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AQUATICS: All aquatics courses are held in the USI Physical Activity Center (PAC) pool and are taught by the USI Aquatics Staff under the direction of Cathy Hesse.

LOCKERS: Locker space is available during class time at no charge to participants who provide their own locks. If you are interested in locker rental and towel service call the PAC Control Counter at 812/464-1945.

PLEASE NOTE: All registrants for fitness courses are reminded that it is always wise to consult a physician before beginning any exercise program.

INTRODUCTION TO ROCK CLIMBING                                                                      NO. FIT376
Learn the exciting and exhilarating sport of rock climbing. Participants will learn basic climbing skills, proper anchor building techniques, gear placement, and rope systems. May be taken for one-hour credit as PED199, Introduction to Rock Climbing.

Dates and Time: Seven Tuesdays, January 13–February 25, 6 to 8:30 p.m
Location: Vertical eXcape Climbing Center and Outdoor Store, 1315 N. Royal Avenue, Evansville
Registration Fee: $225

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OFFICIATING VOLLEYBALL                                                                                       NO. FIT395
An in-depth look at the mechanics, rules, and officiating techniques of volleyball with an emphasis on the high school interscholastic level. Half the course will be spent in the classroom with the other half in the gym playing and officiating volleyball. Experience in officiating will be arranged for interested participants. There is a $45 testing fee for those who want to take the IHSAA licensing exam; all others will pay a $13 book fee to IHSAA. Bring a check, payable to IHSAA for the exam/book fee, to the first course session. Course also may be taken for one-hour credit as PED234.

Dates and Time: Six Tuesdays, January 14–February 18, 6 to 8:50 p.m.
Location: USI, Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness Center, Court 1
Registration Fee: $85, not including text/IHSAA

PRESCHOOL SWIMMING (Ages 3–5)                                                                                          
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.

Course Numbers, Dates, and Times:
NO. FIT300: Seven Wednesdays, January 22–March 5, 4:30 to 5 p.m.
NO. FIT301: Seven Wednesdays, January 22–March 5, 6:05 to 6:35 p.m.
Location: USI Physical Activities Center, Pool
Registration Fee: $40

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SWIMMING FOR BOYS AND GIRLS (Ages 6–14)                                                                        
Children ages six to14 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.

Course Numbers, Dates, and Times:
NO. FIT340: Seven Wednesdays, January 22–March 5, 5:10 to 5:55 p.m.
NO. FIT341: Seven Wednesdays, January 22–March 5, 6:45 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: USI Physical Activities Center, Pool
Registration Fee: $45

WATER AEROBICS                                                                                                      NO. FIT334
Research says a 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.

Course Numbers, Dates, Times, and Fees:
NO. FIT334A: Six Mondays, January 27–March 3, 5 to 5:50 p.m., $36
NO. FIT334B: Eight Mondays, March 17–May 5, 5 to 5:50 p.m., $48
Location: USI Physical Activities Center, Pool

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ADULT/CHILD/INFANT CPR RECERTIFICATION COURSE                                     NO. FIT500
If you need to be recertified in adult/child/infant cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and use of automatic external defibrillators (CPR/AED), sign up for this course. The practical exam will be given at USI on Saturday, February 15, in the Health Professions Center. Space is limited to 10 per session.

Course Numbers, Date, and Times:
NO. FIT500A: Saturday, February 15, 10 a.m.
NO. FIT500B: Saturday, February 15, Noon
NO. FIT500C: Saturday, February 15, 2 p.m.
Location: USI Health Professions Center, Room 058
Registration Fee: $20

BEGINNING GOLF                                                                                                                          
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 course session. Clubs not provided. Enrollment limited to eight per section.

Course Numbers, Dates, and Times:
NO. FIT360: Six Tuesdays, April 1–May 6, 6 to 7 p.m.
NO. FIT361: Six Tuesdays, April 1–May 6, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.
Location: Tee Time Golf Complex, 7900 East Morgan Avenue, Evansville
Registration Fee: $110

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GEOCACHING                                                                                                             NO. FIT160
Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world using GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors. Learn how to get started and what equipment you will need.

Date and Time: Sunday, April 27, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Location: USI, University Center, Room 2205
Registration Fee: $25 for one; $15 for each additional family member

EATING INDIANA (Ages 12+)                                                                                  NO. FIT180

The southern Indiana landscape is covered with various types of naturally growing plants, many of which are edible. Every state has several species of edible plants that are native to it. We will explore the woods around University of Southern Indiana to discover the edible plants, learn how to identify them, collect them, and cook them.  

Date and Time: Sunday, May 4, 2 to 4 p.m.
Location: USI, Grimes Haus
Registration Fee: $25 for one; $15 for each additional family member

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ON-COURSE GOLF LESSONS                                                                                    NO. FIT368
This course is specially designed for you to fine tune your golf swing and improve your game tremendously. Learn golfing etiquette as you play on the course with others in a non-threatening environment.

Dates and Time: Four Tuesdays, May 13–June 3, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Tee Time Golf Complex, 7900 East Morgan Avenue
Registration Fee: $78

SAILING SCHOOL                                                                                                                          
Spend an exciting weekend in intensive instruction, both on shore and in sailboats, at Kentucky Lake. For beginners or experienced sailors. Meals and lodging not included in registration fee. Enrollment limited. May be taken for one-hour credit as EDUC 163, Beginning Sailing. For more information, call 812/464-1989 for a detailed brochure.

Course Numbers, Dates, and Times:
NO. FIT348: Saturday–Sunday, May 17-18, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
NO. FIT349: Saturday–Sunday, June 7-8, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For other dates for noncredit students only, contact Tom Rivers at 812/464–1753.
Location: Lighthouse Landing, 320 W. Commerce Ave., Grand Rivers, Kentucky
Registration Fee: $225 noncredit

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HUMAN PERFORMANCE LAB                                                                                                         
The Human Performance Lab (HPL) provides a number of health, fitness and performance tests. HPL meets the needs of both competitive and recreational athletes. Whether you plan to run your first marathon, become a competitive bike racer, or just stay fit, we have services designed for you. To determine which tests might be best for your needs call 812/464-1821. Testing is offered by appointment only. To schedule single or multiple tests email or call 812/464-1989.


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