Recreational Sports

UT Tyler’s Recreation Sports program includes Intramurals, Fitness, Club Sports, Wellness Education and Outdoor Adventures. Recreation Sports is housed in the Herrington Patriot Center, which includes an aquatic center, fitness room, dance studio, racquetball courts, indoor running track, eight lighted tennis courts, three court multi-purpose gymnasium, and intramural field. Recreation Sports also maintains over 5 miles of on-campus wellness trails and an 18-hole disc golf course as well as the Al and Nancy Jones Auxiliary Gymnasium located in the PHE building. These facilities are open to all current UT Tyler students, staff and faculty.

The Intramural Sports program provides structured competitive and non-competitive activities open to all skill and fitness levels. The Fitness program features a well-equipped fitness and strength room, personal training, and over 40 fitness classes per week. The heated outdoor pool is open year round and features fitness classes and summer swim lessons. Club Sports offers students the opportunity to compete against other schools outside of the intercollegiate sports program. Wellness Education presents workshops on various topics including nutrition. Outdoor Adventures gives students a chance to experience the great outdoors through activities such as mountain biking, kayaking, hiking and camping. The Patriot Center also offers gym memberships to spouses and children of UT Tyler students.

For more information, contact the HPC at 903.566.7466 or visit