NIRSA’s six strategic value areas were adopted in 2011 for the purpose of elevating and intentionally integrating our core values into the campus recreation profession. In establishing the Strategic Value Commissions, NIRSA affirmed that living our values
In December, NIRSA, NASPA, and ACHA invited seventeen thought leaders to participate in a research summit on wellbeing at NASPA’s Washington DC headquarters. The goal of that meeting was to begin conversations around the research-focused
NIRSA’s Health & Wellbeing Task Force has been hard at work preparing to assess NIRSA members’ understanding of and relation to the concepts of health and wellbeing. The assessment will be completed through two main
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.
Walk onto any college campus and you are likely to find a recreation center that features a wellness program offering an array of activities including group fitness classes. While some campuses primarily hire contract staff,
A little more than one year ago, NIRSA and NASPA Boards of Directors endorsed Health and Wellbeing in Higher Education: A Commitment to Student Success.
See related: “NIRSA and NASPA Boards of Directors endorse joint
NIRSA’s Health & Wellbeing Task Force had the opportunity to meet in person April 16-18 to kick start their work. The successful meetings were graciously hosted by the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
The location allowed 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