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Community Education - Spring 2015

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 or in person at the Reception Desk in the Eccles Health, Wellness, and Athletic Center, or over the phone by calling 801.832.2862801.832.2862 to register with a Visa, MC, or Discover.


Golf Tune Up Beginning SCUBA
Beginning Golf Advanced SCUBA
Intermediate Golf

Yoga Basics Session 2

Lifeguard Certification  
Jackie Sorensen Fitness  


 Golf tune up

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!

Golf Tune Up 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 2015 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 2015!

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

  • Cost:  $80
  • Tuesdays, April 21 - May 12
  • 6:00 - 7:30 pm
  • Location:  Rose Park Golf Course (1386 N. Redwood Rd., SLC, UT  84116)


Lifeguard Certification - American Red Cross

This course teaches participants the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course content and activities prepare participants to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and prevent drowning and injuries. Upon successful completion of the requirements of the course the student will receive their American Red Cross Lifeguarding and First Aid certification along with their CPR/AED for Lifeguard certification.  

Course Prerequisite: The course prerequisites will be tested on the first day. In order to be eligible for American Red Cross Certification the Prerequisites must be passed. Minimum age to attend the class at Westminster College is 17 years of age.  

  • Cost:  $175
  • Thursday, March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23 and Saturdays, March 21 and 28
  • Thursdays, 6 - 10 pm and Saturdays, 9 am - 4 pm
  • Location:  Eccles Health, Wellness, and Athletic Center and Dive Utah (4679 South 2225 East)


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.

The first class will take place on Westminster campus in a classroom (TBA), subsequent classes will meet at Rose Park Golf Course.   

  • Cost:  $130
  • Session 1:  Tuesdays, May 26 - June 30
  • Session 2:  Tuesdays, July 14 - August 18
  • 6:00 - 7:30 PM
  • Location:  Rose Park Golf Course, 1386 N. Redwood Rd., SLC, UT  84116


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. 

Practice Balls will be provided courtesy of Rose Park Golf Course

Classes will meet at Rose Park Golf Course (1386 N. Redwood Rd. SLC, UT 84116) 

  • Cost:  $130
  • Dates:  Tuesdays, September 1 - September 29
  • Time:  5:30 - 7:00 pm
  • Place:  Rose Park Golf Course (1386 N. Redwood Rd. SLC, UT  84116)


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.  

  •  Cost:  $80 each session 
  • Session 1:  Saturdays, January 10 - March 14 (no class on January 17 and February 14)
  • Session 2:  Saturdays, April 4 - May 23
  • 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
  • Registration Deadline:  January 9 for Session 1 and April 3 for Session 2

Beginning SCUBA Diving

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.  Fees include classroom and pool instruction, texts, scuba gear rental, open water instruction, and Homestead Crater entry fees.  

  • Cost:  $399
  • Class Orientation: Monday, June 15, from 6:00-7:30 PM, Location:  TBA
  • Classes at Dive Utah June 22, 29, July 6, and 13 - 6:30-10:00 PM (Dive Utah, 4679 S 2225 E · Holladay, UT 84117)
  • Additional Class at Homestead Crater - TBD  

Advanced SCUBA

If you already have your open water certification you can join the Advanced Open Water Diver Course.  During the course you will learn five additional skills such as how to carefully plan a dive to a depth between 60 - 100 ft., how to preserve the beauty of a delicate reef by using advanced buoyancy skills and much more.  You will even have the opportunity to try out an underwater propulsion vehicle!  To register for the class email Robyn Hyde.  There is a short assignment you will need to complete before the first class on the 17th.  Course fee includes classroom and pool instruction, text, scuba gear rental and entry fees to certification sites.  Students must have a log book and Recreational Dive Planner (RDP).

  • Cost:  $230
  • Class Orientation: Monday, Monday, June 15, from 6:00-7:30 PM, Location:  TBA
  • Classes at Dive Utah June 22, 29, July 6, and 13 - 6:30-10:00 PM (Dive Utah, 4679 S 2225 E · Holladay, UT 84117)
  • Additional Class at Homestead Crater - TBD 



Jackie Sorensen Fitness classes

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 cool down to lower your heart rate and leave you feeling great about all you've accomplished in one hour. 

 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, $65
  • Cost:  Dance Aerobics, $140
  • SPECIAL:  Sign up for both classes and save $25, $180
  • Step Aerobics, 8:15 - 9:15 am, Saturdays, June 6 - September 5 (no class on July 4)
  • Dance Aerobics, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Mondays & Wednesdays, June 1 - September 2
  • Drop In Class, $7