Sallie Tiernan Field House

Scripps College’s Commitment to Health and Wellness

Scripps College believes in a comprehensive, holistic approach to promoting the emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing of its students. All health and wellness programs are developed and implemented around the eight dimensions of wellness:

  • Physical
  • Emotional
  • Social
  • Financial
  • Occupational
  • Environmental
  • Spiritual
  • Intellectual

Scripps strives to create a campus community that focuses on campuswide prevention and intervention strategies for its students. By utilizing evidence-based models, Scripps is actively working to create an environment where students may learn and grow both academically and emotionally so that they may thrive. Learn more about what Scripps has to offer.

Sallie Tiernan Field House

The Sallie Tiernan Field House is a state-of-the-art, 24,000-square-foot facility with an aerobics studio, cardio machine room, weight room, and other spaces for fitness and health education. Students participate in group yoga classes, martial arts, aerobics, cardio-kickboxing, Pilates, dance, and more. Classes are free, and students can even sign on to teach. The facility offers student-only hours seven days a week, and students have access to personal trainers and bike rentals.

In addition to the fitness facility, the Field House also includes a 25-meter swimming pool and Alumnae Field for use by students, faculty, and staff.

Scripps College is a JED Campus School 

The JED Foundation (JED) is the nation’s leading organization dedicated to addressing young adult mental health. JED works to prevent suicide at schools throughout the country by working with campus leaders and professionals to create campuswide prevention and intervention strategies and advises on best-practice mental health policies, programming, and services. To learn more, visit

Health and Wellness Resources

Scripps and The Claremont Colleges provide several resources to the campus community in their continued effort to promote health and wellness among students, faculty, and staff.

Scripps College Campus:

 The Claremont Colleges: