40 for 40: The Student Recreation Center

40 for 40: The Student Recreation Center


The student rec center is Pellissippi’s place
for athletics, exercise, fitness, and just community in general. It’s been here for over
20 years, we’ve renovate a few times and it’s grown and grown, and it continues to grow
today. Whenever my friends have never heard of the
SRC, I usually tell them that it’s up on the hill, and we call it the “bubble”, and it’s
just a really cool place to go to. We have a weight room, we have a dance studio, we
have a racquetball court, we have a bunch of classes, and outdoor facilities. We have numerous PE classes that we offer.
We have basketball, soccer, golf, archery, karate, too many to name. We have skiing classes, we have a paddle boarding
class, so we teach classes off-campus. We have a bowling class that is also taught off-campus.
Here on-campus at the SRC, we have tennis, we have exercise to music. A lot of different
sections in weight training as well, and we teach wellness. I think that what we offer
is really good for our students, because it really teaches them how to be well, healthy,
and how to have fun. The SRC is important to the college as a whole because we are allowed
to offer a Physical Education major, where students can actually get started to get their
certification to teach, or to go into sport management, or to go into kinesiology. We have numerous stories of students that
come here and this is their favorite place to be on campus, and it’s mainly because of
the friendships that they create here. I come up here at least 3 times a week, right
after school you know, to get things off my mind. I took before pictures for my workout
plans and stuff, and then I came up here, and a couple months later I saw really big
results, and fell in love with the place. A few of my favorite things that I like about
the SRC is the friendly staff. You come in and you’re just welcomed by them. I also like
going into the weight room and working out and all that stuff. Everybody’s friendly up
here, so it’s not like you’re going to be bombarded by muscular people. The student rec center is the best kept secret
of our campus. If you’ve never been up here before, it’s the best deal you’ll ever get
when it comes to a recreational facility. For students it’s free, it’s included in your
tuition. For staff, faculty, alumni, it’s $16 per semester. The student rec center is
a great place to come meet friends, get healthy, and just have a great time. We hope you come
up and see us soon.

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