NIRSA School of Collegiate Recreation

Update, September 16, 1:00 PM PST: The 2015 NIRSA School of Collegiate Recreation Level I will take place May 31–June 6 at the Embassy Suites St. Louis–Downtown in St. Louis, Missouri. Registration will open on Tuesday, December 9. Attendees should make room reservations by calling +1 (314) 269-5900 and requesting the NIRSA rate; a single/double is $169+tax/night. You can find a recap of the 2014 NIRSA School of Collegiate Recreation Level II on the NIRSA website.

The interactive NIRSA School of Collegiate Recreation provides a broad range of material designed to enhance a new professional's management and problem-solving skills. Experienced recreational sports faculty members have developed the course curriculum, designed the program schedule, and will lead sessions that provide participants with opportunities to practice, discuss, and refine the professional skills necessary for success.

Level II

June 1-5, 2014  |  Baltimore, Maryland  |  Embassy Suites Baltimore-Inner Harbor

The NIRSA School of Collegiate Recreation Level II curriculum is designed specifically for experienced mid- and upper-level administrators (five or more years of experience or four years and completion of The School Level I) who want to sharpen their management skills. Experienced faculty members who are leaders in the field of recreation sports develop curriculum and present sessions that provide participants with opportunities to practice, discuss and refine the professional skills necessary for success. A top notch faculty combined with the ability to collaborate with fellow recreational sports professionals makes this a wonderful professional development experience.

Learn from Professionals

The NIRSA School of Collegiate Recreation faculty brings decades of collective experience in managing recreational sports programs. Each faculty member shares his/her unique perspective on how to address the challenges most often faced by administrators. Through collaboration and networking, you will have the opportunity to develop long-term relationships with other participants and faculty members. The NIRSA School of Collegiate Recreation Level II is the ultimate symposium for advancing your professional career.

The Faculty for Level II (2014)

  • Mila Padgett, University of South Carolina Aiken
  • Todd Bauch, Portland State University
  • Cara McFadden, Elon University
  • Chris Morris, Florida State University
  • Nicole Olmeda, University of Texas at Austin
  • Dan Simmons, Drexel University

Level I

The Level I experience is designed for recreation professionals with one-to-five years of full-time work experience. The full-time experience does not need to be in recreational sports. Those who have more experience in the field may attend, but must understand that the sessions are geared to their less-experienced colleagues.

Where’s the National School of Recreational Sports Management?

This is it! To align better with our strategic values, this institute is now called the "NIRSA School of Collegiate Recreation." Read all about it in, "The School gets a new name."

Questions? Need more info?

For more information, contact NIRSA Professional Development Coordinator, John Raskauskas.