Credit and Noncredit Options

Wellness 217 (Sec 88)
Online for 1 Credit

Monday-Friday, June 16-20, 2014
Final Paper due July 5, 2014

Rugby Workshop
Saturday, June 21, 2014
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
UW-Stevens Point Campus

Attendance at the workshop and online coursework
is required for both credit and noncredit options.


Rugby is one of the fastest growing team sports in the United States and will be a permanent addition to the summer Olympics in 2016. Rugby is a dynamic fast‐paced running, passing, and tackling game that blends skill sets from soccer, football, and basketball. Noncontact versions of rugby can also be played and are suitable for players of all ages and skills. This class will focus on the basic running, passing and kicking skills of rugby and the participants will learn to organize and practice those skills in a non‐contact setting.

Note:  This course does not lead to a certification by the International Rugby Board or USA Ruby and it does not count for USA Rugby continuing education credits for coaches or referees.

​How to Register

Noncredit Fee - $179 (plus special course fee)

1 Credit Option - $352.38 (includes special fee and segregated fees for taking a course on-campus)

Special Course Fee - $35 —in addition to the credit and noncredit fees. Participants will receive two new rugby balls upon completetion. A size 5 ball is appropriate for adults and highschool students; a size 4 ball is appropriate for elementary school children.

Register for either the workshop OR credit. Attendance at the workshop is required for the credit course .

Registration for Workshop: Register Online!

Registration for Credit:  WLNS 217 Section 88 

​About the Instructor

 John Blakeman

John Blakeman is a professor and chair of the political science department at UW-Stevens Point.  He has been involved in rugby since 1984 as a player, coach, and referee.





University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Continuing Education and Outreach
Diana Wilcott


UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education and Outreach provides equal opportunities in employment and programming.