2015 NIRSA Fitness & Wellness Institute

Part of the NIRSA Triventure  |  Indianapolis  |  October 14-16, 2015

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NIRSA Fitness & Wellness Institute: “Move More, Live Well”


Fitness and wellness professionals are dedicated to providing the space, equipment, and training needed for members and students to build healthy lifestyles. With inspiration from NIRSA’s Fitness & Wellness Institute, fitness and wellness professionals can bring a spark back to their programs and keep their participants returning for more.

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.

Institute Topics

For 2015, the Fitness & Wellness Institute will encompass three areas of fitness: the training and development of fitness professionals, creative and innovative programs and services, and the overall objective of wellness. “Move More, Live Well” supports the idea that it’s important to get people moving in a way that works for them, and advocates for fitness trainers who are educated in self-efficacy and behavior theories. The Fitness & Wellness Institute Committee has aligned the institute topic areas with the NIRSA Core Competencies.

  • Philosophy and Theory (e.g. topics in equity, diversity, and inclusion or student development)
  • Human Resources Management (e.g. leadership, staff training, career development, continuing education, organizational structure, or labor law, including FSLA implantation)
  • Facility Management, Planning, and Design (e.g. trends in equipment or event management, repurposing existing or multipurpose spaces)
  • Legal Liability and Risk Management (e.g. campus rec policies about minors, or addressing issues of over-exercising)
  • Programming (e.g. group fitness, personal training, nutrition and wellness, new and current trends, virtual training or instruction, or youth/adult/community programming
  • Business Management (e.g. marketing, sustainability, collaboration, or trends)
  • Research and Evaluation (e.g. assessment and evaluation or research)
  • Personal and Professional Qualities (e.g. mentoring, collaboration, leadership, or certifications)

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NIRSA Triventure 2015
The NIRSA Fitness & Wellness Institute is part of the 2015 NIRSA Triventure. Your registration provides access to all three Triventure institutes.
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I now have so many contacts around the U.S. in fitness and really have a lot of programming information to share upon my return to campus.
Beth Lohman, Butler University
The NIRSA Triventure was my first NIRSA experience as an undergrad student at the University of Colorado- Boulder. It is truly inspirational that we have a community of fitness professionals who are dedicating in serving the campus communities. Being at the NIRSA Triventure has assured me that I am on the right path for my future and I cannot wait to experience the NIRSA Annual Conference.
Kaila Anderson, University of Colorado- Boulder

Preconference Activities

Foundations of Health Coaching — October 13, 2015

One day before the institute, a preconference workshop on Foundations of Health Coaching will be hosted on-site at the hotel. The workshop includes a health coach overview, coaching behavior change (awareness, choice, and execution), coaching scenario demonstrations, coaching skill development, and much more!

2015 Fitness & Wellness Institute Committee Members

  • Tasmen Burke, Committee Chair, University of Houston
  • Steven Trotter, Virginia Tech
  • Scott Berkowitz, Sam Houston State University
  • Leanne Kulchawik, Saint Ambrose University
  • Lori Sabatose, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
  • Jessica Scibek, Southern Connecticut State University
  • Kelsey Whittaker, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • Brittany Rejda, NIRSA Headquarters