The UCF Recreation and Wellness Center, which opened in 2002, comprises many programs, such as Intramural Sports, Sport Clubs, Outdoor Adventure, Fitness, and Aquatics. The Center is open to all students, and paid memberships are available for non-students. The Wellness Center offers programs to boost students' understanding of their health, provides discounted blood and STD testing, staffs certified personal trainers, and teaches methods to maintain good health. The recreation center includes a custom climbing wall with more than 20 different routes, as well as, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, a disc golf course, numerous intramural sports fields, a leisure pool, and an outdoor lap pool.
In 2010, the Center underwent a $21 million, 65,000 square feet (6,000 m2) expansion that created more room in the fitness center's free weight, cardiovascular and weight machine areas. The Center now totals 150,000 square feet (14,000 m2).
Many different recreational organizations and facilities are available on the UCF campus. Lake Claire is an on-campus lake with canoes, kayaks, and pedal boats available for rent (free to UCF students), and a small beachfront. In addition, UCF's Challenge Course possess an Odyssey III high ropes course and 11 low rope elements to work in participants teambuilding and leadership skills.
The University of Central Florida (UCF) Recreation and Wellness Center (RWC) aspires to create an environment in which we celebrate the differences we share across the spectrum of human diversity. Diversity is vital to an individual's holistic development and the social fabric of the university. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment through hiring and developing culturally competent staff members, outreaching to under-served populations and providing facilities and programs that support all members of the UCF community. Our expectation of the RWC community is to embrace an open-minded and respectful attitude toward individual differences.