Sport Science Facilities

Steven Johnson Fitness Center

Steven Johnson Fitness Center

Ordinary Hours of Operation:

Monday-Thursday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Cardio and Fitness Floor

Cardio and Fitness Floor

The Cardio Floor is located on the upstairs level of the Steven Johnson Fitness Center. This floor has over 3,000 square feet of space containing 23 cardio machines and 15 weight machines. All of the cardio machines are facing the south windows, giving you a great view of the Bill Buxton stadium.

Weight Room

Students can enjoy plenty of space – 5,500 square feet, to be exact – in the lower level of the Steven Johnson Fitness Center, where a majority of the free weights are housed. The space features 11 power-lifting platforms, a 40-yard stretch of artificial turf, two full dumbbell racks and universal cable machines.

Exercise Science Lab

exercise lab

Students pursuing a degree in exercise science are provided the opportunity to utilize a hands-on approach to learning in the lab, which is dedicated to evaluating various aspects of human performance.



Aquatic therapy is a great way for the athletic training staff to get student-athletes back in the game, and there is no better tool than the SwimEx. The adjustable current water provides water resistant rehabilitation, and the fully integrated video system provides underwater viewing, enhancing the staff’s ability to identify and correct imbalances.

Athletic Training Room


The Athletic Training Room is a state-of-the-art facility that is equivalent to the top rated physical therapy establishments in the state of Iowa. This room is equipped with ultrasound machines, electric stimulation and compression devices. With pain management programs and laser treatments, the staff uses this room not only for therapeutic techniques, but also provides hands-on application in exercise science classes. 

Dance Studio

Dance Studio Simp Athletics

The Dance Studio has over 1,300 square feet of space to accomodate for any size of class. This studio offers classes like yoga and zumba which are lead by students at Simpson College. Mirrors stretch the length of one wall, while the opposite wall is completely made of windows that give you a panoramic view of the Steven Johnson Fitness Center.