A course offered this summer at the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc aims to give those working in the healthcare field a blueprint for better fitness and a healthy lifestyle. “Fitness for Life” will examine the effects of lifestyle, wellness, and health, and will give instruction for fitness self evaluation and development.
According to Nancy Ahrens, UW-Oshkosh RN-BSN Completion Program Coordinator and Advisor, the course is paying special attention to the fitness concerns for health care providers at the request of students pursuing degrees in the healthcare field. “Students felt it would be very useful to have some of their unique and special concerns addressed,” she explains.
In response to the students’ needs, parts of the course will concentrate on how people including nurses, certified nursing assistants, therapists and others can squeeze fitness into their busy lifestyles, as well as how to minimize the risk of injury on the job. Steve Adams, Assistant Professor of Physical Education at UW-Manitowoc, will address topics such as lifting, stretching, injury prevention, and making fitness fun and family-oriented.
The course will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning June 13th through August 3 from 4:30-7:00 p.m. Participation in a planned program of aerobic activity is required. Ahrens adds that this is also a great course to start with if you are just thinking about pursuing a degree in the healthcare field.
Registration will continue at UW-Manitowoc until June 18 and can be completed in person, by mail, or online for students who have already been admitted to UW-Manitowoc. To apply online, visit the web at uwhelp.wisconsin.edu. Applications can also be picked up in the Student Services Office at 705 Viebahn Street, Manitowoc.
Advisors are available to discuss course selection, course equivalencies, program planning, registration and other academic needs. For more information call the Student Services Office at 920-683-4707.
For more information about the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Bachelor of Science-Nursing Degree Completion program, contact Nancy Ahrens, the UW-Oshkosh RN-BSN Completion Program Coordinator and Advisor