staff. The cost is $30 for 30 minutes and $50 for a full hour. Please contact the massage therapist directly to schedule an appointment. Massage takes place in the Bell Center, room 113.

  • Anne Boal, LMT available after 3:00 and weekends – anneboal@me.com or call/text (515.988.8760)

Ongoing Programs

Every semester Drake Wellness offers a variety of programs for students, faculty, and staff to enjoy. For more information about these programs, please contact Jana Peterson 

S.H.A.P.E. – Supporting Healthy Activity and Promoting Exercise is a program that rewards you for the activities you do on a daily basis. Earn points that can be redeemed for great prizes from the Wellness Center with the click of a button. To learn more or to start tracking points, click here!

Group X –  To learn more about Group X and to see our schedule, click here!

Wellness Library – Don’t let your mind be lazy; check something out from the Wellness Library! Located in the Wellness Center, our library has a variety of books, cookbooks, and group exercise videos for you to rent.

Wellness Seminars – Each fall and spring semester the Wellness Center hosts a variety of seminars for students, faculty, and staff. Wellness Seminar Series announcements will be posted on blueView as well as our homepage and our Facebook Page (Drake University Wellness). Check the site periodically for seminar announcements.


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