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UTHSC Campus Recreation

Facility Hours

Fitness Center Hours

  • Monday through Friday: 5:30 am — 8:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am — 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: 1:00 pm — 6:00 pm

Pool Hours

  • Monday through Friday: 5:30 am  — 9:30 am & 10:45 am  — 7:45 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am  — 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm — 4:45 pm
  • Sunday: 1:00 pm  — 5:45 pm

Meet the Director 

J. Lee Taylor has served as Director of Campus Recreation since January, 2014 and as Interim Director since June 2013. Taylor oversees the day-to-day programs, facility operations and business operations in Campus Recreation, the Fitness Center, and the Student Alumni Center. He has been with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) since April 1992. Taylor previously served in the Department of Preventive Medicine in a number of long-term clinical trials which evaluated the effects of exercise on health conditions, such as the Fitness and Arthritis in Seniors Trial, the Activity Counseling Trial and the Action for Health in Diabetes Trial. Read more.


The mission of Campus Recreation is to provide safe, intentional, and enjoyable activities and facilities with an emphasis on students and the UTHSC surrounding community to encourage active healthy lifestyles, foster leadership development, instill an appreciation for diversity, and enhance interpersonal relationships.


To provide the foundation for lifelong exploration and development of the mind and body by providing innovative, quality programs and services.


  • Provide safe facilities meeting the needs and demands of an ever-changing community
  • Collaborate with other departments and constituents to maximize all resources
  • Create programs and maintain facilities that adhere to the Campus Recreation mission statement


J. Lee Taylor 

J. Lee Taylor


erin jennings

Erin Jennings
Assistant Director



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Suzanne “Sam” Apperson
Fitness/Wellness Coordinator 


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Tim Heard
Administrative Secretary


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Rahiem Laurore
Pool Deck Attendant


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Samuel Law
Pool Deck Attendant


jennifer laws

Jennifer Laws
Administrative Secretary


cornisha mcdonald

Cornisha McDonald
Administrative Secretary


michael stackens

Michael Stackens
Intramural Coordinator


wesley williams

Wesley Williams
Pool Deck Attendant




Last Published: Oct 18, 2019