Health and Wellbeing
Healthy Campus Program
Southern Cross University is passionate about offering a range of health and wellbeing programs to assist our university community to pursue happy, healthy, well-balanced lifestyles whilst studying and working.
This program aims to increase your physical activity levels and connect you with others to improve your health and wellbeing. We aim to help staff and students at Southern Cross University commit to at least 30 minutes of activity every day.
The SCUMoves app
The SCUMoves app, designed by Technogym and customised for Southern Cross University, helps you track your daily activity both indoor and outdoor. It also provides some encouragement and support, with a variety of exercise programs and workouts, plus fun challenges to get involved! Where you Find your 30 is up to you, the aim is to get around 1000 MOVEs on the app each day. Challenge your friends, larger groups, or even just to set yourself a personal MOVE target!
So, Southern Cross University, it’s time to get moving!
Get ready to …
- Track your activity levels
- Access tailored exercise programs
- Challenge your mates and colleagues to see who MOVEs more
- Join SCUMoves challenges
- Win awesome prizes
- Plus, much more!
What do you get out of it?
Being more active in your day to day life, and connecting with others is a great start in finding your personal way of coping with stress, the challenges of study and setting you up for your future life and career.
Some of the positive outcomes:
- Increased physical health
- Decreased stress levels
- Increased graduation rates
- Greater connection to other students and to student life
- Improved grades
Get Moving in July
Join Team SCU in one or more of the Virtual Runs to WIN!
Register as part of ‘Southern Cross Uni — Team SCU’ and participate in one or more of the Gold Coast Virtual Marathon events during the month of July and go into the draw to win a Team SCU prize pack: including a $200 Rebel Sports Voucher!
When registering, don’t forget to tick the ‘Unisport Virtual Distance Running Championship’ checkbox to earn valuable points for your University. We’re coming second overall, help us get to the top spot! Go Team SCU!
Get race day ready with an SCUMoves Running Programs
It’s not too late to train for the virtual runs! Get your FREE beginner, intermediate or advanced running program on the SCUMoves app. Designed by SCU Sport and Exercise Science Lecturer, Chris Stevens, and there are with weekly progressions available. Get your running shoes on and let SCUMoves help you achieve your next PB!
Want a chance to WIN a Weekend Getaway?!
After registering for a virtual run with Team SCU, join the ‘Team SCU Virtual Run’ challenge on the SCUMove app, then simply complete 5km in the month of July via the app, for your chance to win a $300 travel voucher! s
The School of Health and Human Sciences, Sport and Exercise Science department has teamed up with SCUMoves to bring an exclusive offer, available only to SCU staff members! SCU staff will have the opportunity to be matched with a final year Sport and Exercise Science student who will provide you with a personalised exercise program based on your goals and ongoing weekly support.
The 6-week TeleMoves program will commence on Monday 20th July and includes:
- A 30-minute initial interview
- Personalised exercise program
- A 30-minute weekly telehealth consultation to monitor your progress over 6 weeks
- A final 30-minute meeting to review overall results and achievements
If you would like to join the TeleMoves program:
Just search “SCUMoves” in the App Store or Google Play on your device.
- Create a MyWellness account
- Connect your activity tracker or fitness device
- Start MOVING and don’t forget to join the challenges
Partnerships and support
SCUMoves is a collaboration that shows serious dedication to improving the health and wellness of our community beyond the walls of the bricks and mortar gym.
Without the support, guidance and dedication of our project partners, SCUMoves would not be possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
MOVEs are Technogym’s unit of movement measurement, so the more you move the more you’ll collect. For example, running for 10 minutes at low intensity accumulates about 200 MOVEs, the faster and longer you run, cycle, row, or whatever your favourite exercise is, the more MOVEs you’ll earn.
Anyone can use the app! We welcome all students, staff, SCU gym and community members to use the app.
The SCUMoves app can sync with other fitness tracking device’s data, such as Strava, MapMyFitness, RunKeeper, Polar, Garmin connect and also your phone’s activity tracker. SCUMoves gives you access to workouts, challenges, and you can win prizes just by moving!
Challenges are fun ways to get your moving more! We may offer weekly or monthly challenges, that sometimes have prizes attached. If you want to challenge just for your friends or colleagues, let us know, and we may be able to create a challenge just for you.
The SCUMoves app is specifically designed for use on a mobile device, however, there is still a way you can connect without having the app. You can set up an account with mywellness.com and then let us know so we can manually link you up. You can still join the challenges but you won’t get all of the functions of the app.