History of the UF Division of Student Affairs - Page 98

98 Recreation Center expansion project earned the National Intramural Recreation Sports Association (NIRSA) Outstanding Sports Facility award. The Massage Therapy and Small Group Training Programs began, and a new logo was created. In 2011, the Intramural Sports and Sport Clubs programs merged to become the Competitive Sports Program. To d ay Since 2003, the Department of Recreational Sports has significantly grown in facilities, fields, and employees. Recreational Sports employs over 700 students, 17 graduate assistants, and 35 full-time staff members. Ten areas comprise Recreational Sports: Aquatics & Risk Management, Athletic Training, Competitive Sports, Facilities, Fitness, Lake Wauburg, Marketing, Massage Therapy, and Staff Development & Training. Administratively, the Department of Recreational Sports reported to the Vice President for Student Affairs until a reorganization of the Division of Student Affairs in 2011. This department is now under the supervision of the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Auxiliary Operations. High Ropes and Elements Challenge Course 2015 Photo Credit: UF Recreational Sports H i s t o r y o f t h e UF D S A