The proposed UNK Wellness Center will include facilities for fitness activities for students, faculty and staff, employee health and wellness, community outreach, and public health research. The Wellness Center consists of a new addition to the Cushing Coliseum of approximately 19,000 gross square feet, dedicated to student recreation and the Human Performance Laboratory (HPL). The project also renovates approximately 4,000 net square feet of student recreation and classroom space within Cushing Coliseum. The Center will be located within a few minutes’ walk from all main-campus residence halls. Parking needs will be served by adjacent parking lots, with a small number of stalls directly adjacent to the new Center.