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HEALTH E21, Yoga Health & Safety, Principles & Practices for Older Adults

This course focuses on the history, principles and practices of yoga. Designed to promote health and safety among older adults, it focuses on yoga principles and practices to enhance the health of older adults through improved flexibility, balance, range of motion, strength, lung capacity and circulation. Some course sections may focus on specific yogic methods. Some sections may include therapeutic applications of yoga to address specific health challenges for older adults. Students will be encouraged to share their physical, mental and emotional challenges in a supportive environment specifically for older adults. These challenges will then be addressed within the coursework. Students will create a Daily Personal Yoga Health Plan integrating their own personal therapeutic yoga applications. Students will be encouraged to practice daily, creating opportunities to rehabilitate challenges. The course is designed to help students to use yoga methods such as postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and visualization to enhance their confidence, health, and overall feeling of well being.

Course Number: 9751 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. WF Location: EC 1227 308 Instructor: Dee D

Course Number: 9752 Time: 10 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. TTh Location: EC 1227 308 Instructor: Cooper M

Course Number: 9753 Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. TTh Location: 1450 OCEAN Instructor: Cass K

Course Number: 9754 Time: 11 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. MW Location: EC 1227 308 Instructor: Lieb J B

Course Number: 9755 Time: 2 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. TTh Location: EC 1227 308 Instructor: Dee D

HEALTH E22, Chi Gong Principles & Practices for Older Adults

This course is designed to enhance the health and safety of older adults through use of the principles and techniques of Chi Gong. Based on Chinese philosophy and healing concepts, the course will include the history, theory and practice of Chi Gong, including both the Wu School and Yang Style. Included are such Chinese philosophies as Yin and Yang, the Eight Directions, and Five Element theory and their applications to healthy living. Students work at their own level to improve tone, strength, flexibility and balance. Lectures, films, texts and discussions will explore the theory and practice of this traditional Chinese method for health and healing. Students will analyze which strategies best meet their needs, and create an individual health plan integrating Chi Gong techniques into their daily lives.

Course Number: 9756 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. TTh Location: EC 1227 308 Instructor: Holtzermann C

HEALTH E23, T’ai Chi Principles & Practices for Older Adults

This course offers an overview of the history, philosophy and techniques of the Chinese energy balancing health practice T’ai Chi Ch’uan. With a focus on enhancing healthy aging for older adults, the course offers strategies for improving balance and posture; increasing flexibility and endurance, reducing stress, and promoting relaxation and mindfulness. The course shows older adults how to avoid injury, conserve energy and use the body in an ergonomic manner. Students will create a personal health plan integrating T’ai Chi principles and techniques into their daily lives.

Course Number: 9757 Time: 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. MF Location: VP CTR Instructor: Staff Beginner and intermediate levels. Meets at Virginia Park Center, Fitness Room #1.

Course Number: 9758 Time: 12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. WF Location: EC 1227 304 Instructor: Nardini A S

Course Number: 9759 Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. TTh Location: EC 1227 308 Instructor: Terry Jr P W

Course Number: 9760 Time: 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. MW Location: EC 1227 308 Instructor: Terry Jr P W

Course Number: 9761 Time: 2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. MF Location: EC 1227 304 Instructor: Staff

HEALTH E24, Physical Fitness Principles & Practices for Older Adults

This course focuses on physical fitness and conditioning principles to help older adults maintain or improve their health, safety and independence. It covers basic principles of anatomy and fitness, showing older adults how to improve their cardiovascular health, muscle strength, endurance, flexibility, posture and balance. Principles of good nutrition also will be covered. Students explore movement strategies that are particularly helpful for older adults. Included are proper concepts and methods for warm-ups, stretching, low-impact aerobic activity, cool-downs, strength training and balance work. Students learn how to avoid falls and safely accommodate physical conditions and challenges. Students create a customized personal fitness and conditioning plan to suit their individual needs and physical challenges.

Course Number: 9762 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. TTh Location: VA PK Instructor: Moy D N

Course Number: 9763 Time: 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. MW Location: EC 1227 304 Instructor: Wapner-Baart L J

Course Number: 9764 Time: 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. TTh Location: 1450 OCEAN Instructor: Wapner-Baart L J

Course Number: 9765 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. TTh Location: EC 1227 304 Instructor: Terry Jr P W

Course Number: 9766 Time: 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. TTh Location: EC 1227 304 Instructor: Terry Jr P W

Course Number: 9767 Time: 2 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. W Location: EC 1227 304 Instructor: Cass K

HEALTH E25, Strength & Stamina Training Principles & Practices for Older Adults

This course focuses on how strength training and stamina building strategies help to promote health, safety and vitality in older adults. Principles of basic anatomy and physiology are covered. The course explores how older adults can maintain or improve their health and stamina through strength training using free weights, resistance devices and fitness techniques. The course emphasizes safe ways to start and maintain a program to increase strength, improve stamina and sustain bone density. Principles of good nutrition and stress management are included. Students create a personal fitness and strength training plan based on their individual needs and physical challenges.

Course Number: 9768 Time: 8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. TTh Location: EC 1227 304 Instructor: Regalado O

Course Number: 9769 Time: 10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. TTh Location: VP PATIO Instructor: Regalado O

Course Number: 9770 Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. MW Location: 1450 OCEAN Instructor: Vaillancourt A

Course Number: 9771 Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. MW Location: EC 1227 304 Instructor: Huner K A

Course Number: 9772 Time: 12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. TTh Location: CLOVER Instructor: Wapner-Baart L J

HEALTH E30, Personal Safety – Fall Prevention

This course is designed to help students avoid falls, which are the most frequent cause of serious injury in older adults. The course focuses on how, when and where falls frequently occur; how to maintain mobility, and how to improve and recover one’s balance. Students will create an individualized activity program to improve balance, endurance, strength and flexibility.

Course Number: 9773 Time: 12 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. W Location: EC 1227 307 Instructor: Evans Jami R

HEALTH E34, Stress Reduction through Yoga

This course offers older adults a range of strategies and techniques to reduce and manage stress in their lives. It includes stress reduction methods such as positive thinking, breathing exercises, meditation, humor, diet and exercise. The course also helps students establish peer support groups to help maintain their stress reduction skills.

Course Number: 9774 Time: 8 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. S Location: VA PK Instructor: Holtzermann C

Course Number: 9775 Time: 9 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. M Location: EC 1227 308 Instructor: Cooper M

Course Number: 9776 Time: 11 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. F Location: EC 1227 308 Instructor: Lieb J B

HEALTH E38, Joint Health & Mobility for Older Adults

This course helps older adults with chronic joint pain or mobility problems to attain and maintain physical strength, mobility and flexibility. Older adults with arthritis and/or other minor physical limitations will learn about the function of joints in the human body and techniques to move effectively without joint stress. Students create an individual plan for mobility and physical fitness.

Course Number: 9777 Time: 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. MW Location: 1450 OCEAN Instructor: Vaillancourt A

Course Number: 9778 Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. TTh Location: VP CTR Instructor: Wapner-Baart L J

Course Number: 9779 Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. TTh Location: WISE Instructor: Moy D N

Course Number: 9780 Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. TTh Location: EC 1227 304 Instructor: Regalado O

Course Number: 9781 Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. MW Location: REED PK Instructor: Albert G S

HEALTH E80, Introduction to SMC Fitness Center

Build your stamina and flexibility at your own pace in this course, especially designed for older adults. Students must attend at least 80% of the sessions. There is a separate section for intermediate students.

Course Number: 9831 Time: 2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m. F Location: CPC 201 Instructor: Fisher Je

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