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Physical Activity & Movement will focus on creating an environment that promotes exercise and mobility by students, faculty, and staff on and off Duke’s campuses, including access to walking and bicycle paths. Primary goals will include encouraging physical activity/movement through access to facilities and programs on and off Duke’s campuses, as well as encouraging outdoor physical activity and movement.

Sarah Armstrong, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Felicia Tittle, MS, Executive Director, Recreation and Physical Education


Sports Clubs
Provides students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to participate in organized sport and competitive activities

For Students

Academic Classes
Academic opportunities through a wide variety and diverse collection of course offerings in both activity and lecture based theory classes

Offers a variety of fun and unique opportunities to participants through a variety of sports and special events

Outdoor Adventures
A wide variety of land and water-based activities for the backcountry novice, the avid explorer, and everyone in between

For Faculty and Staff

Duke Fitness Club
Discounted membership rates to fitness facilities throughout central North Carolina

Fit In 15
5-week fitness challenge providing the opportunity to commit to exercise and meet the minimum requirements necessary to make improvements to health

Fitness Consults
Meet one-on-one with a fitness specialist to learn ways to improve your fitness level

Get Moving Challenge
Employee wellness competition where individuals and teams of co-workers have the chance to inspire each other to achieve health goals

Run/Walk Club
12-week walking and running programs for all fitness levels

Take Ten “Energize Your Work Day”
Self-paced incentive program encourages faculty and staff to participate in physical activity twice a day for 10 minutes at a time

Take The Stairs
Stair-stepping program that can help increase physical activity, get closer to health goals, and earn prizes

Workout anywhere with “Wellbeats,” an on-demand fitness provider that has nearly 300 classes that range from one to 50 minutes. Classes are divided into 22 channels including circuit and strength training, office breaks, yoga, Pilates and more.