Extended University

Adult Leisure and Learning

Courses to Enhance and Enrich Your Life

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Providing High-Quality Continuing Education For All

Ever wanted to go to school without the commitment to assignments, projects, or tests? Want an opportunity to learn more about finances, health and wellness, a new language, gardening, writing a novel, cooking, or a new hobby? Our courses are designed to enrich all adult lifelong learners. We have something for everyone. 

Our courses are:


Carmen O.
Adult and Learning participant
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“I personally enjoy the circuit training [and the] spinning class a lot. [And I cannot forget] to mention that these programs have made a great difference in my health.”
Veronica M.
Kickboxing and Boxing participant
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“I wanted to gain strength, flexibility, and better overall conditioning. I got all this and more when I enrolled in [Professional and Public Programs'] kickboxing and boxing classes. The timing of the classes was convenient, and I enjoyed meeting other people (an unexpected bonus). The instructor was knowledgeable and ensured that everyone got the most they could out of the class. The class was challenging, and it was sometimes hard to keep up, but I finished it as I had intended: stronger and more conditioned.”
Lulu C.
Adult Leisure and Learning student
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“Mr. Choi is an excellent instructor. He has the best yoga poses and techniques that promote and guarantee relaxation and lasting stress relief even days after the session, which is particularly important during these uncertain times. Our sincere gratitude goes to Dr. Choi for his dedication and to [Professional and Public Programs for making] such classes available to the community. Thanks also to the great staff for being on stand-by to make sure everything was set for the class!”
Georgina A.
Fitness to Live courses participant
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“I have worked for UTEP for over 20 years and it wasn’t until health concerns came up in 2018 that I decided to take full advantage of the Professional and Public Programs courses. These courses helped me improve my overall well-being and, in the process, I lost weight but gained self-confidence. I have taken different classes that have allowed me to learn new things from kickboxing to Zumba. All the teachers are very motivating and encouraging; they make the classes fun, so the go by quickly. I love making new friends and I am always encouraging others to join in the fun.”