• Interested in Staying Healthy?
  • Like working out?
  • Enjoy group fitness classes?
  • Want to meet new people while trying a new activity?
  • Want to get rid of stress?
  • Want to have fun, exercise and raise money for a great cause?

The NHTI Fitness & Recreation Department provides fitness and wellness opportunities through various activities, events, classes or the facilities to simply, “workout” on your own in a friendly, comfortable environment.

We strive to enhance mental, physical and emotional well-being while meeting you where you’re at!

Contact Information:

Deb Smith
Director of Recreation & Wellness

Special Events

Wiffleball Tournament (Fall Semester)

Every September, NHTI holds a wiffleball tournament to raise monies for a particular cause. Usually the monies raised goes to offset medical costs for a local child or young adult and their family who are challenged by a medical condition. To find out more please contact Kaitlin Moody, Director of Student Life at kmoody@ccsnh.edu.

Golf Scramble (Fall & Spring Semester)

Every October and May, NHTI Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni and Friends are invited to play in the Recreational Golf Scramble which is held in Concord, NH at Beaver Meadow Golf Course. The Scramble is made up of teams of 4 and they play 9 holes. A minimal fee is charged. To find out more view this document. (PDF will be inserted each semester).


Wheelchair Basketball Game (Fall Semester)

Every November NHTI holds the Annual Wheelchair Basketball Game which raises monies to benefit the Zech DeVits Memorial Equipment Fund. This Fund helps provide NHTI students access to assistive technologies and equipment so they can be successful in school and be prepared for all that life has to offer. Multiple short games are played involving the NHTI campus and Greater Concord Community. Raffle and Concession proceeds are also donated to the cause. To find out more view this document. (PDF will be inserted annually).

Glow Bowling Night (Fall & Spring Semester)

Glow BowlHave fun! Relieve some stress! Food and Beverages provided. Each semester a glow bowling night is planned at Merrimack Ten Pin for NHTI students, staff and faculty who want to go have fun and relieve some stress before finals. Lots of laughs and no experience required! To find out more view this document. (PDF will be inserted each semester)

Eat Right, Stay Strong Wellness Challenge (Spring Semester)

This Challenge is a collaborative effort designed to encourage healthy eating, active exercise, stress reduction and overall improved awareness of your well-being in order to make positive lifestyle changes that will have a lasting effect. NHTI students, staff and faculty are encouraged to participate. This 8-week challenge includes accountability partners, check-ins, raffles, prizes and more! To find out more view this document. (PDF will be inserted annually).

NHTI/NEDD 5K Road Race and Kid’s Fun Run (Spring Semester)

This exciting 5K Road Race and Kid’s Fun Run is held every spring in April on the NHTI campus to benefit the Jennifer Kemp Memorial Scholarship Fund. To find out more about the Jennifer Kemp Scholarship please click here. The NHTI/NEDD 5K is part of the Capital Area Race Series and a popular race in the area. The race always starts at 6pm on a Friday and is immediately followed by a kid’s fun run, awards ceremony, food and festivities. To find out more check Northeast Delta Dental 5k Road Race.

Group Fitness

Group Fitness Classes (Fall & Spring Semester)

NHTI offers various group fitness classes to students, staff, faculty and CCSNH employees. NHTI students can take these fitness classes at NO ADDITONAL cost – all fitness classes are included in your tuition fees. CCSNH employees and NHTI Staff and Faculty pay a minimal fee for these classes which are held on-campus and taught by quality fitness instructors from the community. Suggestions for different types of classes are always welcome. To find out more or for class schedules view this document. (PDF will be inserted each semester).


Pickle ball (Fall and Spring Semester)

Pickle ball is a new recreational sport to NHTI. It is a paddle sport for all ages. It can be played as singles or doubles and is easy for beginners to learn and can develop into a quick, fast-paced game for more experienced players. It is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong and the rules are simple. To find out more view this document.

Indoor Soccer (Fall and Spring Semester)

NHTI hosts indoor soccer in our gymnasium all year long or if NHTI students want to play in an organized league at the local Fieldhouse Sports Facility, the Wellness Department helps to support this organizationally and financially.

Dodgeball (Fall and Spring Semester)

Dodgeball is a fun and energetic activity!           

Dodgeball Games and tournaments are welcome! NHTI Students from various clubs, organizations or residence halls have created friendly, fun competition within our community.

Ping – Pong  / Billiards / Board Games

The Caccia Student Center provides a comfortable, student-friendly space for students to connect with each other, do homework, play ping-pong, billiards or board games as well as “just hang out” or “watch tv”. Many of the special activities we program for students happen in the Caccia Student Center as well.

Indoor Facilities

The Dr. Goldie Crocker Wellness Center

The Dr. Goldie Crocker Wellness Center (named after the founder of our nursing program at NHTI) includes a weight room and cardiovascular exercise multi-purpose room along with a spectacular wood gymnasium floor. The gymnasium features a full- length college size basketball court with six baskets and bleachers. The building also houses 22,000 square feet of floor space, athletic training area and locker rooms that are used for our robust intercollegiate sports program as well as our recreational and special events. Also included is:

  • A fitness center and weight room located on the second floor
  • Lobby Space
  • Offices

The Wellness Center is open to NHTI students, staff, faculty and employees of the Community College System of NH Office. Alumni can use the facilities for a small fee of $25 per semester. If interested, please contact Laura Scott, Alumni Director at lascott@ccsnh.edu.

What do I need in order to use the Gym or Fitness Center?

Outdoor Facilities

  • 6 Soccer Fields
  • Baseball & Softball Fields
  • Outdoor Tennis Court
  • The Seekamp Trail
  • Boat Ramp or Merrimack River Access
  • Campus Map
  • Rental Information