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Community Education - May/Summer 2014

We are pleased to offer a variety of Community Education classes. All classes are open to the public! Please note that some classes need to have a minimum number of students enrolled in order for the class to run and are specified below.

Register for Community Education classes online, in person at the Reception Desk in the Eccles Health, Wellness, and Athletic Center, or over the phone by calling 801.832.2862 to register with a Visa, MC, or Discover.

 get golf ready!

The birds are singing, the sun is shining, and it’s getting warmer! So it’s time to join PGA Apprentice Professional, charter member and former coach of the Westminster “Swingin’ Griffins” Varsity Golf Team, Mike Nickas, to GET GOLF READY!

Get Golf Ready is a four-session golf tune-up program designed for those with some golf experience to knock off that early season rust and get you ready for the 2014 golf season!

Whether you are a regular weekly league player or someone that just likes to get out on the links a few times a year, this class will have something for you! In just four weeks’ time you will tackle all the major shots from the green to the tee and prepare your game for what is shaping up to be a fantastic 2014!

Practice balls will be provided for the class courtesy of Rose Park Golf Course. Register online.

  •  Cost:  $75
  • Tuesdays, April 22 - May 13
  • 5:30 - 7:00 PM
  • Location:  Rose Park and Jordan River Golf Courses (1386 N. Redwood Rd.)


Beginning golf

This class is perfect for anyone thinking about taking up the game, but wants to get started off on the right foot, or for people that have been playing golf for a while, but have never really had any formal instruction.  Local PGA Certified Golf Professional, charter member and former coach of the Westminster “Swingin’ Griffins” Varsity Golf Team, Mike Nickas, will help to develop your game from the green all the way back to the tee.  You’ll learn the five major shots including putting, chipping, pitching, irons and tee shots; as well as learn about the rules and history of the game, club design, etiquette and how to develop good practice habits.   Sign up for this course and you will be well on your way to enjoying the game of a lifetime!

Don’t have your own clubs?  Equipment and practice balls will be provided to you on class nights by Rose Park Golf Course.  Register online.

  • Cost:  $130
  • Session 1:  Tuesdays, May 27 - July 1
  • Session 2:  Tuesdays, July 15 - August 19
  • 6 - 7:30 pm
  • Location:  Rose Park and Jordan River Golf Courses (1386 N. Redwood Rd.)  The first class on May 27th and July 15th will be held on campus in the Special Events Room, HWAC 206.



This class is perfect for anyone that has been playing the game for a while, took one of the beginning golf classes, or has had some form of formal golf instruction, and is thinking about either getting into competitive golf, wants an edge in their weekend game, or is just trying to avoid an awkward situation on the course playing in a business setting.  This class is taught by local PGA Certified Golf Professional, charter member and former coach of the Westminster “Swingin’ Griffins” Varsity Golf Team, Mike Nickas.  This class is designed to introduce several advanced concepts of the game of golf to the student including advanced swing mechanics, trouble shots, course management, structured practice, etiquette, and game formats.  Upon completion of this course the student should have a firm grasp on the finer points of swing theory and should have the ability to participate in a competitive situation.  This class will also include one round of golf (9 holes) at the course during one of your last classes. 

Practice Balls will be provided courtesy of Rose Park Golf Course. Register online.

  •  Cost:  $115
  • Tuesdays, September 2 - September 30
  • 5:30 - 7:00 pm
  • Location:  Rose Park and Jordan River Golf Courses (1386 N. Redwood Rd.)


Yoga Basics

This is perfect for any one who would like to begin a yoga practice or move deeper into their existing yoga practice. We will focus on the 8 limbs of yoga—including postures, breathing, meditation, chanting, etc. The teacher, Jacqueline Morasco, has been teaching yoga in SL for over ten years and has a special interest in making the practice as individualized as can be. She likes to take a gentle approach while strengthening and stretching the body, mind and breathe.  Register online.

  •  Cost:  $70
  • Session 1:  May 17th - June 28th
  • 9:30 - 11:00 AM
  • Location: Westminster College, Eccles Health Wellness, and Athletic Center Studio
  • Min. # of students: 7, Max # of students: 20
  • Drop-ins will be welcome after the minimum has been met: Drop In Rate: $12.00 per class



Beginning Scuba Diving is designed to introduce students to the joy and excitement of scuba diving. Through home study, class sessions and pool sessions, you will learn the essential information to scuba dive safely in a swimming pool. After the initial classes at Dive Utah, you can choose to complete Open Water training at the Homestead Crater in Midway and complete your PADI Open Water Diver certification. This prestigious certification is internationally recognized and will allow you a lifetime of scuba enjoyment.   Register online.

  •  Cost:  $399
  • Class Orientation:  Monday, June 9, 6 - 7:30 on campus (location TBD)
  • Classes at Dive Utah:  Mondays, June 16, 23, 30, July 7, and 14 from 6:30 - 10:30 pm at Dive Utah (4679 S. 2225 E., Holladay, UT  84117)
  • Additional class at Homestead Crater TBD


Tap:  One Step Up

This class is geared toward intermediate tappers who have a fair amount of previous experience or who have participated fully in at least 2 sessions at Westminster. This class will dive deeper into technique, rhythm, and more complicated patterns & combinations. Students must provide their own shoes, which can be found at several stores around the valley and online. Register online.

  •  Cost:  $32
  • Thursdays, June 5th - 26th
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
  • Minimum # Students:  4

Jackie sorensen aerobics

Workout with Jacki Sorensen's Fitness class. We combine stretching, flexibility, corework, weight training and aerobic exercise into each class. Jacki's classes use upbeat and motivating music. Participate at your own level.  Enjoy a safe, effective approach to fitness.

Jackie Sorensen Step Aerobics:  Class format: Each class begins with a light cardiovascular routine. Without stopping you move on to a vertifirm exercises which gives you a complete workout that strengthens and firms your upper and lower body. Use of hand weights are optional during this segment of class. You continue with corework, abdominal exercises and pushups. Next is the cardiovascular segment of class to shape up your heart and give you more energy. Finish class with a cooldown to lower your heartrate and leave you feeling great about all you've accomplished in one hour.  Register online.

 Jackie Sorensen Dance Aerobics:  Jacki Sorensen's aerobic dancing combines stretching, corework, weight training, and aerobic exercise into each class. All routines are carefully choreographed and fit the mood of the music. Come have fun while you slim.

  • Cost:  Step Aerobics, $75
  • Cost:  Dance Aerobics, $145
  • SPECIAL:  Sign up for both classes and save $25, $195
  • Step Aerobics, 8:15 - 9:15 am, May 10th - August 16th
  • Dance Aerobics, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, May 6th - August 14th (no class on July 24th)