Establishing a legacy in the region, the NYUAD Athletics, Intramural, and Recreation department is helping to "inspire the bodies and minds of future global leaders through excellence in athletics".
With the benefit of experience behind them, athletes and coaches provide a complete range of physical opportunities for the NYUAD student athlete, with options at competitive intercollegiate, intramural, recreational, and club levels.
Other opportunities include participation in Student Interest Groups (SIGs), such as the squash club, the equestrian club, the scuba club, and go-karting. Physical education courses are similarly planned around student involvement.
The Athletics department staff is assisted by a number of outside coaches, as well as student interns. Experience and training runs deep in the Athletics department, from certified football, running, and go-karting coaching to the involvement of a number of professional trainers.
"There is so much on offer for students here, from Karting to Scuba diving. I play football 3 times a week and we have fixtures against other Universities which are very fun and competitive. These are such great opportunities which University students rarely get, and I am very thankful to have them."