To support student health and wellness, the Department of Athletics offers a wide variety of classes each semester. Offerings include CPR, Yoga, Hiking/Canoeing, Individual Fitness, Ballroom-Tap-Ballet Dancing, Aerobics, Swimming, various Dance styles, and more. See online class listings to view term-specific offerings - search for the HW attribute in NazNet.
As part of earning a degree, all students must complete one approved Health & Wellness course/experience (credit bearing or non-credit bearing). There are a variety of ways to meet this requirement, including taking one of the above listed classes or participating on an athletic team. Note - students following “old core” requirements must complete two semesters of physical education.
Nazareth College is a member of the NCAA, Empire 8, UVC (United Volleyball Conference), and UCHC (United Collegiate Hockey Conference).
Women’s intercollegiate teams compete in tennis, volleyball, basketball, swimming and diving, soccer, lacrosse, cross-country, rowing, equestrian, golf, softball, track and field, and field hockey. Men’s intercollegiate teams compete in soccer, basketball, swimming and diving, tennis, golf, cross-country, track and field, volleyball, ice hockey, and lacrosse.
The college also offers a comprehensive Intramural sports program, coordinated through Campus Life. In addition, Nazareth offers several club sport opportunities: men’s rugby, basketball, and ultimate frisbee to name a few.