Health & Wellness
Student Health and Counseling Services: Ard Building, 524 College St.
Student Health Services - (931) 221-7107
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.
- 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.
Exemptions include students born before 1/1/1957, those students graduating from a Tennessee high school in 1998 or after, online only students, medical contraindication verified by a healthcare provider, or religious exemption requiring a signed and notarized statement by the student that the vaccine conflicts with his or her religious tenets or practices.
Exemptions include students born before 1/1/1980, those students graduating from a Tennessee high school in 2016 or after, on line only students, medical contraindication verified by a healthcare provider, or religious exemption requiring a signed statement by the student that the vaccine conflicts with his or her religious tenets or practices.
APSU is smoke-free except in areas designated on the campus map.
Student Counseling Services - (931) 221-6162
Student Counseling Services is here to help students deal with challenges, improve their mental health and succeed academically and in life. Counseling staff provide free counseling services for currently enrolled students. Remote counseling sessions are also available through an online telehealth platform. All counseling records are confidential. Situations requiring psychiatric (medical) attention may need to be referred to specialists in the Nashville area. To schedule a counseling session, students should call (931) 221-6162.
Counselors also provide one-on-one, informal counseling via the Let's Talk program. There is no appointment necessary and services are free of charge. Students should visit the Let's Talk page for more information.
- Emergencies: If there is an emergency or crisis, a counselor is available 24/7 by contacting Campus Police at (931) 221-7786.
University Recreation - (931) 221-7564
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.
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.
S.O.S. (Save Our Students) Food Pantry - (931) 221-6120
The Center for Service Learning & Community Engagement provides a campus food pantry that offers extra help for students with financial challenges. Students can receive three days worth of food at a time as well as personal hygiene items. The food pantry is supplied through donations and food drives throughout the year. Students may also volunteer to help with the food pantry.