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Health Course Descriptions

HLTH 050: Health and Wellness

Credits: Maximum of 3.0 possible

Importance of nutrition to individual healthy living, physical fitness, patterns of growth and development, disease prevention, and the impact of environmental factors on one's health. S/U grade option. Prerequisite(s): Departmental advising required.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Explain the relationship of nutrition and food nutrients to individual healthy living.
  2. Describe the concepts of health-related physical fitness and how they relate to overall well-being.
  3. Analyze patterns of growth and development.
  4. Explain the concept of control and prevention of disease.
  5. Demonstrate skills to live safely and reduce health risks.
  6. Explain how environmental factors affect one's health (air, water, noise, chemicals).
  7. Use social skills to promote health and safety in a variety of situations.
  8. Analyze how emotions influence decision-making.

HLTH 100: Contemporary Health Issues

Credits: 3.00

Research and exploration of social and personal health issues. Behavioral influence and individual decision presented in written argument and group discussion.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Explore various components of general health such as nutrition, physical fitness, mental health, alcohol and drug abuse, infectious diseases and prevention.
  2. Develop and implement strategies to improve general health.
  3. Analyze, describe and discuss existing health challenges facing current society such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, mental health, death and dying, drug, tobacco and alcohol abuse, stress management, sexual and reproduction issues.
  4. Research aspects of Contemporary Health with special focus on current trends and issues.

HLTH 105: Emergency Response/CPR

Credits: 3.00

Following the guidelines recommended by the American Heart Association first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and AED for the basic first responder. CPR card earned only if skills assessment passed and with a minimum grade of 3.0.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Describe and explain basic safety principles and practices.
  2. Describe benefits of protecting lives and welfare of community members, family, and self.
  3. Apply emergency-care techniques in test scenarios.
  4. Demonstrate CPR techniques appropriate for infants, children, and adults.
  5. Develop a systematic plan of first-aid response.
  6. Describe skills and techniques for relieving pain, reducing human trauma, and saving human lives.

HLTH 150: Nutrition/Life Fitness

Credits: 3.0

Course explores relationships between food and nutrition, connections between nutrition and disease prevention, guidelines for designing a healthy diet, and nutrition's effects on fitness and exercise.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Identify the six classes of essential nutrients.
  2. Examine connections between nutrition and disease prevention.
  3. Analyze the processes of food digestion, absorption, and utilization within the human body.
  4. Explore nutrition's effects on physical fitness and exercise.

HLTH 205: Emergency Response/Recertification

Credits: 2.0

Following the guidelines recommended by the American Heart Association; first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and AED for the basic first responder. CPR card earned only if skills assessment passed.S/U grade option. Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission required.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate airway management, breathing restoration, and circulation restoration.
  2. Evaluate victims for injuries in test scenarios.
  3. Identify the appropriate care given to selected injury related problems.
  4. Complete all AHA requirements for recertificaiton.

HLTH 255: Special Topics in Health

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

Classes, workshops or seminars of current interest in Health. S/U grade option.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate appropriate understanding of the chosen health topic.
  2. Apply advanced knowledge and skills to personal fitness and health.