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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.

Course Level Objectives

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

HLTH 100: Contemporary Health Issues

Credits: 3.0

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.  [EXPLORE] 
  2. Develop and implement strategies to improve general health.  [ACT] 
  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.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Research aspects of Contemporary Health with special focus on current trends and issues.  [EXPLORE] 

HLTH 105: Emergency Response/CPR

Credits: 4.0

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. First aid card with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Course Level Objectives

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

HLTH 150: Nutrition and Life Fitness

Credits: 3.0

Covers various aspects of life fitness, basic anatomy, physiology of exercise and nutrition. Instruction in how to establish a personal fitness program for life.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate basic knowledge of the human muscular system.  [REASON] 
  2. Analyze how exercise influences the mind and body.  [REASON] 
  3. Identify nutritional requirements.  [EXPLORE] 
  4. Apply knowledge of nutrition to develop a nutritional exercise.  [ACT] 
  5. Prepare a weight and cardiovascular training program.  [EXPLORE] 
  6. Create and analyze a food journal.  [REASON] 
  7. Communicate effectively in exploration of nutrition and fitness topics.  [COMMUNICATE] 

HLTH 155: Special Topics

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

Classes, workshops or seminars of current interest in Health.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate appropriate understanding of the chosen health topic.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Apply knowledge and skills to personal fitness and health.  [REASON] 

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. First Aid card with a 3.0 GPA or higher. S/U grade option. Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission required.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate airway management, breathing restoration, and circulation restoration.  [REASON] 
  2. Demonstrate severe-bleeding controls, bandaging, and shock management.  [REASON] 
  3. Evaluate victims for injuries in test scenarios.  [REASON] 
  4. Demonstrate transport management of victim and obstruction removal.  [REASON] 
  5. Identify the appropriate care given to selected injury related problems.  [REASON] 

HLTH 250: Health and Ethnic Diversity:CD

Credits: 5.0

The dynamics of a changing health environment influencing social and personal adaptations will be researched to improve our awareness, appreciation and understanding of behavioral differences nurtured by ethnicity and a multicultural society. Prerequisite(s): ENGL& 101.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate awareness of multicultural environments influenced by ethnicity, geography, social and economic conditions influence.  [EXPLORE] 
  2. Analyze and evaluate how different ethnic groups adapt to a multicultural society.  [REASON] 
  3. Analyze social and behavioral health issues.  [REASON] 
  4. Identify social inequalities and discrimination within society.  [ACT] 
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of how ethnic roles and perceptions, social traditions, social climate, religious overtones, family integrity and sexual orientation influence health, lifestyle and career opportunities.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  6. Examine health topics and identify ethnic diversities, stereotyping, social perceptions and expectations.  [EXPLORE] 

HLTH 255: Special Topics

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

Classes, workshops or seminars of current interest in Health.

Course Level Objectives

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