DSU receives legislative funding for new Human Performance Center

March 13, 2017
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ST. GEORGE, Utah - + Video – (Dixie State University) The 2017 Utah Legislature has agreed to fund a portion of Dixie State University’s new Human Performance Student Wellness Center. Legislators passed the education bill which included $25 million in funding over the next two years for DSU’s newest project. 

The Human Performance Center will be built across the street from the college’s tennis courts, which is currently a parking lot. The 150,000 square foot facility will house exercise facilities and support new academic programs. It will include basketball courts, a fitness center, a track, and a climbing wall. Additionally the center will feature a 50-meter indoor swimming pool with deck space. The pool will also be accessible to the public for recreation during the morning hours before classes and until midnight in the evenings after classes.

“The Human Performance Center will help the university work toward its strategic goal to expand its academic offerings,” DSU President Richard B. Williams said. “Not only will the facility be a great addition to the campus landscape, it will also be an asset to the entire county.”

The women’s swim team is perhaps the most excited about the new pool which will dramatically change their training efforts. It will be the only pool in southern Utah to meet NCAA requirements to host Division II meets and only the second in Utah to do so.