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SPRING 2016 Extension courses & programs










online certificate programs



Courses for those aged 50 and better. See the website for details and courses.


Creative Arts

The Studio School

is a distinctive visual arts program for youth ages 5-13. Youth can create art in an authentic studio environment with experienced art educators and artists. A variety of techniques and materials will be explored.

Spring 2016 Term: Saturdays, Jan. 23-March 12

For students of all ages, Humboldt Music Academy provides affordable group classes, performance ensembles and individual instruction on a range of traditiona, classical and modern instruments. All ability levels are welcome.

Spring Term: Saturdays, March 12-May 15



Methods for Teaching Northern California Native Languages

With Gordon Bussell

This course is designed to introduce students to teaching methods developed or utilized for Indigenous language instruction.

Teaching methods covered will include:

  • Accelerated Second Language Acquisition
  • Total Physical Response
  • Reverse-Linguistics

Other techniques such as sleep learning, the mockingbird method and how to use recordings properly will be discussed.

A comparison of teaching Hupa, Mattole, Bear River and Wailaki dialects will also be addressed.

Choose one of two sessions offered.





Gordon Bussell is an experienced Hupa speaker of Hupa and Mattole ancestry, and was raised on the South Fork of the Trinity River at a place called xo:nteLtaw xa:ma:xa:n din. Over the last 30 years he has studied Hupa, first from his grandfather and later from over 50 elders, teachers, and noted linguists of various dialects, including Mattole, Bear River and Wailaki. Gordon has worked with many people to curate and develop language acquisition materials for speakers and educators wishing to learn or revitalize the local dialects of California De:ne languages.


Hupa Language 101

With Gordon Bussell

Get an introduction to the Hupa language in a practical and social environment. In this course you will learn pronunciation, and basic Hupa vocabulary words and grammar. There will be a focus on using the language orally, with written language as a supplement to instruction. Storytelling will also be introduced as a method to learning Hupa.

date Thurs.-Fri., April 7-29

time 6:30-8:30 p.m.

fee $110

place HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall 106

class # 27789: REGISTER ONLINE

Gordon Bussell: See biography above under "Methods for Teaching Northern California Native Languages."

Russian Language & Culture

With Elena Matusevich

This class will focus on the Cyrillic alphabet, pronunciation, punctuation, spelling, understanding tone and diction, and vocabulary development.

Instruction will be offered via readings, videos, and various types of classwork. Learn to participate in open discussions as well as the beginning stages of writing in Russian. You will complete one short narrative story in Russian – yes, you can do it!


Elena Matusevich, Ph.D. (cultural studies), spent her youth in the former German Democratic Republic and witnessed the Berlin Wall coming down. She lived in her native Belarus during the collapse of the Soviet Union. The daughter of a Ukranian mother and Russian father, she was taught to love her country and learned to respect and admire cultural differences. She is a Carnegie Fellow and served as a lecturer at many European universities.

Beginning Italian

With Eleonora Gire

Begin your study of Italian with a native speaker.

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 Wed., Feb. 3-April 6 (no meeting March 16)

time 7-8:30 p.m.

fee $150

place HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall 204

class # 27613: REGISTER ONLINE

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.

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. 3-24

time 6-8:30 p.m.

fee $85

place HSU Campus: Gist Hall 124

class # 27623: REGISTER ONLINE

Mie Matsumoto is a native Japanese speaker and has over 15 years experience teaching college level Japanese for HSU College of eLearning & Extended Education 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.

International Latino Film Festival Seminar

With Matthew “Mateo” Dean

In collaboration with the College of the Redwoods, HSU is proud to present the 18th annual International Latino Film Festival. Join us to view and discuss three extraordinary films about Arabic influence and heritage in the Hispanic world.

This year’s guest lecturer, Karim Hauser Askalani from Casa Árabe in Spain, 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.

Call the College of eLearning & Extended Education at 826-3731 to register for credit.

date Tues./Wed./Thurs., March 1 - 3

time 6-10:20 p.m.

place Minor Theater, 1001 H St., Arcata

fee $232 (includes credit and admission to films)

course Latino Film Seminar: SPAN 396, 1 unit, 22484; ES 396, 1 unit, 22565; or HIST 396, 1 unit, 22566

Matthew “Mateo” Dean, associate professor, teaches language and culture courses at HSU.

International Education Week

Monday-Friday, Feb. 15-19

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


  • 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 one-unit credit (CR/NC) is available through Open University, for $232. Credit is earned by attending a minimum of 15 hours of presentations Feb. 15-19. Register for the International Education Colloquium through one of the following:

Anthropology 387 (27580)
Economics 387 (27585)
Geography 387 (27529)
History 387 (27582)
International Studies 387 (27408)
Political Science 387 (27581)

Pre-event meeting for those enrolled for academic credit:
Wed., Jan. 27, 7-7:50 p.m., Founders Hall 111

For more information about International Education Week, visit the HSU International Education Week website.

Contact HSU Center for International Programs with questions: (707) 826-4142

Rosetta Stone®
Interactive Online Language Learning

Have you always wanted to learn another language? Or would you like to practice and increase your skills in a language you have already learned? German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and English as a Second Language (ESL) are all available to learn online through Rosetta Stone®.

Personal Development

Introduction to Meditation

With David Sandercott

Meditation is simple, easy, and fun. Learning a high quality meditation will empower you and improve your life in all areas. You will be given simple tools and techniques to help you develop a daily practice of meditation or enhance your current meditation practice.

Blanket or yoga mat and pillow recommended.

date Wed., Jan. 27-Feb. 17

time 6-8 p.m.

fee $60

place HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall 227

class # 27693: REGISTER ONLINE

David Sandercott is a meditation teacher and spiritual coach trained by Steven S. Sadleir, founder of the Self Awareness Institute. David has been training at the Self Awareness Institute since 2006. In 2012 David started teaching Shaktipat and Kundalini meditation and in 2015 received advanced yoga teacher recognition and honors.

One-Day Meditation Retreat

With David Sandercott

One-day meditation retreats are designed to help you fall madly in love with LOVE. This practice will raise your life-force energy and attune you to a higher level of being. The retreat also provides the space for a loving spiritual community committed to the enlightenment of mankind and creating peace on earth.

We practice Shaktipat meditation and Jhana yoga. Shaktipat meditation is a transmission of divine love from teacher to student. Jhana yoga is the path of direct awareness and introspection, looking inward to observe what is already there.

A vegetarian potluck meal is planned for lunch during the retreat. Please prepare a vegetarian dish to share.

date Sat., Jan. 9

time 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

fee $40

place HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall 225

class # 27692: REGISTER ONLINE

David Sandercott: See biography above under “Introduction to Meditation.”

Course in Consciousness

With David Sandercott

This meditation course aims to give students a taste of Shaktipat meditation and Jhana yoga, as well as some tools they will find useful for a meditation practice of their own.

We will learn about the eight limbs of yoga and the four paths of yoga as well.

All levels welcome. Blanket or yoga mat and pillow recommended.


David Sandercott: See biography on this page under “Introduction to Meditation.”

Creating Order & Simplicity

With Barbara Browning

The missing component for most people when they attempt to get organized isn’t containers, but a system. This training will offer a logical, easy-to-follow system that uses a methodology to help you de-clutter the past and organize for the present. You will gain space to move, think, breathe, and create at home or work.

date Sat., March 26

time 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

fee $75

place HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall 226

class # 27788: REGISTER ONLINE

Barbara Browning is a professional organizer and holistic productivity trainer and consultant. Her work is an intelligent and soulful blend of left and right brain thinking styles that invites and encourages people to function at their best.

Professional Development



LOCC: Leading Organizational and Community Change

A transformative professional development certificate program focused on creating desired change at work and in your communities

Gain the skills to work collaboratively with colleagues, constituents, clients and neighbors to solve problems, resolve conflicts, build lasting agreements, develop public policy, and plan for the future.

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM: To earn a certificate, you must complete the five core courses. Courses are non-credit, with a credit option. Courses may be taken individually; completion of certificate is not required.

With faculty Roger James, Ed.D and Mary Gelinas, Ed.D.

Visit the website to learn more about LOCC.

From Vine to Table: Wine Certificate Program

From the fundamentals of wine grape growing and winemaking to the finer points of palate development and brand building, these weekend courses will take you from novice to in-the-know. Aspiring winemakers, farmers, entry-level wine business professionals, restaurant staff and curious consumers are encouraged to take one or all of these hands-on courses. Complete all four courses to earn the HSU Wine Certificate.

Winemaking 101

With Wil Franklin

Focused on the the science, practice and patience of winemaking, this course covers the journey from harvest to fermentation to aging, blending and bottling.

date Thurs./Fri./Sat., March 17-19

time Thurs.: 5:30-7 p.m.; Fri.: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat.: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

fee $265

place Thurs.: Crush, Arcata; Fri./Sat.: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

class # 27798: REGISTER ONLINE

Wil Franklin received his B.S. and M.A. at HSU in botany and mycology. He taught botany and biology at Bryn Mawr College in Penn., while also working in wine imports and retailing. Wil is the winemaker and vineyard manager for Trinity River Vineyards and Stargazer Barn in Humboldt County.

Viticulture 101

With Wil Franklin

For the student or farmer who wants to explore growing wine grapes in Humboldt County’s unique and diverse “terroir.” Lecture and instruction include selecting grape variety, growing seasons, soil preparation, pest and mold management, along with a field trip to a vineyard for hands-on practice.

date Thurs./Fri./Sat., May 19-21

time Thurs.: 5:30-7 p.m.: Fri.: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: Sat.: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

fee $265

place Thurs.: Crush, Arcata; Fri./Sat.: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

class # 27799: REGISTER ONLINE

Wil Franklin: See biography above under "Winemaking 101."

Coming in FALL 2016:

Wine Sensory Evaluation & Service

With Pam Long

  • General knowledge about restaurant and retail wines
  • Formal, guided wine tasting with food pairing components

    Marketing Wine in Humboldt County (& Beyond)

    With Elizabeth Hans McCrone

  • The business of wine
  • How to create a successful wine brand
  • Build a loyal customer base

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 three of these courses. See the website for more details:



Notary Public

Notary Training

Monday, March 14

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.

TED Talks for Teens

With Dr. Armeda Reitzel

This course provides teachers, youth organization staff, and parents with the opportunity to explore and examine TED Talks appropriate for adolescents (ages 12-18). The goal is for each participant to develop an educational unit for a selected TED Talk.


Dr. Armeda Reitzel is a fan of TED Talks and has given workshops on using TED Talks in teaching at national and regional conferences. Dr. Reitzel regularly uses TED Talks in all of her communication courses at Humboldt State University, where she is the dept. chair and a professor in the Dept. of Communication.

Turning Clients into Leaders: Boosting Nonprofit Effectiveness through Community Organizing

With Ron White

The delivery of social services is rooted in our social and economic structures and helped or inhibited by those institutions.

We will introduce participants to the benefits of community organizing as an adjunct to social service's effectiveness in serving its target population and fundraising strategies.

We will cover basics of structural analysis, and community power dynamics, while giving a national overview of organizing campaigns by the homeless, artists, and social service clients.

We will also prepare you to explore the complex and evolving world of social justice philanthropy, its prominent state and national actors, and how philanthropy's interplay with social change creates both tension and opportunity for grant seekers involved with the direct provision of vital social services.


Ron Whitebrings over 30 years experience in the field of social change philanthropy as a consultant, trustee, and employee of private, public, family and community foundations. He's had the privilege to support the self-empowerment efforts of low-income and marginalized populations all across the U.S.

Unpacking Cannabis: Understanding the Social, Environmental & Economic Trends in Our Community

With Dr. Tony Silvaggio

Cannabis cultivation and culture has shaped our region’s economy and social fabric.

Join us in this interactive, two-part course to explore the role of cannabis in Northern California and learn about the history, culture, economics, politics, and agricultural practices of this multi-billion dollar industry.

The first part of the course will examine the context in which the cannabis industry emerged in the Emerald Triangle focusing on the culture, economics, and politics of cannabis agriculture.

The second part of the course will examine recent state and national trends in the cannabis industry related to legislation, public policy, labor, land use, law enforcement, and recreational use.

date Fri., Feb. 19-26

time 12-5 p.m.

fee $100

place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

class # 27792: REGISTER ONLINE

Dr. Anthony Silvaggio is an assistant professor of sociology at HSU. His research focuses on understanding the impact of prohibitionist drug policy and policing on the agricultural practices of the cannabis industry, and the responses of policymakers to the unintended environmental and social consequences.


Basic Wildland Firefighter Training

Mon.-Fri., March 14-18

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.

Courses in Microsoft Excel

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.

Guide School

March 14-19

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 eLearning & Extended Education.

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


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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 and Jeannine Kaprielian.

CCAT Sustainable Living Courses

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

Organic Gardening: From the Backyard to the Kitchen Table

With Eddie Tanner

Gain knowledge and confidence for a lifetime of successful food gardening. Learn how to start and maintain a productive organic garden, find out about plant and soil theory for gardeners, and discover practices and timelines that are specific to our climate.

Learn about making garden beds, working with soil, and how to do composting. Learn how to sow cover crops and about maintenance of soil fertility and planning for year-round harvests. Learn how to successfully manage pests and keep your plants healthy, how to grow perennial fruits, coastal tomatoes and more. This course will culminate in a visit to a local vegetable garden and a chance to get your hands dirty and discover your green thumb!

Textbook: The Humboldt Kitchen Gardener: A Concise Guide to Raising Organic Vegetables and Fruits in the Greater Humboldt Region is provided in class for a materials and supplies fee (MSF) of $12. Couples can share the text and pay one MSF. If you already have the text, tell the registration staff and you won’t be required to pay the MSF.

This course includes a field trip. All participants are required to complete a Release of Liability form.

date Thurs., Feb. 11-March 10 plus Sat., March 12

time Thurs., 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

fee $70, plus $12 materials fee

place Behavioral & Social Sciences Bldg. Room 204 (Note room change)

class # 27638 with materials: REGISTER ONLINE
or 27639 without materials: REGISTER ONLINE

Eddie Tanner is the owner of DeepSeeded Farm in Arcata, and has been farming and gardening professionally on the North Coast for over 15 years. He was an instructor of community agriculture at HSU and is the author of the textbook for this course.



Online Master of Arts in Applied Anthropology

A rigorous yet flexible degree program focused on building rewarding, relevant, competitive, marketable skills. Graduates will be in a position to confidently apply anthropological perspectives, theories and methods to a variety of careers in today’s academic, non-academic and increasingly global job market. LEARN MORE AT THE MA in Applied Anthropology WEBSITE.


Social Work: Online MSW Program

Get more information about the online Masters Degree in Social Work offered through the College of eLearning & Extended Education.

Leadership Studies Online Bachelor's Degree Completion Program

This online degree completion program leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an option in Leadership Studies. See the Leadership Studies Online Bachelor's Degree Completion Program website for details.



Institutional Research Graduate Certificate

This FULLY ONLINE interdisciplinary certificate program provides an introduction to the field of institutional research. It is for those pursuing or starting a career in institutional research and also for students and career professionals new to the discipline of institutional research.

Complete three 4-unit online courses to earn the certificate:

  • PSYC 550: Introduction to Institutional Research
  • PSYC 551: Applied Research
  • PSYC 552: Diversity in Research

A new cohort is admitted each spring. FEES: $399/UNIT

Ecotourism Planning & Management Certificate Program Logo 

The Ecology and Sustainable Tourism Planning & Management Certificate Program is a fully online program for those interested in careers in the rapidly growing field of ecological tourism. Open to all with no prerequisites.

Exercise Nutrition

Certificate in Exercise Nutrition

Online Certificate Program

This 12-unit online certificate program is offered online to students and working professionals who wish to expand their knowledge of the complex relationship between nutrition and exercise.

  • HED 344 (Spring 2016) Weight Control
  • KINS 447 (Spring 2016) Pharmacology & Ergogenic Aids
  • HED 231 (Summer 2016) Basic Human Nutrition
  • HED 342 (Fall 2016) Nutrition for Athletic Performance
  • HED 446 (Fall 2016) Optimal Bone & Muscle Development

Prerequisite: HED 231 or its equivalent.

Certificate in Faculty Preparation:
Teaching in Higher Education

Online Certificate Program

Pursuing a teaching career at a community college or university? This two-semester, 12-unit online certificate program was developed to meet the needs of current and aspiring faculty. Enhance your career and gain a competitive edge in the academic job market. This program introduces the roles and responsibilities of teaching in higher education and specifically addresses teaching, learning and technology issues in the college classroom.

The following courses must be taken sequentially:

  • Aug.-Oct.: EDUC X507: Foundations of Teaching in Higher Education (3 units, 6 weeks)
  • Oct.-Dec.: EDUC X508: Student Centered Design (3 units, 8 weeks)
  • Jan. 25-March 18, 2016: EDUC X509: Instructional Planning & Pedagogical Practice (3 units, 8 weeks)
  • March 28-May 20, 2016: EDUC X580: Teaching Practicum & Reflective Observation (3 units, 8 weeks)

New cohort admitted each fall. Apply by July 1 for fall 2016. Fees are $220/unit.


New Designs for Fundraising

New Designs in Fundraising

Online Certificate Program

Discover best practices in fundraising for small to mid-size nonprofits in this online certificate program. With Guiamar F. Hiegert, CFRE; Beth Bray, CFRE and Melissa Hooven. Fee: $195 for each class.

  • Foundations for Fundraising: JAN. 19-FEB. 12
  • Tools for Big Gifts: MARCH 14-APRIL 8
  • Tools for Annual Giving: FEB. 15-MARCH 11
  • The People: APRIL 11-MAY 6


CE Credits Online

Online 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:

  • Innovative classroom management techniques
  • Current trends in education
  • ELL strategies for the classroom and community
  • Transforming instructions with whiteboard systems
  • Effective parent interactions

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:

  • Register for and complete your online course through
  • Once you’ve successfully completed the course, you will be provided with a web link to register for academic credit through Humboldt State University. 
  • Once your electronic registration is processed by HSU, a confirmation email 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).

Spring 2016 fees: $95 for each course

$50 for 1 unit of academic credit for each course (plus additional for official transcripts)

Courses available:

  • 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

Decolonizing Social Work with Indigenous Communities

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


Rosetta Stone ®

Interactive Online Language Learning

Have you always wanted to learn another language? Or would you like to practice and increase your skills in a language you have already learned? Several language programs are available, and one unit of academic credit is optional.

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Osher LIFElong learning institute (OLLI)

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
OLLI at HSU (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Humboldt State University) creates opportunities for academic engagement, civic involvement, personal growth and fun. By offering a myriad of classes and experiences for a vibrant community of learners aged 50 and better, OLLI delivers learniing for a lifetime.




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5th Annual Conference

California Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education (CA-NAME)

The Struggle for Multicultural Education:
Sharing, Examining, & Reflecting on our Practices

Friday-Saturday, Jan. 8 & 9, 2016 at Humboldt State University

Valuing the cultural wealth of all peoples and practitioners dedicated to multicultural education.

Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Christine Sleeter
Dr. Margarita Berta-Avila

Workshops and performances on:

  • Indigenous knowledge
  • Developing inclusive curriculum
  • Creating socially-just curriculum, school, community and world
  • Decolonizing schooling practices and spaces.
Learn more about CA-NAME at its website.

22nd Annual Social Justice Summit

From the Frontlines:Theory to Action

Friday & Saturday, March 4 & 5

Humboldt State University Center

The HSU Multi Cultural Center (MCC) will present the 22nd Annual Social Justice Summit, with a keynote presentation, workshops, film screenings, and discussions.

The Social Justice Summit will:

  • Broaden perspectives on social justice and global issues.
  • Inspire interconnected theories and turn them into action.
  • Strengthen the relationship between environmental consciousness and social justice.



One unit of optional credit is available for an additional fee of $232 in one of the following:

9th Annual Humboldt State University

California Big Time & Social Gathering

Sat., April 2

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

Free Public Event

The Big Time helps strengthen and reinforce Indigenous tribal identity among our students, our youth, and our communities.

Learn about ceremonial dances, regalia, songs, history and traditions.

Traditional Indian Card Game Tournament

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

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


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.

HSUfit starts Friday, April 1 and runs every Friday evening through May 6
6-8 p.m. at Humboldt State University

For more information, call Jayne McGuire: 707-826-3735

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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