Health, Wellness and Fitness

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

45317 T 3/3–5/5 noon–1 p.m. HGC February 24 registration deadline

 

 

Intermediate Golf

A PGA/LPGA professional provides instruction to relatively new golfers 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

45318 W 3/4–5/6 noon–1 p.m. HGC February 25 registration deadline

 

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. Some of the many benefits of practicing qigong, include greatly reducing physical and mental stress, strengthening your body internally and externally, and improving 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

45365 T 3/3–3/26 6–7:30 p.m. OCC 112 February 24 registration deadline


Photo of male dressed half in workout clothes and half in a business suite. Text is Bridging the Skills Gap! Get certified as a personal trainer and launch your fitness career. WITS logo. Education Excellence for fitness professionals.W.I.T.S. Personal Trainer Certification

Become a certified personal trainer! 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, with the national exam given on the sixth week. It includes 15 hours of lecture and 15 hours of hands-on practical training, followed by a 30-hour internship. The course covers biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage, and health assessment. Students must be CPR/AED certified. Textbook is required and not included in course fees; it can be ordered by calling 888-330-9487 or going to witseducation.com.

Students may participate in a free online orientation to ask questions and participate in a live chat with the instructor. The orientation sessions are January 21 at noon (http://bit.ly/1kI3zEK), February 11 at 4 p.m. (http://bit.ly/1gGmA9J), or March 4 at noon (http://bit.ly/1nDyQNH). 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

45364 Sat 3/7–4/18 9 a.m.–4 p.m. CEC 602 March 2 registration deadline


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.) 16 hours. $74

45363 Sat 3/7–5/2 10 a.m.–noon OCC 112 March 2 registration deadline



 

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