What We Do
The Department of Recreational Sports recognizes that our community extends beyond our students, faculty and staff, to the families, friends, alumni and neighbors of the university. To serve the diverse recreational needs of the entire community, Community Programs offers a variety of programs and services for everyone from infants to seniors. Programs offered include swim lessons, lifeguarding, scuba classes, school year camp programs, football Saturdays, Camp Recky, and special events.
Housed within community programs is the adapted recreational sports (ARS) program. The Ohio State University has a rich history of innovative programs for individuals with disabilities. Inclusion is the anchor component of the ARS program philosophy. The focus is to promote "wellness for everyone" while serving our members.
Our goal is to enhance independence and inclusion for individuals with disabilities through recreation and physical activity.
Set up a one-on-one consultation with the ARS coordinator or supervisor to find out about all of the recreational opportunities available to your individual needs (Rec Sports members only, which includes fee paying students). Contact us to learn more.
In Person: B149 RPAC, 337 W. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH
Community Programs Office Hours
*The Community Programs office will have modified hours during fall break. The modified hours are as follows:
Thursday, October 15, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m
Friday, October 16, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Regular business hours are:
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Parents and guardians: please read this important information from the Ohio Department of Health about concussions to help you recognize the signs and symptoms.