About Us

The mission of Duke Recreation & Physical Education is to provide exceptional and diverse opportunities that promote healthy active lifestyles in a safe, inclusive environment.

Our core values: Communication, Integrity, Teamwork, Healthy Lifestyles, Fun, Safety, and Inclusiveness.


What We Offer

Relieve Stress

Virtually any form of exercise, from aerobics to yoga, can be a stress reliever. Regardless of your fitness level, you can still make a little exercise go a long way toward stress management.

Live a Healthy Lifestyle

The merits of exercise include a variety of health benefits ranging from weight loss and improved sleep to the prevention and management of chronic health conditions. 

Get Outside

Duke Recreation offers lots of ways to get out in the sunshine, whether it's through our Outdoor Adventures program, joining a Sport Club, or playing an intramural sport.

Play a Sport

Round up a group of friends and start an intramural team! With several different sports and leagues to choose from, we have something for everyone.

Join a Team

With 36 clubs to choose from, Sport Clubs are student-run organizations for those who have a passion for a particular sport or who want to learn a new sport. 

Get Fitness Training

Grab a partner or let us pair you up for small group, semi-private or one on one personal training. We also offer private and partner Pilates Training.

Do Your Own Thing

Pop your headphones in and hop on our cardio equipment, shoot hoops; go for a swim, grab a smoothie from Red Mango, or hangout and study in one of our lounge areas.

Workout with Friends

TRX Small Group Circuit workouts will challenge your core, build strength and flexibility throughout your body and can complement any training program.

Meet New People

Whether you take a PE class, play intramurals, go on a trip with our Outdoor Adventures Program, or simply come workout on your own, our programs are a great way to meet new people.

Get Course Credit

Did you know that we offer physical education courses for class credit? Spice up your course schedule by taking one of our many physical education classes. 

Stay Active

One of the best ways to stay physically active is to make it a life-long habit. Come visit us at Wilson or Brodie Recreation Centers or participate in one of our many programs.

Be Adventurous

From outdoor trips such as whitewater kayaking, rock climbing and paddle boarding, to climbing at our indoor rock wall, we offer fun adventures for students, faculty, and staff. 

Improve Quality of Life

Duke Rec and PE is proud to partner with Duke Student Wellness on programs designed to reduce anxiety and prioritize self-care. 

Experience Team Building

Form valuable bonds with your peers through playing on an Intramural Team, by joining a Sport Club or through participation in our Outdoor Adventures Leadership Development Program

Work on Campus

Duke Rec & PE one of the largest campus employers, with year-round opportunities for Intramural officials, lifeguards, outdoor trip leaders and fitness instructors.