Wellness at KCAI

In the schedule below, you will find a number of exciting activities that encourage you to create a balanced lifestyle while at KCAI and beyond. The schedule includes both on and off campus activities that promote physical, mental and spiritual wellness. Additionally, 99 percent of the activities on this schedule are FREE!  

KCAI sponsored activities listed below will include a date, time and location. Activities sponsored by outside organizations that are held off campus are designated below with links to various websites and event calendars. Please visit these websites as these resources are within walking, biking and driving distance.
If you have questions or comments, please contact our campus activities and housing coordinator at 816-802-3358. 
Be well in all that you do.
* The links below will provide you with information about various apps, websites and local organization sponsored events. KCAI will not benefit in any way if you decide to purchase or participate in these apps, websites or events. The links are provided simply as a resource to you. 



KCAI intramurals 

  • Kickball - date, time and location TBD, CHECK BACK SOON!
  • Soccer - date, time and location TBD, CHECK BACK SOON!
  • Basketball - date, time and location TBD, CHECK BACK SOON!
  • Dodge ball - date, time and location TBD, CHECK BACK SOON!

KCAI hiking trips (nature and urban)

  • Date, time and location TBD, CHECK BACK SOON!

KCAI running group 

  • Date, time and location TBD, CHECK BACK SOON!

Dental and Wellness Van

  • Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, 3-4 p.m., Vanderslice parking lot 

  • Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, 3-4 p.m., Vanderslice parking lot

    • Various health screenings
    • Dental checkups and select procedures


  • KCAI Eating Healthy on Campus - date, time and location TBD, CHECK BACK SOON!
  • Mobile Produce Market – Second Tuesday of every month (excluding January, June, July and August),
    3-4 p.m., location TBD


  • Sundays, 9-10:30 a.m., Epperson Auditorium 


Bike Collective

  • City Safari - Explore KC, local bike shops and learn to fix a flat!
    • Saturday, Aug. 30 – Meet at 1:30 p.m. on the campus lawn
  • Biking safely / traffic laws / biking in KC - date, time and location TBD, CHECK BACK SOON!

  • www.816bike.org


Stop smoking

  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment – KanQuit: www.ksquit.org

 Local doctors, physicians and specialists

 Educational opportunities and community support

  • Metropolitan Organization to Prevent Sexual Assault presentation and training – date, time and location TBD, CHECK BACK SOON!
  • Planned Parenthood presentation about healthy relationships - date, time and location TBD, CHECK BACK SOON!

Pet a Pooch visits (therapy animals)

  • Date, time and location TBD, CHECK BACK SOON!


Counseling services

Mindfulness workshops

  • Mindfulness and Meditation workshop

    This workshop is designed to develop and enhance student’s ability to access deeper levels of awareness to further advance creativity and well-being. Mindfulness can be a powerful tool for changing emotional reactions that hijack our ability to think clearly, act skillfully and live creative meaningful lives. The workshop is designed to help you learn mindfulness through the practice of specific skills that calm and focus your mind; and through the practice of meditation. These skills can lead to increased stability, personal growth and life satisfaction. Enhance your Brain to Enhance your Life!

    This workshop will meet weekly for 6-7 weeks for one hour from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the living room in Mineral Hall. A total of 12 students may enroll in each workshop. FREE and available for registered KCAI students only!

    Fall 2014 Workshop #1:

    Meeting schedule 
    - Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24
    - Oct. 1, 8 and 15

    Fall 2014 Workshop #2:

    Meeting schedule 
    - Oct. 22 and 29
    - Nov. 5, 12 and 19
    - Dec. 3 

    *All workshops are on Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m. in Mineral Hall
    As noted above, space is limited.  If you would like to sign up for a workshop, please email Gina Golba, Dean of Student Affairs, at ggolba@kcai.edu.  

Support groups

LGBTQIA support groups

  • Significant Others, Friends & Family, Allies of Transgender Persons (SOFFA)
  • Gay Grief Support Kansas City
  • UMKC Trans + Social Group 
    • Mondays at 7 p.m.
      UMKC Student Union, Rainbow Lounge, Room 325
    • Open to KCAI students to attend!
  • The Whole Person
  • UMKC Trans + Allies Group
    • First Thursdays of the month (Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6 and Dec. 4)
      6-8 p.m.
      UMKC Student Union, Room 302
    • Open to KCAI students to attend!

Grief support groups

Organization and time management




Healing service 

LGBTQIA services and resources

  • Women’s Bible Study
  • Trinity United Methodist Church services

Local places of worship/religious organizations

  • List to come.

Local cultural centers

  • To view the full list as a PDF, click Kansas City Cultural Centers

  • Asia­KC 
  • Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center (African American)
    3700 Blue Pkwy. Kansas City, MO 64130 
  • All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church (full participation and celebration of all people)
    4501 Walnut St.
    Kansas City, MO 64111
  • Deaf Cultural Center
    455 E. Park St.
    Olathe, KS 66061
  • Filipino Cultural Center
    9810 W. 79th St.
    Overland Park, KS 66204
  • Guadalupe Center (Latino/a)
    1015 Avenida Cesar E. Chavez
    Kansas City, MO 64108
  • Heart of America Japan America Society
  • Hindu Temple and Cultural Center
    6330 Lackman Road
    Shawnee, KS 66217
  • Irish Museum and Cultural Center
    30 W. Pershing, Suite 700
    Kansas City, MO 64108
  • Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City
    8501 E. 99th St.
    Kansas City, MO 64134
  • Kansas City Chinese Association
  • Kansas City Indian Center (Native American)
    600 W. 39th St.
    Kansas City, MO 64111
  • Korean Cultural Center of Greater Kansas City
    10410 Metcalf Ave.
    Overland Park, KS 66212
  • Like Me Lighthouse (LGBT)
    3909 Main St.
    Kansas City, MO 64111
  • Temple Buddhist Center
    707 W. 47th St.
    Kansas City, MO 64112
    816-­561-­4466, ext. 108

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