NIRSA continues to provide high-quality learning and networking opportunities, with the NIRSA Summer of Learning, presented by Life Fitness. This program will feature a diverse selection of education programs giving collegiate recreation professionals access to informative and inspiring content—and engage in conversations with colleagues—from wherever they are. The Summer of Learning will feature on-demand programs featuring topics related to:

  • Business Management
  • Facilities Design and Management
  • Programming

NIRSA is focused on continuing to provide relevant and accessible content to help advance the collegiate recreation profession. Thank you to Life Fitness for helping us provide this program at no charge to NIRSA members! Professional non-members can access this content for $150 and student non-members for $70 to gain access to all these webinars.

Register for the NIRSA Summer of Learning, presented by Life Fitness today! Once registered, you will be provided with a link to access the entire program starting today through Monday, November 30. Webinars will be added on an ongoing basis and registrants will be emailed as webinars become available throughout the summer.

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June 24, LIVE webinar on women’s leadership

NIRSA is excited to kick off the live portion of the Summer of Learning, presented by Life Fitness series with…

Passage through the Leadership Labyrinth: A Women’s Journey in the Collegiate Recreation Profession
Wednesday, June 24, 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET.

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Presented by Cara Lucia, PhD, Associate Professor at Elon University and Mila Padgett, Director, Campus Recreation and Wellness at University of South Carolina Aiken, this session will explore the experiences of women who continue their professional trajectory in the collegiate recreation field. They will review a study that helped create space for women to share experiences regarding individual human capital, gender differences, and prejudice as they learn to work through the leadership labyrinth.

“For us to best support and develop men and women in the industry we need to understand experiences had by women in campus recreation,” say Cara and Mila. They add, “We can do this through continued research that studies the various intersections of identities that women bring to the campus recreation environment.”

Register for the NIRSA Summer of Learning to attend this webinar live or to watch the recording. The live webinar will take place June 24, 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET.

Earn Continuing Educational Units

Summer of Learning is a NIRSA CEU Provider. All programs included have CEU value and meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Registered Collegiate Recreational Sports Professionals (RCRSP) designation. To renew their credential, RCRSP designation holders must earn 45 CEUs within three years. Learn more about the RCRSP credential.

About Life Fitness

Life Fitness has been an associate member of NIRSA since 1986 and is a Gold Partner of the Association. Life Fitness manufactures and sells strength and cardiovascular equipment under the brand names Life Fitness, Hammer Strength, Cybex, Indoor Cycling Group and SCIFIT. For more than 50 years, Life Fitness continues to be a global leader in commercial fitness equipment with a mission to inspire healthier lives. In an evolving industry, NIRSA Summer of Learning presents a shining opportunity for campus recreation professionals to learn new best practices, hone skills, and find inspiration from their peers.

  • For more information, please contact NIRSA Assistant Director of Professional Development Brittany Rejda.
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Kristen Gleason is currently the Director of Professional Development at NIRSA