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Community Education - Fall 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.

Intermediate golf

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. The last class students will play an actual round of golf (9 holes) at Rose Park Golf Course. 

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

Classes will meet at Rose Park Golf Course and the Jordan River Short Game Practice Area (1386 N. Redwood Rd. SLC, UT 84116).

  •  Cost:  $120
  • Tuesdays, September 2 - 30
  • 5:30 - 7:00 PM
  • Location:  Rose Park and Jordan River Golf Courses (1386 N. Redwood Rd.)

An introduction to wilderness and adventure photography

This workshop will introduce participants to the skills and techniques they can use to create professional quality images documenting their wilderness adventures. Topics will include exposure control and light metering, the principles of composition, the qualities of natural light, and the philosophy and tradition of the artist in nature. The program will incorporate slide-illustrated lectures, group discussion, a field trip, and student feedback and critiques. No experience necessary. Contact Jonathan Duncan for class specific questions. Register online.

  • Cost: $95
  • Dates: Thursdays, September 18 - October 9
  • Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
  • Place: Eccles HWAC 352
  • Minimum # Students: 5
  • Maximum # Students: 20

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:  Saturdays, September 6 - October 25 (no class on September 20)
  • Session 2:  Saturdays, November 1 - December 20 (no class on November 29)
  • 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, September 8, 6 - 7:30 on campus (HWAC 206)
  • Classes at Dive Utah:  Mondays, September 15, 22, 29, October 6 and 13, 6:30 - 10:30 pm at Dive Utah (4679 S. 2225 E., Holladay, UT  84117)
  • Additional class at Homestead Crater TBD



Advanced Scuba Diving is designed to introduce students to advanced SCUBA techniques which will allow students to both explore more difficult terrain and to learn advanced safety procedures.   Through home study, class sessions and pool sessions, students will learn about five advanced areas of diving.  Successful completion of the five learning modules and training dives will certify the student as a PADI advanced Open Water Diver which is a prestigious certification that is recognized internationally.  Completion of this advanced training will allow a student if they choose to move forward in their dive training to learn rescue diving techniques.    Register online.  

  •  Cost:  $200
  • Class Orientation:  Monday, September 8, 6 - 7:30 on campus (HWAC 206)
  • Classes at Dive Utah:  Mondays, September 15, 22, 29, October 6 and 13, 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:  $96
  • Wednesdays, August 27 - December 10 (no class on September 24, October 1, 15, and November 26)
  • 4:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Payne Gym Studio
  • Minimum # Students:  4

belly dance basics

 This class uses Middle Eastern Dance in a low impact cardio workout to stretch & strengthen muscles, especially core. It can help improve posture & increase concentration while having fun. This class encourages lifetime health/wellness. Register online.  

  •  Cost:  $70
  • Tuesdays, August 26 - December 9 (no class on October 14)
  • 2:00 - 3:15 pm
  • Payne Gym Studio


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.  Register online

  • Cost:  Step Aerobics, $90
  • Cost:  Dance Aerobics, $170
  • SPECIAL:  Sign up for both classes and save $25, $240
  • Step Aerobics, 8:15 - 9:15 am, Saturdays, August 23 - December 20
  • Dance Aerobics, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Mondays & Wednesdays, August 18 - December 17 (no class on September 1 and November 26)
  • Drop In Class, $7

 Paddle Board Yoga

The Fitness, Wellness & Recreation Department is excited to now offer Paddle Board Yoga in our Aquatic Center! This is a great chance to try this popular full body workout! Online registration is not available since class is limited to 8 participants. Sign up in person at the Registration Desk in the Eccles HWAC. More sessions will follow.

  • Cost: $30 for 3 sessions
  • Thursdays 7:30-8:30pm
  • September 18, September 25, October 2
  • Location: Aquatic Center