Originally constructed in 1970, the building began a retrofit in summer 2014. It now features more than 8,400-square-feet of dedicated fitness space.
The Recreational Services Department manages the overall facility; which includes the fitness center and weight room; cycling and group fitness studios; basketball, volleyball and racquetball courts. The department also programs the group fitness classes, sport clubs, and intramural sports activities.
Belk Gym is headquarters for the Department of Kinesiology and the renovation added state-of-the-art academic space including five high-tech classrooms; enhanced and expanded teaching laboratories for exercise science, athletic training and the master’s program in kinesiology; expanded space for the Biodynamics Research Laboratory; and the addition of a Health Risk Assessment Laboratory.
Belk Gym was named in honor of Katherine and Tom Belk in recognition of their generosity and service to the University.