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Physical Fitness & Recreation

Department of Physical Fitness and Recreation

Department of Physical Fitness and Recreation

Introduction

Participation in the activities and events scheduled, promoted, and administered by the Department of Physical Fitness and Recreation will prove to be beneficial to everyone on campus. All students, faculty members, and staff members are invited to take part in any of the programs offered. It is hoped that through this participation, everyone will develop qualities of leadership, cooperation, self-reliance, and a sense of fair play, as well as form friendships that will endure throughout the years.

The Department of Physical Fitness and Recreation strives to meet the many needs of students, faculty members, and staff members. It is organized to serve the college community and to provide maximum utilization of the recreation and fitness facilities. It is hoped that everyone will take advantage of the programs and activities that are offered and the facilities that are available. The department is open to receiving any comments, suggestions, or recommendations that will improve the quality of programming for the members of the college community.

Philosophy and Objectives

The primary purpose of the department of physical fitness and recreation is to provide optimal recreation and fitness opportunities for the college's students, faculty members, and staff members. The goals of the department are:

  • To provide a safe, competitive, and comprehensive intramural sports program.
  • To provide a variety of fitness programs and a safe and positive workout environment.
  • To provide safe and challenging outdoor recreation opportunities.

The Department of Physical Fitness and Recreation includes the following features:

Administration

The administration and general operation of the Department of Physical Fitness and Recreation is the responsibility of the director of physical fitness and recreation. The department is a part of the Office of Student Development and reports to the vice-president for student development. The department also works closely with many other departments on campus and is available to assist in any way that is needed.

The Department of Physical Fitness and Recreation oversees the following areas and welcomes any comments or suggestions that will help provide improved or better programming or service:

  • • Intramural Sports: During the Fall, Winter and Spring terms, individual and team sports are offered. In addition to the regular sports offered, special events are usually held during the year.
  • Fitness/Wellness Programs: Through the generosity of the SGA, five fitness/wellness programs are offered during the Fall, Winter and Spring terms. Currently, Boot Camp, CrossFit, Martial Arts, Yoga, Meditative Yoga and Zumba programs are offered several times per week.
  • Southern Outdoor Recreation: Several outdoor recreation activities and events are scheduled throughout the year. BSC students are also welcomed to take part in selected trips offered by the UAB Outdoors program.
  • BSC Ropes Course: The department schedules and maintains the ropes course, which is a great leadership and team-building resource
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