Communication and Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences Building
The new CHESS building houses instructional space for the growing communication and health, exercise and sport sciences programs, and Meredith athletic offices. The building project was completed in July 2022 and opened to students on August 24.
Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences (HESS) students have access to new technologies and equipment and increased hands-on learning experiences. Enhanced facilities include a new Health and 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 Fitness Center was opened in 2017. Housed under the Department of Nutrition, Health and Human Performance, it serves as a research and teaching laboratory for the Health, Exercise and Sports Science program and a teaching facility for Physical Education courses.
It is the center for the Athletic department strength and conditioning program and supports health and wellness programs such as WOW! Employee Wellness and Angels in Motion (AIM) group fitness classes. It also provides a health and wellbeing activity space for the Meredith College community.
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.