The Salt Lake Community College Health and Lifetime Activities Department hosted their inaugural health and fitness conference Nov. 11 at Taylorsville Redwood Campus.
Set to provide continuing education on topics such as obesity, weight training and flexibility, SLCC fitness professionals spent the day increasing their knowledge to share on and off campus.
The HLAC department offers several courses and programs that allow students to gain a better understanding of mobility, health and wellness.
“In our society, we’re sitting longer and seeing movement become dysfunctional,” says Chad Harbaugh, associate professor at SLCC. “We have an HLAC 2115 Principles of Flexibility [course] that is open to all students and will fulfill a general education credit.”
Keynote speaker Jeremy Holm left the audience inspired and motivated. The Olympic bobsled athlete and coach spends his time traveling to schools to speak about setting goals and facing adversity, and how a positive attitude can physically change your mindset and lead you to greater experiences in and out of school.
Students can now enroll in HLAC courses for Spring 2018 semester. SLCC also offers continuing education programs in health and wellness, including Group Fitness Instructor, Yoga Alliance-approved 200-hour Yoga Instructor, as well as an Associate of Applied Science degree for Fitness Technician.
For more information, contact Paula Nielson-Williams at 801-957-5140.