Taking care of your physical health needs to be a priority for all students pursuing rigorous graduate studies in healthcare and science. We are committed to helping you do this.

Aetna Student Health Program

Know your benefits and how to access them. Students enrolled in the program also have access to Health Lifestyle Coaching programs. Learn more about the Aetna Student Health Program.


Through this online platform, students have access to nutritional counseling, smoking cessation and a variety of other resources to support your physical wellbeing. Learn more about WellConnect.


Baylor College of Medicine's on-campus gym (Baylor login required) provides a convenient place to fit in exercise around your busy schedule. Discounts (Baylor login required) are also available for students to join local fitness centers.

Quarterly Sports Competitions

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The College's gym offers a range of group exercise classes.

Whether you’re looking for a healthy way to relieve stress or just a fun way to connect with your fellow students, our quarterly intramural sports competitions have that for you! Ranging from team-based competitions like dodgeball and basketball to individual competitions like our inflatable obstacle course run, these activities promote a sense of community at Baylor across all degrees and programs and maintaining an active lifestyle. See the schedule for upcoming activities and instructions on how to sign up, and be sure to sign up early as space may be limited for some activities.

For more information or if you have any questions, email student success manager, Reginald Toussant at reginald.toussant@bcm.edu.

Student Interests Groups

Students with interests in maintaining a healthy lifestyle have created organizations to share their interests with others. These include cycling, running and climbing clubs. Find the organization that matches your interests:

While listed under the School of Medicine Senate and the Graduate Student Council, many of these organizations are open to students in all Baylor College of Medicine schools.

Walk, Run, Spin for a Cause

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Wellness 5K Race/Walk

Get healthy while helping others! Baylor students, faculty and staff organize and participate in fundraising events throughout the year.

Organized by students, the Annual BCM Wellness 5K Race/Walk supports physical wellness as well as social through providing opportunities for everyone in the Baylor community to come together and raise funds for good causes.

Visit the Baylor Community Events Calendar for upcoming opportunities to join a College team for events.

Check the College’s newsletter, Student Commons (Baylor login required), weekly for additional opportunities.

Doc Talks

Baylor College of Medicine Doc Talks cover a vast array of topics, spanning from toxicology issues such as bites and stings from venomous and poisonous critters to cancer awareness. Check the College’s weekly Newslink email for upcoming talks.  

Take a Walk

Even during your busiest days, consider taking  a brief break for a quick walk around campus. View the campus walking map and the TMC walking map (Baylor login required) for suggested routes.

Healthy Eating

The Baylor BeWell program maintains a list of healthy restaurants (Baylor login required) in and around the medical center.