Charles S. Johnson Wellness Center
The Charles S. Johnson Wellness Center, located at 1500 Morton Avenue, opened in January, 2002. The largest building on campus, this 80,000-square-foot structure was named for a former chair of the Grand View Board of Trustees.
It houses the Division of Nursing, the Health and Physical Education Department, the University’s athletic and recreational facilities, a community clinic, classrooms and faculty and staff offices. In 2008, an addition was completed which includes a wrestling room, athlete-only weight room facilities and athletic offices.
Wellness Center Lobby
The lobby of the Wellness Center contains comfortable sofas, chairs and tables, perfect for studying or taking a break from classes. The south end of the lobby contains a concession area, which is open for fans attending athletic events in Sisam Arena.
Learning Resource Center
In addition to attending many classes in six classrooms in the Wellness Center, nursing students utilize the north end of first floor as a Learning Resource Center. As a nursing student, you’ll have hands-on practice with mannequins as you learn clinical basics, such as inserting a nasal gastric tube, a catheter or an IV.
Art of Nursing Conference Room
On the second floor of the Wellness Center, there are 17 offices in the Nursing wing and a Nursing Conference Room, which boasts a colorful table created by Sticks, Inc. The table vividly portrays nursing images that reflect the caring relationships integral to Grand View’s nursing program.
Also on the second floor is a Complementary Therapies area where nursing students can practice modalities such as massage therapy, aromatherapy and meditation to complement traditional medical treatments.
The fieldhouse is used for home volleyball games and practices as well as for practices for soccer, baseball and softball. Batting cages are visible in the ceiling. The fieldhouse has a synthetic floor and two recreational, full-size basketball courts.
The second floor strength and conditioning area of the Wellness Center is complete with a three-lane 1/10-mile track, Cybex circuit training area and cardiovascular fitness area. To use the strength and conditioning area, people must check in at the first floor monitor station. People using the equipment or track may store gear in small lockers located by the track. Additional locker rooms are located on the first floor
Sisam Arena, named for former coach and athletic director David Sisam, is home to Viking basketball and wrestling. This area, formerly known as the gymnasium, was built in 1962 and renovated during the construction of the Wellness Center in 2002. New bleachers, glass backboards, wall padding and a platform for media to film or broadcast events were added. New team locker rooms for the Vikings and for visiting teams as well as a public locker room were added.
The lobby outside Sisam Arena contains cases full of trophies the Vikings won as well as featuring pictures of former players who are Grand View Athletic Hall of Fame members.
Athletic Training Room
Athletic facilities were expanded in 2008 to accommodate for the addition of football and wrestling programs. The expansion included a 3,100 square foot weight room, designed exclusively for athlete use, 2,100 square foot wrestling practice facility as well as additional offices, meeting spaces and athletic training facilities.