Instructional Programs

Instructional programs are non-credit fitness classes that provide personal enrichment, training and skill building, and are intensive in nature.  The instructors are certified within their discipline and have many years of experience teaching.

Instructional programs are available to all UCO students and employees, as well as the general public. Participants must be at least 18 years of age or older to participate.


Fall 2015 Programs


This class is created for individuals who are coming to learn bellydance for the very first time. This structured and easy to follow class is perfect for students to get to know the basics of belly dance. Each week, a new movement is introduced and drilled, building on and incorporating elements from the prior weeks. Particular focus is given to developing correct posture alignment, flexibility, arm positions and paths, fundamental shimmies, basic hip accents, introductory undulations, easy to follow traveling steps and combinations. No dance experience necessary.
Days/Times: Sunday, 4-5 p.m.
Program Dates: Sep. 13 - Oct. 4.
Class Location: Wellness Center Room 134.
Instructor: Jahara Amar, Aalim Bellydance Academy.
Program Fees: $40.
Registration deadline: Friday, Sep. 12.

Jiu Jitsu

Jiu jitsu is a form of martial arts that works to develop efficient, flowing and circular movements for defense. Participants will learn complete body control, defense against multiple attackers, and how to use joint locks, throws and submission techniques to neutralize an opponent.
Program Dates: Sep. 13-Oct. 4.
Days/Times: Sundays, 1-2 p.m.
Location: Wellness Center Room 134.
Instructor: Abdalla Khalid, 3rd Degree Black Belt in Jiu jitsu.
Fees: $40.
Registration Deadline: Sep. 12.

Happy Hour

Increase your health and happiness based on the latest research from both positive psychology and heath! You will learn useful methods to boost your health and happiness in this 30 minute presentation and 30 minute mind/body exercise session.  Discover the lifestyles of the happy and healthy! “The core of health is happiness.”
Days/Times: Wednesday, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Program Dates: Sep. 16- Oct. 7.
Class Location: Wellness Center Room 104.
Instructors:  Maria Roettger, MA, CPT, GFI, CHC.
Fees: $40.
Registration Deadline: Sept. 15.

No Sweat Workout

One of the main reasons people give for not exercising is that they don’t have the time. Well, now there is no excuse! Experience the No Sweat Workout on your lunch hour! That’s right! Strengthen and Stretch your muscles in a fun, effective manner that will put a pep in your step, a boost to your mood, and a sense of accomplishment in a time-efficient way! Enjoy the stress- busting benefits of the No Sweat Workout utilizing bands, stability balls, yoga moves and more! Feel stronger from the inside out and have the energy to conquer the rest of your day without the fuss of sweating and showering! Now there really is no excuse. Do the No Sweat Workout! You’ll be glad you did!
Days/Times: Mondays, 11- 11:45 a.m.
Program Dates: Sep. 14- Oct. 5.
Location: Wellness Center Room 104.
Instructor: Maria Roettger, MA, LPC, CPT, GFI, CHC.
Fees: $40.
Registration Deadline: Friday, Sep. 11.
For more information, contact Shea Ware at or 405-974-3119

For more information about Wellness Center Instructional Programs, Contact Shea Ware at or (405) 974-3119

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