USC: Continuing and Professional Education

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Personal Enrichment and Lifestyle

 

Have you ever wanted to take a course on saving for retirement, or learning how to make a contribution to the environment?  Well, these courses have been designed for you! 




A to Zzzzz to Be Stress Free: The Stress and Sleep Relationship

The stress and sleep relationship is important to our health and well-being.  Our stress and sleep habits interact and affect us physically, mentally and emotionally. Managing their relationship is important in both our home and work life. In this presentation participants will learn ways to prevent, relieve and manage stress, increase sleep quality, and create an environment for better sleep.


 04/12/16 - 04/12/16Tuesday6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$25.00

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B.L.A.S.T. Strength Training

B.L.A.S.T. is designed to help you strengthen your muscles, improve muscular endurance, increase flexibility, and reduce stress through exercises that can be done just about anywhere, including your office! Using resistance bands, Campus Wellness staff will demonstrate exercises and help you practice proper form.


 02/18/16 - 02/18/16Thursday12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
$25.00

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Financial Survival for Retirement

If you are either retired or getting close to retiring, this course teaches you fundamental principles to ensure your money lasts. Learn how to better manage and control your investments, basic tax reduction strategies and how to plan for the threat of health care catastrophe. Learn how to develop an income plan that can provide income security for life, how to protect your life's savings from investment mistakes and how to reduce taxes on IRA/401K distributions.


 02/11/16 - 02/18/16Thursday6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$49.00
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 04/12/16 - 04/19/16Tuesday6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$49.00

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Medicine and Disease in the 19th Century

Learn some interesting facts about medical practices from the days of Lewis and Clark to the late 1890’s.  This unique and interactive lecture will include fascinating commentary and photos of actual specimens from both autopsies and surgeries. Explored during the lecture will be therapies and medical treatments of this period and why most are no longer practiced. 

 

You’ll leave this lecture with a new appreciation for today’s world of medicine.


 02/23/16 - 02/23/16Tuesday6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$25.00

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Nutrition 101: Healthy Eating Basics

During this interactive workshop, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the USDA Choose My Plate will be discussed. These resources will help participants assess their current nutrition and eating habits and make healthier choices. Healthy cooking techniques and healthy choices when dining out will be discussed. Resources will be provided to each participant.


 03/24/16 - 03/24/16Thursday12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
$25.00

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Playing the Numbers Game

High blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes are conditions that can have serious consequences such as heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure. Failing to get screened for these conditions can be a matter of life and death for many people. This workshop will explain these conditions, how to get screened, and what the numbers mean in regards to your health. Participants will walk away with resources they can access on campus to help prevent or reduce the impact of these diseases.


 03/15/16 - 03/15/16Tuesday6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$25.00

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Promoting Physical Activity and Preventing Obesity in Today’s Children

Dr. Russ Pate leads the Arnold School of Public Health’s Children’s Physical Activity Research Group.  This presentations will summarize our current knowledge of how we can promote higher levels of physical activity and prevent development of overweight in children and youth.  The influences of parents, schools and communities will be discussed.


 03/08/16 - 03/08/16Tuesday6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$25.00

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Savvy IRA Planning: Don't Crack Your Nest Egg

7 Deadly IRA Sins – Ignore them at your own peril! If you own an IRA, 401(k), 403(b) or other qualified retirement account you must attend this course to avoid making a fatal mistake! Most mistakes cannot be undone! One wrong move makes Uncle Sam your primary beneficiary! Avoid the most common estate planning error that can unintentionally disinherit your loved ones. Learn the rules you must know before converting to a Roth. Make informed decisions, prevent costly mistakes and get the maximum benefit from your retirement savings by educating yourself.


 05/19/16 - 05/19/16Thursday6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$35.00

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Savvy Social Security Planning for Baby Boomers

 

Social Security is far more complicated than most people realize. The decisions you make now can have a tremendous impact on your retirement income. This informative course covers what you need to know about Social Security and reveals strategies for maximizing your benefits.

 


 03/29/16 - 03/29/16Tuesday6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$35.00
 03/31/16 - 03/31/16Thursday6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$35.00

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We Will Never Manage the Obesity Epidemic unless We Develop a Better Understanding of Energy Balance

It is indisputable that obesity rates have been increasing in most countries around the world over the past few decades.  The causes of this epidemic are complex and are not well understood. Most of the attention in the scientific and public media focuses on caloric intake, with little attention to energy expenditure.  It is unlikely that we will develop policies, strategies, and tactics that will be effective in reducing the obesity epidemic.


 04/19/16 - 04/19/16Tuesday6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$25.00

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