Program delivery to our communities is a core purpose for collegiate recreation professionals, and often appears in departmental and divisional missions. Although specific programs may vary from one institution to another, professionals need to be able to develop and administer high quality programs and to appropriately apply associated resources.

Intramurals|Sport Clubs|Outdoor|Fitness|Esports


  • Sport Clubs Discussion

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/13/2021

    ​This program is intended for sport club professionals and students as we prepare to return to play. Topics covered were recruitment/retention, event administration, travel administration, and National Governing Body eligibility concerns.​

  • From ATC to Z: Building a Recreational Sports Athletic Training Program from Scratch

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 07/01/2021

    Athletic training coverage for recreational sports programs and services is essential to the continued health and safety of participants. This session will provide a framework for starting an in-house athletic training program within recreational sports. Topics include hiring the right staff, facility design/construction, equipment, campus partnerships, medical supervision and site coverage. Attendees will learn the process recently completed at ECU and determine what steps they can take to bring this important service to their campus.

  • NIRSA 2021 Annual Conference Assessment Track Package

    Contains 4 Product(s)

    The NIRSA 2021 Assessment webinar package features four sessions that will help you get up to speed on your assessment practices!

  • Going Virtual: How my Outdoor Program Survived Quarantine

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/05/2021

    ​During the Covid-19 pandemic, colleges and universities were forced to modify their approach to, well, everything. Quarantine forced us to find online alternatives to our everyday routines. While classes and programming can be adapted to a virtual environment, Outdoor programming and events were forced to cancel outright. You can't take the outdoors virtual, right? Except you can. In this program, discover how one outdoor program used social media, student input, and a little ingenuity to bring the world outside to students suddenly trapped online. The presentation will cover how to set up a virtual Outdoor program, from trips to team building.

  • The Mental & Physical Resiliency Benefits of Campus Rec Participation During COVID

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/05/2021

    ​Over the past few decades, studies have reported a rising prevalence of mental health issues among youth and on campuses across the nation. Prior to COVID-19, campus counseling services were reporting their highest utilization rates ever and at the same time, cardiovascular fitness levels at all ages were in decline, two metrics which are undoubtedly linked. Although campus recreation offerings have expanded, the shift to distance learning presented a challenge. Join me to learn the current research about how COVID-19 has impacted mental and physical health and the latest research on how campus recreation offerings counter COVID-related challenges to resilience and wellbeing. We'll also explore inclusive and affirming targeted marketing strategies.

  • If You Can't Beat Them, Join Them: Recreational Fitness Programs Competing With the Boutique Fitness Market, and How Technology Can Help

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/05/2021

    In this presentation, we will discuss how incorporating key elements made popular by the boutique fitness industry, such as ‘experiential fitness' and wearable technologies, will reinvigorate campus recreation programs through student participation and adherence and revenue generation.

  • Developing a Comprehensive Esports Program in Campus Recreation

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 02/24/2021

    As the demand for eSports programming continues to spread across the country, many campus recreation programs feel the need to provide support for this student population, but aren't sure where to start. This presentation will discuss a campus recreation friendly three-tier program model that was successfully developed at the University of Akron and saw over 2,200 unique students regularly participating in esports programming over the course of one year.

  • Using Programming Models: An Idea From Residential Education Being Utilized in a Campus Recreation Setting

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Creating consolidated, unified, and outcome-based programming is challenging for even the most seasoned professionals. As two campus recreation professionals from San Francisco State University (SFSU) we’ll walk you through our journey to implement a programming model across the department that bring together the NIRSA Strategic Values, SFSU Institutional Values, and the core values of the department.  We’ll provide an overview of the rationale, challenges, and successes throughout the process. Join us to gain insight into how re-focusing programming can be a beneficial step forward in telling the story of campus recreation at your institution.

  • Conducting Research and an Intramural Program Review

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Despite the reported benefits of campus recreation, university administrators continue to require evidence to justify allocating resources to campus recreation. Therefore, it is important to perform regular evaluations to better communicate program benefits and understand areas of improvement.This program will present the findings of an intramural research project and program evaluation. The findings demonstrate how the benefits that students experience from participation, and service quality can contribute to student retention and program satisfaction. It also shows how research can be conducted within the campus recreation department to produce a practical report with multiple recommendations for program improvement.

  • Series Talk Live

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Join in for a special edition of “Series Talk”, the NIRSA Championship Series podcast, featuring the executive board of the Series. This session will feature a different format for presenting updates, accomplishments and initiatives on all of the NIRSA Championship Series sports; basketball, flag football, soccer and tennis. Hear from many of the work team chairs as we discuss the progress of the NIRSA Championship Series and outline what stakeholders can look forward to in the year to come.