Campus Recreation

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Recreation Classes

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Backpacking: The Sierra Nevada Mountains

Learn the basic skills of backpacking!  Explore the southern Sierra Nevada mountains and camp at a high alpine lake above 10,000 feet.  Travel to an area that has an abundance of great intermediate weekend backpacking trails; all no more than 6 to 8 miles in length.  Enjoy spectacular views of snow capped peaks and beautiful alpine lakes.  At this time of year there are very few visitors and the stars are amazing.  The challenges of these hikes are rewarded by the experience of clean lakes, clean air, and picturesque scenery.  This may be one of your most memorable classes yet!  Visit www.sandiego.edu/explore for additional information. *Class is offered varied semesters only.

You must have an active health insurance policy and you will be required to complete a health statement/liability waiver. If you are under 18, please notify a staff member before you sign up

  • Price: $TBA (includes instruction, transportation, entrance fees, camping, most meals and some specialized adventure clothing as needed)
  • Dates and Times: TBA
  • Away trip to mountains: TBA
  • Contact markceder@sandiego.edu for more information regarding this class.

Beach Volleyball class- Co Ed

Learn the basic skills of beach volleyball competition and sport. Have fun in the San Diego sun while getting sandy and playing volleyball. Class will focus on technique,skill development, and the game.

Class meets at the Jetty at South Mission Beach (by the volleyball and BBQ pits).

*Transportation is NOT provided.

Class is only held the first 8 weeks of the fall semester and ends when daylight savings begins.

Community Garden Project

This course is an introduction to the theory and application of permanent agriculture design. Class participants will cultivate fresh herbs and produce on campus, supporting campus zero waste goals, while learning useful skills and knowledge to maintain personal and community based gardens. Class hours will be a combination of hours worked in the garden, planting, propagating, and harvesting, garden plots; visiting local farms and nurseries; and attending demonstrations on sustainable agriculture including water conservation and composting. For more information, please email Courtney Walters (cwalters@sandiego.edu).

*The Advanced Gardening Class is the next level up from the Community Gardening Project and participants will be expected to mentor new gardners and help with an overall class project.

Golf

  • Golf Basics Level 1 (Co Ed): In this class the student works on the full swing including putting and chipping. Basic fundamentals, rules, course etiquette, and course management are covered. Some on-course instruction is included. Clubs provided or you may use your own. No experience needed.
  • Golf Skills Development (Co Ed) Level 2: This class is designed for the person who has either played golf before or has had previous instruction. Students will work more on the long irons and woods. Instruction is taught at the student level.  Clubs provided or you may use your own. Prerequisites: Level 1 or equivalent skills.
  • Golf Basics Level 1 for Women: This class is designed specifically for women. In this class the student works on the full swing including putting and chipping. Basic fundamentals, rules, course etiquette, and course management are covered. Some on-course instruction is included. Clubs provided or you may use your own. No experience needed. Instruction is taught at the student level.
  • Golf for Business & Play (Level 3): Students learn how to use golf as a business tool and get some "professional" play time. Half the time is dedicated to learning the skills required for playing the game while the other half focuses on the business side of golf. Clubs provided or you may use your own. Prerequisites: Level 2 or equivalent skills.  

Location: Tecolote Golf Course

*Transportation is NOT provided

Email the Tecolote golf instructor/golf pro with any class questions: Abner Nevarez (abgolfpro@gmail.com).

 

Group Exercise Certification Prep Course

Ever wanted to become a certified group fitness instructo and help people reach new fitness and health goals? Then this class is for you! Students will learn what it takes to be an ACE certified group exercise instructor with both in the classroom and in "real World" applications. At the end of the class, students can elect to take the ACE certification exam for an additional fee (fee is TBD year to year by ACE). Some extra book feel may apply to this class. Class offered varied semesters only.

Hiking: Advanced- Zion National Park

Explore Utah’s First National Park through a collection of strenuous day hikes while camping in a local campground.  Walk among the towering cliffs and view the massive canyon walls ascending toward a brilliant blue sky.  This class will travel to Zion National Park (dates TBA).  Hiking will be strenuous, traveling 5 to  9 miles over rough terrain.  Some sections of trail will have long drop offs (not appropriate for anyone fearful of heights) and others will require hiking over slippery rocks and wading through water and even swimming.  Two class outings will involve hiking around San Diego prior to the trip to Utah. Visit www.sandiego.edu/explore for additional information. *Class is offered varied semesters only.

You must have an active health insurance policy and you will be required to complete a health statement/liability waiver. If you are under 18, please notify a staff member before you sign up

  • Price: $TBA (includes instruction, transportation, entrance fees, camping, most meals and specialized canyoneering clothing)
  • Dates and Times: TBA
  • Contact markceder@sandiego.edu for more information regarding this class.

Indoor Volleyball- Co Ed   

This is a multi-level class that will provide instruction and practice of the fundamentals of the game including serving, passing, setting, spiking, and the basic defensive and offensive strategies. Emphasis is placed on the rules and etiquette of the game. Round robin play is included.

Leave No Trace, Inc. Certification Course   

5 week course that focuses on the seven principles supported by LNT, Inc. as recommended guidelines for outdoor practice. Course includes one mandatory (cannot pass the course without going) overnight camping trip, usually held 4 weeks into the semester. Fees include books, certification, and camping costs. Offered varied semesters only. For more info, call x4709 or visit www.sandiego.edu/explore.

Massage

Massage provides relaxation from the stress and tension of everyday living while enhancing general health and well being. It can also help athletes to heal more quickly after tough workouts. Massage is not only therapeutic, but it feels good as well. Various massage techniques will be covered as well as holistic modalities and overall wellness in this 6 week course. See course schedule for course dates. Must attend every class if taking as for-credit (and wish to pass).

Nutrition & Personall Wellness

Ever want to explore just how nutrition affects overall health and wellbeing? Then this class is for you! Course will review nutritional information including nutrition labels, dieting fads and myths, how to eat for certain types of bodies/exercises, American diet trends, and overall holistic health practices. This is an excellent class to compliment the health minded student who wants valuable information on just what is in our food.

Outdoor Challenge Course Facilitator

Learn the basics of facilitating groups and Challenge course management. This course offers students risk management basics, ACCT policy and procedure behind Challenge Course operation, set-up and take down procedures.  The facilitation skills portion will address presenting in front of groups, learning to convert group goals into activities, conflict awareness, group dynamics and processing skills for becoming a better facilitator. Class offered varied semesters only.

You must have an active health insurance policy and you will be required to complete a health statement/liability waiver. If you are under 18, please notify a staff member before you sign up.

Call Outdoor Adventures for more info: 619-260-4709, www.sandiego.edu/explore.

Personal Training Certification Prep Course

Ever wanted to become a certified personal trainer and help people reach new fitness and health goals? Then this class is for you! Students will learn what it takes to be an ACE certified personal trainer both in the classroom and in "real World" gym applications. At the end of the class, students can elect to take the ACE certification exam for an additional fee (fee is TBD year to year by ACE). Some extra book feel may apply to this class. Class offered varied semesters only.

Rock Climbing: Southern California

Travel to a world famous climbing site outside of Bishop, CA and spend your spring break rock climbing. This area has a variety of climbs of various difficulties.  Our trained climbing instructors will teach you the essentials of rock climbing and have you climbing routes of a range of difficulties that will challenge any skill level. You will spend four days tent camping at a local campground and participate as a group in outdoor living skills such as camp setup and group cooking.  Be prepared to spend 4 to 8 hours per day at the climbing site.  There may be opportunities to explore the surrounding environment. No experience necessary.  Class is offered varied semesters only.

You must have an active health insurance policy and you will be required to complete a health statement & liability waiver. If you are under 18, please notify a staff member before you sign up.

  • Fee: $290 (includes instruction, transportation, camping and activity specific equipment, food, and entrance fees/permits)
  • Class Dates and Times: TBA

Visit www.sandiego.edu/explore for additional information (x4709).

San Diego Outdoors – Hike / Kayak

What's better than a beautiful, sunny Sunday morning spent exploring San Diego's diverse terrains?  Spend your Sundays sampling some of the best outdoExplore the diverse terrains of San Diego County through a series of day outings.  Spend six Sundays sampling some of the best outdoor locations that San Diego has to offer.  This class includes hikes in Anza Borrego State Park as well as locations closer to home, such as Torrey Pines State Reserve and Cedar Creek Falls in Ramona.  On the water, we will explore the ecological preserve at La Jolla and view the downtown San Diego skyline while paddling on the Big Bay.  Be prepared to spend between 3 and 8 hours outdoors while hiking or kayaking 2 to 8 miles per class.  No experience necessary.  Don't leave USD without experiencing San Diego Outdoors!

Visit www.sandiego.edu/explore for additional information (x4709).

You must have an active health insurance policy and you will be required to complete a health statement/liability waiver.  If you are under 18, please notify a staff member before you sign up.

  • Fee: $130 (Includes instruction, transportation, activity specific equipment and permits)
  • Class Dates and Times: TBA
  • Contact markceder@sandiego.edu for more information regarding this class.

Swim Training (Master's Swim)

This program is designed for intermediate to advanced swimmers who are looking for a non-competitive way to stay in shape and in the water. Workouts range from 2000-4000 yards but are also individually tailored with the help of an experienced coach. For-credit option available for undergraduate students or open to all community members/affiliates as non-credit.

Take the class twice a week (M/W or Tu/Th) for $55 (for-credit or non-credit) or up to 4 times per week for $60/semester or $20/month (non-credit option for 4 days a week only). Extra fee applies for all affiliates who do not have a Torero card or a Recreation Facilities Use Pass.

Click HERE to register as non-credit (for for-credit registration, please use your MySanDiego portal)

Tennis 

All classes as listed below include instruction in the fundamentals- ground strokes, service, volleys, and tactics. Advanced classes (intermediate and advanced) go in to individualized techniques and have more play time. Classes offered:

  • Beginning
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Multi-Level
  • Fitness & Play

Vertical World

Spend three Saturday’s exploring the thrill and challenge of the vertical world. This class will train you in the essentials of rock climbing, canyoneering, and intermediate vertical environment skills.  Locations will range from local climbing sites to the San Bernardino Mountains.  Our trained instructors will teach you a range of skills including safety/risk management, activity specific techniques such as belaying, moving over rock, lowering, rappelling and much more. A variety of activity difficulties will challenge any skill level. You will also learn to contribute to a positive group experience. Be prepared to spend 4 to 8 hours per day outdoors.  No experience necessary.  Class is offered varied semesters only.

Visit www.sandiego.edu/explore for additional information (x4609).

You must have an active health insurance policy and you will be required to complete a health statement & liability waiver. If you are under 18, please notify a staff member before you sign up.

  • Fee: $160 (includes instruction, transportation, activity specific equipment, and entrance fees)
  • Class Dates and Times: TBA

Contact markceder@sandiego.edu for more information regarding this class.

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