2017 NIRSA Fitness & Wellness Institute 2017-08-08T14:19:29+00:00

2017 NIRSA Fitness & Wellness Institute

A part of 2017 NIRSA Triventure
November 30-December 2, 2017 • Marietta, Georgia

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Fitness and wellness is becoming an integral part of not only the mission of collegiate recreation but of institutions across the country. Nowadays, fitness programming isn’t enough. Campuses are starting to take a more holistic view of student wellness. As demand for wellness programming grows, recreation professionals need to offer the latest and greatest programs to meet student needs.

The NIRSA Fitness & Wellness Institute is a multi-day educational and networking opportunity for fitness and wellness professionals. Class sessions and roundtable discussions, facilitated by leaders in the field, deliver fresh ideas and new insight into the development and implementation of fitness and wellness programming that is effective, fun, and safe.

Just in case you missed the 2015 institute, be sure to look at the 2015 schedule.

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This is the only NIRSA event which truly pertains to Health and Fitness education.

2015 Attendee

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Early Bird Registration ends October 18

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Schedule of Events

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Presentations

Presentation proposals are being accepted for the topic areas listed below.

Deadline to apply has passed.

Presenters will be notified of their proposal status in July 2017.

Deadline Has Passed
Presenter Guidelines & Resources

Lead one of the Triventure workouts!

Fitness professionals have a unique opportunity to lead early morning and late-afternoon workouts for the Triventure attendees! These workouts are a great way to get some exercise and allows the instructor to showcase new fitness routines.

Click on the above “Submit Proposal” button and once logged in to Abstract Manager, select the 2017 Triventure Fitness Forum form.

Workouts are generally 45 minutes in length and occur in a designated space.

Fitness & Wellness Topic Areas

This year’s institute theme is “Moving Forward”. Collegiate fitness and wellness professionals have an exciting opportunity to introduce their patrons to innovative fitness and wellness programming.

Human Resources Management

(e.g. leadership, staff training, career development, continuing education, organizational structure, or labor law, including FSLA implantation)

Facility Management, Planning, & Design

(e.g. trends in equipment or event management, repurposing/maximizing existing spaces, or multipurpose spaces)

Legal Liability & Risk Management

(e.g. campus rec policies about minors, sponsors, risk avoidance, certification/licensures for trainers, or addressing issues of over-exercising)

Personal & Professional Qualities

(e.g. mentoring, collaboration, leadership, self-care, or certifications)

Philosophy & Theory

(e.g. topics in equity, diversity, and inclusion, behavior change, or student development)

Programming

(e.g. group fitness, personal training, nutrition and wellness, new and current trends, virtual training or instruction, or youth/adult/community programming, integrated wellness)

Business Management

(e.g. marketing, sustainability, collaboration, staff structures, employee progression plans, revenue generation, or trends)

Research & Evaluation

 (e.g. assessment and evaluation, annual planning, or research)

The 2017 NIRSA Fitness & Wellness Institute Committee has recommended the following specific session topics:

  • Integrated Wellness

  • Best business practices

  • How to train staff

  • Technology

  • Generating revenue to keep fees low

  • Tracking participation & applying the data

  • Fitness/programming outside of the rec center

  • Best practices for renovation and maximizing space

Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel & Conference Center

Rate

$129/night + tax for single or double

Reservations

Attendees can make reservations online or by calling 1-888-685-2500 and requesting the NIRSA group rate.
Reservations need to be made no later than Tuesday, November 7, 2017 to confirm the discounted group rate.

Roommate matching will become available with the opening of registration.

Gain access to all three events during the 2015 NIRSA Triventure

3 days of expanding your knowledge of aquatics, fitness & wellness, and recreation facilities.

NIRSA Aquatic Institute
NIRSA Fitness & Wellness Institute
NIRSA Recreation Facilities Institute presented by Mondo

Attend educational sessions from any track

No matter your area of expertise, broaden your horizons by hopping from the aquatic track to the facilities track to the wellness track. Your registration grants you access to all content.

Tour state-of-the-art recreation facilities

Join us as we visit fantastic facilities — get up close and personal as you learn from innovative solutions. Details on tour locations and logistics are still be worked out.

Network with professional colleagues

Whether you’re connecting with someone in your area of expertise or reaching out to build a cross-functional network, the NIRSA Triventure is the place to share your business card!

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It’s time to advance your career in collegiate recreation. Register now!

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Preconference Events

Preconference Events

Get a jump start at the ERSL Conference!

 Plan ahead! Preconference workshops & events are on Thursday, February 25, 2016.

Thursday, February 25
8:30am-3:00pm
Cost: Free

This activity will encompass a lot of low elements/activities for students and young professionals to learn, grow, and lead. More details about this event will be available soon.

  Transportation will depart and return to the host hotel, Microtel Inn & Suites.

  Lunch is included.

Thursday, February 25
9:00am-3:45pm
Cost: Free

Engage in this meaningful preconference service project with a selected non-profit off-campus organization in Hattiesburg. Please dress in comfortable clothes and close toed athletic shoes. More details about this event will be available soon.

  Transportation will depart and return to the host hotel, Microtel Inn & Suites.

  Lunch is included.

Register Today!

Schedule of Events

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2017 schedule details are coming Fall 2016!

You can get a sense of this year’s program by reviewing the 2016 schedule.

7:30am-9:00am — Pre-conference Registration


8:30am-4:00pm — HBCU Summit (Registration Required)


9:00am- 4:00pm — Community Service at the Stewpot (Registration Required)


3:00pm-4:45pm — Registration/Check-In


5:00pm-6:30pm — Opening General Session


7:00pm-9:00pm — Meet and Greet

7:00am-9:30am — Breakfast (Dining Commons)


8:30am-9:50am — Mock Interviews


10:00am-11:00am — Session I


11:10am-12:10pm — Session II


12:15pm-1:30pm — Take a Student to Lunch


1:40pm-2:40pm — Session III


2:50pm-3:50pm — Session IV


4:00pm-4:20pm — T-Shirt Exchange (TBD)


4:30pm-4:45pm — 2nd day Wrap Up and Day 3 Overview. Social Information Distributed


6:00pm-9:00pm — ERSL Social

7:00am-9:00am — Breakfast (Dining Commons)


9:00am-10:00am — Session V


10:10am-11:10am — Session VI


11:20am-12:20pm — Session VII


12:20pm-1:30pm — Lunch, Closing Remarks

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2017 NIRSA Fitness & Wellness Institute Committee

Chair

Steven Trotter

Virginia Tech

Consultant

Tamsen Burke

Professional Member

Tabbitha Ashford

St. Edward’s University

Professional Member

Scott Berkowitz

Sam Houston State University

Professional Member

Secily Shambaugh Adams

University of Missouri

Professional Member

Anna Taggart

Texas A&M University

Professional Member

Chrystina Wyatt

University of Texas at Austin

Professional Member

Bree Rodriguez

Columbus State University

Brittany Rejda

NIRSA Headquarters Staff

Professional Member

Tabbitha Ashford

University of Notre Dame

Professional Member

Scott Berkowitz

Sam Houston State University

Professional Member

Secily Shambaugh Adams

University of Missouri

Professional Member

Anna Taggart

Texas A&M University

Professional Member

Chrystina Wyatt

University of Texas at Austin

Brittany Rejda

NIRSA Headquarters Staff

Brittany Rejda

NIRSA Headquarters Staff

Professional Member

Tabbitha Ashford

University of Notre Dame

Professional Member

Scott Berkowitz

Sam Houston State University

Professional Member

Secily Shambaugh Adams

University of Missouri

Professional Member

Anna Taggart

Texas A&M University

2017 NIRSA Fitness & Wellness Institute Committee

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Committee Position Members Email
Chair Steven Trotter,
Virginia Tech
satrotte@vt.edu
Consultant Tamsen Burke, btamsen3@gmail.com
NIRSA Professional Members Tabbitha Ashford,
University of Notre Dame
tashford@nd.edu
Scott Berkowitz,
Sam Houston State University
sxb042@SHSU.EDU
Secily Shambaugh Adams,
University of Missouri
shambaughs@umsl.edu
Anna Taggart,
Texas A&M University
ataggart@rec.tamu.edu
Chrystina Wyatt,
University of Texas  at Austin
wyattc@austin.utexas.edu
NIRSA Headquarters Staff Brittany Rejda, brittany.rejda@nirsa.org