Classes & Activities

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NAUI SCUBA Diver Course

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The NAUI SCUBA Diver Course is a five week program of in- struction in the safe use of SCUBA equipment and water skills. The class consists of Saturday classroom lectures at the Alpha Training Group facility in Fairhaven, and Monday night pool sessions at the Arcata Community Pool. The course concludes with an open water dive in Mendocino over a weekend. Students will be required to provide a set of personal dive equipment and wetsuit for the open water portion of the course. Student equipment requirements are discussed in detail during the lecture seminar. All participants must fill out a medical evaluation prior to course. Evaluations are available at the Arcata Community Pool front desk.

Program Fee: 
$375 Plus additional charges for equipment
Day and Time: 
TBA
Location: 
Arcata Community Pool, 1150 16th Street, Arcata
Notes: 
Students may register for Scuba, but must attend and pass the Pre-Scuba Class • additional equipment required.

EMT Refresher

Coming Fall 2014

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 6 months expired and a current CPR for the Health Care Provider/Professional Rescuer
Program Fee: 
$175 HSU Students, $195 All Others
Day and Time: 
TBA
Location: 
TBA
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.

The Art of Making Truffles

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Learn to make chocolate truffles the easy way from a professional Chocolatier. Sandra Nakashima, founder and co-owner of Drakes Glen Creations will show you how to make artisan truffles that will amaze your friends and family. You will learn how to: make truffle ganache, temper chocolate, and learn to make rolled, dipped, and molded truffles. You will leave the class with recipes, one mold and the chocolate truffles you have made in class (more than a $50 Value). This is a fun class and no previous cooking skills are needed. For directions to the Foodworks Culinary Center click here.

Program Fee: 
$60 HSU Students • $70 All Others
Day and Time: 
TBA
Location: 
Food Works Culinary Center in Arcata

Water Exercise

Spring Semster

These classes are one-hour long, medium intensity aerobic workouts. Tuesday and Thursday mornings class is held in the deep end area and all other classes are held in the four-foot lap lanes.

Day and Time: 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday • 7:30- 8:30am, Tuesday & Thursday • 8:30 - 9:30am (deep water) & Monday - Friday • 7:00 - 8:00pm

Prenatal & Post-Partum Exercise

Spring Semester

This class is designed for expectant mothers and new mothers who would like to begin or continue an exercise routine.

Day and Time: 
Monday - Friday • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Adaptive Aquatics

Spring Semester

Come and bring your child of exceptional needs to this fun and safe environment. Facilitated by our trained staff, Adaptive Aquatics will reinforce basic water safety in the presence of fun and exciting games.

Day and Time: 
Friday • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Lap Swimming

Spring Semester

Adults can utilize our lanes for lap swimming and exercise any hour the facility is open.

Emergency Medical Technician Certification

Coming Fall 2014

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. People's lives often depend on their quick reactions and competent care. EMTs and paramedics respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities. This class provides entry level knowledge and skills, as well as testing strategies for the national exam and information on how to obtain and maintain national, state and local licenses and certifications.

Prerequisite: 
18 years of age, CPR for the Professional Rescuer or equivalent
Program Fee: 
$325 HSU Students, $365 All Others
Materials Needed: 
Current EMT Book
Day and Time: 
TBA
Location: 
TBA

Introduction to Cross Country Skiing

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This is a one-day excursion to the snow for first time cross-country skiers and for those who wish to improve their skills. You will receive individual instruction in cross-country skiing including flatland and downhill techniques. Bring a friend or family member and enjoy a day in the snow!

Program Fee: 
$50 HSU Students • $65 All Others
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Wednesday • January 29 • 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Day and Time: 
Saturday • February 1
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • January 27

Tae Kwon Do

February 3 - May 7

Traditional Tae Kwon Do is an extremely effective Martial Art for self defense, self discipline, and self empowerment. Training will increase your cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, and flexibility while teaching you effective self defense techniques in realistic situations. Tae Kwon Do is world renowned for having the most dynamic and explosive kicking techniques of any Martial Art. Coupled with its focus on realistic self defense, and the use of grappling, joint-locking, choking and hand-striking techniques, traditional Tea Kwon Do will provide you with the skills and confidence to handle any situation. Whether you are new to the Martial Arts, or want to train for your black belt, our proven method of instruction will help you succeed. Students will have an opportunity to test for their first belt at the end of the semester and can attend some additional classes at Sun Yi’s Academy of Tae Kwon Do, here in Arcata.

Program Fee: 
$75 HSU Students • $90 All Others
Day and Time: 
Mondays & Wednesdays • 5:00 - 6:00pm
Location: 
The first two weeks are at HSU's Recreation & Wellness Center Room 125, the following weeks at Sun Yi’s Academy of Tae Kwon Do, Arcata
Notes: 
An additional $20 will be collected at the first class meeting to cover the cost of the uniform.

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