For a healthy life, UW–Madison offers an extensive program in recreational sports at four major facilities:
- the Natatorium
- Nielsen Tennis Stadium
- the SERF (Southeast Recreational Facility), which includes two gymnasiums, a cardio center, a fitness studio, racquetball courts, a weight room, and a fitness training room
- the Shell, which includes a track court area.
- The campus also maintains 64 acres of outdoor playing fields. These include nine softball diamonds, two rugby pitches, ten sand-volleyball courts, four lighted football fields, two Lacrosse fields, six soccer fields, one Ultimate Frisbee field, fifteen half-court basketball courts, and twenty-four outdoor tennis courts.