Cooper Athletic Center offers use of gymnasium, indoor pool, and weight room for our students. All of our students should realize that there is a risk involved with participation in any physical activity. We ask that they demonstrate care and discretion in the use of our athletic facilities. It is advisable that they receive a physician’s approval before participation in any strenuous physical activity.

Building Hours

  • Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Weight Room

The weight room is open and available for all students during the posted building hours. All participants must have a spotter and will lift at their own risk. If you need assistance, you must participate during the monitored hours when a trained weight room assistant is available.

Weight Room - Monitored Hours

Monday - Thursday, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Swimming Pool

A certified lifeguard who is on the Maryville College Swimming Pool Staff must be present and on the pool deck for all activities in this facility. The pool is available to our students during the posted hours only.

Lap Swimming: Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Open Swimming: Sunday 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Water Aerobics: Monday and Wednesday 5:30-6:30 p.m.


The Fitness Center is located in Bartlett Hall Student Center, Rm 201. Facility use is free for all students, staff, and faculty. Available exercise equipment includes treadmills, stairmasters, cross-trainers, stationary bikes, and hand weights. In conjunction with the Fitness Center, several fitness classes are offered free of charge and are advertised campus-wide.

Regular Fitness Center hours are Monday - Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Hours are subject to change due to usage.

Tennis Courts

The Maryville College tennis courts are available on a first come, first serve basis. All tennis players must wear tennis shoes. Only tennis-related activities are allowed on the courts. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Athletic Office at 865-981-8280.

Athletic Fields

The Maryville College Athletic Fields are for varsity athletic practices and games. Permission to use these fields by students or college organizations should be obtained by contacting the Athletic Office at 865-981-8280. Campus Security has been asked to remove any individuals on the fields without authorized permission.


For a full listing of Mountain Challenge programs and trips, visit the Mountain Challenge webpage.

 For additional information, call 865-981-8111.