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Personal Enrichment

Enrich your experience as a lifelong learner and explore our programs for fun, fitness or personal growth. Personal Enrichment programs are designed to help you enjoy life, learn new skills and try new things. Find unique on-campus and online learning experiences year-round.


Online Enrichment Courses

UWF Continuing Education offers a variety of 6-week online enrichment courses. New courses start monthly with all lessons online, giving you the flexibility to gain new skills on your own time. Personal development topics include:

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Location: Online
Tuition: $100+ Learn More


Autism Awareness

Upon completion of this online, self-paced course, students will have acquired basic knowledge about autism spectrum disorders, a conceptual understanding of autism, the ability to discuss current criteria used to identify individuals who are autistic, and be informed of examples of intervention methods, behavior management strategies and therapy approaches currently available to facilitate the developmental progress of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. 

Location: Online
Tuition: $99 Register Now


Conversational Japanese I

Dates: August 8 - September 26, 2019 

Designed for beginners in Japanese skills and vocabulary. The content includes useful daily expressions, basic vocabularies and daily conversation. Also, basic sentence structure will be introduced in order to develop practical communication skills. Various teaching materials including cards, video, games and role-play will be used. Registration closes Thursday, August 1, 2019.

Schedule: Thursdays,
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: UWF Pensacola Campus
Tuition: $80
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Conversational Japanese II

Dates: October 3 - November 21, 2019 

Designed for people who have taken Conversational Japanese I or are comfortable with basic Japanese language including useful daily expressions, basic vocabularies, and daily conversation. Course content expands on basic knowledge by introducing more complex sentence structures, more vocabulary, and more conversation skills. Various teaching materials, cards, video, games, and role play, etc., will be used. Registration closes Thursday, September 26, 2019.

Schedule: Thursdays,
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: UWF Pensacola Campus
Tuition: $80
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Dancing Longer, Dancing Stronger — Best Practices for Training Better Dancers

Date: August 3, 2019

A 3 hour workshop for dancers, teachers, parents and physical therapists. Come ready to move!

Bring your rollers (full size) and your therabands.

Learn about reducing risk factors for injury and self-care, exercises to incorporate into class and on your own and the latest information and resources for maximizing your dance potential. Taught by dance medicine specialist Jan Dunn, M.S. — Denver Dance Medicine Associates and former Director of Dance Program at Pensacola State College. 

For more information contact Jan Dunn 808-652-7551 or jddanmed@aol.com.

Schedule: Saturday,
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Location: UWF Pensacola Campus, HLES Bldg. 72, Green Studio
Tuition: $25  Register Now


Korean Language Introductory I

Dates: September 10, 2019 - November 5, 2019 (No class on 10/22)

This course assumes no prior of knowledge of Korean language. Get an introduction to the writing system “hangul” and practice greetings, daily expressions, some common vocabulary and simple grammar patterns. While learning some basic Korean language, you will also learn about traditional and popular Korean culture. Classes will be interactive and fun, including learning about Korean food, daily life, KPop songs and expressions used in Korean dramas. All materials are provided.

Course instructor Kyonghee Paik grew up in Seoul and graduated from Sogang University in Korea. She completed a doctoral course in linguistics and education at Keio University in Tokyo and has taught Korean, Japanese and linguistics in Japan and Singapore. She is currently a visiting scholar at the Center for Asian Studies at the University of West Florida.

Schedule: Tuesdays,
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: UWF Pensacola Campus
Tuition: $80
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Let's Learn Japanese: Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji Writing

Dates: September 4 - October 23, 2019

Students will learn simple words, phrases and expressions of the Japanese language. Mastery of the correct stroke orders for Japanese characters will also be covered. Upon completion of the course, students will understand how to read and write Hiragana, Katakana, or Kanji. Students will choose one of the writing systems to focus on and learn at their own pace. This course is designed for students with little or no prior knowledge of the written form of the Japanese language but is also perfect for more advanced Japanese learners. Registration closes on Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

Schedule: Wednesdays,
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: UWF Pensacola Campus
Tuition: $80
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Shotokan Karate - Fall

Dates: August 27 - December 12, 2019

Beginner, intermediate and advanced levels welcome! This class examines the methods involved in traditional Karate-do, or 'Way of the empty hand,' through a traditional Japanese style known as Shotokan Karate. With membership in over 100 countries, the JKA is the world’s largest and most prestigious karate organization. Recognized heir to the Shotokan karate tradition, it is the only legal karate entity officially approved by the Japanese government as an association of members for the promotion of karate. This course will further stress the importance of the health benefits and unarmed self-defense techniques resulting from physical conditioning and mental discipline. A plain white Ji (uniform) is required for this class. Uniforms are available from the instructor at an additional cost, or students may provide their own.

Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Skip dates: 11/28
Location: UWF Pensacola Campus, Bldg. 72, Rm. 107 (Teaching Gym)
Tuition: $250  Register Now


USPS Maritime Education Online Courses

We offer a variety of comprehensive courses for novice to advanced boaters as well as two-hour seminars that provide a solid understanding of a variety of boating topics. These in-depth courses typically run between 6 and 8 weeks. USPS membership is not required to take these courses but tuition discounts are available for members.

Location: Online
Tuition: $105 - $145 Learn More