New Building Coming in 2021
The Meredith College Board of Trustees has approved the construction of a new academic building. The new academic facility will be constructed near the Weatherspoon Gymnasium/Lowery Fitness Center and will provide new, cutting-edge instructional space for Meredith’s growing exercise and sports science and communication programs.
Weatherspoon Athletic Center
Weatherspoon Athletic Center includes a gymnasium, a fitness center, and 5,000 square-foot dance studio. The gym includes space for basketball, volleyball, badminton, exercise classes and other activities.
Lowery Family Fitness Center
The Lowery Family Fitness Center houses 11 treadmills, 8 bikes, 8 elliptical cross trainers, 4 ascent trainers, 2 rowers, and 6 power lifting racks. To compare, the previous fitness center had 10 cardio machines. There are also free weights, kettlebells, resistance machines, physio balls, medicine balls, bands, and accessory equipment available. All of the cardio equipment includes QR codes that can be scanned into the LFconnect App to record the exercise, sets, repetitions, and weight lifted.
Human Performance Lab
Exercise and Sports Science students utilize the Human Performance Lab as part of their practical experiences in courses such as exercise physiology, motor learning and exercise prescription. In addition, ESS majors have the opportunity to conduct a range of assessments form basic fitness testing to extensive metabolic evaluation.
Outdoor Teaching Areas
Outdoor teaching and activity areas include a physical education and intramural field, golf range and putting green, tennis courts, softball field, lacrosse/soccer field, track, archery range, and other recreational/leisure areas. A greenway adjacent to the campus is ideal for walking, jogging and biking.
Majoring in ESS at Meredith College will prepare you for a career in your field whether you plan to go to work right after graduation or pursue graduate or professional school.