University of Southern Indiana

Fitness and Recreation


Course includes first aid and CPR training.  Skill training provided for certification in first aid, adult, infant and child CPR/AED.

Instructor: Renee Frimming, USI Assistant Professor of Physical Education
Dates and Times: 2 Mondays, September 15 and 22, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Location: USI Health Professions, Room 0058
Registration Fee: $30



Spend an exciting weekend in intensive instruction, both on shore and in sailboats, at Kentucky Lake, for beginners or experienced sailors.  Meals and lodging are not included in registration fee.  Enrollment is limited.  May be taken for one-hour credit as EDUC163, Beginning Sailing.  Call 812-464-1989 for a detailed brochure. 

Instructor: Thomas Rivers, Professor of English, USI
Dates and Times: FIT350-Saturday and Sunday, October 4-5, 2014, 
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For other dates for noncredit students only, contact Tom Rivers at 
Location: Lighthouse Landing, Grand Rivers, Kentucky
Registration Fee: $225 (noncredit)



Get into the swing with professional instruction on golf equipment, terminology, rules, and etiquette.  Lab sessions cover clubs, grip, stance, swing, timing and rhythm, pitching, pitch and run, sand shots, chip shots, and putting.  Bring a five or seven-iron to the first class session.  Clubs not provided.  enrollment limited to eight per section. 

Instructor: Scott Culley, Tee Time Golf Complex Pro
Dates and Times: 6 Thursdays, September 18 to October 23,
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Tee Time Golf Complex, 7900 East Morgan Avenue
Registration Fee: $110


YOGA FOR BACK PAIN RELIEF                        

If you have chronic back pain, you know you have to be careful when exercising. Yoga is a holistic and therapeutic system of movement, breathing and relaxation that research shows can help relieve and prevent back pain. In this class, you will learn yoga poses and breathing techniques that are safe and effective for your condition.  You will learn how to develop your own home practice and also be prepared to attend group yoga classes.

Instructor: Zoe Sipes 
Dates and Time: 4 Thursdays, October 9 through 30, 
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Location: USI, University Center East, Room 2217 
Registration Fee: $50


DEEP WATER FITNESS CLASS                         

Build muscle, improve flexibility, and increase cardiovascular endurance by using the resistance of the water without the impact found in land exercise.  Exercising in deep water is a heart-healthy workout option that is challenging, fun and great for cross-training.  Class requires no swimming skills.  Aqua Joggers (bouyancy belts) are available.

Instructor: Katie Loehrlein, Library Assistant, Acquisitions, USI 
Completed for fall 2014.  Watch for spring dates in January 2015.



Research says one half-hour of water walking equals two hours of land walking without the stress on the body.  High-intensity but low-impact water exercises will be used to raise your heart rate and improve your cardiovascular condition.  Swimming skills are not required.

Instructor: Katie Loehrlein, library assistant-Acquisitions, USI
Dates and Times: 
        FIT334A- 4 Mondays and 4 Tuesdays, September 15 to October 7,
                           5:00 to 5:50 p.m.
        FIT334B- 4 Mondays and 4 Tuesdays, October 20 to November 11,
                           5:00 to 5:50 p.m.

Location: USI, Physical Activities Center, Pool
Registration Fee: $50



Water safety and water adjustment are emphasized in this program, along with development of gross motor skills.  Parents are invited to get in the water with their children after discussion with the chief instructor.

Dates and Times: FIT300, 8 Wednesdays, September 24 to November 12, 
                                  4:30 to 5:00 p.m.

                                  FIT301, 8 Wednesdays, September 24 to November 12, 
                                  6:05 to 6:35 p.m.

Location: USI Physical Activities Center, Pool
Registration Fee: $40


FIT340 - 341

Children ages 6 to 12 will have an opportunity to develop a wide variety of aquatic skills as well as fundamental strokes, and to receive American Red Cross water safety certification in one of the following areas:  Water Exploration, Primary Skills, Stroke Readiness, Stroke Development, Stroke Refinement, and Skill Proficiency.

Dates and Times: FIT340, 8 Wednesdays, September 24 to November 12, 
                                  5:10 to 5:55 p.m.
                                  FIT341, 8 Wednesdays, September 24 to November 12, 
                                  6:45 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: USI Physical Activities Center, Pool
Registration Fee: $50


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