KSU offers Wellness Program for seniors

The Seniors Participating in Activities Relating to Health at Kennesaw State (SPARHKS) program will…

Georgia (Jan 30, 2001) — KSU offers Wellness Program for seniors



The Seniors Participating in Activities Relating to Health at Kennesaw State (SPARHKS) program will begin in February for any interested senior citizens. The program will be held every Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. from Feb. 9 through Apr. 6 at the Physical Education Gymnasium on campus. Exercise and Health Science majors and volunteers work together with older adults to teach them about fitness‚ recreational activities and the benefits of being physically active.

The SPARHKS program offers a variety of activities including strength training‚ water aerobics and movement games‚ bowling‚ volleyball‚ low−impact aerobics‚ walking and Tai Chi. Also offered are educational wellness presentations and an opportunity to meet new people in the community. The SPARHKS program began in 1997 from a training grant from the University of Maryland's Adult Health and Development program and continues to offer classes in the spring and fall semesters through the department of Health‚ Physical Education and Sport Science (HPS).

To register for this program by Thurs.‚ Feb. 8‚ call SPARHKS director‚ Diane Lowry at 770/423−6488‚ or HPS at 770/423−6216. A nominal fee is charged for the eight−session program. The College of Health and Human Services currently offers degree programs in exercise and health science‚ health and physical education‚ nursing‚ human services‚ sport management and a graduate program in primary care nursing


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu