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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, babysitting, 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. We offer customized programming to meet your needs including a new stretching program and outdoor adventure activities to increase your strength, flexibility and endurance. 

Consultations Available

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.


Contact Information

Phone: 614-688-8787

Fax: 614-292-0540

Email: agegroup@osu.edu

In Person: B149 RPAC, 337 W. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 

Community Programs Office Hours

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

*The Community Programs Office will have modified hours modified office hours during the University's winter break. The Community Programs office will be open 10:00am-2:00pm December 22-23, December 29-31, and January 2. The office will be closed December 24-26 and January 1. We will resume our regular office hours on January 7.