Recreation and Wellness

The Recreation and Wellness Office offers a variety of programs that promote wellness and enhance lifelong skills including intramural, extramural, and community-based sporting opportunities.

  • Intramural sports teams consist of students who play against other students.
  • Extramural, or club sports, consist of NHCC students who compete against other community college teams.
  • NHCC students can also compete with community-based sport organizations.

Facility Hours

  • Game Room (Closed for Summer, Request Use)

    Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Friday Closed
  • Open Gym (Closed for Summer)

    Tuesday and Thursday 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Wednesday  2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Friday (Badminton) 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Weight Room (Summer Hours)

    Monday & Wednesday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
     Tuesday & Thursday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Spring Activities

Hockey (January/February)

Hockey players skating by the bench.

The NHCC Club Hockey season begins in January. If you are interested in playing, please refer to this flyer and contact the Recreation & Wellness Coordinator. Previous hockey experience is encouraged and there is no cost to participate. Home games are played at the Brooklyn Park Activities Center. Admission is free. 

Basketball (March/April)

We participate in the Metro Club Basketball League. If you are interested in playing, please contact the Recreation & Wellness Coordinator. All players must be able to attend both home and away games and maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher. Games are played during weekday afternoons. Home games are played in the HWC gymnasium. Admission is free.

  • Basketball Schedule

    Tuesday 3/20 vs. MCTC 2 p.m.
    Thursday 3/22 @ Inver Hills 2 p.m.
    Monday 3/26 @ MCTC 2:15 p.m.
    Wednesday 4/4 vs Century 2 p.m.
    Wednesday 4/11 @ Century 1:45 p.m.
    Wednesday 4/18 vs. Inver Hills 2 p.m.
    Playoffs Tuesday 4/24 TBA
    Championship Thursday 4/26 TBA

Group Fitness Classes

Currently enrolled students and staff can drop in to fitness classes throughout spring semester for free. Each class meets on a recurring basis, see details below!

  • Cardio Strength

    Come and join us during this up-tempo workout combining strength training, cardio and endurance, using a high intensity interval format. We use a variety of methods to build muscle and get our heart rates up, while groovin’ to upbeat music. The class is structured to challenge all fitness levels. Beginners and advanced fitness lovers welcome. Come and join the fun!

    Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 p.m. - 1 p.m. in HWC 167
  • Drop-In Yoga

    Join Geneva in this unintimidating class that is geared toward the yoga beginner. Special emphasis will be placed on basic poses with intermediate options available. Everyone will feel successful, flexible and relaxed at the end of the session. Namaste!

    Wednesdays 12 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. in HWC Gym

Fall Activities

Flag Football

Quarterback snapping the ball in flag football.

NHCC will go for the 4-peat when the season kicks off in September. Students interested in participating on this year's team should talk to the Recreation & Wellness Coordinator in CC101. As a member of the team, it is expected that all players will travel to road games. Only currently enrolled students are eligible to play, participation is free. Previously football or flag football experience is encouraged.

'14, '15, '16 Metro Champions!


Students interested in playing soccer can join the Soccer Club. Scrimmages and games are scheduled throughout the fall semester. The club meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on the field.


Please read through the following policies prior to participating in Recreation and Wellness programs:

  • Disciplinary Policy

    All students are expected to follow standards of behavior as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct (Chapter 3).

  • Locker Room Use

    Lockers and locks are available for daily and semester-long use to currently enrolled students. In order to have a lock assigned to you, visit the Recreation and Wellness weight room desk. All lockers must be emptied at the end of each semester.

  • Using the Facilities

    In order to use the facilities, or take part in any Recreation and Wellness activity, you must be a currently enrolled student and present a valid NHCC Student ID to the staff member at the desk.

Contact Information 

Recreation and Wellness Office
Health and Wellness Center, HWC-165A

Recreation and Wellness Coordinator
HWC-165 & CC-101A

Tarsha Davis
Student Life & Recreation and Wellness Assistant