Brescia University


Brescia is proud to have a have many varsity student athletes as part of our student community. Brescia’s student athletes play on a variety of the Western Mustangs varsity teams. At Brescia, our student athletes are offered access to many support services specially developed for athletes, including dedicated academic advisors.

Not only does Brescia offer a varsity athlete program, Brescia is conveniently located across the road from the Western Student Recreation Centre. The recreation centre functions as a training facility for many of the varsity teams—but is the hub of athletic and physical fitness activities on campus for all students.

Brescia students have access to Western Campus Recreation and the many programs that run to support your physical well-being. The impressive 35 million-dollar facility is home to a 20,000 square foot fitness centre that includes over 200 cardio machines. As well, the facility features a beautiful eight-lane pool, five gymnasiums, squash and racquetball courts and a multitude of fitness classes including yoga, pilates, kickboxing and HIT.

Brescia students may also participate in Western’s intramural sports teams—one of the largest and well-developed intramural sports programs in Canada. Have never played a sport before but want to learn? Intramural sports are geared for students at all and any level and are a great way to make new friends across campus.

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“The community at Brescia has always been supportive and accommodating when it comes to my varsity wrestling program commitments. I always felt like I could pursue my wrestling goals without having to sacrifice any part of my education. And if nothing else, walking up that hill to Brescia for class every day has definitely contributed to my overall fitness level!”

Madison Parks

Family Studies and Human Development, and Team MVP and Purple Blanket award winners, Wrestling