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Personal Wellness

The School of Professional & Continuing Studies offers periodic classes and programs that focus on health and healthy living for personal enrichment or professional skill enhancement.

Our classes and programs cover topics including meditation and mindfulness, memory skills, nutrition, first aid, and emergency first-responder skills.

Personal Fitness Trainer Certification

The Personal Fitness Trainer Certification program, accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), provides coursework toward becoming a Certified Personal Trainer. The program is approved for massage therapists, occupational therapists and athletic trainers for recertification hours.

Upcoming Courses


This course is designed to educate individuals in the science of nutrition and its role in health and weight management and to provide the necessary tools to build a solid foundation for sound nutrition practice.

Every day, starting on 02/29/20 and ending on 03/01/20
Reprised. Imagine a world where you could de-stress effortlessly, view stress as optional, and feel centered no matter what. You will be able to create an oasis anywhere, anytime, during your day, and feel more powerfully connected to life. This course is designed for those who would like to refresh or enhance their meditation skills as well as those who may have limited or no meditation experience.

Every week on Tuesday and Thursday, starting on 02/25/20 and ending on 03/05/20
Friday evening 04/24/20 from 7-9pm and Saturday 04/25/20 from 9am-4pm
Reprised. Are you ready to take your meditation practice to a whole new level? Have you wondered, now that I have learned the basics of meditation, what is next? The techniques that you will learn in the Meditation II class will take your meditation practice to an entirely new level. Experience with meditation is a prerequisite, as in our Introduction to Meditation class, or a similar course.

Every day, starting on 05/05/20 and ending on 05/07/20
Start an exciting fitness career and become a Certified Personal Trainer. Our personal trainer course combines in-class learning with practical labs to prepare you for a career in fitness. Also includes the option to complete an employer internship that can walk you into jobs!

Every week on Sunday, starting on 02/16/20 and ending on 03/29/20 (excluding 03/22/20)
Stress isn't the enemy. It is our perceptions of stress that amplify our anxiety and use up all our steam. Reducing stress is as easy as understanding what stress is, understanding what stress is to you, and using that knowledge to restructure your thoughts. Turn stress into a stepping stone, not a stumbling block!

Online, starting on 04/06/20 and ending on 05/01/20
Online, starting on 06/01/20 and ending on 06/26/20
Ready to change your life? Koru Mindfulness is an evidence-based mindfulness curriculum. Koru's randomized, controlled trial shows results: students reported feeling more calm, students improved their mindfulness, students felt more rested, and students had greater self-compassion. In four sessions, this course introduces practical skills which help manage stress and open minds. This course is designed for ages 14 and older.

This course contains no sessions

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