REC Academic Classes

Our REC physical activity courses boost health, reduce stress, aid learning, foster well-rounded growth, and also earns you academic credit.

Our Classes

We offer academic classes that focus on physical activity to boost well-being. Each semester, we have about 150 classes covering activities like dance, yoga, fitness, and more. Some even offer certifications.

Physical activity 1 and 2 credited classes are repeatable; no more than 8 credit hours of physical activity course work can count towards total credit hours required for an undergraduate Bachelor's degree conferral.

Class Registration

Students register for classes on HUB, which is available via MyUB. Information about HUB, including how-to videos, is available on the HUB Support website.


REC course registration follows the university registration calendar.

Course offerings include 15 week classes, and two 7-week sessions. The first 7-week session starts at the beginning of the semester; the second 7-week courses start it the middle of the semester. It is the students responsibility to be aware of drop/add and registration for these classes.

Students are recommended to view their entire schedule via HUB rather than relying on UBlearns to list all courses registered for each semester. UBlearns only lists courses activate for UBlearns, it does not list a complete and current student schedule.

Current List of REC Classes

Drop/Add/Resign Course

*Regular session

Graduate Students

Are you a graduate student interested in a REC physical activity class?

Graduate students can register for undergraduate classes with approval to enhance their well-being. To imitate the process, graduate students should complete the petition (download link below) to take a class outside of their major. Once approved, the student will be officially registered.

Grade Requests

It is the student’s responsibility to initiate a request for an incomplete. The reason for requesting an incomplete must be acceptable to the instructor, who establishes specific make-up requirements. REC courses are based on physical activity; if a student is physically unable to participate in class(s) for an extended period of time due to but not limited to illness, emergency, family emergency, accident, hearing, or interview a student must provide documentation to the instruction within one week of absence.

Recreation requires documentation. Documentation must list dates and coincide with class absences. 

The symbol of incomplete is only appropriate when two basic conditions are met:

  1. The student has substantial equity at a passing level in the class with respect to work completed
  2. The student has been prevented by circumstances beyond his/her control, such as illness or family emergency, from completing all of the class requirements on time.

An incomplete may not be given merely because a student was unable to complete all class requirements on time. Such a practice would be open to abuse.

The student must initiate incomplete process; student should contact instructor asking for incomplete. The instructor will then communicate with Instruction about the incomplete request; an Incomplete Agreement will then be completed if the instructor and Instruction feels as though an Incomplete is warranted.

60 and Over Auditors Program

Are you 60 years of age or older? Are you looking for self-enrichment or perhaps simply exploring your academic options? If so, the University at Buffalo is the perfect place for you! Take advantage of our 60 and Over Auditors Program that offers classes to members of our community free of charge. You may enroll in this program, based upon space availability.

Simply complete the Sixty and Over Auditors Program Request Form (PDF)Download pdf and obtain the instructor’s signature for the course(s) you wish to audit.

Please mail the completed form or bring it in person to:

University at Buffalo
1 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1631

Upon completion of the form, we will give you instructions on how to obtain a parking permit as well as how to access the computers at UB.


  • 60 and Over Auditors may need to purchase textbooks or other study materials to fully participate in a course(s).
  • 198 and 199 level courses are only available to degree-seeking Undergraduate students; as such 60 and Over Auditors are not eligible to enroll in these courses.
  • Currently, the School of Dental Medicine, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the Law School, Executive MBA and Professional MBA programs, and the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences do not participate in the 60 and Over Auditors Program
  • Web-based courses are excluded from the 60 and Over audit program. Exceptions will be considered upon request from New York State residents only.
  • Once your form has been processed, you will receive information from our office regarding Activating Your UBITName (Once you have been enrolled, please allow 5 business days for processing).
  • 60 and Over Auditors are not eligible to be placed on a wait list for a closed course. Space availability will be reviewed during the second week of classes.
  • 60 and Over Auditors must adhere to UB’s Student Code of Conduct.


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Jessica Nyrop

Associate Director for Fitness and Instruction


175 Alumni Arena

Phone: 716-645-2534