Sport and Fitness

PSU Lion bench pressing at fitness center

There are four fitness areas on campus located in the IM Building, Rec Hall, McCoy Natatorium and White Building. To access these areas, a student must purchase a Fitness Pass. Passes may be purchased by the semester or for the academic year. Facility operating hours can be accessed by contacting 814-865-3488.

Student work opportunities exist within the recreation programs. Workstudy positions and wage payroll positions are available. Questions can be directed to the various buildings below, or on our website.

Intramural Sports
Room 2, IM Building

Intramural Sports offers students twenty-five activities to participate in and enjoy. Activities include team sports, dual sports and individual sports. The cost is minimal and play occurs in Residence Hall, Fraternity, Women’s, Open and Co Rec Divisions. Winners are awarded a Champion T-shirt and a “Woodie” block.

Club Sports
143 White Building

Club Sports provides students opportunities to continue to follow their passion of playing their favorite sport. Currently there are 78 clubs and student membership involves dues, sometimes “trying” out and providing your own equipment.

Adventure Recreation
140 White Building

Adventure Rec is an outdoor recreation program which promotes activities in the out of doors. Trips, workshops, mapping material and equipment are some of the things available in this program.

Intercollegiate Athletics

Penn State University is a member of the Big Ten Conference. Twentynine varsity sports are offered in both men’s and women’s sports. The sports are governed by the NCAA. The teams are highly competitive both within the Big Ten and on the national level. Competition is both home and away and our sport venues are some of the best fields and arenas in the country. Numerous National Championships have been won by the Nittany Lions and students can count on seeing fast, exciting, quality games and the majority of games are free to students who show their valid PSU ID card.

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