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American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Courses
American Heart Association IconAll courses follow the current American Heart Association guidelines.
Each student must have a current textbook.
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers – CPR Course
Registration is fee-exempt for qualified participants. (Must provide proof of affiliation.)

The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. Preregistration and current textbook are required. 6 hours $81. For additional information, visit the CPR section.

41228 F 6/27 9 a.m.–4 p.m. OCC

 

Escaping Violent Encounters (EVE) for Women

EVE photoWhile most attacks are not life-threatening, the risk of serious injury is evident and unpredictable. The EVE-4-Women™ course gives women the effective tools needed to recognize a developing threat of assault, deflect it if possible, escape if practical, and to defend if necessary. While other “feel-good" classes may be appealing, these systems fail conclusively in the real-world. The inevitable failure of the non-realistic training system puts lives and emotional well-being in danger. This non-violent system of prevention and avoidance takes a realistic approach to the subject. Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 8 hours. $52. For more information about this course,visit the EMS section.

 

Beginning Golf

golf photoThis course is for beginning golfers or golfers wanting a refresher. Instruction is given by a PGA/LGPA professional who focuses on etiquette, fitness, rules, irons, woods, chipping, and putting. Practice balls included. Students must bring their own clubs. (Because this class is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 10 hours. $113

41057 T 5/27–7/29 noon–1 p.m. HGC
Intermediate Golf

This course is for relatively new golfers or golfers wanting to move their games to the next level. A PGA/LPGA professional provides instruction in short game improvement, specialty and trouble shots, course management, fitness, and individual needs. Students must bring their own clubs. (Because this course is self- supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 10 hours. $113

41058 W 5/28–7/30 noon–1 p.m. HGC

Introduction to Qigong

Qigong (chi gung) is the time-honored system of cultivating health through breath, movement, and intention. This introductory course provides you with some simple forms and principles to help you increase body awareness, support healing, and create a meditative, mindful state. Among the many benefits of practicing qigong, you can greatly reduce physical and mental stress, strengthen your body internally and externally, and improve your physical balance. No particular abilities are needed for you to attend this course and practice qigong. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed). 6 hours. $49

41015 T 6/4–6/24           6–7:30 p.m. OCC 112

West African Drumming for Beginners

Do you have a growing desire to find fun ways to relieve stress? Try West African folkloric drumming. In this course, you learn drum basics and techniques for the djembe and dundun drums. Each rhythm offered in instruction also includes an overview of its cultural context, ethnic group, and geographic origin. Drumming is known as a healthy way to reduce stress. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 12 hours. $89

41019 F 6/6–8/1 7–8:30 p.m. OCC 112

West African Drumming for Beginners II

In this West African folkloric drumming course, students learn basic djembe technique, warm-up and rudimentary exercises, a few West African rhythms, and how to play ensemble style with dunduns. Students need djembe drums, however some drums are available for use in the class. It is also recommended that students bring a recording device to use for practice at home, as well as bottled water. Each rhythm offered in instruction also includes an overview of its cultural context, ethnic group, and geographic origin. Drumming is known as a healthy way to reduce stress. This course is recommended for students who have previously attended the West African Drumming for Beginners course or have previous drumming experience. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 12 hours. $89

40037 F 4/4–5/30 7–8:30 p.m. OCC 112

W.I.T.S. Personal Trainer Certification

Whether for a career move or for your own personal knowledge, get all the information you need to become a Certified Personal Trainer. Come join this fun profession, which Fortune magazine and ABCNEWS.com have determined is the fourth-hottest career in the US and one that allows you to earn a national average of $34 an hour. Employers such as 24 Hour Fitness, LA Fitness, and Gold’s Gyms are just a few of the club groups that seek out W.I.T.S. graduates. W.I.T.S. is the only major certifying body in the country providing comprehensive practical training and internship components.

This challenging course is taught over a five-week period for better retention and skill competency. The national exam is given on the sixth week. This course is formatted as a 60-hour program and is comprised of 15 hours of lecture, 15 hours of hands-on practical training, and a 30-hour internship that networks many graduates right into a job. The course prepares you for success with key topics that include biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage, and health assessment. CPR/AED is needed to receive the certificate. Textbook is required and not included in course fees. Call 888-330-9487 or go to www.witseducation.com to order your textbook and start reading immediately.

Free online orientation will be offered March 6, noon. Go to http://tinyurl.com/lugceof. Meeting Number is 807 215 186 and the password is SUCCESS. The American Council on Education has issued three college credits for this course. View the frequently asked questions. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 36 hours. $660

39682 Sat 3/29–5/3       9 a.m.–4 p.m. CEC

Beginning Yoga I

Targeted to beginners, this course focuses on a different topic each week, including alignment of the body in postures, positive thinking, breathing exercises, philosophy, basic anatomy, deep relaxation, and asana (practice of postures). The course emphasizes the principles of yoga as well as stress management, breathing techniques, and postures. Students need a yoga mat, pillow, and comfortable clothes. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 14 hours. $74

41016 W 6/4–7/16 6–8 p.m. OCC 112


NEW! Zumba!

Are you ready to party yourself into shape? Forget the workout, just lose yourself in the music and find yourself in shape at the original dance-fitness party. Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before you know it, you’ll be getting fit and your energy levels will be soaring! It’s easy to do, effective, and totally exhilarating. Participants of all levels are welcome! (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 7.5 hours. $34

41147 T 5/20–6/17 6–7:30 p.m. Newton


 

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