FacilitiesThe Kardatzke Wellness Center is the home for all academic majors in the Department of Kinesiology, AU athletic programs, campus recreation and wellness activities. It is a state-of-the art facility that includes a performance gym, fieldhouse, indoor track, pool, weight room, cardio area, dance studio, laboratories, and classrooms.
Gaither Sports Medicine Center
Anderson University has a well-equipped athletic training facility, which includes the 4000 square foot Gaither Sports Medicine Center. The Sports Medicine Center is utilized for all aspects of athletic training and sports medicine, and includes the offices of the athletic training staff. The athletic training education program has a wide range of therapeutic equipment available to use for educational purposes as well as for injury care, including 6 electrical muscle stimulation/ultrasound combination units, TENS units, hydrocollators, cold pack unit, and paraffin bath. In addition, this facility boasts a SWIMEX (a water rehabilitation pool), and other rehabilitation equipment which includes the Biodex (a computerized, state of the art isokinetic testing & rehabilitation device), exercise bikes, upper arm cycle, stepper, and various resistance and proprioceptive devices, as well as access to a weight room facility that houses a wide variety of machines & free weights.
Hardacre Human Performance Laboratory
In the Hardacre Human Performance Laboratory, Exercise Science students acquire hands-on experience with the scientific testing equipment including a metabolic cart, treadmills, and cycle ergometers. Students learn testing procedures for kinematic motion analysis, electrocardiography, oxygen consumption/metabolic rate, blood lactate concentration, hydrostatic weighing/body composition, biomechanical analysis, skeletal muscle electromyography, and vertical jump power.
Ward Fieldhouse, Bennett Natatorium and Falls Weight Room
In the Ward Fieldhouse, Bennett Natatorium and the Falls Weight Room, PETE students use the courts, track, weight/cardio equipment, pool and dance studio to teach and promote healthy physical activity. Surrounding outdoor areas such as the tennis courts and outdoor playing fields accommodate sport participation and other physical activity opportunities.