Program Overview

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The School of Social Sciences and Education (SSE) is committed to improving the wellness and health of students at CSU, Bakersfield.  A study by University of Minnesota Boynton Health Services indicates, “Good health helps students remain in school, and a college degree or certificate is an excellent predictor of better health and economic status throughout one’s lifetime.”

The Runner Wellness Program is a one-unit Fitness for Life course that focuses on empowering college students to take an active role in their overall health.  Students in the course will focus on the importance of a healthy lifestyle and the physical and mental factors that influence their overall wellness.  Students will be involved in self-assessments and reflection on a variety of wellness issues with the overall goal to empower them to make healthy lifestyle changes and ultimately be more successful in college.


Kris Grappendorf
Phone: (661) 654-2187
Fax: (661) 654-2067

Steve Bacon
Phone: (661) 654-6710
Fax: (661) 654-2016