April 17, 2019 at 2:15pm
Dane Lisser

Updated space provides centralized location for learning and training

Millikin University's new Exercise Science and Sport Pavilion has been completely transformed thanks to the generosity of dozens of donors and the efforts of countless faculty, students and volunteers.

The upstairs floor in the building features classrooms and collaborative spaces for learning and training. The floor also includes the BOD POD which is one of the most accurate tests for assessing body fat and lean body mass. The feedback from the BOD POD can be used to measure the client's current health and where the client wants to be in the future.

The lower level of the pavilion has been remodeled, complete with an athletic training room, treadmills and other exercise and training equipment.


The Department of Exercise Science and Sport at Millikin has grown considerably over the years with over 200 students. With the new renovations and equipment, students can prepare for their careers in one centralized location rather than in the previous eight individual facilities on campus.

In this 360 degree video, Dr. John Storsved, chair of the Department of Exercise Science and Sport and director of Athletic Training, and student Lincoln VanMeter, a senior health, fitness and recreation major from Decatur, Ill., provide a tour of the updated space and how it impacts learning and training.