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Personal Safety Training CE Activities Offered at SWOSU

August 25, 2006

Southwestern Oklahoma State University Continuing Education on the Weatherford campus is offering two eight-week CE activities this fall semester, entitled "Beginning Personal Safety Training" and "Intermediate Level Personal Safety Training."

Instructors for the two CE activities are Dr. Sam Lackey and Gene Foust. The CE activity participant fee is $75 for both activities. 

The Beginning Personal Safety Training activity is a prerequisite to the Intermediate Level Person Safety Training activity. 

Registration for either of these activities is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Continuing Education units credits are offered. Registration and general information are available by phone, (580) 774-7012, or in person at the SWOSU Office of Sponsored Programs, Room 209, Thomas P. Stafford Building, on the SWOSU Weatherford campus.

Below are brief descriptions of the activities:

BEGINNING PERSONAL SAFETY TRAINING

The activity will be held on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. beginning August 29 and ending October 17. This CE personal safety training activity is geared toward the understanding of the critical need for awareness of common risks and dangers encountered in ones professional and personal life.  Discussion will include professional policy issues connected with defending oneself and others as well as creating personal inventory of many such risks and dangers.

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL PERSONAL SAFETY TRAINING

This activity will also be held on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. beginning August 29 and ending October 17. This CE personal safety training activity is geared towards professionals and employees in customer relations with more advanced training and skills. The training is an updated knowledge of the theory and tactics covered in the basic level, plus increased mobility and accuracy through additional practice with padded assailants.

Improved combat-effective breathing skills and skills in coping with the effects of adrenaline rush will be demonstrated as well as updated information in the areas of workplace safety policy.  The training will also address increased safety through an introduction to the theory and practice of avoiding strikes with common weapons and improved ability to react instantly on the basis of trained reflexes when needed.

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