Classes & Activities

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Women's Backpacking

October 10 - 12

Join us for a backpacking outing specifically catered to women! This trip is ideal for those looking for a chance to enjoy the peace and serenity of the wilderness with an opportunity to make friends with like-minded ladies. The destination will be discussed at the pre-trip meeting. No previous experience necessary!

Topics Include: 
Gear, clothing, food, packing and backpacking basics
Program Fee: 
$65 HSU Students • $79 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, camping/permit fees, and instructional materials. Transportation will be by carpool.
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Tuesday • October 7 • 6:00 pm • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Day and Time: 
Trip Departs Friday • 5:00 PM
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • October 6

ACA Instructor Certification Workshop for Whitewater Kayakers

October 17 - 19 & October 25 - 26
Learn to be a fun, safe, and effective whitewater kayak instructor! This course will help aspiring instructors improve their teaching abilities, while adhering to the ACA’s golden standard of excellence. We will explore teaching styles, as well as student learning styles, practice teaching skills and giving presentations both on and off of the water. The course will cover teaching progressions for hard skills and boating concepts. You will also have lots of opportunity to hone your own personal paddling skills and technique. Candidates are tested on teaching ability, technical knowledge, and the ability to perform rescues and maintain safety. Modeling ability, paddling skill, and communication skills will also be assessed. This class is tons of FUN, and a great opportunity for personal paddling and instructional growth. The ACA is a world-wide organization, dedicated to promoting safety and education in paddle sports, and the golden standard for kayak instruction in the country. For more information about the American Canoe Association and this certification, please visit www.americancanoe.org/?page=Become_an_Instructor.
Program Fee: 
Level 1: $180 HSU Students, $200 All others; Level 2: $280 HSU Students, $300 All others; Level 3: $380 HSU Students, $400 All others; Level 4: $480 HSU Students, $500 All others
Day and Time: 
Level 1 certification concludes at the end of the first weekend. Levels 2 - 4 must attend both weekends. In general, we will meet every morning at 8:30 AM and participants should expect to be on the water until 5:30 pm. Some times and locations may change during the class depending on conditions.
Location: 
October 17: HSU’s Recreation and Wellness Center Room 124 at 8:30 AM ; October 18: Stone Lagoon Visitor Center at 8:30 AM ; October 19: Recreation and Wellness Center’s Room 124 at 8:30 AM; October 25-26: Meeting at TBD at 8:30 AM
Notes: 
Participants will travel to the Trinity River for the weekend. You will have the option of camping out on the river, or commuting to class every day. Participants that cannot provide their own gear will be able to rent from Center Activities at a discounted rate.

EMT Refresher

October 17 - 19

Current or less than 1 year expired NREMT candidates who wish to maintain national certification can also take this course for the "Transition" updated curriculum. Additional prerequisites required for Transition/Refresher candidates. Please contact EMT instructors at hsuemt@gmail.com for additional information.

Prerequisite: 
Current EMT Certification or less than 1 year expired and a current CPR for the Health Care Provider/Professional Rescuer
Program Fee: 
$175 HSU Students, $195 All Others
Day and Time: 
Friday, Saturday & Sunday • 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location: 
Nelson Hall East 102 • Goodwin Forum
Notes: 
This class does not include a CPR recertification. Please enroll in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer to fulfill this prerequisite if you are not current.

EMT Skills Verification

October 19
Those who need their Skills Verification List checked off may participate during the last day of the EMT Refresher class. Please contact Center Activities for further information regarding details and registration. Advance registration and pre-payment is required.
Program Fee: 
$50 HSU Students • $75 All Others
Day and Time: 
Sunday • 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Location: 
Nelson Hall East 102 • Goodwin Forum
Registration Deadline: 
October 10

Spin

October 20 - November 20
Spinning is a non-impact, highly effective way to build cardiovascular strength and endurance. This class includes 40 minutes of high intensity cardio set to music with a 10 minute cool down and stretch period. This class is appropriate for all levels. Class size is limited-register early! A wheelchair accessible station is available with 1 day advance notice.
Program Fee: 
Mondays & Wednesdays • 5:30 – 6:15 PM OR Tuesday & Thursday 7:00 - 7:45 PM
Program Fee Includes: 
$25 HSU Students • $35 All Others (Both Options: $40 HSU Students • $55 All Others)
Location: 
Recreation & Wellness Center Room 126

Isshinryu Karate

October 20 - December 3

If you are looking for an activity that provides a workout with the benefit of learning a practical form of self-defense, this may be for you. Beginners are welcome! Isshinryu Karate is a classical style of Okinawan Karate. Participants learn basic, forms (kata), sparring techniques and a direct, effective form of self-defense. Robert Sherman, eighth degree black belt and chief instructor, has taught Isshinryu Karate concurrently at HSU since 1979.

Program Fee: 
$40 HSU Students • $45 All Others (Both Options: $70 HSU Students • $80 All Others)
Day and Time: 
Mondays & Wednesdays • 7:00 - 9:00pm
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Center 126

Yoga

October 21 - November 20
Vinyasa flow yoga classes offer a creative and unique sequence of poses that are richly infused with classical yoga teachings, alignment, breathing, and meditation to calm the mind and open the heart. This class is designed to build warmth, mobilize joints, and get energy flowing through stretching the connective tissues and releasing the hips, hamstrings, shoulders and back, and using therapeutic breath throughout the practice. This is a fun class with sequences from various schools of yoga. Cultivate inner awareness while building strength and flexibility.
Program Fee: 
$20 HSU Students • $30 All Others (Both Options: $30 HSU Students • $35 All Others)
Drop-In Fee: 
$2 HSU Students • $3 All Others
Day and Time: 
Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays • 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Location: 
Recreation & Wellness Center Room 125

Core Attack

October 21 - November 20
This 30 minute class targets your core (i.e., abdominals, obliques, gluteals, spinal erectors, hip extensors, etc.) through a variety of exercises all the while improving core stability, core strength, core endurance, hip mobility, coordination, and balance.
Program Fee: 
$15 HSU Students • $20 All Others (Both Options: $25 HSU Students • $35 All Others)
Drop-In Fee: 
$2 HSU Students • $3 All Others
Day and Time: 
Tuesday & Thursday • 5:30 - 6:00 PM
Location: 
HSU Campus, West Gym

Power Hour

October 21 - November 20
A boot camp style course designed to burn a large amount of calories in a short period of time. Push your body through various resistance, body-weight, plyometric, and functional training movements that will challenge your physical and mental strength. This class will give you variety and enjoyment, whether you are in advance physical shape or just starting out at working at intense levels of physical exertion.
Program Fee: 
FREE
Drop-In Fee: 
FREE
Day and Time: 
Tuesdays & Thursdays • 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: 
HSU Campus, West Gym

Guitar Skills for the Modern Guitarist

October 23 - November 13
Learn how to become a better performer by acquiring a modern approach to the guitar. This course will give a brief overview of playing techniques, practice regimes, musicianship, and a few tips and tricks about recording and songwriting. Whether beginner or advanced, this course will help you become a better musician.
Program Fee: 
$22 HSU Students • $28 All Others
Day and Time: 
Thursdays • 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Room 122
Notes: 
Each participant must have their own instrument

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