HE112 1 credit
Emergency First Aid
Teaches students the critical skills necessary to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. Course allows more time for in-depth practice and testing in CPR as well as setting a scene for safety, learning about blood borne pathogens, AHA chain of survival, and the Good Sam Law. Upon successful completion of the written and practical portions of the course, students will receive an American Heart Association’s Emergency First Aid Heartsaver® card.
HE131 3 credits
Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science
Introduces students to the field of exercise and sport science (EXSS). Upon completion of this class, students should have a good understanding of the history, the need for, current topics in, and careers available in EXSS, as well as education/certification required for these careers. This course helps many students decide if an educational path in EXSS is something that they wish to pursue. Several guest speakers representing various careers/areas in EXSS will present their experiences to the class. Basic online research skills will also be covered to allow students to seek out accurate and reliable information about EXSS.
Prerequisites: RD30 or RD90 and WR30 or WR90, or designated placement test scores. Offered winter and summer terms.
HE199 Variable credit
Special Studies: Health
Presents special topics in health including, but not limited to, smoking cessation, stress management, heart and back health, emotional health, and wellness assessment.
Prerequisites: RD30 or RD90 and WR30 or WR90, or designated placement test scores.
HE208 1 credit
HIV and Other Epidemics
Introduces students to the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, tuberculosis, and sexually transmitted diseases. Students will examine treatment options, prevention strategies, legal and policy issues that impact infected individuals as well as the larger community. The course also explores the social, psychological, and ethical issues surrounding these diseases and their impact on present and future generations.
Prerequisites: RD30 or RD90 and WR30 or WR90, or designated placement test scores. Offered fall and spring terms.
HE250 3 credits
Examines personal and societal health topics including consumer health issues, major disease patterns, and the elements of good health, and relates them to daily life.
HE252 3 credits
Offers a basic life support (BLS) plan for emergency care of cardiac victims until EMS arrives. Helps students recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and cardiac arrest that pose a threat to life. Using techniques that emphasize the importance of compressions, airway management, and assisted breathing techniques (CABs), students are taught assessment skills that allow evaluation of one- and two-rescuer strategies on adults, children and infants (excluding newborns), airway obstruction relief, and how to appropriately use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The first aid, CPR, and AED section covers the critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest. Students learn how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock, and other first aid emergencies. Building on these skills is basic Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. It provides the skills necessary to respond to a community’s immediate needs in the aftermath of a disaster when emergency services are not immediately available. Successful completion of the course leads two certifications from the American Heart Association: American Heart Association’s Emergency First Aid Heartsaver® card and an American Heart Association Basic Life Support Provider card, both valid for two years.
Prerequisite: WR30 or WR90, or designated placement test score.
HE253 3 credits
Wilderness First Aid
Provides individuals with foundational first aid principles and skills to be able to respond to emergencies in areas without access to immediate emergency medical services. Highlights the importance of critical thinking and decision making and provides hands-on learning using delayed-help situations. Students are trained to deal with many situations that may be encountered in the wilderness or remote location. Training focuses on teaching students to assess situations, improvise solutions using available resources to stabilize patients, and identify the best way to get patients to definitive medical treatment. Includes an overview of wilderness issues and allows students to be certified in basic wilderness first aid with successful completion of the course (in effect for two years).
Prerequisites: RD30 or RD90 and WR30 or WR90, or designated placement test scores, and physical abilities to allow hiking and lifting equipment. Basic first aid knowledge and CPR is useful. Offered winter term.
HE259 3 credits
Care and Prevention of Athletic Injury
Introduces students to prevention, treatment, and management of athletic injuries. Basic musculoskeletal anatomy will be reviewed. Students will learn to assess, treat and rehabilitate various athletic injuries. Practical skill sessions for hands-on experience will be included in the course.
Prerequisites: RD30 or RD90 and WR30 or WR90, or designated placement test scores; BI121 recommended.
HE261 1 credit
CPR/Basic Life Support Provider
Offers a basic life support plan for emergency care of cardiac victims until EMS takes responsibility for the victim. This is a Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider course designed to help students recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and cardiac arrest that pose a threat to life. Includes scene safety assessment, in-depth coverage of the signs and symptoms of cardiac arrest and heart attack, how an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) functions, blood borne pathogens, the Good Samaritan Law and chain of survival. Using techniques that emphasize the importance of compressions, airway management, and assisted breathing techniques (CABs), students are taught assessment skills to evaluate one- and two-rescuer strategies on adults, children and infants (excluding newborns), airway obstruction relief, and how to appropriately use an AED. Manikins are used in all intensive skill areas with ample time to practice and learn lifesaving skills. The course is intended to introduce and enhance existing skills and concepts, and leave students with a firm understanding of both their limitations as first responders and their ability to provide basic lifesaving care. The course is taught at the provider level through the American Heart Association and results in a CPR, Basic Life Support Provider card upon successful completion.
HE280 Variable credit
Cooperative Work Experience/Health Science
Cooperative Work Experience is an educational program that enables students to receive academic credit for on-the-job, experiential learning based on skills acquired in their programs. Together, the instructor, employer, and student establish learning objectives that specify the significant and appropriate learning which is expected to result from the work experience. This course offers a career-related experience for students working for an approved employer. As a capstone course, it should be completed within the last two terms of a certificate or degree program.
HPE295 3 credits
Health and Fitness for Life
Prepares students with the foundation needed to be successful health/PE majors and in other majors as well. Dominant topics include disease projections, essential nutrients, behavior modification, body composition, strength and endurance training, cardio-respiratory health, flexibility, the mechanics of stress and stress relief, and relationship building. Students assess lifestyles, wellness, fitness, nutrition, and risk for illness/disease as part of the course.
Prerequisite: RD30 or RD90 and WR30 or WR90, or designated placement test scores.