Spring 2021 Guide and COVID-19 information

Recreational Sports Programs

Personal Training

The personal training program is managed through the fitness component of the Recreational Sports Department. We offer hour-long, half-hour, and partner training sessions. Our student personal trainers are educated to conduct a thorough medical/health consultation and fitness assessment on all clients to determine their current health/fitness status. A workout routine is specifically designed to meet the needs/goals of each individual client. If you are interested in hiring a personal trainer, fill out and submit a Personal Training Interest form under Fitness Programs, Personal Training on the Recreational Sports website. 

Intramural Sports

Includes a variety of team and individual/dual sports. These are structured activities for which there is a formal sign-up procedure, a schedule to follow, supervision/officiating and a declared champion at the conclusion of competition. In order to meet the needs of all students, some sports are offered as single or double elimination tournaments, while many others are offered in a league format. When possible, teams/individuals are scheduled for at least five league games whether they win or lose. In most cases, all teams advance to a playoff tournament if they do not forfeit twice in league play. Competition in most sports is offered at highly competitive (all-school) and recreational (just-for-fun) levels for men and women, as well as co-recreational activities. 

Sport Clubs

Sport clubs are student and faculty/staff interest groups in a particular activity. All sport clubs are funded by the Mandatory Student Activity Fee but operate under the auspices of  Recreational Sports. Contact the assistant director of recreational sports for information on active clubs or possibly starting a new one.

Open Recreation

Involves unstructured, informal use of the recreational facilities. Activities include basketball, racquetball/squash, swimming, Game Room games, jogging/running/walking, working out in the cardio/weight area, soccer, tennis, table tennis, volleyball, badminton and rock wall/bouldering wall.

Equipment Checkout Service

Available during Open Recreation hours in the Student Life Center. Items include basketballs, volleyballs, rackets, jerseys, etc.

Group Exercise

This program is managed though the fitness component of our Recreational Sports Program. A variety of classes (currently 45 classes/week) are offered in our group exercise studio and spinning room in the Student Life Center. The program is offered for $30/semester to students and $50 for faculty/staff/others. Participants must be 17 years of age or older to purchase a membership/day-pass.

Outdoor Pursuits

This program encompasses multiple facets, including an Outdoor Gear Rental Center, Trip Planning Resource Area, Tripping Program, Community Bike ProgramWorkshop Series and a Climbing/Bouldering Wall

Located in the Student Life Center, right down the hall from Fuel.

Student Employment

Approximately 250 students work as building supervisors, activity area supervisors, intramural officials, fitness and aerobics instructors, office workers, lifeguards, and more. Visit jobs.cortland.edu to view and apply for all available positions. For most positions, no previous experience is necessary, and there are opportunities for students on College Work-Study and temporary service.