The campus Athletic Center, currently located on the tenth floor of the Pratt Street Garage, offers a variety of programs including intramural sports, fitness/wellness activities, informal recreation, mini-courses and special events. The facility is equipped with two basketball and volleyball courts, a squash court, an expanded weight room with free weights and Paramount equipment, stationary bikes, stair, treadmill and rowing machines and areas to stretch. There are men's and women's locker rooms with a sauna and showers. Students are admitted free with valid student ID. Paid positions for students are available at the Athletic Center.
Intramural sports include basketball, volleyball, racquetball, squash, tennis and softball for men, women, coed and open competition.
It is the Athletic Center's goal to provide a comprehensive fitness and wellness program on campus. Participation in regular physical activity generally maintains or improves physical and mental well-being. The center offers a variety of aerobic classes, a total conditioning class, mini-screening, fitness walking program, and fitness assessments. Individual fitness assessment includes tests for heart rate, blood pressure, weight, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance, body composition and muscular endurance. Participants receive personal evaluation of their fitness levels along with specific suggestions for developing a healthy lifestyle.
In conjunction with the University police the center also offers Rape Aggression Defense (RAD), a women's self-defense course. Sessions are offered throughout the year and are taught by trained and certified instructors.
University of Maryland, Baltimore students may also use the athletic facilities at UMBC which include both indoor and outdoor Olympic-size swimming pools, outdoor hard-surface tennis courts and Nautilus weight-training equipment. A shuttle bus operates between the two campuses .
You can reach the Athletic Center at (410) 706-PLAY or online at http://www.umaryland.edu/urecfit/.