Short Courses

The ANU Sport Short Courses provide the ANU community with a chance to be involved in or host a wellbeing course over several weeks. The purpose of the Short Courses is to provide non-traditional and innovative programs that allow participants to stay fit and healthy whilst learning something new.

See further information below on how to participate or deliver a Short Course!

Participating in a Short Course

Individuals can register to participate in Short Courses via the following links:

Introduction to Mitt Work- Self Defence 


No matter what form of combat sport you’re into (or want to get into), mittwork is a must. This four-week course will take you through a range of drills using focus mitts, thai-pads and kickshields to improve your offensive skills (punches, kicks, angles, combinations), hone your defences (blocking, parrying, slipping, rolling) and give you practice moving against a live person in a safe, cooperative environment. This course is suitable for all people of any level of skill, any level of fitness. It is a stand-alone course, but students wanting to continue after the four weeks are welcome to keep training with the ANU Kung Fu club.

When: Wednesdays 5pm-6pm,from the 4th of May for 4 weeks. 

Who: Anyone!

Cost: $50 for ANU Students, $60 for gym members, $80 general

How to register/ find out more? Register Here!  





MULTIPLY BENEFITS OF YOUR YOGA PRACTICE- This is a four week course, one session a week.

This short course is suitable for all levels of yoga practitioners: the more yoga experience you've got, the more benefit you will gain. Beginners are welcome and encouraged!

Register Here!  



Dancing Through the Ages Semester 2

The 10-week Dancing through the Ages course, delivered by the Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy, is ANU Sport's longest running dance class and the best fun you will have in your week!

This event starts on Saturday 6th August and runs for 10 Saturdays through the 2nd semester from 2:30pm-5:30pm-a full afternoon of fun!

Keep fit and make friends while learning dances from the Renaissance and Baroque eras through to the time of Jane Austen, Dickens and beyond.

Learn some-not-too-close social dances in all sorts of formations, rhythms and styles, exploring 500 years of romance & passion!

No partner, previous dance experience or special clothes necessary. Top teacher caters for all levels and makes joining in easy.


When: Saturdays 2:30pm-5:30pm from the 6th Of August 2022

Who: Anyone!

Cost: $120 for ANU Students, $160 general

How to register/find out more?   Register Here!   


ANU Strength 


The short course is a 8 week 3 day/week workshop and strength training program designed to take beginners to an advanced stage of lifting and give advanced lifters better tools to take their workouts to the next level.


Each session in the course is 1.5 hours and covers 1 hour workout plus 30 minutes discussion about exercise theory or a topic of the day.


In the short course you will be provided: 1 complete strength training program, 36 total hours (3 sessions/week) of guided personal training from ANU Sports own personal trainers


By the end of the program participants will have a comprehensive understanding of deadlifting, squats, and bench press. They will understand how to warm up properly, identify flaws in technique, how to make corrections, how to pick accessories they need, and how best to recover between workouts.

When: 8 weeks from 30th of May to the 24th of July. 


Who: Anyone!

Cost: From $140-$550

How to register and find out more?    Register Here!


Get Roller Fit!

Never roller skated before, or haven’t since childhood? We got you! RollerFit's 6-week Learn to Skate Course is catered for the absolute beginner roller skater. Over the course of our weekly 1-hour workshops you will learn skills such as gliding on one or two feet, stopping, skating backwards and jumping. You will also learn skate tricks and dance moves! Each workshop features stretching, warm up and cool down times, skate-specific fitness drills (such as squats, sit ups, planks), games and music. We can't wait to skate with you!


When: Sundays 12pm-1pm from the 27th of March- 8th May 2022.

Who: Anyone!

Cost: $85 for ANU Students, $95 for gym and Roller Fit members, $105 general

How to register?    Register Here!


Liberate Your Feet Workshop



6week Liberate Your Feet workshop EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

* Current class is running Wednesdays 6pm-7pm for 6 weeks. 

Focus is on foot posture-related activities and exercises, exploring how changing foot positions & shapes, from pronation to supination, heel strike to propulsion in gait, impact our whole body posture & biomechanics
Method is based on work by Gary Ward’s Anatomy in Motion (AiM) Finding Centre (UK)
The workshops would be run by Lynn Materne and AiM Mentor, Riccardo Galeotti of Canberra Acupuncture & Movement Therapy
The course will be run at ANU Sport in the blue room.
The course content delivery is in-house as well as online, so that participants have a ready resource to help with learning & homework. And Riccardo and I are on hand without extra charge to answer questions and help participants in between times.
A free 10-minute initial consultation will be offered to those interested. The consultation includes the opportunity to experience walking across the force plate to assess feet pressures and make some observations of a person’s posture statically as well as in gait.
$150.00 ANU students
$300.00 non-students

Register Here! 


Swing Dancing


Our five-week course will teach you some introductory moves and technique that will allow you to build your confidence and provide the foundations and confidence to start taking weekly classes if you're keen, and will provide the basis for you to take your dancing to the social floor.

Comfortable shoes (most swing dancers don’t wear heels), water bottle, snacks, deodorant, spare t-shirt, small towel, band aids – swing dancing is exercise, and you may well break a sweat, so be prepared.

Got a friend you've been trying to coax along to weekly lessons? This is the perfect chance for them to try pressure-free, and in no time we'll have them hooked on this wonderful world of swing dancing that we all love.

No need to register with a partner (although you can!). We rotate partners throughout the workshop – a great way to meet new people, all sharing the same fun learning experience.

When: Thursdays 1.15pm-2.15pm from the 10th of March for 5 weeks.

Who: Anyone!

Cost: $50 for ANU Students, $70 general

How to register? Register Here! 






Delivering a Short Course

Short Courses can be run by ANU clubs or commercial businesses. ANU Sport offers two program structures in which clubs or businesses can deliver their program.

Option 1: Managed by the club/business

The club/business is responsible for the organisation, promotion, management of ticket sales, facility hire and delivery of the course. The club/business pays ANU Sport an administration fee for promotional assistance. 

Option 2: Managed by ANU Sport

ANU Sport administers the course and pays a facilitator fee to the club/business that covers their instructor costs. ANU Sport is responsible for all administration and operational costs of the course and will retain all income from ticket sales. The club/business is responsible for the delivery of the course.

For more information on how to run or be involved in a short course please fill in the request form below or email Sport Officer - Student Engagement Programs, Britt Tully (britt [dot] tullyatanu-sport [dot] com [dot] au).

Request Form

If you are wanting to organise or get involved in a program for 2022, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we can do our best to accommodate.