Welcome to Kourage Health


Kourage Health prioritizes patients by improving the lives of those with chronic health conditions. We prescribe medical exercise as a vital part of our patients’ care plans, providing a host of benefits that improve physical function, boost the immune system, increase energy levels, and elevate spirits. Kourage Health’s medical exercise regimen helps patients build and maintain strength, endurance, and balance through the use of equipment like treadmills, ellipticals, hand weights, and balance balls. Ideally, patients receive a Kourage Health referral from their physician at the time of diagnosis to start medical exercise before or while undergoing treatment. Learn more at the Kourage Health website

Welcome message from Kourage Health Director, Dr. Liao


The Department of Kinesiology at the University of Texas at Arlington is proud to offer Kourage Health free of charge to cancer patients. Anyone with a current or previous cancer diagnosis is eligible for the Kourage Health program at UTA.
View Referral Form here.


Kourage Health offers both Individual Drop-In and Group Exercise sessions.

Individual Drop-In

Available in MAC 150.
  • Monday 9 am – 12 pm
  • Tuesday 4 pm – 6 pm
  • Wednesday CLOSED
  • Thursday 4 pm – 6 pm
  • Friday 9 am – 12 pm

Group Exercise

  • Coming soon.

How to prepare your visit to Kourage Health – Tips from our exercise specialist

Contact Kourage Health at the University of Texas at Arlington

Phone: 214-458-3983 (primary)
Phone:214-535-6273 (secondary)
Fax: 817-272-3233
Location: Room 150, Maverick Activities Center, University of Texas at Arlington

Director: Dr. Liao, Yue, MPH, PhD, CPH
Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology, Public Health Program
College of Nursing and Health Innovation
Email: yue.liao@uta.edu

Kourage Health Contact: Taija Nelson (Mon-Thurs), Cooper Lee (Friday)
Phone number: 214-458-3983
Email: tnelson@kouragehealth.org or cooper@kouragehealth.org

Testimonial from Participants

"...We are very grateful for the opportunity to participate in this life-changing program and very happy fate allowed us to chat with you at the UNT-HSC Open House last April."
– Lynn M. and Eliot S.



150 MAC (Maverick Activities Center)
500 West Nedderman Drive
Arlington, TX 76019-0259

UTA map to Map of Maverick Activities Center for Kourage Health on UTA Campus


Directions, from South Cooper Street

Head north on South Cooper Street toward West Mitchell Street, then turn left onto South Nedderman Drive

Directions, from North Cooper Street

Head south on North Cooper Street toward Houston Street, turn right onto UTA Boulevard, then turn left onto West Nedderman Drive


Please arrange your parking with your KOURAGE HEALTH appointment manager.