Kinesiology

Petro Allied Health Center
Petro Allied Health Center

Whiting Fieldhouse
Whiting Fieldhouse

Petro Center Facilities

The Petro Allied Health Center is an outstanding facility for the training of Kinesiology majors. The central focus of activity within the Petro Center is Lee Arena, which has a seven-lane composition track as well as courts for badminton and tennis. The hardwood floor is used for aerobics, volleyball and basketball. The facility includes a 25-meter, 6-lane swimming pool with 1- and 3-meter diving boards.

In addition, there is a deluxe dance studio with a stereo sound system and two weight training rooms having free weights and Universal selectorized weight training machines. The Petro Center is open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily and provides outstanding facilities for classes, athletic teams and general recreation.

Specially equipped laboratories enhance the preparation and learning experiences for service to the community. The exercise physiology laboratory is the site of physical fitness testing and houses three bicycle ergonometers, a treadmill, and an underwater weighing tank. In the biofeedback lab, multiple physical responses to stress are measured by heart rate, electromyography, temperature and electrodermal machines. The motor development lab provides for the development and remediation of motor skills in children. A fully equipped athletic training room is used for treatment and rehabilitation of injuries to Washburn athletes, in addition to serving as a site for hands-on learning experiences for students in the athletic training concentration.

In addition to the Petro Center, the Kinesiology Department makes use of several other campus physical education facilities. Whiting Fieldhouse provides additional gymnasium and classroom space as well as a martial arts room. Outdoor areas include six tennis courts, a soccer field, two softball diamonds, one baseball diamond, football fields, a quarter-mile track and areas for archery and golf.

The Department also uses several community resources to enhance instruction, including bowling lanes, golf courses, and racquetball courts.