Communication, Health, Exercise & Sports Science Building
The new CHESS building houses instructional space for the growing communication and exercise & sports science programs, and Meredith athletic offices. The building project was completed in July 2022 and opened to students on August 24.
Exercise and Sports Science (ESS) students have access to new technologies and equipment and increased hands-on learning experiences. Enhanced facilities include a new Human Performance Lab that houses cutting-edge equipment to prepare students both for employment and graduate programs.
Students can learn and collaborate in the spaces, and opportunities for interdisciplinary work include sports communication courses and student-based projects that span both majors of study.
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. 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.
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. The 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.