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Gaukler Family Wellness, Health and Physical Education Center

The Gaukler Family Wellness, Health and Physical Education Center provides a variety of facilities for its members, including:
  • a fitness area
  • multi-sport courts
  • a walking track
  • a swimming pool
  • a playground
  • a coffee/smoothie bar
Fitness classes are offered, and on-site childcare is available.

The Wellness Center also houses the classrooms, labs and offices for VCSU’s Department of Kinesiology and Human Performance, which includes programs in athletic training, health education, physical education, exercise physiology, sport management, strength and conditioning and wellness studies.

Current Hours
  • Monday–Thursday: 5 a.m.–11 p.m.
  • Friday: 5 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 6 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Sunday: 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Membership for currently registered VCSU students is included in student fees. Students may obtain a Wellness Center ID by bringing their student ID and proof of current class registration to the Wellness Center front desk.

VCSU faculty and staff, along with all Valley City/Barnes County residents, are eligible for membership. Membership rates can be found on the Valley City Parks & Recreation Department’s Park & Rec Wellness Center Information Sheet.

More Information
Be sure to check the Valley City Park & Recreation website at for current schedules, membership requirements and fees, etc.