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Upcoming Events

Academic Advising Days

Friday, Jan. 12, 2018

Media, Technology, & Health

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Presenter: Sherry Knoppers - Nursing Professor 

Location: Calkins Science Center Room 122

This session will help the learner understand the potential impact of media and technology on infants and children as well as how they can affect physical and mental health across the life span.

Friday, Jan. 26, 2018

Meditation 101

Time: 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Presenter: Jodi Gee - Exercise Science Professor 

Location: Calkins Science Center Room 140

In this session, you will learn what meditation is, what meditation isn't, and you will also explore the power of your breath!

Saturday & Sunday, Jan. 27 & 28, 2018

YogaFit for Warriors Training

Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Location:  Calkins Science Center (Room 140)

This trauma-­sensitive yoga workshop zeros in on Post-­Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Trauma Brain Injury (TBI), the long­term effects each one has on the mind, body, and spirit, and how yoga can bring relief. Anyone suffering from trauma—military men and women, and their families; first responders; victims of violence or abuse—as well as the mental health professionals working with them will benefit from this two-day intensive.

Note: YogaFit for Warriors intensive training hours count as an elective either for the 200­-hour or the 300­-hour training, but not both. This two­-day workshop also counts toward YogaFit for Warriors 100- and 140-hour certifications as well as YogaFit Healthcare 900-hour certification.

What you will learn:

  • Polyvagal theory, the significance of the vagus nerve in trauma, and the role that yoga plays in its ability to function well  
  • The sympathetic nervous system’s role in understanding PTSD and trauma-­related stress response
  • Specific psoas release exercises, breathing techniques, slower movement, guided imagery, and meditation practices designed to release trauma stored in the body
  • How the language we use as teachers affects our students on a neurological and cellular level
  • How to use YogaFit’s transformational language specifically for this population to facilitate a deeper release of stress

Tuesday & Wednesday, Feb. 20 & 21, 2018

Advising Days for Exercise Science

Times: Tuesday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM / Wednesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Calkins Science Center Room 137

All students, regardless of major, are welcome to drop-in with no appointment necessary to find out more about classes, programs, graduation, transfer, careers and more! FREE FOOD will be provided!

If you would like to arrange an advising appointment with an Exercise Science faculty member, review the list below and arrange a time that is convenient for you. Advising appointments can include (but are not limited to):

  • Reviewing the 2 + 2 articulation agreements that are available
  • Understanding the Michigan Transfer Agreement and Associate Degree requirements
  • Developing a class schedule, determining a sequence of classes that works for you and registering for classes
  • Discussing potential career opportunities that are available with an Exercise Science degree
  • Preparing for Graduation
  • Discussing professional certifications such as personal training, group fitness instruction, health coaching and more!

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

YogaFit: Meditation and Mindfulness

Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Location:  Calkins Science Center (Room 140)

This one­-day transformational training uses a multilayered approach to mantra and chakra meditations to balance the nervous system and bring greater awareness to the mind and the body. An essential “Healer Heal Thyself” self­care tool for all yoga therapists, healthcare professionals, and yoga teachers to reflect, regroup, and be able to serve the needs of their clients and students effectively.

What you will learn:

  • The many physiological and psychological benefits of a meditation practice
  • The differences between mantra and mindfulness meditation practices
  • How to demystify and customize meditation practices for your clients, students and yourself
  • Ways to integrate meditation into your daily life to find more contentment
  • How to use meditation as an opportunity to work on your own issues and facilitate deep shifts on an energetic and emotional basis

Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 24 & 25, 2018

YogaFit: Level One - Foundations

Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Location:  Ford Fieldhouse Balcony (Room 304)

The first step on the path toward becoming a yoga teacher or simply deepening your practice, Level One provides the tools to create inspiring vinyasa yoga classes grounded in proper alignment and the safety of exercise science. 

Note: In order to receive a Certificate of Completion for Level One, you must also complete eight hours of practice teaching as a community service, in which you bring the gift of yoga, free of charge, to individuals who would not normally be exposed to yoga on a regular basis.

What you will learn:

  • Forty-­six fundamental YogaFit poses needed to teach an inclusive, well rounded, and safe yoga class to students for all ages, fitness levels, and experience
  • The physical execution, transitions, and modifications for each pose to ensure that it is safe and effective for every body type
  • To create dynamic vinyasa sequencing and flowing class formats based on YogaFit’s three-­mountain class structure
  • To use transformative language to communicate how each pose connects the mind and the body
  • To teach what you’ve learned within a nurturing and supportive classroom setting

Friday, Mar. 16, 2018

Heart Health

Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Presenter:  Melanie Schiele-Gady - Exercise Science Professor & Leigh Kleinert - Biological Sciences Professor

Location: Calkins Science Center Room 122

The number one cause of death in our nation of both men and women is Cardiovascular Disease.  So let’s learn how the heart works, what happens when we do not have a heart healthy life and how to care for a heart attack, stroke and cardiac arrest.