Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning at UNH

UNH Professional Development & Training is now offering a variety of non-credit, open enrollment, continuing education programs designed to promote lifelong learning. 

Available for people of all ages and skills levels, workshops are designed to keep the mind fresh and body active.  There are no tests, no grades, and no prerequisite requirements - just a love learning.

Check out our wide range of programs from nutrition and martial arts to planning for retirement and international travel.  Enroll today and enrich your life with knowledge and skill tomorrow.

Smartphone Photography

October 10 | ONLINE

This class will teach the fundamentals of using the camera on your Android or iPhone. Whether you want better pictures of your kids, your fancy dinner out, your travels, or even your small business, this class will help you take better pictures.

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Discovering the Universe for Yourself


Discovering the Universe for Yourself is for anyone who has ever looked up into the sky and wondered what it was all about. No previous knowledge of astronomy is necessary and neither is a telescope. However, if you have a telescope and feel you do not know how to use it properly, this is your chance to learn about it and actually use it. 

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Retirement Planning

New Dates Soon!

Develop an action plan to make retirement happen as everyone should have this choice!

This hands-on workshop will have each individual leave with an action plan and budget regardless of current age, career status or financial position.  We'll also revisit the perspective of the word "retirement" as today's generation are living much longer, are much more active and are starting new careers in their 70's, 80's and beyond!  Topics include:

  • First, the non-financial side
  • And then, the financial side
  • And finally, develop your customized time line, budget and plan

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Music/Audio Engineering

Introduction to Audio Engineering: Basic Techniques

5 Days | Begins June 19th in Portsmouth, NH

This course is uniquely designed for those new to the art of recording and producing music. In this course, students will learn the most crucial techniques of audio engineering prior to the mixing and mastering process. Students will gain mastery in the use of audio equipment as well as principles of critical listening, digital audio, Pro Tools, and recording. Students will also have the opportunity to shadow their instructor for a day at Cybersound Studios! Students will be fully immersed in a professional, post-production studio.

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Introduction to Audio Engineering: Mixing & Mastering

6 Days | Begins July 31st in Portsmouth, NH

Students will learn how to properly mix and master music comparable to those competitive in the modern industry. This course will cover the basic principles of mixing and will conclude with mastering students' own music. This course is designed for those who already have an understanding of audio and are looking to take their sonic production to the highest of quality. Students will learn how to craft audio recordings with the utmost precision to create sound of the highest quality.

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Art Programs

UNH Professional Development & Training offers a variety of non-credit, continuing education art programs led by the UNH Art Department faculty. Explore the attributes of drawing, painting, sculpting, welding & more. You can enroll at any time with flexible class formats that include one-day & multi-day workshops.

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Mindfulness Through Sanchin   

Mindfulness has long been practiced in traditional Chinese and Okinawan martial arts through Sanchin. Sanchin is a kata (set of movements) of Chinese origin considered to be the core of several styles of Chinese and Okinawan martial arts. The name Sanchin, meaning "three battles/conflicts/wars," is interpreted as the battle to unify the mind, body, and spirit.

In this workshop, learn and practice Sanchin kata as a means of practicing mindfulness.

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