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Recreation Instruction (REC)

Athletics

Recreation and Intramural Services
175 Alumni Arena
Amherst, NY 14260-5000

Sharon Sanford
Director of Recreation and Intramural Services

REC Courses

  • The Learning Environment

    The Learning Environment

    *Not a baccalaureate degree program

    The Division of Athletics, Recreation Services offers a variety of physical activity classes for academic credit. At present, approximately 100 courses are offered each semester in areas such as dance, yoga, aerobic exercise, fitness and conditioning, swimming and racquet sports. In addition, courses are offered that may lend to a certification in softball/baseball umpiring, lifeguarding and water safety instruction. Physical activity 1 and 2 credited courses are repeatable; no more than 8 credit hours of physical activity course work can count towards total credit hours required for Bachelor's degree conferral.

    About Our Faculty

    Faculty List Directory

    Please visit the Recreation Services department website for additional information about our faculty.

  • REC 100LAB Physical Movement and Mind-body Awareness
    View Schedule REC 100LAB Physical Movement and Mind-body Awareness Laboratory

    Physical Movement and Mind-body Awareness REC courses were formally ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • REC 102LAB Introduction to Triathlon
    View Schedule REC 102LAB Introduction to Triathlon Laboratory

    Triathlon training is a one credit intensive conditioning program using a cross training approach to achieve a high level of personal fitness. The emphasis will be on skill development in the areas of swimming, biking and running to prepare students for a triathlon event. The course will incorporate a variety of training methods to ensure a smooth and progressive development of individual cardiovascular fitness. REC courses were formally ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • REC 106LEC Volleyball
    View Schedule REC 106LEC Volleyball Lecture

    Develops basic skills in volleyball: correct methods of passing, setting, spiking, and serving; rules, scoring, and team play. REC courses were formally ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • REC 108LEC Basketball
    View Schedule REC 108LEC Basketball Lecture

    REC courses were formally ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • REC 109LEC Introduction to Dance
    View Schedule REC 109LEC Introduction to Dance Lecture

    REC courses were formally ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • REC 110LEC Introduction to Running Fitness
    View Schedule REC 110LEC Introduction to Running Fitness Lecture

    Various modalities for starting, achieving, and maintaining a running program; conditioning exercises; jogging. REC courses were formally ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • REC 114LEC Intermediate Volleyball
    View Schedule REC 114LEC Intermediate Volleyball Lecture

    Develops control of basic skills, position specialization, and rules interpretations, and develops team skills. REC courses were formally ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • REC 116LEC Fitness and Conditioning
    View Schedule REC 116LEC Fitness and Conditioning Lecture

    Various modalities for achieving and maintaining personal fitness: weight training, circuit training; cardiovascular development; diet and nutrition. REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • REC 119LEC Introduction to Swimming
    View Schedule REC 119LEC Introduction to Swimming Lecture

    For the nonswimmer; basic skills of swimming and the rudiments of safety in and about the water. (ARC certification available.) There is a fee associated with this class. REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • REC 120LEC Adv Beginner Swimming
    View Schedule REC 120LEC Adv Beginner Swimming Lecture

    There is a fee associated with this class. REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • REC 121LEC Intermediate Swimming
    View Schedule REC 121LEC Intermediate Swimming Lecture

    Elements of good swimming; whole stroke; increased endurance; versatility. (ARC certification available.) There is a fee associated with this class. REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • REC 122LEC Lifeguard Training
    View Schedule REC 122LEC Lifeguard Training Lecture

    Lifeguard training teaches the student/candidate to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies in aquatic settings. Students also learn CPR and AED skills. Strong swimming skills are a must. There is a fee associated with this class. REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • REC 123LEC Olympic Lifting
    View Schedule REC 123LEC Olympic Lifting Lecture

    This course covers the fundamentals of performance, programming, and coaching of Olympic weightlifting. Completion of the course will provide the fundamentals required to perform these movements and prepare the student to take the USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Certification course and exam. This course is the same as ES 121, and course repeat rules will apply. Students should consult with their major department regarding any restrictions on their degree requirements.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • REC 125LEC Water Safety Instructor
    View Schedule REC 125LEC Water Safety Instructor Lecture

    For swimmers who are Level 5 or better. Gives students knowledge, skills and practical experience in preparation for teaching swimming and water safety classes to children and adults from diverse populations. There is a fee associated with this class. REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • REC 126LEC Basic Swimming Instructor
    View Schedule REC 126LEC Basic Swimming Instructor Lecture

    REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • REC 133LEC Elementary Martial Arts and Self Defense
    View Schedule REC 133LEC Elementary Martial Arts and Self Defense Lecture

    Basic skills involved in the sport of martial arts and self defense situations. REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • REC 136LEC R.A.D. Self Defense
    View Schedule REC 136LEC R.A.D. Self Defense Lecture

    The mission of the R.A.D. Systems is to establish an accessible, constantly improving and internationally respected alliance of dedicated Instructors. These Instructors in turn, will provide educational opportunities for women, children, men and seniors to create a safer future for themselves. In doing this, we challenge society to evolve into an existence where violence is not an acceptable part of daily life.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • REC 139LEC Basketball
    View Schedule REC 139LEC Basketball Lecture

    Fundamentals of basketball: basic skills, rules and scoring, class competition. REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • REC 150LEC Social Dance 1
    View Schedule REC 150LEC Social Dance 1 Lecture

    Basic dance patterns and variations of modern ballroom dancing. Students acquire skill in leading, following, and dancing comfortably and smoothly. REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • REC 151LEC Folk and Square Dancing
    View Schedule REC 151LEC Folk and Square Dancing Lecture

    Basic steps: slides, polkas, waltzes, schottisches, grapevines, and hops used in dances of many different ethnic groups. REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • REC 152LEC Ballroom Dancing
    View Schedule REC 152LEC Ballroom Dancing Lecture

    REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • REC 153LEC Social Dance 2
    View Schedule REC 153LEC Social Dance 2 Lecture

    Basic dance patterns and variations of modern ballroom dancing. Students acquire skill in leading, following, and dancing comfortably and smoothly. REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • REC 155LEC Hatha Yoga 1
    View Schedule REC 155LEC Hatha Yoga 1 Lecture

    Basic Hatha Yoga postures (asanas), breathing exercises (pranayama), and relaxation techniques. REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • REC 156LEC Hatha Yoga 2
    View Schedule REC 156LEC Hatha Yoga 2 Lecture

    For students who have already acquired the basic skills of Hatha Yoga; more advanced postures (asanas), breathing exercises (pranayama), and relaxation techniques. REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • REC 157LEC Hatha Yoga 3
    View Schedule REC 157LEC Hatha Yoga 3 Lecture

    Advanced Hatha Yoga class that includes challenging postures, longer holding times, pranayama (breathing) practices, and relaxation for deeper self awareness REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • REC 160LEC Tai Chi 1
    View Schedule REC 160LEC Tai Chi 1 Lecture

    This course is an introduction to QigongTaiji. Rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine, these art forms utilize various movement exercises/forms or non-movements to enhance well being: physically, emotionally and spiritually. Origins and techniques will be discussed and practiced. REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • REC 163LAB ATH 163- Power Yoga
    View Schedule REC 163LAB ATH 163- Power Yoga Laboratory

    The emphasis of the class will be on asanas (poses) and vinyasa (flow) for increased flexibility, improved health, relaxation, and reduced stress in daily living. Class participants will also be exposed to the language and concepts of Yoga. A typical class will include breathing techniques and asana practice, which focus on balancing and inverted poses REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses)

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • REC 165LEC Beginning Badminton
    View Schedule REC 165LEC Beginning Badminton Lecture

    Fundamentals of badminton: basic skills, rules and scoring, singles and doubles play, class competition. REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • REC 166LEC Intermediate Badminton
    View Schedule REC 166LEC Intermediate Badminton Lecture

    Advanced techniques of play and skills. Emphasizes strategy and play. REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • REC 171LEC Soccer
    View Schedule REC 171LEC Soccer Lecture

    Fundamentals of soccer: basic skills, rules and scoring, class competition. REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • REC 173LEC Aerobic Dance
    View Schedule REC 173LEC Aerobic Dance Lecture

    Aerobic activities and exercises that emphasize flexibility, coordination, and cardiovascular endurance. REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • REC 174LEC Aerobic Exercise
    View Schedule REC 174LEC Aerobic Exercise Lecture

    REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • REC 175LEC Swimming Fitness
    View Schedule REC 175LEC Swimming Fitness Lecture

    Designed to increase physical wellness through cardiovascular activities both in and out of the pool. There is a fee associated with this class. REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • REC 180LEC Introduction to Ballet
    View Schedule REC 180LEC Introduction to Ballet Lecture

    In this beginner level dance class, students will learn positions and steps of basic ballet technique. Class time will focus on body alignment and effective methods for gaining strength and flexibility necessary for proper ballet deportment. REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses). ?REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses).?

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • REC 181LEC Introduction to Jazz Dance
    View Schedule REC 181LEC Introduction to Jazz Dance Lecture

    Introduction to modern dance is a beginner level dance class where students will lean and execute the fundamentals of modern dance. Students will participate in movement exercises and phrases designed to increase knowledge of modern dance. REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • REC 182LEC Introduction to Modern Dance
    View Schedule REC 182LEC Introduction to Modern Dance Lecture

    Introduction to Modern Dance REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • REC 190LLB Introduction to Wellness
    View Schedule REC 190LLB Introduction to Wellness Lecture

    Introduces the importance and holistic natures of the six dimensions of personal wellness and fitness. The opportunity for students to assess their current wellness and health status will be offered during lab. REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • REC 191LLB Group Fitness Instructor Training
    View Schedule REC 191LLB Group Fitness Instructor Training Lecture

    This course is designed to give students the knowledge and understanding necessary to prepare for the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certification exam and become effective group fitness instructors. Through this course a student will learn basic human anatomy and exercise physiology specific to group fitness instruction, principles of class preparation, class formatting, group exercise program design, how to teach group exercise classes, emergency procedures in a group fitness setting, and the business of group fitness. This class will also teach and train students through a 7-week group fitness shadowing and practicum. This course is the same as ES 191 and course repeat rules will apply. Students should consult with their major department regarding any restrictions on their degree requirements.

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • REC 201LEC Organization and Administration of Recreational Sports
    View Schedule REC 201LEC Organization and Administration of Recreational Sports Lecture

    The study of skills in programming and administration necessary for the development and organization of programs in recreational sports: instructional sports, intramural sports, extramural sports, informal sports, adventure pursuits, fitness, sport clubs, aquatics and facilities. REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • REC 207LEC Beging Contemporary Dance
    View Schedule REC 207LEC Beging Contemporary Dance Lecture

    REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • REC 221LEC First Aid and Personal Safety
    View Schedule REC 221LEC First Aid and Personal Safety Lecture

    Theory and practice of first aid for the injured. Students will receive national certification in first aid, CPR, and AED use upon completion of the class. REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • REC 223LEC Adv First Aid Emerg Care
    View Schedule REC 223LEC Adv First Aid Emerg Care Lecture

    REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • REC 495TUT Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
    View Schedule REC 495TUT Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Tutorial

    REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 1 - 12
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • REC 496TUT Recreation Internship
    View Schedule REC 496TUT Recreation Internship Tutorial

    The purpose of the Recreation Internship is to offer the student a practical application experience, thus bridging the gap between the academic setting and career goals and aspirations. The student intern will be given the opportunity to learn about the foundation of the department and program areas. The student will have the opportunity to assess his/her skills in an active, learning environment in order to test current knowledge and to develop new skills within his/her area of interest. The student will be provided a working atmosphere that encourages personal and professional growth in order to assist in accomplishing his/her internship goals. REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 1 - 12
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • REC 499TUT Independent Study
    View Schedule REC 499TUT Independent Study Tutorial

    REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses).

    Credits: 1 - 12
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
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