Marshall’s Center for Wellness in the Arts

The Marshall University Center for Wellness in the Arts is a place where performing artists can be evaluated by licensed athletic trainers, skilled vocal and hearing clinicians, dietitians, exercise physiologists and performance anxiety specialists who have the proper knowledge and equipment to assess various conditions.  The CWA was created with three components: education, treatment and research. Many performing arts students have developed a mentality that a certain amount of pain is a part of the performer’s process. We want to change the culture and educate students so they look at pain as a problem and treat it accordingly so they can enjoy a successful career in the performing arts.

Wellness Clinics and Events

The Marshall Center for Wellness in the Arts exercise clinic is open 4-6 p.m. Monday through Friday in the athletic training lab located in Gullickson Hall room 209 on the Marshall Huntington campus. For a list of other services and when they are offered, please contact Dr. Timmons at timmonsm@marshall.edu. For more information about the CWA, contact someone from Our Team. We look forward to working with you!

To contact the Center for Wellness in the Arts, email CWA@marshall.edu

Wellness in the Arts Beginnings

Two of Marshall’s most dynamic colleges joined together to provide a unique opportunity for students in the performing arts. Since August 2014, the College of Health Professions and the College of Arts and Media have offered performing and visual arts students the chance to work with various disciplines to prevent injury from occurring during performances. This idea was initiated by two young faculty members and has developed into what is now being called the Marshall University Center for Wellness in the Arts (CWA).