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LSUA Continuing Education for the New Year

Released: 12/19/2001

<p> The Division of Continuing Education at Louisiana State University at Alexandria is offering several new courses in addition to our computer and water exercise classes. Two new offerings beginning early next year are an introduction to Greece and lifeguard training. </p><p> All courses meet on the LSUA campus unless otherwise noted and pre-registration, which includes fee payment, is required for all classes. </p><p> A Free Forum on Greece is being offered as an introduction to LSUA&acute;s planned travel course to Greece in May 2002. A review of the cities and historic sites included in the tour will be presented. Professor Roy deVille and assistant professor Richard Gwartney will lead the discussion on Monday, February 4 from 6 until 7 p.m. </p><p>

Free Forums are an opportunity for the community to meet with faculty, staff and community leaders for refreshments and conversation in their fields of study. Free </p><p> Forums are brought to you as a public service at no charge and are sponsored by the Bank of Lecompte. Reservations are required by calling the division at (318) 473-6495. </p><p> The American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course will instruct lifeguard candidates in the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. The registration fee of $175 includes the American Red Cross lifeguard manual, CPR mask and processing of the American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification. </p><p> The prerequisites to be eligible for the Lifeguard Training course are for the candidate to be 15 years of age on or before the final session of this course and the candidate must successfully complete the following swimming prerequisites: 1. Swim 500 yards continuously, using these strokes in the following order: 200 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, propellant kick, 100 yards breaststroke and 200 yards of either front crawl using rhythmic breathing or breaststroke; 2. Swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, and swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object with face out of water. </p><p> The class will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturday, February 4, 6, 13, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27 and March 4 at varying times throughout the course. The instructor for the course is Denise Evans, MS, CEP </p><p> Aquacise-This routine of specially designed exercises uses the water&acute;s natural buoyancy and resistance and may improve physical fitness, mental alertness, and emotional health. Exercises are conducted in shallow and/or deep water and are suitable for most levels of physical ability and water orientation. Faye Reynolds instructs the group on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 until 9:55 a.m. </p><p> Aerobic Deep Water Exercise-This is a NO IMPACT program. All exercises are performed in deep water and all activities are within the capabilities of most people with arthritis. It is not necessary to know how to swim. Although it is a nonclinical program, it may result in some physical benefits such as decreased pain and increased flexibility and endurance. </p><p> Participants should have functional and relatively comfortable shoulder and elbow motion and be able to tolerate a 20 minute aquatic endurance component without excessive pain, fatigue, or shortness of breath. Participants must provide Aqua Jogger or instructor-approved buoyancy apparatus. Bobbie Berlin leads the session Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 until 4:25 p.m. </p><p> Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program Plus Shallow Water-All activities are performed in shallow water and are within the capabilities of most people with arthritis. It is not necessary to know how to swim. Although it is a nonclinical program, it may result in some physical benefits such as decreased pain and increased flexibility and endurance. Participants should have functional and relatively comfortable shoulder and elbow motion and be able to tolerate a 10 to 20 minute aquatic endurance component or 15 minutes standing or walking on land without excessive pain, fatigue, or shortness of breath. </p><p> SECTION 1 is held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 until 3:25 p.m. SECTION 2 in held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 until 5:25 p.m. Both sections are taught by Bobbie Berlin. </p><p> All water exercise classes meet at the LSUA pool. The fee for each aquatic class is $31 for the first month and $25 for each consecutive month thereafter. Participants must also provide and wear appropriate deck and water shoes. </p><p> Introduction to Home Landscape Design is your opportunity to learn how to design your own home landscape from a local professional. This course will apply towards four hours of continuing education required for contractors and builders. The class will meet on Tuesday & Thursday, Feb. 19 and 21 from 4:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the University Center on England Airpark. The fee for the course is $55. </p><p> Personal Computer: Beginner will be held on Mondays, Feb. 4, 18, 25 and March 4 from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. The fee for the course is $118 plus the text. This class is for individuals with little or no computer experience and will be led by Becky L. Tassin. </p><p> Participants will learn the difference between hardware and software, become familiar with computer terminology and the parts of a computer and also review popular software applications. Other topics include factors to consider when purchasing a computer, navigating and managing files in a Windows operating system and other basic concepts. </p><p> To register or receive more information about these or other courses, contact the Division of Continuing Education at (318) 473-6495. </p>