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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 11/09/19 and ending on 11/10/19
This course is designed for those who are new to meditation or those who would like to enhance their meditation skills. By learning how to meditate successfully, you will be able to better manage the everyday stresses that come into your life and move beyond any blocks that keep you stuck in old patterns of thinking and behavior.

Every week on Tuesday and Thursday, starting on 09/24/19 and ending on 10/03/19
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 18 and older.

NEW dates: October 20, 27 and November 11, 17. Class meets from 2pm-3:15pm each date.
This class will focus on a broad array of advanced topics for those who already understand the basics of meditation. Some of the advanced topics that will be covered include: Exploring your dreams and their meaning; automatic writing; healing and finding one's life purpose; removing blockages to success; awakening without an alarm clock; techniques to find the best solution to a given problem you may be grappling with; sending energy and communicating telepathically with another person; and many others.

Every week on Tuesday and Thursday, starting on 10/29/19 and ending on 11/05/19
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 10/06/19 and ending on 11/17/19 (excluding 11/10/19)
Stress isn't the enemy. It is our perceptions of stress that amplify our anxiety and use up all our steam. Potentially stressful events happen every day. How we interpret those events can set the stage for how we feel and how we react to others. 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 11/04/19 and ending on 11/29/19