About the HealthPlex
The HealthPlex is a 5,600-square-foot facility that will host the Applied Health Research Center and Wellness Department. The primary focus of the JCSU HealthPlex is to assist faculty and staff in performing research in the fields of health, sport, and human performance that benefit the University and the surrounding community. Student interns and student researchers will be encouraged to become active participants in health, sport, and human performance research to gain valuable experience that will enhance their academic career. Chosen research themes will reflect faculty and staff expertise and external support for research, including potential for funding. The success of research projects will advance the health and wellness field, and lead to collaborative partnerships within health, education, government and industry sectors. From research conducted within the JCSU HealthPlex, health and wellness programs and initiatives will be designed and implemented that promote positive attitudes, healthily lifestyles, and responsible self-care for the JCSU campus and surrounding community.
The Wellness Department will give staff, faculty, and students of JCSU free access to a health facility and wellness programming. Programming will address the unique needs and concerns of the JCSU campus and the surrounding community as it relates to health and wellness. The HealthPlex will have a fitness center equipped with Freemotion Fitness cardio and strength equipment, a multi-purpose room equipped with a teaching kitchen, Yoga/Pilates studio, wellness programs, group exercise classes, aquatic programming, locker rooms, storage, and offices.