The Pedagogy Research Laboratory and the Human Performance & Development Laboratory are located in the Blatt Physical Education Center. The two labs are complementary research spaces used to analyze physical activity, qualitative and quantitative aspects of motor competence, functional movement capacity, and health-related physical fitness. The Human Performance & Development Laboratory is a 600-square foot physical testing space and is complemented by the data coding and processing capability of the Pedagogy Research Laboratory, which houses the hardware and software data processing technology.
Solomon Blatt Physical Education Building
Blatt PE Center
1300 Wheat Street
The Center houses classrooms and activity areas for Physical Education and also is used for intramurals and recreational sports by students, faculty, and staff.
Indoor and outdoor sports at the facility include archery, basketball, badminton, boxing, dance, golf, gymnastics, tumbling, handball, squash, shuffleboard, table tennis, tennis practice, wrestling, weight lifting/body building, football, golf practice, horseshoes, rugby, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. A three-story addition doubling the size of facility was completed in 1975. The addition features an Olympic-sized swimming pool and diving towers, two gymnasiums, handball and squash courts, offices, and classrooms. There are now a total of four gymnasiums.
The University Recreation Department provides several large playing fields for use in instruction, intramurals, and recreational free play by the students, faculty, and staff. Specifically, their are two large multi-purpose fields next to the Blatt PE Center which are used for football, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, rugby and various other sports and activities. Located behind the PE Center are two sand volleyball courts and a softball field. Student, faculty, and staff are also able to use the track which is located a short distance from the Blatt PE Center.