Recreational Services offers courses in outdoor recreation, martial arts and social dance for academic credit. Each course is listed in the Lifetime Leisure Skills Department (LLS) and will receive one to three credit hours, depending on the class. LLS classes are a great way to explore near and far, meet people, and learn a new skill!  Search LLS classes on MyUI.


Registration for all Lifetime Leisure Skills classes takes place on MyUI, department (LLS). The fee for the class will be charged to your University of Iowa bill when the class actually meets. If needed, you may drop the class on MyUI up to 11:59pm the day before the first class meeting. The fee will not be charged to your bill if you drop the class by this time. The fee is not refundable if you drop after this time. If you cannot find the class you are looking for on MyUI, make sure you have the correct academic session selected.

If you are unable to register for a course you may sign up for the waitlist. If you have not registered before the course meets, come to the first class meeting and if space is available we may be able to add you to the course that night. See classes offered below.


Intermediate Rock Climbing
Bicycle Touring
Intermediate Bicycle Touring
Mountain Bicycling
Tandem Bicycling
Exploring the Natural Wonders of Iowa
Land Navigation
Basic Orienteering
Team Building - Challenge Course


Stand Up Paddleboarding
River Canoeing
Basic Sea Kayaking
Intermediate Sea Kayaking


Winter Camping
Basic Snowshoeing
Basic Cross-Country Skiing


Ballroom Dancing
Ballroom Dancing: Nightclub Series
Ballroom Dancing: Rhythm and Smooth
Ballroom Dancing: Waltz
Ballroom Dancing: Rhumba, Cha Cha, Merengue
Ballroom Dancing: Foxtrot and Tango
Salsa Dancing
Modern Dance for Fitness

Martial Arts, Sport, and Exercise

Basic Self Defense
Tae Kwon Do
Intermediate Tae Kwon Do
Intermediate Kickboxing
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Marathon Training
Trail Running

Contact Us

Steve Campbell
Assistant Director, Outdoor Recreation & Education