Health & Wellness
Student Health and Counseling Services — Ard Building, 524 College St. — includes adjacent parking. Visit www.apsu.edu/health-and-counseling.
Student Health Services
Boyd Health Services helps keep students well and offers treatment when they are a little under the weather. Care is provided by certified nurse practitioners, certified medical assistants, consulting physicians and a pharmacist. There is no fee for enrolled students to see a provider. Students requiring lab tests and medications will be billed on their account. Health Services provides acute and chronic illness care, allergy injections and immunizations, prescription and nonprescription medication, health screenings and education, labs and family planning. Student records are confidential. For more information, call (931) 221-7107.
- APSU strongly encourages each student to have private health insurance. Information regarding locating private insurance can be obtained at Health Services. The clinic does not file insurance.
- The state of Tennessee requires all new and readmitted full-time students to provide proof of two immunizations with Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccines and two chicken pox (varicella) immunizations, which were administered on or after the first year of birth. The student will not be allowed to register for classes until this requirement is met.
- A current meningitis vaccine will be required for all incoming freshmen living on campus under age 22. APSU strongly encourages all students to consider taking this vaccine.
APSU is smoke-free except in areas designated on the campus map.
Student Counseling Services
Student Counseling Services is here to help students deal with challenges, improve their mental health and succeed academically and in life. Counseling staff provide scheduled counseling services for individual students, groups and couples. Situations requiring psychiatric (medical) attention may need to be referred to specialists in the Nashville area.
Counselors also provide informal drop-in counseling at one of our “Let’s Talk” locations across campus. Each semester, an updated “Let’s Talk” schedule with times and locations is posted on the website. These brief, drop-in sessions typically last about 20 minutes.
All counseling records are confidential. Counseling services are free for currently enrolled students.
For more information, call (931) 221-6162.
- Emergencies: If there is an emergency or crisis, a counselor is available 24/7 by contacting Campus Police at (931) 221-7786.
University Recreation provides recreational and wellness programs at the 78,000 square-foot Foy Fitness & Recreation Center. The Foy Center features a three-court gymnasium, an outdoor pool, a 10,000-square-foot cardio space, an indoor climbing wall with a large bouldering feature, racquetball courts, indoor track, fitness studios, personal training, indoor cycling studio, locker rooms with private showers and changing areas, and equipment rental for outdoor activities. University Recreation is open extended hours and is one of the largest student employers on campus.
University Recreation offers a variety of fitness programs, aquatics programs, multiple intramural sports, sports clubs and more.
The Govs Outdoors program provides adventures for all skill levels. Govs Outdoors has offered water rafting on the Ocoee, canoeing, hiking at Land Between the Lakes and backpacking in the Smoky Mountains. For future adventures, visit www.apsu.edu/recreation.
The department also offers Junior Govs Summer Camp, a recreational day camp that promotes healthy lifestyles among children ages 5-14.
Clarksville campus students access the facility with a valid Govs ID. Students not enrolled on the Clarksville campus may pay access fees to use the facility. Alumni and family members age 16 and older may access the facility and services with a membership and fees. For more information, call (931) 221-7564.