Story by Jake New in InsideHigherEd about Spellman College.
In 2012, the number of students enrolled in fitness classes at the college’s wellness center was 278. That number is now more than 1,300. Spelman’s undergraduate enrollment is about 2,100 students.
“One of the things colleges try to create with students are these habits of the mind,” Tatum said. “But it’s also a wonderful time to develop what I call habits of the body. Students are making this investment in their education, and as educators we are investing in them. We want them to live long enough to see a return on that investment.