The Center of Health and Sport Sciences
New in 2015, the former Davis Annex, has been renovated into a state-of-the-art academic/office building for the Department of Health and Sport Sciences.
Visit the new Center for Health and Sport Sciences in the Virtual Tour.
Classrooms: Two large rooms with state of the art technology designed for enhanced pedagogical opportunities such as hands-on instruction and practice typically in a one-on-one or a one-on-two situation. The teaching lab includes special tables to allow students to be in the proper position to practice these skills.
Lounge / Collaborative Study Area: Designed to encourage and facilitate discussion and learning among students, faculty and staff. Each space is equipped with tables and chairs to allow for formal and informal meeting opportunities. Space is also equipped with a mini-kitchen so both traditional and commuter student can eat when needed.
Computer Lab: Designed for students to do individual or group research related to areas of study within the Department of Health & Sport Sciences. Each station will be equipped with either a desktop, lap top or Apple computer.
Human Performance Lab: Designed for our students and faculty to engage in specific research projects but will also lend opportunities to conduct research and activities in the immediate community. Included in this area are gait analysis equipment, exercise and fitness based testing equipment including VO2 Max measurement tools, and current fitness assessment devices.
Freeman Athletic Training Facility
We are very proud of our state-of-the-art facility, located within the Clements Recreation Center, and invite those interested in our program to schedule a tour.
The athletic training facility includes a doctor's exam room, a hydrotherapy room with three whirlpools, and a swim-ex therapy pool. There are also 10 taping and 10 treatment tables, and a conference room/classroom area where most of the athletic training classes are held. A second satellite athletic training facility is also located in Memorial Stadium.
The recently renovated and renamed Fitness Studio (formerly Rike Dance Room) offers the Otterbein student and faculty and staff member the chance to exercise in a well-lit, attractive, fully equipped and acoustically inviting, wood-floored facility. There is a wide variety of class options including cardio- kickboxing, yoga, Pilates, stability ball conditioning, total body fitness, and Zumba. Faculty and staff members join the general student body in the evening intramural program of fitness classes where steps, various types of resistance bands, stability balls, body bars, dumbbell weights, and foam rollers are the usual tools for helping meet physical activity goals. The Health Promotion and Fitness major will spend numerous classes in this room where the curriculum allows the student practice in leading groups of people in exercise classes.
Clements Recreation Center
The $9.5 million
Clements Center, built in 2002, contains a field house of over
70,000-square feet and a two-story connector to the Rike Center.
The field house features a sanctioned six-lane, 200-meter indoor
track; four practice courts for multiple activities; including
basketball, tennis, volleyball and badminton; pole vault, long jump and
high jump pits and shot put area; and a spectator balcony.
The facility features a high-tech cardiovascular fitness area and an
alumni lounge and trophy room, coaching offices, and a student lounge
Rike Physical Education Center
domed-roof building encloses an intercollegiate wood basketball floor
with seating for 3,100 spectators. It also houses a multipurpose/dance
room, weight room, two handball/ racquetball courts, and locker rooms
for varsity teams and physical education classes.
There is also open floor space
available for other recreational activities. Nets can be lowered over
this open space to section off an indoor baseball/softball infield and a
batting practice cage.
Conventional classrooms and physical education offices are located on the perimeter.
Outdoor Sports Facilities
Our facilities include tennis courts; softball, baseball, and soccer fields; as well as a state-of-the-art turf and track system at Memorial Stadium which includes a 400 meter Stobitan running track system, and Crossflex HP synthetic surface, to replace the natural grass, making Otterbein the first school in Central Ohio to feature the hybrid system.