Health Services

The Houston Baptist University Student Health Services are designed to help enhance and protect the health and well-being of HBU students, faculty and staff.  Student Health Services offers health education and basic health care services.
We will be listing on this page some opportunities at HBU to learn more about health-related topics. (Most recent will be at the top!) Please email to let us know of other health/wellness/fitness topics of interest you would like to know more about or to give us other feedback!

For a list of 100 "best sites" dedicated to Nutrition and Healthy living visit


Did You Know? Heart disease is the number one killer of American women, taking more lives than all forms of cancer combined.

In collaboration with the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign, the Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Southwest is proud to offer these free community event to educate about heart disease and prevention:

Hearts & Soles Walk

Tuesday, February 11th from noon to 1 pm
Starting in the Pavilion Breezeway between the Breast Center and Heart & Vascular Institute join our dedicated Cardiac Rehab and food/Nutrition staffs for a fun walk around our campus and learn about staying heart healthy. Participants that complete the course will be entered into a raffle for 4 tickets to the Rockets versus the Wizards on February 12th.


The Heart of the Matter

Saturday, February 15th from noon to 6 pm
Whole Foods Market, Sugar Land - 15000 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land 77479
Join staff and affiliated physicians from Memorial Hermann Sugar Land and Memorial Hermann Southwest and participate in healthy shopping tours, "Heart to Heart" stations with experts in heart health and enjoy samples of healthy faire from Whole Foods.


Red Wine, Dark Chocolate

Saturday,  February 22nd from noon to 3 pm
The Galleria (first floor of Nordstrom's), 5085 Westheimer Rd, Houston 77056
Listen to experts in heart health, participate in free health screenings and exercise demonstrations, and find out the steps you can take to prevent heart disease.

Healthy Weight Week - January 20-24
Join the Bradshaw Fitness Center this week in daily activities to promote awareness, health and happiness. There is a special event each day and giveaways and entry for prize drawing for those who participate! 

Daily events are at  
9:30 am and 6:00 pm.


Mondays @ 6p, starting February 3rd at the Fitness Center, classroom ABC. Get some "inside" information about food, including: food demos, guidelines to promote a healthier lifestyle, myth-busting, how to cook healthier, quick tips for eating on the go!  FREE and open to all! Invite your spouse, friend, or family member to attend with you! For more information contact James Bench at   

Aquatic Boot Camp

Are you looking for a unique way to get in shape? The Fitness Center is offering our highly anticipated Aquatic Boot Camp! There is no swimming in this camp. If you can stand, then this is for you! It is an ongoing program that offers a more challenging, yet enjoyable workout experience, which is non-impact and good for the joints. FREE for members ($99/month for non-members). Show up and be ready to work! For more information call 281-649-3501. Class times: 5-5:50 am or 6-6:50 am.

Collegian highlights health issues

Check out these two articles:
Stay healthy during holidays, November 14, 2013
Bradshaw Fitness Center offers nutrition classes for students, October 30, 2013

Flu Vaccines are Here! 

A limited number of flu vaccines are available in the Health Clinic in Hodo Residence College 102C. Cost is $20. Stop by during clinic hours:
Monday-Thursday 9a-12p; Wednesday 1:30-4:30p.

Counseling Service starts Monday, October 28, 2013

Beginning Monday, October 28th, on-campus counseling will be available to HBU students through a partnership with Houston's First Baptist Church. Counseling services will be offered without charge to HBU students for this initial semester.

The counseling center is located in Hodo Residence College 102A and is open Monday-Thursday 1:00 pm-4:00 pm.

Appointments can be made immediately by calling 713-335-6461. When calling in, students should express that they are interested in counseling at HBU. Appointments are highly preferred though limited walk-ins are possible if a counselor is available at that given time (call first). Hodo Residence College 102 will have a phone in the waiting room for scheduling purposes. For additional questions, please contact David Hao, Associate Dean of Student Success, at


October 14-17: Breast Cancer Awareness Week

There will be activities all week long to honor those we have lost to this disease; support those living with breast cancer; celebrate cancer survivors and increase awareness of cancer! Mark your calendars for:
  • 10/14 - Daytime Distraction: Paint the Campus Pink Information Fair, 11am-2pm, Holcombe Mall.
  • 10/15 - Lady in Pink Forum - 11am-noon, Holcombe Mall. Bring your lunch and we will provide the dessert!
  • 10/16 - Mission Munchies after Convo - all proceeds will benefit Breast Cancer Research.
  • 10/17 - HBU Pink Out Night: Volleyball vs. Northwestern State, 7 pm, Sharp Gym. 

Saturday, October 12: Women's Health Awareness Rally

Celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the Bradshaw Fitness Center from 9 am to 2 pm.  There will be a Breast Cancer Panel, Hair Replacement by Apollo, chair massages, nutritionist, Zumba & line dancing demos, vegan food, door prizes and much more!

September 24-October 31: Food Stuff

The Bradshaw Fitness Center will host a six part nutrition series on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 pm in BFC Room ABC.  Learn about everything you have ever wanted to know about the kitchen and nutrition! For more information contact James Bench at