Health

Classes

HE 112 : Standard First Aid and Emergency Care

Describes emergency procedures and techniques of basic life support for adult, child, or infant victims of airway obstruction, respiratory arrest and/or cardiac arrest. Provides education and training in Automated External Defibrillator. Upon successful completion of this course, students may earn an American Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Adult/Child and Infant CPR certificate.

This course will cover major aspects of first aid with regard to emergency care and preventative measures. The student will learn the proper methods and procedures for applying CPR in given emergency situations. 

Credits

1

Prerequisites

Equivalent placement test scores also accepted.

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Apply working knowledge of AED technology.
  • Evaluate first aid/CPR scenarios and apply appropriate first aid/CPR techniques to those scenarios.

HE 242 : Stress and Human Health

Explores and analyzes stress and its relationship to human health. Examines various personal stressors and the links between stress and disease. Covers how to manage stress with healthy coping and relaxation techniques by using current research and multiple perspectives. Evaluates personal stressors and surveys numerous methods to manage stress.

Credits

4

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Describe the relationship between stress, human health, behaviors, and perceptions.
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of stress.
  • Summarize the physiological response to stress and how it impacts human health.
  • Identify stressors and possible root causes using health models.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of stress management strategies and relaxation techniques on a personal level.
  • Explore information from credible research on stress and health.

HE 250 : Personal Health

Inspires close examination and evaluation of factors that influence one’s personal health and wellness. Involves critical analysis of health information related to the biological, psychological, sociocultural, and environmental impacts on personal health from a wellness perspective.

Credits

3

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Explain how biological, psychological, sociocultural, and environmental factors influence personal and community health.
  • Apply the Socioecological model to assess personal health status and use a variety of wellness enhancement strategies.
  • Use health literacy skills to critically evaluate and inform health-related decisions.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to analyze strategies for self-assessment, behavior change and modifying health risks.

HE 295 : Health and Fitness for Life

Explores the interrelationship of the five components of physical fitness, nutrition and stress management concepts and activities to increase individual health and wellness.

Credits

2

Corequisites

Upon successful completion, students should be able to:

  • Apply behavior change theories to assess and self-reflect on health and fitness status
  • Apply and evaluate wellness concepts that promote health and fitness
  • Explore activity options to maintain and/or improve lifelong health and fitness