The Physical Therapy and Intercollegiate Athletics Building at Fresno State brings together two loosely related academic components: Athletics and Physical Therapy. The ground floor of this two-story, 22,500 square-foot building houses the University’s doctoral program in Physical Therapy—the only one of its kind in Central California. Centered around a broad collaboration hallway, the Department office, twelve faculty offices, two large research labs, and a graduate conference room are arranged to encourage interaction and enable gait testing can be performed and observed by students and faculty.
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The second floor of the building is dedicated to the Athletic Department, where six team sports are headquartered in suites for Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Softball, Volleyball, Men’s Golf, and Women’s Golf. All offices have been designed with respect to Title 9 requirements for gender equality in collegiate athletics.
The second floor is accessed by way of a stair and elevator lobby, capturing views of the Aquatic Complex and the Sierra Nevada foothills beyond. A courtyard that connects the new building to the North Gymnasium Complex fosters interaction between students, faculty, and the broader academic community.