WELLNESS INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM
The wellness education requirement is designed to assist students in making healthy decisions and choices to support their academic and social interactions in college and beyond. The learning experiences provided throughout the wellness instructional program curriculum are an integral part of the total educational experience at RIT.
Students entering seeking a Bachelor’s Degree
- Two different wellness courses
- Important Note: Two different courses would include different levels of and/or forms of a course that may have the same course number (e.g. Karate/Beginners and Karate/Advanced would count as 2 different activity courses)
Students entering seeking an Associate’s Degree (and AAS or AOS)
- One wellness activity course
Transfer Students Please Read:
Transfer students may apply course work successfully completed at a previous institution. The student’s home department will determine and make decisions regarding transfer of health, wellness or activity courses. The Wellness Instructional Program staff will be available for consultation.
RIT Wellness Program Course Offerings:
Health & Wellness Seminars:
Eating, Body Image & Food, Health/Fitness Challenge, Massage: Wholistic Therapy, Motivation & Leadership, Relationship Health, Smoking Cessation, Spirituality & Health, Stress. Management; Wellness Challenge Exam; and Wellness for Life.
Ballroom Dance, Country Line Dance, Dance/Ballet/Special Topics, Dance Performance, Fundamentals of Choreography, Hip Hop, Irish Step, Lyrical Ballet, Swing, Argentine Tango, Tango, Tap and Advanced Tap, Latin: Swing, Jazz, Beginner Dance
Aqua: Tone & Conditioning, Bootcamp, Cardiokickboxing, Core Glutes & Abs, Jogging, Jogging: 10K Training, Personal Training/Certification, Pilates, Running for Fitness and Competition, Spinning, Spin & Core, Student Personal Training, Personal Training, Pilates, Swimming for Fitness, Total Body Conditioning, Turbo Kick, Walking for Fitness, Weight Training, Yoga and Kundalini Yoga, Endurance Spin and Sculpt, Extreme Fitness, PiYo, Deep Water Challenge, Drums Alive, Power Sculpt, Power Yoga, Pilates Bootcamp
Life Support and Safety :
CPR/First Aid; Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries; First Aid; Lifeguarding and Water Safety Instruction.
Lifetime Recreation and Leisure:
Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Curling, Pocket Billiards, Bowling/Off campus, Disc Golf, Dodgeball, Fencing (Foil & Sabre), Fly Fishing, Flag Football, Frisbee (Ultimate), Golf, Horseback/English (off-campus), Horseback/Western (off-campus), Ice Skating, Ice Hockey, In-Line Skating, Juggling, Officiating (basketball, softball, flag football), Racquetball, Skiing (downhill), Soccer (Indoor/Outdoor), Softball, Snow Boarding, Swimming (Instructional), Team Handball, Tennis (Indoor/Outdoor/Cardio), and Volleyball.
Adirondack Snowshoeing, Backpacking, Bouldering, Camp Cooking, Canoeing, Climbing Gym Tours, Cross Country Skiing, Ice Climbing/Adirondacks, Kayaking, Kayak Rolling, Hiking, Rock Climbing (Indoor & Outdoor), Top-Rope Set Up, Training for Climbers, Training/Technical Skills, Snow Shoeing & Hiking, Whitewater Kayaking, and Wilderness Skills.
Aikido, Brazillian Capoeira, Kali Level I, Karate, Karate/Sparring, Kung Fu (all levels, Self-defense and Rank Test Review), Qigong, Self-Defense/Women, and Tai Chi.
See the Following Websites for More Information
- Wellness Instructional Program: Main website for the Wellness Instructional Program
- Student Wellness: General Student Wellness website
- Student Health 101: An electronic magazine for students
- RIT Fitness Lab: Website for the Exercise Science Lab that is parternered with the Wellness Instructional Program
Wellness Team Contact Information:
|Contact Person:||Michelle Schrouder, M.S. Associate Director|
|Location:||Student Life Center, Office 1220 Campus Map|
|Contact Person:||Dugan Davies, M.S. Wellness Coordinator|
|Location:||Student Life Center, Office 1260Campus Map|
|Contact Person:||Seann L. McArdle, B.S. Wellness Coordinator|
|Location:||Student Life Center, Room - 1254Campus Map|