June 2-3, 2022

This event focuses on providing an opportunity to network with students and professionals in campus recreation from across the state.  We look forward to seeing you at Florida International University!   



About FIU

Florida International Universityis aTop 50 public universitythat drives real talent and innovation in Miami and globally. High research (R1) activity and high social mobility come together at FIU to uplift and accelerate learner success in a global city by focusing in on the areas of environment, health, innovation, and justice. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers. FIU serves a diverse student body of more than 58,000 and 260,000 Panther alumni. U.S. News and World Report places dozens of FIU programs among the best in the nation, including international business at No. 2. Washington Monthly Magazine ranks FIU among the top 20 public universities contributing to the public good. 

The Wellness and Recreation Center at FIU offers an environment that enhances our students' academic experiences and self identity, by providing opportunities for the development of a healthy lifestyle, lifelong friendships and the advancement of the university experience. Whether at the Modesto Maidique Campus or the Biscayne Bay Campus, there is a fully equipped recreation center offering fitness classes, state-of-the-art gym equipment, adventure excursions and more. 

Planning to Attend?

RSVP for the 2022 NIRSA State of Florida Summit on June 2-3, 2022



  • Brittany Baldwin


    Keynote Speaker: Brittany Baldwin | Assistant Director of Fitness at FIU


    Brittany Baldwin is the Assistant Director of Fitness at Florida International University. Her previous institutions of employment include the S.U.N.Y. Brockport and Creighton University. 

    Brittany has a Master’s Degree in Recreation Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Creighton University.  

    Over the last few years, Brittany has presented at numerous national conferences on an array of topics related to fitness and wellness program management and solutions. She is a published author of research studies as well as fitness editorial content, and currently works as an adjunct instructor for the Recreation and Sports Management department at FIU as well. 

  • Stacy Connell


    Stacy Connell | Senior Business Development Manager for Universities and Corporate Wellbeing Specialist for Technogym


    Stacy Connell is the Senior Business Development Manager for Universities and Corporate Wellbeing Specialist for Technogym. Stacy creatively designs movement and wellbeing spaces, wellness consulting and occasionally sells a treadmill or two on behalf of Technogym. Stacy brings 20 years of experience in the fitness and wellness industry as a nationally recognized health, wellbeing, and recreation expert, speaker, and consultant from her work in the higher education and corporate wellness settings.  Stacy also owns and manages her own consulting business SLC Wellbeing where she’s supported a diverse clientele such as Populous, Anthem, Sephora and the American Council on Education.  

    Prior to her time at Technogym, Stacy spent 14 years on campus – most recently as the first Senior Director for Health Initiatives at Georgia Tech, and previously at North Carolina State University, the University of Georgia and Texas Christian University. 

    Stacy recently ended her term as co-chair of NIRSA’s Inaugural Health and Wellbeing Task Force, which she and the team received the NIRSA National Service Award for at the 2022 Conference in Portland, OR.She also serves on the Wellbeing Advisory Council for the American Cancer Society, Partnership for a Healthier America and the Jed Foundation.  Stacy has held previous board roles with National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities. 

    Stacy received Bachelors’ Degrees in Exercise Physiology- Fitness & Nutrition and Biological Science from Florida State University and a master’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Georgia. She also holds many fitness and wellness credentials including certified wellness practitioner, certified health coach, registered yoga teacher, certified strength and conditioning specialist, personal trainer and fitness instructor. Additionally, Stacy has continued to expand her knowledge through intensive leadership programs, diversity and inclusion trainings, and skill-based education in motivational interviewing, improvement science and design thinking. 

    Stacy lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband and their three children, Mason, Logan, and Piper. Stacy enjoys unwinding with family hikes, a good run, cheering her kids on at baseball and soccer, and craft cocktails.   


Summit Agenda


Day 1  -  June 2, 2022 

Lunch, Check In, & Vendor Fair
11:00am – 1:00pm   
Building: Graham Center (GC) | Room: Ballroom Middle

Sponsored By: Specialized Fitness Resources and Pepsi

Keynote: Keep Your Fire Burning Bright 
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Building: Graham Center (GC) | Room: Ballroom Middle

Speaker: Brittany Baldwin

To continue positively impacting the campus environment with the work we do within campus recreation, it’s important to maintain a deep sense of passion and inspiration for our roles as student employees and professional staff members.  

In this keynote address, I will share recommendations for how we can keep our fires burning bright, even in the face of challenges and adversity.  

Sponsored By: De La Rosa

Session #1
2:00pm – 3:00pm     

Roundtable: Student Staffing
Building: Graham Center (GC) | Room: Ballroom East

Roundtable: Fitness
Building: Graham Center (GC) | Room: Ballroom West

Wellness and Recreation Center Tour - General
Building: Graham Center (GC) | Meet in Ballroom Lobby

Sponsored By: Rubbermaid

305 Cafecito Chat & State Business Meeting
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Building: Graham Center (GC) | Room: Ballroom Lobby

Sponsored By: Gojo

Session #2
4:00pm – 5:00pm     

Education Session: Collaborations to Maximize Athletic Training Services
Building: Graham Center (GC) | Room: Ballroom East

Roundtable: Intramural/Club Sports
Building: Graham Center (GC) | Room: Ballroom West

Roundtable: Directors
Building: Graham Center (GC) | Room: Faculty & Dining Club

Wellness and Recreation Center Tour - General & Facilities
Building: Graham Center (GC) | Meet in Ballroom Lobby

Sponsored By: Rubbermaid

Summit Social
7:00pm – 9:00pm  
Beat Culture, 7250 NW 11th St, Miami, FL 33126

Meet at outside the SAS building bus stop by 6:15pm. We will be leaving to the brewery at 6:30pm.

Sponsored By: 3M & The Gym Docs



Day 2  -  June 3, 2022 

Morning Workout - Cycling Class
7:00am – 8:00am
Building: Wellness and Recreation Center 

Sponsored By: Technogym

8:30am – 9:30am
Building: Graham Center (GC) | Room: Ballroom Middle

Sponsored By: Technogym

Keynote: Back to the Future: Technology, Fitness + Wellbeing
8:30am – 9:30am  
Building: Graham Center (GC) | Room: Ballroom Middle

Speaker: Stacy Connell

Future planning in collegiate recreation and wellness centers has poised campuses to creatively forecast what is next for the students of tomorrow but sometimes that charge can seem daunting. Reflecting on the lessons that collegiate recreation departments learned during the pandemic, what will we carry with us in the long-term? How could technology, fitness and wellbeing intertwine? How could recreation spaces and programs adapt to change? Let’s stretch our imaginations and hypothesize what the next few decades can look like while consider some strategies to equip ourselves now to embrace the inevitable change to come.

Sponsored By: Technogym

Session #3
9:30am – 10:30am     

Roundtable: Aquatics
Building: Graham Center (GC) | Room: Ballroom East

Roundtable: Facilities
Building: Graham Center (GC) | Room: Ballroom West

Wellness and Recreation Center Tour - General
Building: Graham Center (GC) | Meet in Ballroom Lobby

Sponsored By: Rubbermaid

Session #4
10:30am – 11:30am     

Education Session: Cohesive Construction
Building: Graham Center (GC) | Room: Ballroom East

Roundtable: Risk Management
Building: Graham Center (GC) | Room: Ballroom West

Roundtable: Marketing
Building: Graham Center (GC) | Room: Ballroom Middle

Wellness and Recreation Center Tour & Roundtable: E-Sports
Building: Graham Center (GC) | Meet in Ballroom Lobby

Sponsored By: Rubbermaid

Session #5
11:30am – 12:30pm     

Education Session: How to Train Your Atypical Client
Building: Graham Center (GC) | Room: Ballroom East

Roundtable: Technology in Recreation
Building: Graham Center (GC) | Room: Ballroom West

Roundtable: Hiring Students
Building: Graham Center (GC) | Room: Ballroom Middle

Wellness and Recreation Center Tour - General & Fitness
Building: Graham Center (GC) | Meet in Ballroom Lobby

Sponsored By: Rubbermaid

Grab and Go Lunch
12:30pm – 1:00pm
Building: Graham Center (GC) | Room: Ballrooms

Sponsored By: Life Fitness

Kayaking on the Bay
2:00pm – 5:00pm
FIU Biscayne Bay Campus - Wellness and Recreation Center

Sponsored By: Synergy




Group Fitness Class Offerings

We have a variety of group fitness class offerings available to all NIRSA Florida Summit attendees.
  • Glow Yoga

    June 2, 12:00pm-1:15pm | Instructor: JC
    June 3, 12:00pm-1:15pm | Instructor: Jacqueline
    Location: Blue and Gold Room

  • TrampoLEAN

    June 2, 2:00pm-3:00pm | Instructor: Ray
    Location: Blue and Gold Room

  • Cycling

    June 3, 7:00am-7:50am | Instructor: Ray
    Location: Cycling Studio

ceu-sealCEU Credits

CEUs may be defined in various ways depending on the credential program. NIRSA Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are records of educational experiences to be earned and used towards RCRSP applications and renewals. NIRSA CEUs are assigned to education activities/programs/events that meet the NIRSA CEU eligible standards outlined in this handbook section. One NIRSA Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is defined as one hour of participation in an organized continuing education experience that meets the criteria below.
  • Obtaining Credits
    Duration of SessionPlease note the following CEU value in the description:
    30 Minute Session0.5 NIRSA CEUs
    45 Minute Session0.75 NIRSA CEUs
    60 Minute Session1.0 NIRSA CEUs
    75 Minute Session1.25 NIRSA CEUs
    90 Minute Session1.50 NIRSA CEUs
    105 Minute Session1.75 NIRSA CEUs
    120 Minute Session2.0 NIRSA CEUs

    Beyond the 30-minute minimum, CEUs will be awarded in 15- minute increments. In addition to the examples above, if you offer programs longer than 120 minutes (2 hours), the provider would follow the pattern above, with a 3-hour program =3.0 NIRSA CEUs, etc. Any education that ends in between a 15- minute increment should be rounded down to the nearest 15-minute increment.

  • Does NIRSA offer the opportunity to earn continuing education credits toward other credentials?

    No. NIRSA is currently re-evaluating its providership strategy for future education events. NIRSA 2020 will not be a pre-approved provider for any other CEU types, except NIRSA CEUs. These CEUs may be applied toward the Registry of Collegiate Recreational Sports Professionals (RCRSP) renewal applications.

    If you are interested in earning CEUs for a credential other than the RCRSP, you must contact your credentialing organization and inquire about their requirements for self/reporting/petitioning for credits.

    Upon submission of a session evaluation, attendees are provided an opportunity to request a courtesy transcript, documenting your attendance at sessions.

  • How do I know which programs offer credits?
    Education programs that have approved for NIRSA CEU values will be identified in the printed program guide and the event’s Guidebook app.
  • Other reminders for RCRSPs:

    To renew their credential, RCRSP designation holders must earn 45 CEUs within three years.  They must submit a list of qualifying education activities with their renewal application. It is the intention of the transcript to help you with your recordkeeping, but NIRSA does not maintain this information for you nor does NIRSA track RCRSP designation holders’ attendance at events.

    For more information about earning and maintaining your RCRSP credential, please refer to the RCRSP Handbook which can be accessed on the Registry website.

  • What are the requirements for earning NIRSA CEUs?
    RCRSPs are required to track their own attendance at sessions. To assist you in doing so, NIRSA 2020 will issue courtesy transcripts to those who request one by completing a session evaluation. To receive a courtesy transcript, you must include your name and email when prompted at the end of each session evaluation. A transcript of your attendance will be sent to you within 6 weeks after the event for you to keep for your files.


Where to Stay

Courtyard Miami at Dolphin Mall - $129  USD/night 

Book Here

Must book before May 16 to receive special pricing.

To make a phone reservation please contact 1-844-205-7651 and provide the group code “NIRC”.


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