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If you’ve ever been approached by your administration to start a program, or you’ve wanted to improve an existing program, or you wanted to jump feet-first into a diving well of knowledge regarding a specific facet of campus recreation – the Campus Recreation Essentials series is for you.

NIRSA’s Campus Rec Essentials series focus on the building blocks needed to create a recreation program from the ground up, or to prepare a new staff member to take over or improve an existing program. Written by experts in their fields, the Essentials series is an invaluable resource to small programs, new programs, or professionals who are new to campus rec.

Campus Recreation Essentials are available in paperback; ebooks will also be available later this year.

Campus Recreation Essentials: Intramurals

Campus Recreation Essentials: Intramurals

Written by Amanda Alpert, Jonathan Johnston, Ashley Lax and Kevin D. Martin

Written by four experts with over 63 combined years of experience, Campus Recreation Essentials: Intramurals provides a framework to design and create an effective intramurals program that meets the needs of campus and community participants. From budgeting to policymaking to designing play structures to assessment, this resource is a valuable addition to any rec department library.

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Campus Recreation Essentials: Student Staff Training & Development

Campus Recreation Essentials: Student Staff Training & Development

Written by Matthew Altendorf, Chris Bullard, Katie Burns, Liz Feldman, Christina Galli and Jenny Larson

Campus recreation departments are often one of the largest employers on a college campus. Campus Recreation Essentials: Student Staff Training & Development delves into Student Development theory and practice and provides tips and tricks to effectively supervise student employees through deliberate, practical and purposeful planning. This book will take your training and development approach from transactional to transformational, so that your student staff can develop essential skills, knowledge and abilities to succeed after graduation.

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