The 25 healthiest colleges in the United States + 1

Recently Greatest.com, a health and fitness resource for young people,  published a list of the 25 healthiest colleges in the United States. 

But, we take a bit of offense to this list. Why? Because we weren’t on it. After all, we offer some of the same health-related amenities that many of these featured colleges and universities do. But, probably because we’re smaller, we escaped their notice.

So, just so you know …  Our students can:

  • Work out in our large fitness center, which features many treadmills, ellipticals, stair climbers and stationary bikes along with free weights and weight machines.
  • Swim in a six-lane, NCAA-regulation swimming pool, move in the dance studio and play some hoops in the arena in the Richard E and Ruth McDowell Sport and Fitness Center.SwimmingPoolforJuly15Post
  • Take a wide assortment of physical education classes, including fly fishing , aerobics, tennis, downhill skiing and snowboarding, ice skating, martial arts and Hapkido.
  • Hike along the 1.5-mile Richard E. McDowell Community Trail, which runs along the south end of campus and also connects to a longer trail through town.
  • Participate in the Outdoor Club, which schedules lots of activities to get students moving, including on-campus activities such as basketball, broom hockey, flag football and softball and trips to off-campus locations to go white-water rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, downhill and cross-county skiing, hiking, horseback riding, zip lining, etc.

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And, if that weren’t enough, we also have an all fresh-foods, all-the-time dining hall, and our dining staff will make special meals for students with food allergies or those who are vegetarians.

Kelsey Milliron, a social sciences major, is an ovo-lacto vegetarian who is also allergic to gluten and admits she’s “extremely hard to feed. But Pitt-Bradford has made it easy on me by catering to my needs,” including making her veggie burgers and homemade hummus. “The staff makes sure I’m taken care of.”

So … if you think we should have been on that list just let us know.

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