A lifter watching another during a deadlift in the wellness center.

Fitness & Recreation

The Yote Life is all about making the best choices to contribute to your overall well-being. With beautiful wellness facilities, daily classes and personal trainers, USD gives you all the tools to start your journey to better health.

Creating Healthy Habits

Every wellness journey needs a starting point. At our state-of-the-art Wellness Center, you can take advantage of personal training, group fitness options and wellness coaching to prioritize your physical and mental health.

The USD Wellness Center offers state-of-the-art facilities that will provide you with all the tools necessary to reach your potential.

Alongside the DakotaDome pool, a 38-foot rock climbing wall, group intramural competitions and more, we're here to support you every step along the way.


 A USD student walking on an elliptical machine in the Wellness Center.

Wellness Center

From group fitness to dozens of machines and a state-of-the-art climbing wall, USD Wellness Center has everything your body and mind will love.

Explore the Wellness Center
An intramural game of basketball in progress.


Sign up with your friends and compete in a wide variety of sports with our Intramural leagues.

Compete in Intramurals
Two girls lifting in the Wellness Center.


Find motivation and make friends while taking on new challenges, like the 90-day fitness program at the USD Wellness Center.

Increase Your Fitness
 A man climbing the USD rock climbing wall.

Climbing Wall

Our state-of-the-art rock climbing wall challenges newcomers and veterans alike. With a unique variety of courses and ways to climb, climbers of all ages and abilities are welcome.

Reach New Heights


Whether you're learning to swim or are like a fish to water, USD's DakotaDome pool is available to all and has a wide array of classes to choose from.

Dive in

student success story

Success story Haley Ann Drapeaux smiling.
Some of my favorite memories are hanging out in the MUC with my friends for hours at a time laughing, eating, and trying to get some homework done! I also have awesome memories playing intramural volleyball and basketball at the Wellness Center. We weren't very good, but we had a fun time.

Haley Drapeaux

B.A. Criminal Justice '23
Wagner, South Dakota

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