The Kardatzke Wellness Center opened to students, faculty, and staff in the fall of 2002 as part of Anderson University's ongoing mission to foster the well-being of the mind, body, and spirit for more than 2,700 students and 400 faculty and staff. In this building, students will train to be teachers, therapists, and fitness leaders. And intramural activities and personal fitness in the weight room, swimming pool, and walking track will strengthen each student's mind, body, and spirit for a life of faith and service in the church and society.
The lower level of the Wellness Center features an open middle concourse allowing main access to the facility from the north and the south. On the west end of the lower level is a multipurpose fieldhouse offering four regulation basketball courts that provide and support the full range of educational instruction, a 200 meter regulation indoor running track, and access to Bennett Natatorium. Also located on the lower level of the center are several meeting facilities and a variety of specialized areas for human performance, sports medicine therapy, and rehabilitation.
The top level of the Kardatzke Wellness Center provides a main reception area leading into central access for the existing O.C. Lewis Gymnasium, a comprehensive fitness evaluation area, faculty and staff offices and a conferencing area.
The state-of-the-art facility strategically brings together the departments of Athletics and Kinesiology with programs in Exercise Science, Athletic Training, Physical Education, and Health. In addition, the center houses the Athletic departments for 20 varsity sports teams for men and women.