Patterson Student Center

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Patterson Student Center

Texas A & M University-Texarkana has an environmentally-friendly Health and Fitness facility to meet all your physical conditioning needs regardless of your fitness level: weight loss, muscle building, and body toning and much more. This fitness center includes high performance exercise equipment, consisting of the latest in cardiovascular and strength training technology.

The mission of the Health & Fitness Center is to create a healthy environment that engages students and staff in the pursuit of health and physical fitness. With a facility such as this, the emphasis is on enjoying exercise for its own sake and learning fitness habits for life. This means that students have a place where they can focus on lifetime fitness goals and individual achievement and can find opportunities to improve their health and well-being.

Policies and Procedures

The Student Recreation Center is a 38,000 square foot facility comprised of a gymnasium with the flexibility to play basketball, volleyball, badminton, and more. There is a cardio and weight room area with a variety of fitness equipment, including an aerobics studio. This building also includes labs and classrooms for academics and athletics. These guidelines are to ensure every user has a fun, clean, and safe facility use.

Patterson Student Center Policies and Procedures


Rec Sports

Rec Sports activities are intramural sports that occur during the University year and facilitate men, women and co-rec teams as well as individual activities. Each sport consists of a regular season play and a single elimination All-University Championship Tournament.  Students must sign up for Intramural play through Here students can view schedules, sign up as a free agent, pick the team they would like to play for, and view the tournament brackets.

Sign up for or Start a Team

More info on how to start a team in IMLeagues

Group Fitness Classes

If you have never taken a Group Fitness class before, we encourage you to find one that interests you. The group setting allows you to meet other individuals reaching for similar fitness goals. We offer a wide variety of classes that allow you to get a great workout with a group of like-minded individuals semesters). All classes on the group fitness schedule are FREE to current A&M-Texarkana students! The classes provided on group fitness schedule are designed for participant drop-in—that means you can show up any time during the semester to get a great workout, with no previous skills required! While the majority of our fitness classes are designed to be multi-level, please read through the class description before selecting a class. Our experienced instructors will always offer modifications to make the workouts easier or more challenging, so you can customize your exercise session. If you need help or would like suggestions for classes to target your personal fitness goals Just Ask! Please be on time. For your safety, please arrive to class a few minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Instructors will refuse entry to participants entering 10 minutes after the scheduled start time.

What to bring to fitness classes: 

  • Bring a water bottle and a towel (towels and locks are now available free of charge at the Fitness Center Desk).
  • Bring your current student ID card--you will have to sign in

If you are a certified group fitness instructor and would be interested in teaching a class, please contact us at (903) 334-6725 or email

Patterson Student Center

Hours of Operation
M -Th 6am-10pm | F 6am-8pm | Sat-Sun 2pm-8pm
*Holidays and University Break hours may vary
Patterson Front Desk: (903) 334-6767
Joe Sloan
Assistant Director, Recreational Sports
Patterson Student Center A162
(903) 334-6725