Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness

Obesity continues to be a critical issue faced by many in American Samoa. It poses many public health concerns and affects all age groups - children, adolescents, and adults. The American Samoa Community College Health and Wellness Program provides extension services (community nutrition and health and fitness) to help members of the community understand why healthy eating and regular physical activity (exercise) are so important--especially in light of the alarming rates of non-communicable diseases like type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure that are affecting so many people in American Samoa.

Projects and Programs

Wellness Center Exercise Lab Hours

Monday - Friday | 8 am- 12 pm; 1 pm - 4 pm

The Wellness Center is available for use by students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. Hours of operation are subject to change due to community and divisional meetings, trainings, and workshops.

Opened in 2013, the Wellness Center is a two-story 7,050 square-foot building, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture Hatch and Housing Urban Development (HUD) funding. Its primary purpose is to seek evidence-based and culturally sensitive interventions to improve the health of the people of American Samoa. The Center contains a Triage for private consultation in nutrition, exercise, and health assessment. It also contains an Exercise Lab equipped with state-of-the-art exercise equipment. A Nutrition Center in the building is utilized for nutrition education, classes, and food demonstrations by the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program.


Travis Fleming

Community Nutritionist

Sebastian Mariner

Health and Fitness Specialist

Saono Enesi

Exercise Assistant