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SPRING 2017 courses & programs


Professional development and enrichment courses and programs, for credit or non-credit, offered in-person.







Online courses and programs, for credit or non-credit.


online certificate programs



Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) offers non-credit classes for those aged 50 and better.

See the website for details and current classes.




LOCC: Leading Organizational and Community ChangeLeading Organizational & Community Change Certificate Program

Self Mastery: Who You Are Leads

Fri., Jan. 6, 2017 •  With Roger James, Ed.D and Mary Gelinas, Ed.D.

Constructive & Productive Interactions

Cancelled  •  With Roger James, Ed.D and Mary Gelinas, Ed.D.

Graphic Recording

Sat., March 10 •  With Heather Equinoss

Effective Meetings: The Key to Getting Things Done

Thurs.-Fri., July 20-21, 2017 •  With Roger James, Ed.D and Mary Gelinas, Ed.D.


A Workplace Where We All Belong: Avoiding Implicit Bias & Diversifying Our Teams

With Melissa Meiris

Designed for business and organization leaders, human resources professionals, and anyone involved in hiring processes, this two-part course will shed new light on implicit bias and its impacts on all types of hiring situations and professions.

Together, we will develop specific strategies for changing implicit patterns of behavior in ourselves and our organizations, with positive potential impacts on the diversity of our workforce, client satisfaction, and our ability to reach a broader audience – crucial and concrete first steps in creating workplaces where we all belong.


Melissa Meirisserved as the Associate Director in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Humboldt State University from 2011- 2016. Her work focused on implementing plans to enhance and support staff and faculty diversity, advocating for an equitable and inclusive campus environment, and serving as a campus resource on diversity topics. She has trained more than 1,500 people on implicit bias. Melissa came to this work via the non-profit and environmental education fields. She holds an M.A. in Education – Equity and Social Justice from San Francisco State University.


Notary Public

Notary Training

Friday, March 17, 2017

With James Negrete

This one-day seminar will help new and renewing California notaries get a solid foundation needed to perform official duties with skill and confidence and pass the California State proctored exam.

This training is offered in partnership with Develop Point Education (DPE), a designated California-Approved Provider for Required Notary Training. The DPE California Notary Training fulfills the California State six-hour education requirement for all new and renewing Notary commissions issued after July 1, 2005. DPE training satisfies the state requirement and guarantees you'll pass your Notary exam.


Offer academic opportunities to our community.

Teaching with OLLI & Extended Education provides:

  • A venue to share your passion, research, publications and activities
  • Reach to diverse learners: students of all ages and working professionals
  • "Community Service" criteria fulfillment for retention, tenure and promotion
  • Relationship-building opportunities between campus and our communities

Contact Sheila Rocker Heppe, Director of Extended Education and OLLI:
(707) 826-3743


Digital Communications & Imaging Certificate Program Courses

These courses offer hands-on training so you can complete creative projects for professional, personal and academic communication. You can earn a certificate of completion in digital communications and imaging by taking any three courses in the series (offered in spring and fall).

To see other courses offered and to apply for the certificate, visit the website for more details.


From Vine to Table: Wine Studies Certificate Program

Winemaking 101

Sat., Feb. 25 •  With Wil Franklin

Marketing Wine in Humboldt County & Beyond

Sat., April 22 •  With Elizabeth Hans McCrone

Viticulture 101

Sat., May 20 •  With Wil Franklin

Wine Sensory Evaluation and Service

TBA •  With Pam Long

Microsoft Excel Classes

Gain skills in Microsoft Excel. Joan Dvorak teaches these beginning and intermediate classes in Excel, covering worksheet layout and design, calculations, charts, conditional formatting, templates, removing duplicates, analysis tools and much more.

Basic Wildland Firefighter Training

Mon.-Fri., March 13-17

This training is part of the wildland and prescribed fire qualifications system used by all federal agencies and many state and privatre wildland and prescribed fire management agencies.

Redwoods & Rivers Guide School

March 12-17

Hands-on training in guiding strokes and commands, river safety and etiquette, knot tying, river anatomy, team-building and outdoor leadership.

Three units of academic credit (REC 480) is available through HSU College of Extended Education & Global Engagement.

For information about fees, and to register, contact Redwoods & Rivers: (800) 429-0090 or e-mail



Self-Esteem Transformation for Women

With Robyn Smith

Learn new ways to be "with" yourself, bolster your self-esteem, and ultimately feel enlivened and radiant about who you truly are. Participants will learn and use teachings from the yoga tradition as well as techniques from the Hendricks Institute, an international learning center that teaches core skills for conscious living. Expect to sit, move, breathe, laugh, and even have some fun! Please bring a notebook and pen.

date    Thurs., March 2, 9, 30 and April 6

time    6-7:30 p.m.

fee    $60

place    HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall 225


Robyn Smith is a certified Hendricks Conscious Living and Loving coach and a certified Anusara yoga instructor who runs Inner Freedom Yoga in Arcata and has been teaching for more than 20 years. Her dynamic body-centered approach encourages participants to trust and reference their bodies as a guide. She specializes in working with women and their relationships, communication skills, self-esteem, and life purpose (



The Studio School

Spring 2017: Jan. 21-March 4

Multimedia Masks!

Creativity and imagination come to life in this spring's Studio School!

Students will create multimedia masks, then write and act in a collaborative performance. Studio School students will use a variety of art-making materials to create a lasting 3-dimensional form, develop and perform an entertaining show, and create exciting new things with new friends in a vibrant university classroom. 

Level 1 – ages 5-8 (Class #: 27421, fee: $110)
Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m., HSU Art Building, room 23. Instructor: KT Garcia.

Level 2 – ages 9-13 (Class #: 27422, fee: $110)
Saturdays, 12-1:30 p.m., HSU Art Building, room 23. Instructor: KT Garcia.

Completion of a Release of Liability form is required for each child enrolled.


Humboldt Music AcademyHumboldt Music Academy

Spring Term: March 11-May 14

The academy offers quality music education for students of all ages through affordable group classes and performance ensembles that include Singing Games, Musical Theater, Suzuki Violin, Academy Fiddlers, Jazz Ensemble, Flute Choir, Chamber Music, Xylophonium, Academy Orchestra and more. Individual instruction is available on a range of traditional, classical and modern instruments.

The teaching staff includes HSU music faculty and students, and other qualified community members. We believe that music-making is a joyful, cherished part of everyday life.

Students of all ability levels are welcome. Need-based financial aid is available to students every term.
Classes and ensembles meet on the HSU campus on Saturdays. Individual instruction takes place throughout the week at the mutual convenience of faculty and students.

Registration begins in February for the spring term.

Completion of a Release of Liability form is required for each child enrolled.

For more information, e-mail or call 707-826-3411.



International Latino Film Festival Seminar

In collaboration with the College of the Redwoods, HSU is proud to present the 19th annual International Latino Film Festival. Join us to view and discuss three extraordinary films about Latin@ immigration to the USA.

This year's guest lecturer, Cecilia Domeyko, President of the Mariposa Cultural Foundation in Vienna, Virginia, will introduce each film and participate in a panel discussion in English after each viewing. All films will have English subtitles.

Academic credit is contingent upon registration and completion of a short opinion paper. Students enrolled in the seminar will be given free admittance.

Non-credit attendance is also open to the general public. Pay at the door, $5 per film.

TO REGISTER FOR CREDIT: Call the College of Extended Education & Global Engagement at 826-3731

date    Tues./Wed./Thurs., Feb. 28-March 2

time    6-10:20 p.m.

fee    $232 (includes credit and admission to films)

place    Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

course    Choose one Latino Film Seminar: SPAN 396, 1 unit, 22462; ES 396, 1 unit, 22542; or HIST 396, 1 unit, 22543


French for Beginners

With Laurent Cleenewerck

Learn one of the world's most beautiful languages, and open doors to new experiences while traveling. Students will practice speaking and writing while learning useful vocabulary and simple grammar. Topics will include pronouns, articles, regular verbs, and noun-adjective agreement.

Textbook: Living French, a Grammar-Based Course, by T.W. Knight, revised by Jean-Claude Arragon (7th edition).

NOTE: The instructor for this class has changed since publication

date    Wed., March 15-April 19

time    1-2:30 p.m.

fee    $110

place    Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka


Laurent Cleenewerck was born and raised in France, and loves to teach his native language at every level. He is a graduate from the University of Montpellier and a regular OLLI instructor.


Beginning Italian

With Eleonora Gire

Begin your study of Italian with a native speaker. Beginning students will learn useful, simple, idiomatic expressions for practical situations. Topics include pronouns, articles, regular verbs and noun-adjective agreement.

Required textbook: Italian the Easy Way, third edition (Danesi).

date    Tuesdays, Jan. 24-Feb. 28 [NOTE: This date has changed since print publication]

time    10-11:30 a.m.

fee    $130

place    Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka


Eleonora Gire was born in Italy and earned a master's degree in English and German at the University of Padova. She has taught Italian online and in person, most recently with the Penobscot School for Language Learning and International Exchange. She has been teaching at HSU since Feb. 2016.


Intermediate Italian

With Eleonora Gire

Continue your study of Italian with a native speaker. Intermediate students will develop further listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills through communicative in-class activities and at-home assignments.

The course will present new grammatical and vocabulary functions and practice patterns already presented in the Beginning Italian class.

Required textbook: Italian the Easy Way, third edition (Danesi).

date    Wed., March 8-April 5

time    7-8:30 p.m.

fee    $140

place    Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka


Eleonora Gire was born in Italy and earned a master's degree in English and German at the University of Padova. She has taught Italian online and in person, most recently with the Penobscot School for Language Learning and International Exchange. She has been teaching at HSU since Feb. 2016.


Japanese Language 101

With Mie Matsumoto

This course invites students to learn introductory Japanese language and culture with an emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking skills.  It covers selected topics of everyday life and introduces Japanese culture.
Relevant materials will be handed out in the class.  

Knowledge of hirigana/katakana is not required for this class. The Japanese writing system will be introduced.

date    Wed., Feb. 1-22

time    6-8 p.m.

fee    $85

place    HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall 115


Mie Matsumoto is a native Japanese speaker and has over 15 years experience teaching college level Japanese for HSU College of Extended Education & Global Engagement and College of the Redwoods. She has taught all levels and different age groups on a private basis. She is also experienced in commercial translation services in diverse industries.


Rosetta Stone® Interactive Online Language Learning

Want to learn another language? Or practice your skills in a language you are learning?

Available languages include Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Spanish...and more!

  • Learn a language anytime, at your own pace
  • Access from anywhere there is an internet connection
  • Includes business and career-specific content
  • Registration includes 5 months of access
  • Academic credit available for an additional fee

International Education Week at HSU: Monday-Thursday, Feb. 13-16

The community is invited to learn about international issues and events. FREE ADMISSION!

  • Keynote speaker, featured lectures and presentations
  • Panel discussions on current events and globalization
  • Workshops on studying, working and living abroad
  • Food, fashion and fun from around the world

Optional 1 unit credit (CR/NC) is available through Open University, for $232. Credit is earned by attending a minimum of 15 hours of presentations Feb. 13-16. Register for the International Education Colloquium through one of the following:

  • Anthropology 387 (22917)
  • Economics 387 (27073)
  • Geography 387 (22898)
  • History 387 (22919)
  • International Studies 387 (27408)
  • Political Science 387 (22918)

Pre-event meeting for those enrolled for academic credit: Wed., Jan. 19, 5-6 p.m., Founders Hall 235



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Practical Beekeeping: Beginning & Advanced

Honeybees pollinate the crops for about a third of the foods we eat, and produce honey and other products.  The colonial social structure of bees allows us to observe, study and manage them in a way that is beneficial to us, to them, and to nature. These courses will provide the information, experience, and confidence you need to succeed as a backyard beekeeper. With Dick LaForge, Jeannine Kaprielian and Steve Sottong.

Getting to the Next System: Transitioning to a Sustainable Society

With Jeanine Cava

If you are questioning whether we can achieve an ecologically sustainable, socially and economically just society within the current political economic system, and are looking for hope in new models and systems change, then this 5-week, teach-in style course is for you!

We will explore the impacts of our current political-economic system, analyze emerging models for alternatives, and attempt to design and envision a system that prioritizes people and planet.

The intertwined crises we face (social, political, ecological, economic) are not isolated problems that can be "fixed" through reforms, they are systemic problems, created by a destructive system, and thus require systemic solutions.

If you're ready to move beyond finding fault in our current system, toward new modes of thinking, and solutions, then come participate. We will be engaging in a national teach-in initiative called The Next Systems Project, and we need you there.

Participants should expect some light reading between sessions. All materials will be provided.

date Wed., Jan. 25-Feb. 22

time 6:30-8 p.m.

fee $60

place HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall 227


Jeanine Cava is a community sustainability organizer and educator with a diverse background in environmental and sustainability education, community organizing, urban agriculture, sustainable consumption, and non-profit management. She holds a masters in environmental and sustainability policy from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Jeanine is committed to using education and skill-sharing to build more environmentally and socially just communities, as well as working with her neighbors to become informed and active in transforming our current ways of living to ones that are more sustainable and resilient for the times ahead.


Hungry for Change: Toward a Just & Restorative Food System

With Jeanine Cava

In this discussion-style course, we will engage with the critically important and urgent issue of how we will feed ourselves on an increasingly climate-stressed, and politically and economically unstable planet.

Using the most salient writings and media on the topics of food security, climate change, agroecology and sustainable food systems, participants will address issues and questions such as the role of the individual in bringing about a sustainable food system, the relationships between food security and climate change, and how the food system can be transformed to meet the immense challenges of the coming decades. We will also participate in Q and A with local food systems leaders on these issues.

The primary text for the course is the Northwest Earth Institute's discussion-course book, Hungry for Change: Food Ethics and Sustainability, which participants can order online.

Participants should plan to read course material on their own in between meetings.


Jeanine Cava is a community sustainability organizer and educator with a diverse background in environmental and sustainability education, community organizing, urban agriculture, sustainable consumption, and non-profit management. She holds a masters in environmental and sustainability policy from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Jeanine is committed to using education and skill-sharing to build more environmentally and socially just communities, as well as working with her neighbors to become informed and active in transforming our current ways of living to ones that are more sustainable and resilient for the times ahead.


CCAT Sustainable Living Courses

The Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT) is pleased to offer these courses in sustainable living through the College of Extended Education & Global Engagement.



Join the growing number of students taking online classes at HSU!

As an online student, you'll find the same opportunities, resources, and skills provided in traditional face-to-face courses.

With advancements in technology, digital devices, and free apps, being an online learner is better than ever.

Become an HSU Lumberjack anytime, anywhere!

Benefits of Online Learning

  • Learn from the best – Online classes are taught by HSU faculty.

  • Convenience & flexibility – Course material is always accessible; plan study time around your schedule.

  • Variety of course offerings – Choose from individual courses to degree programs and certificates.

  • Improve your technical skills – Develop valuable technical skills that translate to many professions.

  • Avoid commuting – Save money on gas and help save the environment! Rainy day? Avoid the risk of getting drenched.

Learn more at the eLearning website!


Social Work Online MSW Program

Earn your MSW online and make a difference in your community.

It doesn't matter where you live or work – you can still earn your MSW online from Humboldt State University. This online graduate program is designed for professionals already working in the field, as well as first-time graduate students.

Applicants from diverse backgrounds are welcome, including those with personal experience of engaging in public mental health services. Students should be able to log on for the live Thursday night web sessions, visit campus as required, and be able to dedicate 25 hours a week to the part-time program.

Leadership Studies

LEADERSHIP STUDIES: An online Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s degree completion program: Finish your Bachelor’s degree online.  

Apply now for Fall 2017. Learn more at the Leadership Studies website.

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Leadership
  • Data Driven Leadership
  • Leadership Communication
  • Strategic Planning & Forecasting
  • Project Implementation/Evaluation
  • Managing Employees/Stakeholders
  • Strategic Sustainability
  • Technology & Leadership
  • Developing Dynamic Organizations
  • Capstone in Leadership

Masters in Applied Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology • Archaeology • BioArch/Forensics • Biological Anthropology

  • Apply your interests to real-world issues
  • A unique hybrid curriculum: On-campus summer institute then online core.


  • Prepare to compete in today's changing academic and nonacademic markets


  • Broad-based research and professional skills facilitate career flexibility and advancement
  • Multimedia literacy


Specialization, electives, and résumé-building internship in your area
Integration of cross-disciplinary interests into career-focused goals


  • Online core courses: freedom in location
  • Available on-campus electives, lab/field resources and teaching experience
  • Full-time and part-time options


  • Students and faculty build camaraderie and network at intensive on-campus summer institute
  • Intensive peer and faculty feedback throughout the program
  • Guided thesis development


Program tuition: $375/unit


  • Anth 670: Intro to Applied Anthropology
  • Anth 671: Methods in Applied Anthropology
  • Anth 672: Theory in Applied Anthropology
  • Anth 673: Anthro Careers & Mgmt. Strategy
  • Anth 674: Research Project Design
  • Anth 682: Anthro Internship/Field Placement
  • Anth 678: Pro Seminar
  • Anth 690: Thesis

Humboldt State University Department of Anthropology • Phone: 707-826-4124 • E-mail



Online Certificate in Faculty Preparation: 
Teaching in Higher Education

  • Supports content experts in becoming excellent teachers.
  • Students create a portfolio of professional artifacts for future job applications.
  • Focus on universal design, student-centered teaching, and active learning strategies.
  • Four 3-unit online classes, completed in two semesters.
  • Affordable, flexible way to enhance your career and improve student outcomes.


The following courses must be taken sequentially.

EDUC X507: Foundations of Teaching in Higher Education
Aug. 22-Sept. 30, 2016 (3 units, 6 weeks)
Instructor: Kathy Munoz, Ed.D., R.D.

EDUC X508: Student Centered Design
Oct. 10-Dec. 9, 2016 (3 units, 8 weeks) [No class Thanksgiving week]
Instructor: Jayne McGuire, Ph.D.

EDUC X509: Instructional Planning & Pedagogical Practice (3 units, 8 weeks)
Jan. 23-March 17, 2017 (3 units, 8 weeks)
Instructor: Kerry Mayer, M.A.

EDUC X580: Teaching Practicum & Reflective Observation (3 units, 8 weeks)
March 27-May 19, 2017 (3 units, 8 weeks)
Instructor: Jill Alcorn, M.A.

Geospatial Online Certificate

GIS, Remote Sensing & Cartography

The Geospatial Certificate Program at Humboldt State University provides foundational concepts and methods in GIS, Remote Sensing, and Cartography that are transferable and relevant across disciplines and industries.


The accelerated program has a flexible course sequence and is devised to meet your career interests. Courses are 100% online — ideal for working people who want to advance in their current career, break into a new field, gain points towards a license, or advance the mission of their organizations.

  • Time to completion: 1 year
  • Time commitment per week: 18 hours
  • Program Tuition: $299/unit
  • Units required for certificate: 16

Geospatial Concepts: GSP 101, 3 units, Aug.-Oct. 2017

GIS: GSP 270, 3 units, Oct.-Dec. 2017

Introduction to Remote Sensing GSP 216, 3 units, Jan.-March 2018

Intermediate GIS: GSP 370, 3 units, March-May 2018

Cartography: GSP 316, 4 units, May-July 2018


Ecology and Sustainable Tourism Planning and Management Certificate Program

Earn a certificate

  • Explore the concepts, principles, and practice of sustainable, ecology-based tourism
  • No prerequisites – classes begin each fall
  • Three online courses, completed in one year
  • Optional academic credit

Build your skills

  • Planning processes and site designs
  • Ecotourism and community development
  • Environmental education and interpretation
  • Tour guiding and itinerary planning
  • Marketing and communication

Discussion-based, online courses

Courses are asynchronous, which means you can access the courses at times that are most convenient for you.

COURSE 2: Issues of Sustainability & Responsibility: Spring 2017 • Jan. 17-May 12

COURSE 3: Ecotourism Project Implementation: Summer 2017 • May-Sept.

COURSE 1: Intro to Ecology & Sustainable Tourism: Fall 2017 • Aug. 22-Dec. 16

New Designs for Fundraising

New Designs for Fundraising Online Certificate Program

Small and mid-size nonprofits: Transform your fundraising efforts.

Discover best practices in fundraising for small to mid-size nonprofits. This affordable online program offers a practical education for nonprofit organizations, development departments, board members and volunteers interested in creating or strengthening fundraising efforts.

Foundations for Fundraising:  Jan. 17-Feb. 10, 2017

Tools for Annual Giving:   Feb. 13-March 10, 2017

Tools for Big Gifts:   March 13-April 7, 2017

The People:   April 10-May 5, 2017


Exercise Nutrition

A certificate program offered online to students and working professionals who wish to expand their knowledge of the complex relationship between nutrition and exercise.


CE Credits online

CE Credits OnlineOnline continuing education and professional development for teachers and administrators

CE Credits Online provides university-accredited, standards-based, online professional development courses for continuing education or post-baccalaureate academic credit.

Curricula is abundant with research-based strategies to improve classroom and school environments, to move educators to intentional best practice, and to improve student achievement.

The courses incorporate job-embedded exercises and extensive video modeling for immediate classroom impact, maximum retention, and reinforcement of the techniques and strategies learned.

Featuring one-on-one asynchronous instruction, these online courses are self-paced and convenient for busy educators.

Online courses are available in the following areas:


Are you a teacher in need of graduate level credits for license renewal or salary advancement purposes? provides affordable, relevant and engaging online post-baccalaureate academic credit courses for teachers. The self-paced online courses are open for enrollment 365 days a year.

Teachers may enroll anytime and get started with each course instantly. Once a course is complete, you may register for credit anytime through the online registration portal at Humboldt State University.

Simple three-step process to receiving your credit:

  1. Register for and complete your online course through
  2. Once you've successfully completed the course, you will be provided with a web link to register for academic credit through Humboldt State University. 
  3. Once your electronic registration is processed by Humboldt State, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you with instructions on how to request your official transcript (please allow at least two weeks for your official transcript to be mailed).

Fees: $55 for each course. Additional $50 for 1 unit of academic credit for each course
(Plus additional for official transcripts. See Official transcript ordering and payment information.

Courses available include:

  • What Great Teachers Do Differently
  • Bullying Prevention: Keeping Schools Safe 
  • ELL in the Classroom Refresher
  • Differentiated Instruction Refresher
  • Educational Psychology Refresher
  • Assessment and Testing Refresher
  • Teaching Methods Refresher
  • Dealing With Difficult Parents

See a complete list of courses and register at


Decolonizing Social Work with Indigenous Communities

With Michelle Rainer

This online course is for current social workers and members of the community who work with indigenous peoples.

This course includes a general introduction to the history of native peoples of America and the unique and sovereign relationship between Tribal Nations and local, state and federal governments.

date March 20-May 12 (8 weeks)

place Online

fee $330

course SW 420, 1.5 units


Michelle Rainer, LCSW, is the coordinator of the Pathway Project and Northern Region SERVE at Humboldt State University. This role involves developing relationships with 55 tribes and numerous tribal organizations throughout Northern California, and facilitating development of social work internships in tribal organizations. She previously worked in child welfare and adoptions for Santa Clara County, and was a clinician at United Indian Health Services. She has been teaching in social work at HSU since 2005, both in the undergraduate and graduate programs.



10th Annual Humboldt State University

California Big Time & Social Gathering

Sat., April 1

11 a.m.-6 p.m. • West Gym, Forbes Complex, Humboldt State University Campus

Free Public Event

The Big Time & Social Gathering – in honor of Native American tradition, culture, song and history – is an opportunity to strengthen and reinforce tribal identity.

  • Take a glimpse at California Native dances, songs and traditional card games.
  • Learn about tribal resources & issues.
  • Meet an array of tribal leaders and elders.
  • Honor the land of the Wiyot Tribe, on which the campus is located.

Arts and crafts will be available for sale. If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact Leo Canez at 707-826-3576.

If you are interested in more information about this event, contact the staff at ITEPP – Native American Center for Academic Excellence at 707-826-3672.

No photography please. This is a drug & alcohol-free event. We prohibit the sale & distribution of single-use, plastic water bottles.


The HSU MultiCultural Center (MCC) presents the 23rd annual

Social Justice Summit: Art as Social Activism

Fri.-Sat., March 3 & 4, Humboldt State University Center

The summit will include a keynote presentation by Mother Tongue, workshops, film screenings, and discussions.

The Social Justice Summit will:

  • broaden perspectives on social justice and global issues.
  • inspire change though different art mediums.
  • provide tools to create change.

This conference is FREE and open to the public!

One unit of optional credit is available for an additional fee of $232:

Ethnic Studies, ES 480 (21618) OR

Women's Studies, WS 480 (21441)


Fitness, Fun and Friendship for Children and Youth with Disabilities

HSUfit provides physical activities in a fun, noncompetitive atmosphere that supports each person in reaching his or her goals. By working alongside skilled HSU students, the program is designed to build friendships, increase self-esteem, improve motor skills and levels of physical fitness while ultimately having fun in a nurturing environment.

HSUfit focuses on the whole family by welcoming siblings into the program and providing opportunities for parents/caregivers to participate in a parallel wellness program held at HSU.

Fridays, March 31-May 5 , 6-8 p.m. at Humboldt State University

For more information, call Sean Healy: 707-826-4541


Health, Fitness & Physical Activity Services

Dept. of Kinesiology & Recreation Administration at HSU

Biomechanics Lab Testing Services

  • Balance Assessment is a series of tests to assess lower body strength and endurance, flexibility, mobility and postural balance. Based on your results, we work with you to find exercises that help to improve your balance and mobility.
  • Clinical Gait Analysis monitors skeletal alignment, muscle function, and forces acting on the body during walking. Accurate assessment of walking function uses a series of tests, a variety of sensors, and specialized computer equipment in order to prescribe effective clinical treatment.
  • Running Analysis uses video motion capture and metabolic energy assessment to assist you in determining if you are running in the right shoes, identify changes to your form for reducing injury, and improving performance and efficiency.

Other Biomechanics Lab tests include:

  • 3D Movement Analysis
  • Bike Fit

For more information and fees, visit the Biomechanics Lab Testing Services website.

To schedule an appointment at the Biomechanics Lab, call the lab manager: 707-826-5973

Human Performance Lab Testing Services

Body Composition Assessment:

  • Bod Pod, underwater weighing and skinfold measurements
  • Ratio of lean body weight to fat weight
  • Present body weight
  • Exercise consultation upon request

Aerobic Fitness Assessment:

  • Treadmill or bicycle graded exercise test
  • Personal medical history review
  • Resting and exercise blood pressure and heart rate
  • Personal exercise prescription

For more information and fees, visit the Human Performance Lab Testing Services website.

To schedule an appointment at the Human Performance Lab, call: 707-826-4979

North Coast Concussion Program

Baseline and post-injury education, assessments and best practice guidelines for all ages.

For information: 707-826-4540 • E-mail

Motor Development & Physical Fitness

For children ages 5-10: Gross Motor Development • Physical Fitness

For information: 707-826-3853


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