Hawk Fitness Academy at KU

KU's youth exercise program. Children ages 5-12 will be given the opportunity to learn exercise skills that can be used for a lifetime in a fun environment with guidance from trained and knowledgeable instructors. Performing these skills will build your child’s confidence in exercise and will make it easier for your child to continue exercise during pre-adolescence to adulthood. 

Hawk Fitness Academy sessions include:

  • Pre- & Post-Assessments: Body composition; upper & lower body strength; and speed;
  • Warm Up: Hops, skips, crawling, and sport skills (dribbling basketball, throwing & catching);
  • Exercises: Medicine ball (squats, presses, throws, etc.); aerobic bar (squats, deadlifts, presses); box jumps; ladder & cone drills;
  • Fun: Sessions are designed considering a child's psychological framework. Exercises are brief, keep the child moving, and are performed within obstacle courses.

Schedules & Registration:

Register your child for an 8-week session that works best for your family's schedule. Each session meets 2 days per week:

  • KU Main Campus (Lawrence, Kan.): Summer 2018 session meets on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., beginning May 29. View the full schedule here (pdf).
  • KU Edwards Campus (Overland Park, Kan.): Summer 2018 session meets on Mondays & Wednesdays from 5:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., beginning May 25. View the full schedule here (pdf).

Deadline to register is the Friday before the first day of the session(s).

Cost to Participate:

  • Reduced* Rate: $100 per child;
  • Regular Rate: $405 per child.

*The David and Margaret Shirk Physical Education Programs Fund provides financial support for families and children to participate in the Hawk Fitness Academy at a reduced rate. Future youth activity prices subject to change.

Register Online:
Lawrence Campus  | Edwards Campus

Documents Required* For Registration:

Release of Liability | Photo/Video Release
*Participants can either upload each release on the online registration form, or bring hard copies of each release on the first day. Day-of registration is welcome.

View the HSES Department Calendar for upcoming session dates.


Meet the Director

 

Trent J. Herda
Associate Professor
t.herda@ku.edu
785-864-2224 (office)

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