The Tom and Helen Flynn Complex for Recreation, Wellness and Health Sciences (PLEX) is a 100,000-square-foot academic and recreation hybrid facility that opened in 2019. Its academic spaces are designed to promote shared learning and integrative practices across a broad spectrum of health care and human service fields. The approach helps students develop expertise within their disciplines while enhancing understanding of other areas for integrated patient care.

The PLEX's recreation spaces include a 70,000-square-foot field house which consists of a six-lane NCAA competition-level indoor track, four full-sized sports courts as space for an indoor practice facility for a variety of athletic activities, new strength training facilities and locker rooms.

Consistent with Alvernia's long-standing commitment to the local community, the PLEX also provides indoor recreation opportunities for the Reading community. Area residents will be able to use the athletic facilities, local high schools and clubs will have the ability to access the complex for track meets and other indoor athletic events and visitors to the adjacent Angelica Park will be able to use restroom facilities in the PLEX during regular operating hours.

The PLEX Academic Wing

• Specialized classroom space for the Doctorate of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training programs
• Interprofessional teaching and learning spaces for Nursing, Occupational Therapy, and other programs
• State-of-the-art lab space for the health sciences
• Significant flexible, general use classroom space
• Dedicated office space for Faculty


The PLEX Fieldhouse

• Four multi-purpose indoor courts for campus community use—tennis, soccer, basketball. Regional community residents will also have access during designated times.
• Six-lane NCAA-compliant indoor track for student use and varsity competition. Regional community residents will also have access during designated times.
• Indoor practice space for varsity baseball, basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, track and field, tennis, and volleyball
• Significant locker room facilities
• Large weight room
• Athletic Training room for the Sports Medicine Program, supporting varsity athletics
• Coaches offices




Take a Virtual Tour

Tour the PLEX virtually. This self-guided visit includes two dozen other stops across Alvernia locations, featuring 360-degree panorama views, videos and more.

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