Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

National Research Institute


Our Mission

The mission of the National Research Institute for College Recreational Sports & Wellness (NRI) is to foster and facilitate interdisciplinary and collaborative research on college recreational sports and wellness, provide educational research and assessment support, and develop a culture of data-based decision making toward the end of optimizing college recreational sports and wellness endeavors. 

How We Can Help

The NRI provides services and guidance aimed at building research capacity and skills within areas concerned with college recreational sports and wellness. This includes hosting nationally based multi-site research studies, pursuing grants, and communicating "best practices" through publications and various external organization outlets in the field of college recreational sports and wellness. 

Research and Services
  • Learning Outcomes Measurement (M.O.R.E instrument)
  • Assessment Services - Consulting Services
  • Instrument Development and Administration
  • Research project creation and implementation
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Facility Benchmarking Services
Contact us

The Ohio State University
Office of Student Life
B157 Recreation and Physical Activity Center
337 W. 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: (614) 247-6101
Fax: (614) 292-9828