As a student majoring in a Department of Health, Recreation and Community Services (HRCS) field, you will spend much of your time in the nationally award-winning Wellness and Recreation Center (WRC) and Richard O. Jacobson Human Performance Center (HPC).

Both centers feature classroom, offices and seminar space. The two-story, 33,000-square-foot HPC is a public/private partnership between UNI and Cedar Valley medical community supporting the academic and public service programs of HRCS and the Department of Kinesiology. The center has two distinct areas:

  • the Sport and Human Performance Center with more than 4,300 square feet of space dedicated to UNI's athletic training academic program, Cedar Valley Medical Specialists P.C.-Department of Orthopedics, Advanced Diagnostic Imaging and Northeast Iowa Physical Therapy as well as space for sports medicine and hydrotherapy services.   
  • the Davis Center for Healthy Youth Development, which provides space for Camp Adventure(TM) Child and Youth Services, Iowa Center on Health Disparities, Global Health Corps, the R.J. McElroy Professor of Youth Leadership Studies, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and the National Program for Playground Safety. ​

HRCS-related laboratories include athletic training outcomes research, environmental health and a human anatomy lab. 

Within the WRC, resources include five aerobic/dance studios, six racquetball courts, two multipurpose courts, 1/10th mile jogging track, fitness/conditioning area, leisure pool, instructional pool with seating for 300, 40-ft. climbing wall, and eight seminar and classrooms.  WRC also houses a computer instructional laboratory, student computer center, rhythm and movement studio, wellness resources laboratory and the Elinor A. Crawford and William R. Thrall Hall of Excellence honoring distinguished graduates of HRCS and Kinesiology. 

Human Performance Complex
The two-story, 33,000 square feet Human Performance Center represents a unique public/private partnership between UNI and the Cedar Valley medical community. Designed to support the academic and public service programs of UNI's Department of Kinesiology and Department of Health, Recreation and Community Services, the center includes classrooms, offices and sports medicine/medical office space as well as laboratories including human anatomy, environmental health, athletic training, biomechanics, exercise physiology and psychomotor behavior. 
Wellness and Recreation Center (WRC)
The Wellness and Recreation Center houses the COE's Department of Health, Recreation and Community Services (HRCS) and Department of Kinesiology as well as Wellness and Recreation Services. In addition to a world-class recreational facility, the WRC features classrooms, faculty offices, and research labs.