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Fitness at Duke

Duke Recreation & Physical Education offers two outstanding recreational facilities, the Wilson Center located on West Campus, and the Brodie Center, located on East Campus. Both centers facilitate a wide range of free classes and programs for members including kickboxing, indoor cycling, pilates and yoga. Plus, for a small fee, Duke Personal Training can provide you with the knowledge, skills and encouragement necessary to achieve your health and fitness goals. 

The Wilson Center

(919) 613-7489

The 99,000 –square-foot facility boasts a variety of classrooms, courts, and fitness areas, as well as a pool, rock climbing wall and smoothie bar.

The Taishoff Aquatic Pavilion

The eight-lane, 25-yard facility offers free swim clinics, lap swimming, private and semi-private lessons—and has its own deep water diving well.

The Climbing Wall

The 32-foot wall offers 11 belay bars and over 14-square feet of climbing.


The snack and smoothie bar sells everything from Oreo protein shakes to fresh fruit.

The Brodie Center

(919) 613-7534

The 50,000-square-foot facility houses more courts, weight rooms, and fitness areas as well as its own pool and group fitness classes.

The Brodie Pool

The four-lane, 25-yard facility offers free swim clinics, open swim, private and semi-private lessons as well as free kayak clinics through Duke’s Outdoor Adventures program.

Intramurals & Sports Clubs

Students have the opportunity to participate in men’s women, co-ed recreational and competitive intramural sporting activities including flag football, soccer, volleyball, softball, basketball and ultimate frisbee. Plus, there are over 37 sports clubs to choose from including Badminton, Baseball, Equestrian, Men’s Rugby, Men’s Crew, and Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse.

Outdoor Adventures

This student centered program allows students, faculty and staff to participate in a variety of outdoor activities including the adventure race, camping trips, and clinics.


Duke Physical Education also provides academic opportunities including over 55 different activity courses (1/2 credit) offered on an Satisfactory/Uunsatisfactory basis, and lecture-based theory courses (1 credit) offered as general electives for the disciplines of Ethics and Performance, Health, and Sport Studies.