Hey NIRSA members: do you have something or someone that you’d like to see featured in the NIRSA news? Member spotlights are a key feature of NIRSA’s news and a great way to shine a
I am the last glimmer of hope for the student who doesn’t have medical insurance. I am the first person an athlete sees on the field when—dazed and confused—they wake up from a concussion. I
In the June 2019 issue of Athletic Business Magazine, writer Michael Popke explores how campus recreation professionals are stepping up their recognition and treatment of concussions in hopes of improving overall participant wellbeing.
NIRSA members Lexi Chaput, Senior Assistant
At Sam Houston State University, fitness and nutrition are viewed as two equally important components of wellbeing that the recreation department does its best to tackle head on for the sake of its student population.
When our Club Sailing President, Nick Piasecki, came to me in early December to speak about the prospects of international travel, I was a bit skeptical. We were fewer than six months out from the
Across North America, recreation departments are serving as a driving force on campuses for integrated approaches to health and wellbeing. When UCLA received an endowment to start a healthy campus initiative in 2012, it opened
In the May 2019 issue of Athletic Business Magazine, writer Michael Popke explores how campus recreation departments are taking on new challenges with esports programming.
NIRSA members Laura Klein, Director of Rec Sports at the University of North Texas
In Spring 2017, staff at Houston Community College (HCC)—a sizeable southern urban community college system—discussed the possibility of developing a unified sports program. HCC is one of the largest community colleges in the United States,
In the April 2019 issue of Athletic Business Magazine, writer Michael Popke discusses how campus recreation professionals are making great strides toward integrating wellbeing across multiple campus programs and services.
NIRSA members Suzanne McDonald, Assistant Director of Physical Activity
Every year on February 22, NIRSA members celebrate Recreational Sports & Fitness Day in commemoration of NIRSA’s founding date. Rec Day is an opportunity to remember when Dr. William Wasson brought together 20 intramural directors