Welcome to Brown University Recreational Sports. RecSports is responsible for all Physical Education classes, the Intramural Sports Program, the Club Sports Program, Recreational Programming & Memberships.

The Department of Physical Education prides itself in providing something for everyone. We work to promote and advance healthy lifestyle choices through participation opportunities, educational experiences, and supportive services. Our qualified staff is committed to excellence and is attentive to the developmental needs of the Brown community. All programs are designed to maximize participation and accommodate a wide range of interests and abilities.


Open Recreation
We have several available recreation facilities for use by our students, staff, and members. See the RecSports page for more info.

Physical Education

We offer over 64 Physical Education courses in the areas of Aerobics & Fitness, Martial Arts & Self-Defense, Dance, Leisure Sports and Yoga. Our physical education courses average over 2,700 participants per year. We can also help you gain access to Personal Trainers information.

Our Intramural Sports Program consists of 25 offerings in a variety of team, dual, individual and special event programs to over 4,100 registered participants within the Brown community.

Club Sports
Our 16 Club Sports teams service over 400 students. We strive to provide an organized, structured, and competitive environment for students interested in club sports at Brown University.

Recreation Facilities

Click the links below for information and hours on these facilities.

We offer a wide variety of membership options for students, faculty & staff and their families, alumni, and the general community. Click on the heading above for more information.

Recreation and Physical Education
Nelson Fitness Center - Box 1933
Providence, RI 02912
tel: (401) 863-2074
fax: (401) 863-7516