2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Campus Recreation & Wellness Promotion

The Department of Campus Recreation & Wellness Promotion encourages lifelong wellness through holistic education and quality recreation and wellness programs, services and facilities that enhance the university experience through participation and leadership. It is the vision of the department to be a cornerstone of the University experience that positively engages every member of the TCU community in promoting healthy lifestyles.

The 232,000 square-foot facility provides for a variety of recreational opportunities, including swimming, basketball, volleyball, badminton, weightlifting, an indoor track for walking and jogging, cardiovascular training equipment, a games area, a climbing wall, computer access and food service.

The Wellness Education office offers primary prevention programming through collaboration with the University community. Programs and services provided include suicide prevention, sleep hygiene instruction, stress management workshops and healthy relationship training. Peer educators aid in the delivery of information.

The Aquatics Program offers instructional and fitness activities in the water, in addition to recreational swimming. Three pools grace the University Recreation Center: a 25-yard lap pool, a 22-foot-deep diving well and an outdoor leisure pool and patio.

Structured, competitive and recreational sporting events are scheduled throughout the academic year in the Intramural Sports Program. Activities involve team sports, individual or dual events and special events. Only currently enrolled TCU students and faculty/staff may participate in the Intramural Sports Program.

In addition to the Group Exercise Program, the Fitness Program offers personal training, massage therapy and fitness assessments. Group exercise classes are designed for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

The Climbing Wall is sure to provide an exciting outlet, whether you are entirely new to climbing, have been climbing for years, or are just looking for a challenging addition to your workout regime. We offer instruction and supervision on the 30-foot wall, with more than 20 top rope routes and a variety of bouldering routes. All climbing equipment, including shoes, harnesses, ATCs and carabineers, are available at the wall for free.

The Sport Clubs Program is designed to serve individual interests in different sport and recreational activities. Membership is open to all students and the club must be a recognized student organization. These interests can be competitive, recreational or instructional in nature, as clubs may represent TCU in intercollegiate competition or conduct intra-club activities, such as practice, instruction, social activities and tournament play.


TCU faculty and staff must purchase membership to have access to the University Recreation Center. Cost is $120 for an annual membership and may paid through payroll deduction. Memberships are also available for purchase for spouse/partners, dependents and children of Faculty/Staff. For more information about any of the programs offered by the Department of Campus Recreation call 817.257.PLAY.