Human Performance Center

Academics, recreation and athletics in support of DSU’s strategic mission.


Dixie State University chose Hastings+Chivetta in association with MHTN to develop a program for the University’s new Human Performance Center. Once the program was approved, the University tapped Hastings+Chivetta and MHTN for the design of the new facility.

The Human Performance Center is the new home for academic programs in Health and Human Performance such as exercise science, sports management and health administration. The facility also provides space for Dixie State’s joint effort with the University of Utah to offer physical and occupational therapy degrees.

In addition to these academic opportunities, the Center serves campus recreation, intramural, and athletic needs. Recreation components include a fitness center with cardio, weights, and functional training, a track, two-court gymnasium, multi-activity courts, and a climbing wall. A unique component of this project is the rooftop recreation area. Amenities include pickleball courts, basketball courts, and an indoor outdoor track that will circle the roof and continue indoors via a sprint track.

A new 50-meter swimming pool is the only pool in Southern Utah that conforms to NCAA Division II standards. The pool is open to the public during non-academic hours and available for local and regional events.

The facility represents the next major step in showcasing Dixie State University’s “Active Learning. Active Life” strategic plan.

Project News

Dixie State University Human Performance Center Gains National Recognition

Dixie State University Human Performance Center Gains National Recognition
Since its completion in November 2019, the Dixie State University Human Performance Center has garnered significant recognition within the architectural and design community.  Most notably, this fall the facility was named an Athletic Business Facility of Merit 2020.  Additionally, Engineering … Continued