Students learn, compete, and recreate using the many facilities housed in the H&PE building. The gymnasium has 6 basketball goals allowing for two full court games to be played at the same time. Surrounding the gymnasium is an indoor walking track and 4 racquetball courts and a kickboxing/bag room.
The most unique program in the H&PE building is the USA Weightlifting High Performance and Development Center. Lifters who have trained here have represented the USA at the Olympics and many other international competitions. The LSUS college weightlifting team holds multiple national titles.
The H&PE building also has a multipurpose exercise and weight room equipped with treadmills, elliptical machines, rowing machines, recumbent bike, and six spin bikes to meet your cardiovascular training needs. The free weight area includes multiple squat racks, benches, dumbbells, and a wide array of weight machines. A dance studio provides space for academic and Rec Sports classes as well as individual recreation. The LSUS Natatorium houses a 6 lane, 25 meter lap pool with a connected shallow end. Our pool was featured in the movie "The Guardian" and also serves the community as a training center for Barksdale Air Force Base's Water Survival classes and a local adult and children's swim team. Surrounding the H&PE building there are several large fields and 8 tennis courts for outdoor recreation. The Low Ropes course can also be used with LSUS supervision.
Organized events need prior approval from the H&PE Facilities Coordinator who can be contacted at 318-798-4145. The appropriate rental form can be found by clicking here.
(August 22 - December 18)
(Closed Labor Day, Sept 5; Fall Break, Oct 06-09; Thanksgiving Holiday, Nov 24-26; Christmas Break, Dec18)
Access for LSUS Students/ Faculty/ Staff & H&PE Fitness Participants with Current/Valid ID Card
|Indoor Track/Dance Studio||8am-8pm||8am-8pm||8am-8pm||8am-8pm||8am-5pm|
|Exercise Weight Room**||Closed Until Further Notice||Closed Until Further Notice||Closed Until Further Notice||Closed Until Further Notice||Closed Until Further Notice|
*Planned pool hours:
- Certified Lifeguards are required for the pool to be open. All attempts are made to secure these services at the regularly scheduled recreational times, otherwise the pool must close. The pool will also close during thunderstorms and/or lightning.
**Gym and other areas:
- Regularly scheduled courses, athletics, intramurals, and scheduled events will take precedence in the use of the facility.
- This schedule is subject to change; weekly events are posted for each room/site.
***Bag Room: Must wear proper equipment e.g., gloves.