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    1.- Personal Living
    2.- Health and Fitness
    3.- Personal Support
    4.- Career and Professional Development Services
    5.- Extracurricular Activities
    6.- Cultural Life

    2.- Health and Fitness

    The Student Health Center offers confidential health care services and activities to all University students presenting a validated UTEP I.D. The staff includes one physician, two nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and a pharmacist. The majority of services, laboratory tests, and pharmacy services are provided at minimal fees. Referrals outside the Health Center, including x-ray referrals, are at the student's own expense.

    Student insurance is available and highly recommended for every student without coverage by some hospitalization policy. Information may be obtained by calling ECA Associates at (915) 533-9891, or the Health Center at (915) 747-5139.

    Services of the Student Health Center include primary health care, health promotion with emphasis on physical fitness, women's health issues, and cholesterol monitoring. Confidential HIV/AIDS testing and counseling are available on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Student identification is NOT required or requested for HIV/AIDS testing.

    The Health Center facilitates compliance with the University's requirement that all students must submit proof of immunization, or be immunized, for Tetanus-Diphtheria, Measles, Mumps, and Rubella by providing the required immunizations. In addition, the Health Center offers Tuberculosis screening. Immunizations are provided at a nominal fee.

    A form on which the required immunizations can be documented is available from the undergraduate Admissions Office or the University Student Health Center. Since most secondary schools are required by law to maintain similar records, a copy of the high school immunization record may be submitted. Students not in compliance with the immunization requirement may be denied registration.

    All emergencies are referred to adjacent hospitals, and University police are available to administer first aid. Minor illness, injury, or health concerns are treated by the Health Center's professional staff.

    The Health Center is located at 2001 Wiggins, directly across from the University Library. General hours of service are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with evening hours also available. The Center is closed on Friday between noon and 1:00 p.m. For additional information, please call the Center at (915) 747-5624 for information concerning walk-ins, appointments, and evening hours.

    The Recreational Sports Department provides an opportunity for each member of the University community to voluntarily participate in a wide variety of sports and recreational activities.

    The Intramural Sports Program includes approximately 40 activities for men and women. There are team sports such as flag football, volleyball, basketball, and indoor soccer, as well as individual and dual sports such as tennis, racquetball, golf, and wallyball. Many activities include "Co-rec" leagues for teams comprised of equal numbers of men and women participants. Activity schedules are printed each semester and are available at Memorial Gym, Room 103 and our web site at http://www.utep.edu/rsd.

    Drop-in recreation involves leisure time use of recreational facilities for basketball, volleyball, indoor racquetball, outdoor racquetball, and tennis. Sports equipment is available for checkouts. Reservations for UTEP's playing fields must be made by registered student organizations at the Recreational Sports Department office. Racquetball reservations must be made on a daily basis Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. with a playing time between 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. A validated UTEP ID must be carried at all times.

    Sport clubs are open to all students. Many clubs compete against other schools, while others exist for instruction and recreation. Current clubs include fencing, men's soccer, water polo, and racquetball.

    The Department maintains an Outdoor Equipment Center which offers skiing, camping, backpacking, and water sports equipment for minimal rental fees. For information, please call 747-5103 or come by Memorial Gym, Room 103.

    The Swimming and Fitness Center is one of the finest recreational facilities in the region and offers the University community an outstanding opportunity to participate in a variety of recreational activities. The facility includes two lap swimming pools, one and three-meter diving boards, and an exercise room. The operating hours are 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. "Hours subject to change." All currently enrolled UTEP students may utilize the facility free of charge with presentation of their validated UTEP ID. UTEP alumni, faculty, staff, and families may utilize the facility for a nominal fee. For more information, call 747-8100. For further information, visit our web page at http://www.utep.edu/rsd.


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