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Student Organizations

Association of Recreation Enthusiasts (A.R.E.)

Purpose:  To provide a welcoming cohesive student based organization where members can enjoy and participate in all forms of recreation while also focusing on professional development.

Sponsor: Amy Esmiol,   

Sponsor: Marina Garcia,

President: Bre Scott

Vice President:  Nicole Bittner

Treasurer: Ishmael Castillo

Fundraising Coordinator: Camila Saldivar


Meetings vary, please check the bulletin board located in the Jowers Student Lounge.


Membership in the organization shall be open to any regularly-enrolled student at Texas State University.

Membership Form

Membership Dues


The student officers plan various activities including social events, community service, and fundraising events.

Exercise & Sports Science Graduate Student Organization Mission

The purpose of this organization is to provide opportunities for graduate students with different backgrounds to embrace and celebrate the rich dimensions of diversity, to bond and work together, to attend professional conferences and social activities. New graduate students will have the opportunity to connect with other students to give them support and knowledge on how to prosper in the Exercise Science graduate program. Members will also be able to share any concerns they may have so the organization can work towards finding a solution.


  • President: Omar Solis
  • Vice President: Bailey Weishaar
  • Treasurer: Cydnee Lindley
  • Secretary: Skye Tomchesson

Faculty Advisors

  • Dr. Ting Liu
  • Dr. Matt McAllister


Meetings will be held the first Friday of the month. Minutes of the meetings will be emailed to the members.


Membership in the organization shall be open to those regularly-enrolled at Texas State University as graduate level students from the Exercise Science discipline. Students will need to be in good academic standing (GPA of 3.0 or higher). There will be no membership fee for ESS graduate student to join.

How to join?

If you are interested in joining the graduate student organization, please click here:


The Graduate Organization plans various activities including social events, community service, and fundraising events.

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Athletic Training and Sports Medicine Club

Purpose: The ATSM club is an informal place for current and prospective athletic training students to network together through social activities and learning experiences.

Sponsor: Carla Heffner,

Sponsor: Jason Karlik, 

REC Honorary Club: Rio Phi Lambda, BETA Epsilon Chapter

Purpose: is an Honorary Professional Recreation, Park, and Leisure Services Fraternity

1.      To recognize superior recreation/parks/ leisure major students;

2.      To encourage the development of professional standards for the leisure field;

3.      To stimulate the personal development of individual members' professional growth in the leisure field;

4.      To cultivate, foster and promote a sentiment of amity among the students of the leisure profession; and

5.      To recognize those persons who have made outstanding contributions to the field of recreation/parks/leisure.

Sponsor: Jo An Zimmermann,

President: Sam Torro

Vice President: Joshua Waclawczyk

Treasurer: Sarah Walters

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