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Georgian Court welcomes students for Fall 2020 classes–read highlights of our plans and download the app, which must be completed daily before coming to campus. Always check GCU e-mails and for the most up-to-date information.

Wellness, Fitness & Recreation

Enhance your skills, hobbies, interests or personal life. Classes are offered online and in person days, evenings, weekends and online!

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This 10-week course is ideal for individuals who are interested in managing body weight and improving body composition through exercise and nutrition with science-based methods. Poor nutrition and physical inactivity have been identified as the second most preventable cause of death next to tobacco use. On the other hand, excessive weight loss has also been a severe problem. Healthy body composition can be achieved effectively through physical activity and nutrition interventions. This course will examine the causes of obesity and the health risks associated with being overweight or obese, as well as how to improve body composition through proper exercise and nutrition. We’ll discuss current scientific theories about the best ways to maintain a healthy weight throughout one’s life.

August 24–November 9 (10 sessions; no class on 9/7 or 10/12)
M 6:30–8:30 pm
Tuition: $172
Location: TBD
Instructor: Vincent Chen, Ph.D.

Throughout this course, you will become more conscious of what you eat, why you eat it, how it is prepared, and what consequences your food choices have on your health as well as the health of the planet. You’ll also learn how to change your eating habits for more healthful outcomes, including swapping processed sugar for other sweeteners, adding probiotics to the diet, and harnessing the healing effect of herbs. Ultimately, you will gain insight into how food interacts with your body on multiple levels—physical, mental-emotional, and spiritual—as well as the impact it has globally.

Begins Monthly
Contact Hours: 16
Tuition: $96
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In this online course, you’ll explore the many meditation techniques that can be used to support the mind-body connection and promote healing and wellness. The course is designed for health professionals and nurses as well as general consumers. As you’ll learn, meditation’s health effects have been well documented. The practice offers improvement of the symptoms of various diseases and allows practitioners to experience a deeper spiritual connection. This course will guide you as you discover how the practice of meditation can be used to increase mindfulness, reduce stress, deal with pain and illness, and support overall well-being.

Begins Monthly
Contact Hours: 8
Tuition: $68
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This eight-hour course is a training program of the National Council for Behavioral Health (NCBH) and is proven to teach the skills necessary to respond to the signs of mental illness and substance use. The goal behind the program is to build mental health literacy by helping the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness. Peer-reviewed studies show that individuals trained in the program:

  • grow their knowledge of signs, symptoms and risk factors of mental illnesses and addictions;
  • can identify multiple types of professional and self-help resources for individuals with a mental illness or addiction;
  • increase their confidence in and likelihood to help an individual in distress; and
  • show increased mental wellness themselves.

Nursing and social work CEU contact hours are pending. Lunch will be provided.

November 14 (1 session)
Sat 9:00 AM–5:30 PM
Tuition: $150
Location: TBD
Instructors: Kathryn Fleming, Ph.D. & Marni Elson-Victor

How to Register

  • Online
  • Via Phone at 732-987-2255
  • In Person at Lake House, 555 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701
  • Mail to: Center for Professional Studies,
    900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701

Registrations will close 48 hours prior to the course start date. No late registrations will be accepted.

Payment Options

The university accepts cash, checks, money orders, and cashier’s checks. Checks must be made out to Georgian Court University.

Cash: Cash is accepted in person only at Lake House, 555 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701

Checks: Checks should be made payable to Georgian Court University and include your name and student ID (if available). A $55 fee will apply for all returned checks.

Online: Payments by electronic check and debit/credit card are done online through Self- Service. All debit/credit card payments will be charged a convenience fee of 2.75%. There is no fee for an electronic check. We do not accept debit/credit card payments on site.

Employer Sponsorship: Employers may send us a purchase order or voucher stating their intent to pay for the student’s course along with a completed Employer Sponsorship form, which is available online at or in this book.

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellations: The Center for Professional Studies at GCU reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, or combine program events that are below the minimum participant requirement. Should a cancellation occur, staff will contact the participant about the cancellation or about any alternative program event(s). You may elect to transfer your registration to a combined or alternate program. If you are unavailable to attend the alternate program or the program is cancelled, all tuition and fees will be refunded via check.

Refunds: Refund and withdrawal requests must be received 10 or more days before the beginning of a class to receive a 100% refund. With less notice, no refund will be provided. Please note that some courses do incur a nonrefundable registration fee as noted in the course details.

Inclement Weather and Emergency Closings

Please check, official Georgian Court social media channels, or local news sources to check for cancellations due to inclement weather. Cancelled classes are made up by adding on an additional session after the last scheduled class, based on instructor and classroom availability.

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