World of Fitness and Sports

The World of Fitness and Sports is designed for incoming freshmen from any area of study, interested in developing or maintaining a physically active lifestyle.


As a member of the World of Fitness and Sports you will live with other incoming freshmen who share your interest in nutrition and physical activity. Living with other freshmen who have similar goals and interests means you will have a supportive network of peers right from the start. You can study together and attend social and co-curricular programming together. Friendships form quickly in L-LCs!


The World of Fitness and Sports will take some courses together in the fall and spring semesters of freshman year, and attend fitness and nutrition themed events together.

Fall 2014 L-LC Courses
Freshman Seminar: World of Fitness and Sports
APSY 101: Introduction to Psychology

Spring 2015 L-LC Courses
Your spring L-LC courses, which you will take together as a community, will be finalized mid-fall. Seats will be reserved for you in each designated L-LC course.

Examples of co-curricular events:

  • Active field trips, such as hiking in the Adirondacks, snowshoeing, or fitness boxing
  • On campus group fitness classes 
  • Healthy cooking and eating demonstrations
  • Guest speakers
  • Time management workshops
  • Fitness boxing
  • Community service


As a member of an L-LC you will have a built in community of friends and colleagues right from the start!

Friends: Study and socialize with fellow L-LC members. Tackle those first-year courses with your friends by forming study groups where you live!

World Ambassadors: Learn the ropes from a peer selected from last year’s most engaged L-LC students. If you remain an active member within your L-LC your Freshman year, you could become a World Ambassador your Sophomore year!
World of Fitness and Sports Ambassadors for 2014:  Bradley Hershenson, Danielle Ruggiero and Vanessa Salamy

Community Assistant: Meet weekly with an upperclass/graduate student to plan or attend social, academic, and community service events.

Lead Faculty Member: Get to know a member of the faculty outside of the classroom at weekly lunches in your own dining hall!
World of Fitness and Sports Lead Faculty: Professor Patrick Hairston
Weekly L-LC Lunch: Tuesdays 11:45am - 12:40pm

World Representatives: Leadership opportunities abound in the L-LCs! Earn a spot as a World Representative by being a leader in your L-LC! World Representatives are elected by the L-LC to represent the group at meetings throughout the academic year.
World of Fitness and Sports Representative for 2014:  Your name could be here by October of next year!

Eligibility: The World of Fitness & Sports is open to all majors! 

Click here to view the World of Fitness & Sports brochure!

World of fitness and sports students on the new football field.



The World of Fitness would like to thank Schenectady Youth Boxing & Fitness for donating fitness classes for all of us, and for opening our eyes to the many ways fitness can create safe, healthy communities.

The World of Fitness would like to thank for donating fitness classes for all of us, and for opening our eyes to the many ways .