Health
FOOD AND YOUR HEALTH
HLTH 100
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Explores the relationship between personal nutrition, high-level wellness and disease prevention. Promotes nutritional awareness, consumer concerns and emphasizes individual nutritional needs. [HE, SE]
HEALTH FOR ADULT LIVING
HLTH 101
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Emphasizes the dynamics involved in pursuing high level wellness. Addresses human health issues, health related behavior change, assessing personal disease risk and healthy lifestyle promotion. [HE, SE]
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
HLTH 103
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Explores environmental threats to human health. Topics include hazards related to poverty: safe drinking water, sanitation, food safety, inadequate solid waste disposal, and occupational injuries. Problems of developed countries related to unsustainable consumption will also be addressed: pollution (air, water, soil), solid and hazardous wastes, emerging infectious diseases, deforestation, land degradation and climate. [HE, SE]
WEIGHT AND YOUR HEALTH
HLTH 104
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Study of what a healthy body weight is and methods for achieving it to improve body function and reduce disease risks; study of evidence for the cultural, psychological, physiological, and environmental influences on weight issues. [HE, SE]
ADULT CPR AND FIRST AID
HLTH 120
1 Credits
11 hours of lecture
Introduction to adult CPR and general first aid skills that will prepare the student to recognize emergencies, make first aid decisions, and provide care. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive Adult CPR and Standard First Aid certification. Does not meet AA distribution requirement. [GE]
ADULT, CHILD, AND INFANT CPR
HLTH 121
1 Credits
11 hours of lecture
Introduction to adult, child and infant CPR skills that will prepare the student to recognize emergencies, make appropriate decisions, and provide emergency care. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive Adult, Child and Infant CPR certification. [GE]
WILDERNESS FIRST AID
HLTH 122
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Foundation of first aid principles and skills necessary to respond to emergencies where immediate emergency medical services are not available, such as wilderness, remote environments, and urban disasters. Prerequisite: Proof of current Adult CPR/AED certification (bring to first class).
CO-OP WORK EXPERIENCE
HLTH 199
1 - 3 Credits
99 hours of clinical
Supervised work experience in an approved job. Completion of specific learning objectives and employer evaluation. Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, HDEV 195, 198, or 200 required. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
HUMAN SEXUALITY
HLTH 206
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Study of improved sexual health. Topics include intimacy, family planning, reproductive health, sexual orientation, gender norms, sexual victimization, sexual behaviors, and how society and history shape sexuality. [HE, SE]
WOMEN'S HEALTH
HLTH 207
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Examines the specific health concerns of women. Emphasis is placed on understanding the interplay between physical and emotional health as well as hormonal cycles, reproduction, nutrition, infectious disease, cancer and cardiovascular disease. [HE, SE]
MEN'S HEALTH
HLTH 208
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Examines health topics as they relate to men's physical and emotional health. Topics include nutrition, body image, masculinity, major diseases facing men, sexuality, sexually transmitted infections, alcohol and drug abuse, basic exercise planning, and stress management.
MULTICULTURAL HEALTH
HLTH 210
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Emphasis on multicultural diversity in health beliefs and practice. Class examines and contrasts alternative healing modalities with the western medical model. Cultural traditions of a wide variety of ethnic and racial groups are explored. [HE, SE]
HEALTHY AGING
HLTH 278
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Exploration of guidelines and behaviors associated with successful aging in the areas of physical, emotional, social, spiritual, intellectual and environmental wellness. Topics include ageism, age-associated changes to the body, the role genetics and lifestyle each play in healthy aging, and end of life health issues. [HE, SE]
SELECTED TOPICS
HLTH 280
1 - 3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Course focuses on selected topics in health. Topics vary, and course theme and content change to reflect new topics. Because the course varies in content, it is repeatable for credit for different topics. [SE]
SPECIAL PROJECTS
HLTH 290
1 - 5 Credits
Opportunity to plan, organize and complete special projects approved by the department. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]