students in the athletics training room

Athletic Training Room

Roanoke's athletic training room is used both for rehabilitation and therapy for student athletes and as a learning device for students interested in athletic training. Often students receive clinical-type training in helping other students overcome injuries. The College's Medical Director uses every opportunity to help students learn in the training room.

students in the health and human performance lab

Health and Human Performance Lab

The lab used by HHP students at Roanoke is a vibrant facility stocked with cutting-edge equipment, including but not limited to:

  • a metabolic cart (Medgraphics Ultima System) that collects and measures inspired and expired gases during submaximal and maximal physical activity. The cart is used for laboratory activities and independent study projects.
  • a two-dimensional video analysis system (Vicon-Peak Video Capture) that tracks position of anatomically relevant markers used for determining movement (e.g., limb) kinematics
  • a force plate (AMTI 6-Dimensional) that measures center of pressure used for assessing postural control in the evaluation of ankle braces and the like
salem civics center

City of Salem

Roanoke College's location in Salem, Virginia is ideal for HHP students. The city has hosted more than 50 national championships, and one of the College's faculty members is the medical coordinator for these events, meaning students assist him each year at national championship contests.

C. Homer Bast Physical Education and Recreation Center

C. Homer Bast Physical Education and Recreation Center

The C. Homer Bast Physical Education and Recreation Center is the home of the Belk Fitness Center and the Roanoke College Athletic Training Program. It has two traditional classrooms, an instructional technology classroom, the Roanoke College Hall of Fame Room, the Belk Fitness Center and the Athletic Training Room.

students running on treadmills in the belk fitness center

Belk Fitness Center

The Belk Fitness Center is Roanoke's new state of the art fitness center. It includes a large aerobic area with treadmills, stationary bikes, Stairmasters, and elliptical machines. It also holds over 25 Body Masters and Hammer Strength machines as well as a wide range of free weight equipment. The Belk Fitness Center is open to the entire college community and also used by the Athletic Trainers for the rehabilitation of the college's athletes.