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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 area.

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. See photos below.

Rike Physical Education Center

The 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.

 Human Performance Lab

The recent addition of a Human Performance lab will allow several of our majors to get practical experience performing fitness assessments for a variety of faculty and staff clients. It will allow the interested person, under the direction of trained student interns, to take a VO2 max test that is designed to determine a person’s cardiovascular fitness. With this equipment, a person’s resting metabolic rate, a measure that can be used in discussion of weight management, can also be assessed.Students graduating with majors in Health Promotion and Fitness, Athletic Training, and Health and Physical Education will all benefit from using this state-of-the-art assessment equipment. Student numbers have been increasing in these majors and, in order to ensure preparedness upon the completion of the major especially as this relates to graduate school admittance and securing of top-notch internship placements, students need to know how to determine and interpret VO2 max and RMR results.

Outdoor Sports Facilities

Our facilities include tennis courts; softball, baseball, and soccer fields; and Memorial Stadium (3,000 capacity) with a 440-yard all-weather track around the natural-grass football field.

Fitness Studio

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. The Studio is used in the Health and Physical Activity Series of classes that all Otterbein students must take. 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.

/ Department of Health and Sport Sciences

Annette Boose
Rike Center
p/ 614.823.3528
e/ aharting@otterbein.edu

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