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Health Education Project

photo of the project

To meet the growing demand for health education professionals, Central Washington University is expanding, updating, and renovating Nicholson Pavilion to better serve the needs of students entering the sport and movement studies field.

Known as the Health Education Project, it will transform the pavilion, which was constructed in 1959, into a modern, state-of-the-art facility for Central’s health education programs, including physical education teaching, physical activities, sport management, and dance.

The $60.5 million project, funded from a state appropriation, includes:

  • Renovating and updating the existing performance gymnasium/convocation center, locker-rooms, and Nicholson Pavilion classroom, office, and meeting spaces
  • Addition of new weight areas with new equipment
  • Expansion of the fieldhouse
  • Construction of a new lobby/vestibule area
  • Renovations to adjacent Purser Hall to create new classroom and meeting space

The pavilion’s distinctive cable-suspended roof, one of the first in the country, will remain. Additionally, the university is constructing the building to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification standards for green buildings.

Construction began in December 2021 and is expected to be completed by fall quarter 2023.

There are a number of ways you can show your support for projects and programs, like the Health Education Project, that advance the university’s mission of providing an exceptional education for its students. We invite you to engage with Central.

interior lobby stair option

weight room flooring plan

pursure hospitality room