The N. E. Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center, known as the “TARC,” includes a 16-lane swimming pool, indoor rock-climbing wall, 200-meter indoor track, 5,000-square-foot fitness center, baseball practice area, racquetball courts, and multipurpose courts for basketball, volleyball, and tennis. All of these facilities are used to EXSS faculty when teaching classes, such as Individual and Team Sports. The expansive upper-level Field House of the TARC is utilized for physical education classes, such as Elementary PE and Adaptive PE. This large space also allows PE students to teach homeschool physical education classes as part of their clinical experience.
The Tarble Arena was renovated and redesigned in 2009, with the intention to be a state-of-the-art arena. It houses many of the EXSS classes. There are four classrooms on the perimeter of the arena, with new technology to facilitate student learning in the best way possible. The collaborative classrooms and innovative labs allow EXSS students to work together to learn techniques in teaching, instruction, and research. There is also a lab on the lower level of the arena that is used for physical rehabilitation and exercise physiology research.
The Koenitzer Aquatic Center features a 600,000-gallon swimming pool — more than three times the size of the previous pool. This renovated pool is home to the swimming and diving team. Students in the EXSS major learn how to instruct in an aquatic setting, and many choose to become certified Red Cross Water Safety Instructors.
The Marconi Weight Room is the primary training room for Carthage athletics, and is also utilized by the EXSS Department. This training facility is regularly used in multiple classes, such as Applied Anatomy and Biomechanics, along with Applied Strength Training, to demonstrate and evaluate exercises and movements. Undergraduate research is also conducted in this facility, in partnership with Carthage athletics teams. This is a great opportunity for students to gain experience in collecting data and performing research on collegiate athletes.
For more information about Carthage athletic facilities, visit Carthage Athletics.