Lifelong Learning Courses

About Recreation & Leisure At PSC

Please read our COVID-19 Information found here.

“The mission of the Continuing Education Unit is to be a strong link between the college and community by offering courses and programs for lifelong learning, recreation and leisure, and cultural events at a reasonable price and convenient to students of all ages.”

Use the links on this page to browse our course offerings. If you have any questions please call our office at 850-484-1797, or email us at ce@pensacolastate.edu.

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Aquatics Classes

Updated Pool Class Schedule:
Aerobic Swimming/Master Swimmers: 5:30am to 6:30am & 8am to 8:50am (classes limited to 12)
Aqua Dynamics I: 8am to 8:45am, 9am to 9:45am, & 10am to 10:45am
Recreation Swim: 11:00am to 1:00pm

*Recreation Swimmers: Two swimmers to a lane (12 swimmers at a time).No Saturday swim.

Please call Kay Miller 484-1311 or the Recreation & Leisure Department 484-1797
for assistance or questions.

 

Pensacola State College Swimming Pool COVID-19 Guidelines

  • Classes will be limited to 10 people and shortened to 45 minutes.
  • Swimmers must enter through the front door and exit through the back door.
  • Temperatures will be taken for all staff and swimmers prior to entering the facility. Anyone with a temperature over 100.4° F will not be permitted in.
  • Social Distancing will be required. Swimmers will stay 6 feet apart at all times.
  • Swimmers will wear face covers when not in the pool, including when entering the pool area and when leaving the pool area.
  • Swimmers will not be allowed to use locker rooms for showering or changing.
  • Staff will wear face covers, and they will wear gloves to wipe or spray areas of use, including doorknobs and handles after each class.
  • All doors will remain open at all times.
  • Chairs will be spaced at least 6 feet apart around the pool deck and cleaned by staff after each class.
  • Bleachers will be off-limits for sitting.
  • Towels, shoes and any other personal items will not be shared.
  • Swimmers will be advised to bring their own water bottle, and use the water fountain only when necessary.
  • Swimmers will be directed to not arrive early.

The Aquatics Program at Pensacola State College offers a wide variety of classes Monday through Friday. All aquatic classes are offered under the supervision of the Continuing Education Department. Classes include water exercise in the shallow and deep end of the pool, lap swimming with a coach, swim lessons for adults and children, and lifeguard training classes. Registration is required for all classes.
Registration for classes (required for all courses):

  • On the internet:   Click “Register Now” option.
  • Walk In:  Register in person at any Pensacola State College campus Registration Office between 7:30am-4:00pm. 
  • Mail In:  Mail your completed Continuing Education registration form, with payment information (do not send cash) to:  Pensacola State College Cashier Office, 1000 College Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32504

PSC Swimming Pool

Pensacola State College Swimming Pool is open Monday through Friday for your swimming enjoyment.   Water exercise classes in the shallow and deep ends of the pool, Adult and children swim lessons, and master swim classes are offered for all ages to work and swim at their ability level.

Recreation Swim time is open to the community to enjoy the pool without an instructor or coach.  Lifeguard certification classes are offered during the spring and summer semesters.

Greater Pensacola Aquatic Club (GPAC), a swim team, offers competitive swimming and swim lessons for children three years old through high school.

Pool Size: The pool is twenty-five yards long and six lanes wide and is heated to between 83° and 84° degrees.

Lockers: There are locker rooms available with lockers to store personal items.  Locks must be furnished by the swimmer.  Belongings may not be left overnight.

Our Staff: Our staff is highly qualified and experienced coaches, instructors, and lifeguards.  They will help you learn and accomplish your goals.

PSC Swimming Hours

Pool Hours for Recreation Swim:

MONDAY 11:00AM – 1:00PM 7:30PM – 10:00PM
TUESDAY 11:00AM – 1:00PM  7:30PM – 10:00PM
WEDNESDAY 11:00AM – 1:00PM 7:30PM – 10:00PM
THURSDAY 11:00AM – 1:00PM  7:30PM – 10:00PM
FRIDAY 11:00AM – 1:00PM
SATURDAY 10:00AM – 1:00PM

                                

PSC Swimming Fees

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Driver Improvement Courses

The Continuing Education Department offers a variety of driver improvement courses! These courses comply with section 318.1451 Florida Statute.

  • Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course – 15 hours; This course is designed for drivers that wish to obtain their motorcycle endorsement. Offered every weekend on Pensacola campus
  • ONLINE COURSES: (These courses are taught on-line using American Safety Council Instructors and curriculum.)
  • Advanced Driver Improvement (ADI) – 12 hours; This course is designed for drivers that have a suspended and/or revoked driver’s license due to multiple traffic citations.
  • Basic Driver Improvement (BDI) – 4 hours; This course is designed for drivers who have received a minor traffic citation. Note: Students must have their citation number and driver’s license accessible.
  • First-Time Driver’s Course– 4 hours; This course is designed to familiarize first-time drivers with lawful and courteous driving habits. Meets the requirements for TLSAE.
  • Judge Ordered Traffic Course – 8 hours; This course will fulfill the requirement of an 8-hour traffic class that a court or judge has ordered.
  • Mature Driver Course – 6 hours; This course is designed for drivers over 55 with a Florida Driver’s License to save money on car insurance by taking a 6-hour prevention course.

For more information, contact Continuing Education office at (850)484-1797 or at ce@pensacolastate.edu Please note: We DO NOT have any “Behind the Wheel” driving courses

PSC Fitness Centers

Fitness Centers are available at the Pensacola, Milton, and Warrington Campus for students and the general public.

Our Mission

To raise the level of awareness of the general public about the relationship between lifestyle and health and give people information and tools to help them be more self-reliant in matters of health and fitness.

How to use the L.I.F.E. Center

Current PSC students can enroll in Concepts of Life Fitness, HLP-1081 (3cc) or Express Student Orientation to the L.I.F.E. (fitness) Center, R04606.

Completing the Concepts of Life Fitness class, HLP-1081 or Express Student Orientation, R04606 course qualifies you to use the L.I.F.E. Centers on each of the campuses at no additional cost for as long as you remain a PSC student (current PSC ID card is required).

To Register:

Step 1:
Register through Continuing Education and Leisure or at any campus Registration Office for one of the following:

  • R03567 Express Orientation to the LIFE Fitness Center (100 hours)
  • R03566 Express Orientation to the LIFE Fitness Center (64 hours)

Step 2:

Bring receipt of registration from the above step to any of the 3 Fitness Centers and complete the orientation during the regular hours of operation for that location.
For subsequent semesters, register through Continuing Education and Leisure or at any campus Registration Office for one of the following:

  • R00064 Recreation Fitness Lab (96 hours)
  • R00211 Recreation Fitness Lab (60 hours)

Pensacola State College Gymnastics Recreation Schedule and Class Descriptions

Panhandle Perfection Gymnastics  is administering the Pensacola State College recreational and preschool class program

Fall I –  August 31- October 10
Fall II – October 12 – November 20

Please review our reopening plan and safety precautions here.
For more information on classes and teams please call (850) 203-8058.

Girls' Gymnastics

Girls’ Beginner

This class is for girls ages 6 and up who have never participated in gymnastics or done minimal gymnastics before. Gymnasts will learn basic form, technique, and fundamental skills on each event while developing coordination, body awareness and balance.

Girls’ Advanced Beginner

For girls ages 6 and up who can demonstrate competency in beginner skills. This class will allow the gymnast to build on the beginner-level skills to prepare her for future recreation classes or toward our team track.

Girls’ Intermediate

Girls who have attained a majority of the skills taught in Advanced Beginner are eligible for the Intermediate class. The class emphasizes skill perfection and amplitude, performing combinations, and enhancing strength and balance.

Girls Advanced

Girls not wishing to participate in our gymnastics team program but have a desire to continue building more and more advanced skills are recommended for our advanced class.

Boys' Gymnastics

Boys’ Beginner

This class is for boys ages 6 and up who have never participated in gymnastics or done minimal gymnastics before. Gymnasts will learn basic form, technique, and fundamental skills on each event while developing coordination, body awareness and balance.

Boys’ Advanced Beginner

For boys ages 6 and up who can demonstrate competency in Beginner skills. This class will allow the gymnast to build on the Beginner-level skills to prepare him for future recreation classes or toward our team track.

Boys’ Intermediate

Boys who have attained a majority of the skills taught in Advanced Beginner are eligible for the Intermediate class. The class emphasizes skill perfection and amplitude, performing combinations, and enhancing strength and balance.

Boys’ Advanced

Boys not wishing to participate in the gymnastics team program but have a desire to continue building more and more advanced skills are recommended for our advanced class.

Tumbling

Tumbling

Athletes will develop basic skills continuing through advanced skills in tumbling utilizing our spring floor, our tumble track and other training tools to build skills needed for tumbling.

Parent / Child

Parent/Child 1

Our parent/child classes are for very young children (newborn – 12 months) accompanied by their parents who seek to establish a bond while at the same time developing the baby’s coordination, general motor skills, balance and strength. Both child and parent need to register (a separate, non-fee course is provided for registration of parent).

Parent/Child 2

This class for children ages 1 year – 3 years teaches socialization with other children while developing basic gymnastics skills, coordination, strength and stretching techniques. Both child and parent need to register (a separate, non-fee course is provided for registration of parent).

Parent/Child-1 Parent and Parent/Child-2 Parent

These courses pair with Parent/Child 1 and Parent/Child 2; these non-fee courses provide for registration of parent attending with child who is enrolled in the fee course to receive instruction.

Preschool

Preschool 1

Boys and girls ages 3 to 4 years will be introduced to the basic concepts of gymnastics using a variety of stations. Emphasis is placed upon following directions, developing loco-motor skills, and learning basic gymnastics concepts.

Preschool 2

Boys and girls will continue to learn the fundamentals of gymnastics on various apparatus. This level encourages skill mastery, enhanced coordination, flexibility, and strength, as well as, reinforces behaviors (listening, memorization, demonstration, turn-taking, etc.) required of children entering or already in school.

Preschool 3, Girls’

Girls ages 5-to-6 will learn to transition to larger-sized equipment, preparing children for beginner classes in the big gym.

Preschool 3, Boys’

Boys ages 5-to-6 will learn to transition to larger-sized equipment, preparing children for beginner classes in the big gym.

Advanced Preschool

Advanced Preschool is an invitation-only class for girls’ ages 4-6 that prepares preschool age gymnasts to participate in USA Gymnastics’ Talent Opportunity Program. It teaches necessary basic skills for physical abilities testing and gears the gymnasts toward PPGs team program.

FAQs

Can I sign my child up for a class that is not in their age group?

No, all children must be in a class that is appropriate for their age as listed in the course schedule. If your child has a birthday before the fourth class meeting then they may go into the class that is appropriate for the age they will be turning.

How do I register?

Register on-Line

  • You may register on-line by clicking here Register Now.  Follow prompts using shopping cart and pay with credit card. For more detailed instructions, please see our Online Registration Instructions.
  • You may register using your Spyglass account.

Where are you located?

We are located on the Pensacola State College main campus in Building 19 directly in front of the track with our own parking lot. PSC Map

What should my child wear?

Gymnastics class students should wear athletic type clothing with no buttons or zippers. Leotards are available for sale at the gym if they would like to wear one. Shirts should be tucked in. No shoes needed. No big ear rings and no rings or bracelets.  Hair should be pulled back and out of child’s face.
Cheerleaders and tumbling classes should were athletic clothing and a shirt tucked in. Please no oversized t-shirts; it is unsafe while being spotted. They can go with or without cheer shoes

Recreation & Leisure Course Registration Options

Register on-Line

  • You may register on-line by pressing Register Now button below.  Follow prompts using shopping cart and pay with credit card. For more detailed instructions, please see our Online Registration Instructions.
  • You may register using your Spyglass account.

Register in Person

  • You may register in person at any of the following locations:
    • Registration Center, Pensacola Campus; Building 2
    • Student Services Office; Warrington Campus; Building 3600
    • Student Services Office, Milton Campus; Building 4200
  • Complete the registration form at the registration area or bring a completed form with you.
  • After you register on one of the campuses and pay your fees, you will receive your schedule.
  • In-person registration is available throughout the semester.
  • Continuing Education Registration Form – please download, print, complete and bring with you to any Pensacola State College campus or site.

Register Using Mail

  • To register by mail, complete all sections of the Continuing Education Registration Form.
  • Mail the completed form with your payment (do not send cash) to:

    Pensacola State College Cashier’s Office
    1000 College Boulevard
    Pensacola, Florida 32504-8998.

  • Your schedule will be mailed to you.

Register Using Night Depository

  • The night depository can be used on the Pensacola campus (Bldg. 2) any time and on the
    Milton (Bldg. 4200) and Warrington (Bldg. 3600) campuses until 9 p.m. Monday – Thursday.
  • Complete a Continuing Education Registration Form
  • Place it in the night depository with payment (no cash).
  • Payment must be by check, money order, American Express, VISA or MasterCard.
  • Your schedule will be mailed to you.

 

For assistance, contact

Continuing Education Office

(850) 484-1797

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Important Information for Virtual Camps

  • Age— Students must be at least 8 years old to enroll and must have attended Kindergarten. All students must be between 8 and 14 years of age during the dates of the program.
  • Cancellation— All Kids College camps are self-supporting and must have a minimum number of students in order for camps to meet. The College reserves the right to cancel any class that does not meet the minimum enrollment requirements.
  • Refunds— All requests for refunds must be received in the Continuing Education Office in writing prior to the beginning of the 2nd class.
  • Tax Information— Pensacola State is an educational institution. We are not a registered daycare provider; therefore, we cannot furnish you with a daycare provider number for tax purposes. The taxpayer identification number for Pensacola State College is 59-1207555.

Suggestions For Success

  1. Register your child the week before camps start.
  2. Make sure that you have received the password for the week in order for your child to access the classes on the Kids College website.
  3. Have supplies ready for each day that may be needed in some classes.
  4. Make sure that your child has access to either a computer or smartphone with audio and video capabilities.

Pensacola State College Motorcycle Safety

Southern Motorsports is administering these courses.
Saturdays and Sundays
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$235

Motorcycle Safety, sure, but what is an Endorsement, and do I need one?

  • To ride a motorcycle legally in Florida you must have the words “Motorcycle Also” or “Motorcycle Only” on your driver’s license. You can only add that endorsement by completing a 15-hour motorcycle safety course. If you ride any motorcycle, scooter or trike with an engine at least 50cc or larger, you need the endorsement.

If I’ve been riding for a long time, do I need the class?

  • Yes, it’s the only way to get the endorsement added. You will build your skills even if you already know how to ride, so don’t worry…you’ll have fun too.

What if I have an out of state license?

  • You can still take our class. After your class, you can ask your home state if they will add an endorsement with your completion card, or exchange that license for a Florida one with the endorsement on it.

What if I want to ride a three-wheeler or a trike… is this course for me?

  • Unfortunately, we do not offer a 3 Wheel or Trike course, there is however the benefit of learning basic motorcycle operation and street strategies for a motorcycle.

How do I sign up for the course?

  • Click on the Register link for step by step instructions.

Where are classes taught?

  • Our training location:
    Pensacola State College 1000 College Blvd 96 Room 9663

How much is the course?

  • The Basic Rider Course is $235.00.

What happens after the course is complete?

  • To successfully complete the course, you must be successful on both a 25-question multiple-choice evaluation and a 5-part Skill Evaluation on the motorcycle. Upon completion of the course, your information will be entered into the DMV portal with satisfactory requirements. You must go to the DMV and pay the required fee and receive a new Driver’s License with the Motorcycle Endorsement.

What will I need to bring to the course?

  • You will need:
    1. Over the ankle footwear (please use footwear that allows you to “feel” the foot controls. Shoes/boots with a large heel or big toe box make it difficult to shift, especially for the ladies. Boots with steel toes or a hard toe box do not allow you to feel the shifter.)
    2. Long pants
    3. Long sleeve shirt (or Jacket) If hot, a light-colored shirt works best.
    4. Full-fingered gloves (We can provide gloves if needed)
    5. D.O.T. Helmet (We can provide a helmet if needed.)
    6. Eye protection Note: Glasses are considered eye protection for the purpose of this course.
    7. Sunglasses and sunscreen are optional but recommended.
    8. If it looks like rain, consider bringing rain gear as we will still ride!

Corporate Professional Development Training

Courses are currently being reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If you have a specific question please call or email the Center for Corporate and Professional Development Training at 850-484-1363 or rmckinon@pensacolastate.edu

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The Pensacola State College Institute for Corporate & Professional Services delivers continuing workforce education training to businesses and individuals wishing to upgrade or develop new skills.

How does this differ from Pensacola State College? We are part of the Department for Workforce and Economic Development at Pensacola State College (or Pensacola State College). It is our mission to take the tremendous job that Pensacola State College does and apply it to the Pensacola Bay area workforce. In academic terms, we deliver non-credit classes that are part of professional continuing education. In corporate terms, we are an outsource for corporate training, and we’ll deliver training anytime, anywhere.

How are we the same as Pensacola State College? We’ll work with you to build Corporate College Credit classes delivered at your site. We facilitate discussion between your HR and Pensacola State College faculty and build a program that not only creates more valuable employees but begins their journey to a college degree.

Our training programs are designed to provide the skills that companies need to excel. We offer both open enrollment and customized training programs that can be delivered on your schedule and at your desired location.

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