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Ryder Center for Health & Physical Education

Building Hours & Calendar

Athletic Complex

The Ryder Center for Health & Physical Education offers SVSU students, faculty, staff and community members vast opportunities to improve their physical fitness utilizing state-of-the-art workout facilities.  Throughout the year, the facilities and other multi-purpose rooms are host to area business/organizations to conduct meetings, conventions or expos and area high schools/high school athletic organizations to host large events/tournaments.

Fitness Center - Reservations

Students, faculty and staff can enjoy SVSU's 2-story fitness center offering elliptical machines, cycles, free weights, lifting machines, walking/running track, 3 multi-use basketball courts, locker rooms and a comfortable lounge area.  Cardinal Fitness Courses are offered throughout the year from Zumba to Boot Camp to fit all fitness levels and interests.  Ryder Center memberships are open to alumni and community members, as well as employee spouse/dependents.  

Campus Recreation

A variety of educational and recreational events and services for students and staff.  Individual and team sport leagues with Intramural & Club Sports, Cardinal Fitness group exercise, outdoor based adventures with Outside SVSU, and Personal training.


SVSU currently participates in NCAA Division II Collegiate Athletic programs, offering 19 varsity programs: softball, basketball, indoor track, outdoor track, soccer, volleyball, cross country, tennis, swimming & diving and golf for women; and baseball, basketball, indoor track, outdoor track, soccer, football, cross country, golf and swimming & diving for men.

Cardinal Aquatics Program

The Gerstacker Aquatics Center Olympic-size pool is the host to many swim and diving competitions, yet is available to students, staff, faculty and the community for leisurely swimming, laps and numerous American Red Cross certified Learn to Swim programs.

Ryder Center Course Registration

Completed waiver forms may be submitted to the Ryder Center Customer Service desk.

Ryder Center Minor Waiver Form Ryder Center Adult Waiver Form

Today at Ryder

Contact Us

(989) 964-4906(989) 964-4906

Campus Recreation

(989) 964-7321

Cardinal Aquatics Program

(989) 964-7326


(989) 964-7300


Ryder Center
Fitness Center/Customer Service Desk
(989) 964-4906