Recreation Program and Facilities
Contact Recreation Sports by calling 215.951.2723
The Department of Athletics organizes and promotes structured and competitive recreational, fitness and wellness activities that are open to full-time students, faculty and staff. The Recreation Program provides an opportunity for everyone to participate in enjoyable physical activity and to develop an appreciation for the benefits of physical exercise. Activities are offered in league/tournament format, fitness programs, instructional programming, informal recreation, club sports and special recreation events for student organizations.
Fitness & Wellness
The Fitness and Wellness program promotes health through all dimensions in order to enhance longevity and the quality of life to all students, faculty, and staff. We offer programs such as group exercise, personal training, and “lunch and learn” seminars. Our Fitness Center features state of the art exercise equipment including Life Fitness cardiovascular and resistant machines and Hammer Strength multi-racks and Olympic bars. Each year the department holds the annual Wellness Fair, where the University has the opportunity to further its education and knowledge in an ever-changing fitness field.
Philadelphia University hosts athletic events in The Gallagher Athletic, Recreation and Convocation Center, as well as the Alumni Field and Ravenhill Athletic Field. The campus also features six newly refurbished tennis courts, a softball field, a state-of-the-art fitness center, racquetball court, aerobics studio and an elevated track. Off-campus facilities include the Legacy Indoor Tennis Center, Penn Charter High School turf field, the ACE Gold Club, and the Whitemarsh Boat Club, home of our Women’s Crew program. Check out Athletics at Philadelphia University by visiting www.philaurams.com.