Active Living, Learning, and Wellness (ALLWell) North will be an advanced academic and athletic complex that will strengthen the connection between classroom learning and hands-on experiences for students majoring in programs including Athletic Training, Adventure Education, Health, Physical Education, and Exercise and Sport Physiology.
The 107,600-square-foot complex will include large-scale, multi-use space that will not only support PSU’s Department of Health and Human Performance’s academic, research, and outreach activities but also provide students with safe, attractive, and modern athletics and recreational facilities, including a full-size track and indoor tennis courts.
Beyond its numerous physical benefits, ALLWell North will embody the University’s mission of excellence in education, innovation in research, and a commitment to serving our region.
ALLWell North will replace part of the current Physical Education Center, which was built in 1968, when Plymouth State had 1,800 students, and only one degree offering in its physical education department.
In the 45+ years since, the University has grown tremendously in both size and scope.
- The student population totals 7,800 and the Department of Health and Human Performance, offers nine bachelor of science degree options, four minors, and ten graduate programs.
- Research and outreach conducted by faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students have implications for campus, community, and beyond.
- Athletics fields 20 NCAA Division III varsity athletic teams, all with a proud tradition of success. The University also offers a wide variety of sports clubs, intramural sports, exercise classes, and recreational options.
To accommodate this growth, and ensure PSU’s long-term competitiveness among colleges and universities, ALLWell North will provide 110,000 square feet of space for classrooms, laboratories, recreational facilities, a full-size indoor track, and indoor tennis courts.
When it opens in fall 2015, ALLWell North will transform the academic and athletic experience at PSU, and enhance the quality of education and recreation for students for many decades to come. With these spacious new facilities, the University will see increases in:
- the quantity and quality of student applicants,
- PSU’s ability to attract and retain students, faculty, coaches, and staff,
- the profile of PSU’s health and wellness research,
- the competitiveness of its athletic teams, and
- the positive economic impact the University has in the region.