Sustainable health at MSU

Sustainable health is a personal commitment to taking responsibility for your own health through proactive means. It contributes to a healthy body and balanced state of mind. Partners on and off campus offer a variety of programs and resources that promote sustainable health and wellness while supporting important causes for the Spartan Community. Participate in walks, runs and fitness and wellness programs on campus. 


Spartan Health and Well-Being Events

  • MSU Recreational Sports and Fitness Services Summer of Fun | July-August 2021

    Join Rec Sports for pickleball, swim stroke analysis, fishing lessons, and more, all included with a Rec Sports membership or day pass. Check the events calendar for programs, and register for events in the membership system.

  • Health Promotion - Well-Being Wednesdays | Fall Semester

    Check back for more information in September.

  • MSU Exercise is Medicine on Campus | Fall Semester

    MSU has been a designated Gold-level Exercise is Medicine on Campus for six years. 

    Stay current with EIMOC offerings via their Facebook or Instagram pages.

  • Sustainability Walks | Fall 2021

    The Office of Sustainability hosts sustainability walks in partnership with Health4U and other campus partners. Fall semester walks are typically offered in October in celebration of Sustainability Month. The walks showcase the ways in which sustainability is embedded within MSU's campus, curriculum, culture and community, highlighting topics such as green buildings, freshwater protection, sustainable food, and renewable energy. Check back for details in fall 2021.

  • Izzo Legacy Walk/Run/Roll | October 9, 2021

    The 2nd annual Izzo Legacy Run/Walk/Roll has been postponed until October 2021. The mission is to connect Alumni, the MSU and Mid-Michigan communities in a positive celebration of Coach Izzo's legacy. The events include a 5K Run/Walk, 5K Roll, 1 Mile Walk, Children's Races and a Virtual 5K; all events will focus on fitness, fun, family, Spartan spirit and charitable giving! Proceeds from the Izzo Legacy Run/Walk/Roll will create an endowment for the Izzo Legacy Family Fund that will ensure charitable giving for years to come. Check back for details.


  • Blue Cross Winter Warm Up | 2022

    Have fun getting fit with the Blue Cross® Winter Warm Up. MSU Health4U typically hosts the Winter Warm Up training program at Michigan State University. This multi-week 5K training program is free and open to all ages and abilities. Learn the basics of good form from certified Good Form Running and Walking coaches from the Playmakers Fitness Foundation. In addition, participants receive weekly communication with training information and nutrition tips. The instructional sessions lead to a free goal event – the Blue Cross® Winter Warm Up 5K walk/run celebration, typically held at Hawk Island Park in Lansing. Check back in early 2022 for details.


Sustainable health is a key element of MSU’s social commitment to sustainability.

Multiple programs on campus, including Health4U, SPARTANfit Fitness and Wellness Program, and Recreational Sports and Fitness Services, promote sustainable health and wellbeing through classes, individual mentoring and outreach programs. Learn about these offerings below.