The Anderson Sports and Health Center is a massive 78,000 square-foot, multi-purpose facility surrounded by tall oaks and pines in the north corner of campus. Anderson is a building that is a key part of athletic activities on campus.
As you approach the building you'll see a 1,500 pound limestone cougar statue. In honor of the University's mascot, the statue was dedicated as part of MU's 2004 homecoming festivities. There is also an outdoor tennis complex located next to Anderson.
Upon entering the building, you'll find a huge lobby that overlooks both the arena floor, synthetic track, and pool. Directly behind the lobby is a dance/aerobics room. It is frequently used for a variety of activities and fitness classes for students and the community. Also on the upper level of the building, you can find the Athletic Department offices.
The Fitness Center is also on the upper level. It features state-of-the-art equipment including iPod/iPhone enabled treadmills, wide screen TV's, and a much larger work out area to accommodate its popularity with students.
The lower level has both athletic and student locker rooms, a state-of-the-art sports injury rehabilitation center, and three racquetball courts. The facilities are open from early morning to late evening for student recreational use. To the right of the gym floor is the six-lane, NCAA competitive pool with an observation deck.
The Student Health & Wellness Center is located on the lower floor of Anderson. It also has its own separate entrance and parking lot. The center is M-F (8:30am-4:30pm) and there is a resident physician and nurse practitioner. Students can make appointments for physicals, vaccines, sick visits, and more.