Health Education (HED)

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HED-112. Drugs, Society and Human Behavior. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course examines the effects drugs have on the individual and society, taking a critical look at the most recent scientific data drawn from medical, sociological and student research. Topics include, but are not limited to, neurophysiology, pharmacology and the demographics of drug use, legal issues, and treatment and prevention programs. Different types of drugs are examined.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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HED-115. Personal and Family Nutrition. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
In this course, students study the relationships of nutrition and eating patterns to one's health, nutritive value and composition of foods, metabolism, functions and requirements of nutrients throughout life, and essentials of an adequate diet. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of nutrition concepts in everyday life.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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HED-128. Lifetime Wellness. 2 Credits.

LECT 1 hr, LAB 2 hrs
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to make intelligent decisions about health and wellness. Topics include nutrition and weight management, substance abuse, stress management, fitness, cardiovascular disease and sexually transmitted diseases. Students engage in personally selected programs to improve wellness.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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HED-130. Mind-Body Health. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course explores the relationship between the mind and the body. Emphasis is placed on relaxation, meditation, and yoga to enable students to reach a state of peace, calmness and self-awareness. Students explore the integration of the entire self in order to achieve an understanding and an awareness of their own selves and take control of their wellness.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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HED-132. Stress Management. 1 Credit.

LECT 1 hr
This course provides students with an understanding of the basic principles of the stress response, the General Adaptation Syndrome, stressors and stress management. Students participate in physical and cognitive exercises designed to reduce stress.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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HED-133. Weight Management. 1 Credit.

LECT 1 hr
This course covers information about lifetime weight management. The role of diet, exercise, behavior modification and stress management and their relationship to weight management are emphasized. Students analyze diets, set goals and apply a weight management program to themselves throughout the course.

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HED-283. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. 1 Credit.

LAB 2 hrs
This course is taught according to American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines. Students learn about heart disease prevention, early recognition of heart attack and stroke, early access to Emergency Medical Services, and recognition and treatment for respiratory arrest, cardiac arrest and obstructed airway emergencies. Students who successfully complete the requirements will receive an AHA CPR card (BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR). This course is available through the Division of Corporate and Community Programs. Students enrolled in the majors of Nursing, Radiography, Respiratory Therapy, Exercise Science, and Early Childhood Education may request that they receive 1 credit toward their HED/HES requirement. Students must present a valid American Heart Association CPR card (BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR) to the Office of Records and Registration to receive credit. Course fees do not represent income to the AHA or any of its components.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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HED-286. Personal Health and Wellness. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course examines current health and wellness topics that have an impact on the individual in today's society. Emphasis is on a wellness approach, examining the physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual dimensions of health. Students engage in evaluations of their own wellness behaviors and investigate in detail at least one health issue of personal significance. (There is no substitution for this course in programs that require it for degree completion.)
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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HED-293. Special Topics in Health Education. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
An examination of selected topics or issues in Health Education. Topics may differ each time the course is offered. Students should consult the department chair for further information.
Prerequisites: A three-credit introductory course in Health Education.

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HED-294. Special Topics in Health Education. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
An examination of selected topics or issues in Health Education. Topics may differ each time the course is offered. Students should consult the department chair for further information.
Prerequisites: A three-credit introductory course in Health Education.

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HED-295. First Aid and Emergency Care. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
A basic course in first aid which acquaints students with information about prevention of accident and injury and about emergency assessment, recognition and treatment of trauma and sudden illnesses. Upon successful completion of the requirements, the student will receive First Aid certification.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.