Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Kinesiology and Health Sciences

First Advisor

Lana Huberty


This capstone project involves the construction of a new sports facility, The Sports Hut, located in Rochester, Minnesota. The mission of The Sports Hut organization is to get kids active at a young age, which allows the opportunity for athletes to thrive in their sport and passions, while providing a place to learn and grow in a healthy environment. Although obesity can be a very complex issue, Miller, Rosenbloom and Silverstein (2004) have discovered that obesity affects more than 30% of children and can be found commonly due to the environment and lifestyle in which they group up in. It is time to start taking charge of this growing health concern. With a chance to gain a mentor, become a role model for younger athletes, or start taking charge of your own health and body, The Sports Hut will offer the necessary resources. While focusing on youth, it will still have the opportunities for all ages to gain confidence and skills. The facility will be large enough to host all types of events such as baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse and much more. It will offer a workout room with top of the line equipment and staff that is fully educated on fitness and nutrition. With a chance to allow people to change their lifestyle and let athletes reach their highest fitness level, The Sports Hut will be there each step of the way.