With two fitness centers, a pool, recreation fields and tennis courts right on campus, group exercise classes throughout the school year, and an extensive variety of cardio and weight equipment, Northern provides opportunities for safe, effective, efficient, and enjoyable exercise.
Students and Northern employees must activate NSU ID card access to fitness facilities by completing an Intramurals and Fitness Center waiver online:
Or, stop by the Wellness Center desk or contact Intramural Athletics.
Under normal conditions, people can change in the restrooms located inside or near the Strength and Conditioning Center in the Barnett Center. Dacotah Hall's locker rooms offer restroom facilities, lockers (bring your own lock) and showers.
The Strength and Conditioning Center has storage cabinets (not lockable) just inside the entrance. Dacotah Gym's locker rooms have lockers - just bring your own lock.
The Wellness Center and Dacotah Gym are only available to current students, staff and faculty.
Dacotah Gym and the Barnett Center track are available for employee and student exercise walkers when athletic activities, exercise classes or other events are not taking place. Please visit the gym or track to determine availability. Note to Barnett Center walkers: Please be mindful of any athletes using the track, and allow them space to conduct practice or conditioning.
Busy hours for the Strength and Conditioning Center are usually from 6-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.