Welcome from the Fitness, Wellness, and Recreation Director
"Westminster College is gaining a new dimension to campus life. Through integrating wellness within an already renowned academic setting, we have the formula for ultimate success. Strong positive correlations between regular physical activity and academic performance continue to support the importance of educating the “whole individual”—physically, intellectually, socially, emotionally, and spiritually.
"The Fitness, Wellness, and Recreation Department provides students with innovative programs to inspire integration of healthy practices into their daily lives—including their academic lives. We encourage the entire Westminster community—students, staff, faculty, and alumni—to enjoy all that the Health, Wellness, and Athletic Center can provide for each individual on his or her path to optimal wellness.
Traci Siriprathane, M.P.E.
Director of Fitness, Wellness, and Recreation
Originally from Oregon, Traci received a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science from Willamette University, where she played basketball and ran track for 4 years. She received her Masters in Physical Education with an emphasis in Athletic Administration from Idaho State, followed by a 5 year career with the YWCA of Salt Lake City as the Director of Health and Wellness. Traci brings her expertise in aquatics, fitness, and recreation programming to Westminster College, and is currently a member of the Breast Cancer Task Force, as well as Treasurer for the Board of Directors of the Utah Outdoor Volleyball Association. Contact Traci
Laura Iverson, M.S.
Assistant Director of Fitness, Wellness, and Recreation
Laura was born with a passion for fitness! This passion led her to earn a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Sport Science from the University of Idaho. Laura is an ACE certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor and is thrilled to be working at Westminster College. Prior to living in Utah Laura was the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Laura’s other interests include mountain biking, cooking and snowboarding.
Liz Rogers, M.Ed.
Director of Outdoor Programs
Liz grew up in California and spent the first part of college at the University of British Columbia. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Communication at the University of Utah. She received an M.Ed. from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Liz has worked as an instructor for the Alf Engen Ski School and the National Outdoor Leadership School. Prior to coming to Westminster, Liz taught high school at the Horizonte Instruction and Training Center. She loves all outdoor activities, especially skiing!
Tiana White, M.S.
Outdoor Recreation Program Coordinator
Tiana grew up exploring the cities, woods and streams of Oklahoma and studied Geology at Hamilton College in upstate New York, where outdoor education became a significant part of her life. She went on to earn a Master’s degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism with an emphasis in Experiential Education from the University of Utah. Tiana has directed outdoor programs at both Missouri State University and Realms of Inquiry School in Salt Lake City. She enjoys working with students of all ages in settings nearby and around the world, pursuing both outdoor adventure and service projects. She also works as an instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and enjoys spending lots of time in the wilderness.
The Fitness, Wellness, and Recreation Department employs 60 dynamic individuals who hold anywhere from 1 to 3 positions in the department. Student staff positions include; Reception Attendants, Climbing Wall Instructors and Route Setters, Strength and Cardio Attendants, Outdoor Recreation Attendants,Indoor Cycling Instructors, Group Exercise Instructors, Lifeguards, Swim Instructors, and Intramural Supervisors.