Access to a full range of recreational facilities is included in the program fee, including tennis courts, swimming pool, track, gymnasium, softball fields, and a variety of sports equipment.
Athletic facilities also include the Gantcher Family Sports Center, a state-of-the-art athletics and convocation facility, and the Lunder Fitness Center, which is housed in the Ames Center for Human Performance and features 6,000 square feet of floor space. The Fitness Center includes two complete circuits of Cybex Selectorized fitness machines, 28 aerobic machines (including Stairmasters, Lifecycles, treadmills, Nordic Tracks, rowing machines, and Versa Climbers), 40,000 pounds of free weights, and four pieces of hammer strength equipment. Personal training with certified trainers and body composition analysis are also available.
Tufts Athetics Department
A recent Bundesgymnasium graduate, Matthias decided to leave his home in Austria for six weeks and spend part of his summer studying international relations and economics at Tufts. He thought the summer before completing his zivildienst (year of public service) was the perfect time to try something new. Matthias saw the advantages of international study at a great American university before entering his "gap" year, and he knew that Tufts University had the summer courses he needed and could transfer to his home university, when the time comes.