About PE and Rec

The core purpose of the Department of Physical Education and Recreation is to educate, engage, and inspire the campus community to live active, balanced lives. Holistic well-being lies at the foundation of our work.

The aim is to promote health and well-being through our programs and facilities. From strength and conditioning spaces to courts and pools, from personal training and group exercise to physical education classes, from intramural sports and the rock wall to youth and family programming, there is something for everyone at the Rec.


PE and Rec Excellence Award, Fall 2023
Cody Weaver

Mel Jackson Award, 2023
Mykayla "Nala" Friday, Lindsey Zabell

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Trainers, Instructors, and Administrative Staff

Our certified trainers, instructors, and administrative staff are dedicated to providing you with the best fitness experience possible. We are students with a love for health and fitness, and professionals with a plethora of expertise and experience.

Opportunities for Students

PE and Rec employs more than 300 student employees in a variety of positions each year. Gain valuable experience with a flexible schedule, and find your fit in a dynamic and fun environment while working in a field you are passionate about.

Inclusive Recreation

The Rec is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment that promotes the right of every person to lead a healthy, balanced life. We provide accommodations so that people of all abilities can participate in all the programs and services we offer.

Inclusive Recreation

Cost of attendance is the estimated cost to attend the UO for the academic year. The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships provides estimates for cost of attendance information that goes beyond tuition and fees, and includes: living expenses (housing and food), books/supplies/equipment, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses.