Course Descriptions

Health --- HLTH

Course Descriptions

HLTH 1105  Sleeps, Eats, And Exercises   1 cr

Introduces knowledge and skills you need to live a balanced life while in college. It covers basic concepts in nutrition, sleep, and physical activity and incorporates a variety of techniques to promote self- awareness and reflection, goal setting, and action toward wellness.

HLTH 1110  Nutrition   3 cr

Introduces basic nutrition as it relates to total health. Personal nutritional health analysis as well as the relationship between diet and disease will be presented. The course includes current and controversial topics dealing with nutrition. The main focus centers on the basic nutrients and how the body uses, stores, and eliminates them. Nutrition and its relationship to exercise and weight control throughout a lifetime are discussed.

HLTH 1120  Personal Health   3 cr

Introduces a variety of health topics and how they relate to personal lifestyle choices. Emphasis on wellness and making wise lifestyle choices and consequences of poor choices.

HLTH 1122  Community Health   2 cr

Provides an overview of community health organizations and programs including their structure and function. Students will analyze health issues of various community groups and discuss possible solutions. Content will also include prevalent diseases, epidemiology, and health problems in our society today. The importance of healthy living and lifestyle are discussed as preventative measures.

HLTH 1123  Stress Management   2 cr

Assists the student in examining and managing their body's physiological and psychological responses to stress. Self-assessments will help the student to identify personal stressors. Students will participate in numerous stress management strategies and relaxation techniques including time management, diaphragmatic breathing, meditation, autogenics, progressive muscle relaxation, cognitive reappraisal, behavior modification, journal writing, and other coping techniques.

HLTH 1124  Alcohol & College Life   1 cr

Provides college students with unbiased factual information about how alcohol and drug use affects college. This course reinforces personal prevention and student campus safety strategies. Practical hints and tips about how to succeed socially and academically are presented in the content of research and personal experiences by other students.

HLTH 1125  Responding to Emergencies   3 cr

Develops first aid and CPR skills and also covers understanding the human body, healthy lifestyle, what to do when help is delayed, and how to prepare for emergencies. Students may receive Red Cross certification in First Aid: Responding to Emergencies and in Community CPR.

HLTH 1126  Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers   1 cr

Introduces the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO). The course is intended for participants who provide health care to patients in a wide variety of settings, including in-hospital and out-of hospital settings. Successful completions of the course will lead to certification from the American Heart Association (AHA).

HLTH 1127  American Heart Association Heartsaver   1 cr

Presents basic first aid, CPR, and AED skills to anyone with limited or no medical training. The course provides students with knowledge and skills necessary to deal with an emergency until professional help arrives.

HLTH 1128  Communicable Disease Topics   1 cr

Defines causes, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases transmitted from one person to another as a result of sexual contact. Specific topics discuss bacteria and virus infections involving the genitourinary tract, gastrointestinal tract, oral and other body systems.

HLTH 1129  Tai Chi   1 cr

Presents a series of movements, which focus on balance, breathing, muscle control, and smooth motion. Tai Chi is an exercise used to promote physical, mental, and emotional health. The history of Tai Chi will be presented. This course may be taken for a maximum of three credits. This course is cross listed with PHED 1103. A student may only earn credits for this course in one department, not both.

HLTH 1130  Drug Use and Abuse   3 cr

Provides an overview of the fundamental concepts in drug use and abuse. The course will focus on the drugs of abuse that are most commonly used in the United States and will emphasize the physiological, social, psychological, legal, and health aspects of drug use and abuse. Special attention will be focused on the motivations of drug use/abuse for college students. Critical thinking and communication skills will be emphasized to explain and reinforce personal health choices.

HLTH 1155  Lifetime Fitness   2 cr

Studies physical fitness, nutrition and stress as they relate to health. Through testing and self-assessments, the student's current status is analyzed. After the information on improving skills in each area is presented, the student will develop a plan for implementation. The course will include information on cardiovascular and cancer risk reduction, aging and health, sexually transmitted diseases, and substance abuse control. Course may be used to fulfill one credit toward the physical education requirement for the A.A. degree.

HLTH 2250  Special Topics in Health   cr

Examines selected health topics of current interest in a global society. This course may be repeated under different topics.