Nku Campus Rec

Campus Recreation Facilities

Nku Campus Rec

Nku Campus Recreation offers a wide range of recreational facilities to meet the diverse needs of our students, faculty, and staff. These facilities provide opportunities for physical activity, relaxation, and social interaction, contributing to a healthy and well-rounded campus experience.

Our facilities include:

Fitness Center

  • State-of-the-art cardio equipment including treadmills, elliptical trainers, and stationary bikes
  • Free weights and resistance machines
  • Group fitness classes such as yoga, Zumba, and spin
  • Personal training services
  • Accessible to all Nku students, faculty, and staff

Natatorium, Nku Campus Rec

  • Indoor, 25-yard pool
  • Lap swimming, water aerobics, and swim lessons
  • Accessible to all Nku students, faculty, and staff

Multipurpose Courts

  • Two indoor basketball courts
  • Two indoor volleyball courts
  • Four outdoor tennis courts
  • Accessible to all Nku students, faculty, and staff

Outdoor Recreation Center

  • Equipment rentals for camping, hiking, and kayaking
  • Guided outdoor excursions and workshops
  • Accessible to all Nku students, faculty, and staff

In addition to these facilities, Nku Campus Recreation also offers a variety of intramural sports and recreational programs. For more information, please visit our website or contact us at [email protected]

Fitness Programs

Nku Campus Rec offers a wide range of fitness programs designed to meet the needs of students, faculty, and staff. Our programs include a variety of group fitness classes, personal training options, and special events.We offer a variety of group fitness classes, including yoga, Pilates, Zumba, and cycling.

Our classes are led by certified instructors and are designed for all fitness levels.We also offer personal training services. Our personal trainers can help you develop a personalized fitness plan and provide you with the support and motivation you need to achieve your fitness goals.In

addition to our regular fitness programs, we also offer a variety of special events throughout the year. These events include fitness challenges, workshops, and guest speakers.

Upcoming Fitness Events and Workshops

We encourage you to visit our website or contact us for more information about our fitness programs.

Intramural Sports: Nku Campus Rec

Campus Recreation offers a wide variety of intramural sports leagues and tournaments, providing opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to engage in competitive and recreational activities. These programs foster camaraderie, teamwork, and a sense of community while promoting physical fitness and well-being.

Intramural sports are open to all members of the campus community, regardless of skill level or experience. Eligibility requirements vary depending on the sport, but typically include current enrollment or employment at the university. Registration procedures are straightforward and can be completed online or in person at the Campus Recreation Center.

Sports Offered

The intramural sports program offers a diverse range of sports, including:

  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Flag football
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Schedule

Intramural sports leagues and tournaments are typically held throughout the academic year. The schedule varies each semester, so it is recommended to check the Campus Recreation website or contact the Intramural Sports Coordinator for the most up-to-date information.

Sport Season Days Times Location
Basketball Fall/Spring Mondays, Wednesdays 7:00pm



Campus Recreation Center
Soccer Fall Tuesdays, Thursdays 4:00pm



Intramural Fields
Volleyball Spring Mondays, Wednesdays 6:00pm



Campus Recreation Center
Flag football Fall Saturdays 10:00am



Intramural Fields
Softball Spring Sundays 12:00pm



Intramural Fields
Tennis Fall/Spring By appointment Varies Tennis Courts
Ultimate frisbee Spring Thursdays 4:00pm



Intramural Fields

Outdoor Recreation

Explore the great outdoors with Campus Rec! We offer a wide range of outdoor activities designed to connect you with nature and challenge your limits.

Our guided trips, equipment rentals, and safety protocols ensure that you have a safe and unforgettable experience. Whether you’re an experienced adventurer or a beginner, we have something for everyone.

Guided Trips

Join our experienced guides on breathtaking hikes, bike rides, and kayaking excursions. Explore local trails, discover hidden gems, and immerse yourself in the beauty of the natural world.

  • Hiking: Explore scenic trails with varying difficulty levels, from beginner-friendly walks to challenging ascents.
  • Biking: Cycle through lush forests, along scenic rivers, and on challenging mountain trails.
  • Kayaking: Paddle through calm waters or navigate exciting rapids, surrounded by stunning landscapes.

Equipment Rentals

Don’t have your own gear? No problem! We offer a wide range of equipment rentals, including:

  • Backpacks and hiking poles
  • Mountain bikes and helmets
  • Kayaks, paddles, and life jackets

Our rental equipment is well-maintained and meets industry safety standards.

Safety Protocols

Your safety is our priority. We have established comprehensive safety protocols for all outdoor activities:

  • Pre-trip planning and risk assessments
  • Trained and certified guides
  • Emergency communication systems
  • First aid and CPR training for staff

Upcoming Outdoor Adventures

Check out our calendar for upcoming outdoor adventures and register online:

  • Hike to Eagle’s Nest: July 15th, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Mountain Biking on Bear Creek Trail: August 5th, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Kayaking on Lake Willow: September 2nd, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Don’t miss out on these exciting opportunities to connect with nature and push your limits. Register today!

Wellness Initiatives

Nku Campus Rec

Campus Rec is committed to promoting the overall well-being of students through a range of wellness initiatives and programs.

Our focus encompasses mental health, nutrition, and stress management, recognizing the interconnectedness of physical, emotional, and mental well-being.

Workshops and Support Groups

Campus Rec offers interactive workshops on topics such as stress reduction, mindfulness, and healthy eating habits.

Support groups provide a safe and confidential space for students to connect with peers and share experiences related to mental health, nutrition, and other wellness concerns.

Resources and Partnerships

We collaborate with campus health services, counseling centers, and other university departments to provide comprehensive wellness resources to students.

These resources include access to counseling services, nutritionists, and online mental health platforms.

Community Engagement

Campus Rec is dedicated to fostering a sense of community both within the university and beyond. We believe that recreation and wellness should be accessible to all, regardless of age, ability, or background. That’s why we are actively involved in a variety of community outreach programs and volunteer opportunities.

Partnerships with Local Organizations and Initiatives

We partner with local organizations and initiatives to provide recreational opportunities to underserved populations. For example, we work with the Boys & Girls Club to offer after-school programs that include physical activity, nutrition education, and mentorship. We also partner with the local YMCA to provide swim lessons and other aquatic activities to children and families in need.

Outreach Programs and Volunteer Opportunities for Students

We offer a variety of outreach programs and volunteer opportunities for students to get involved in their community. For example, our Alternative Breaks program sends students on service-learning trips during school breaks. Students have the opportunity to work with organizations that address a variety of social issues, such as hunger, homelessness, and environmental sustainability.

We also offer a volunteer program that allows students to volunteer at local recreation centers, schools, and other community organizations.

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