REC Courses

*Not a baccalaureate degree program

Recreation 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.

Course Catalog

To see a current list of REC courses, please visit the UB Course Catalog.


REC 496 | Recreation Internship

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 their 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

Contact a Professional

headshot of jessica nyrop.

Jessica Nyrop

Associate Director for Fitness and Instruction


175 Alumni Arena

Phone: 716-645-2534