• Health and Wellness Minor

    The Health and Wellness Minor is designed for students interested in a variety of fields not just those related to healthcare. Students will gain the scientific background of current trends as they relate to health and wellness. Additionally, the minor includes hands-on practical courses to prepare students for real world scenarios and interpersonal skills necessary to be a successful professional.

    Required Core Courses 10 s.h.

    Select 9 additional hours from the courses below:

    Courses Offered
    • BIOL2300Anatomy and Physiology I (2-2)
      BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I (2-2) - 3 s.h.

      The study of structure and function of the human body on the cellular, tissue, organ, and organ-system level. All organ systems are discussed. Emphasis is on the anatomy of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and digestive systems. Laboratory includes both gross and microscopic structure and function. (One year each of high school biology and chemistry or the equivalent strongly recommended.) Additional fee required. Goal 1A

    • HLTH1100First Aid
      HLTH1100 First Aid - 1 s.h.

      The development of practical skills in the emergency treatment of the injured. Some attention will be given to the prevention of injuries. The content to be covered will include the Standard and Advanced levels of the First Aid program sponsored by the National Red Cross. Students holding current, equivalent certifications will receive an automatic waiver for the class. This is to be verified by the instructor of the class or the Health and Movement Science Division Chair. Additional fee required.

    • HLTH1220Mental Health First Aid Training
      HLTH1220 Mental Health First Aid Training - 1 s.h.

      Teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Focuses on the unique experiences and needs of college students and gives participants the skills needed to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be showing signs of a mental health or substance use challenge and help connect them to the appropriate care. This course includes an optional certification for Mental Health First Aid through the National Council for Mental Wellbeing for a fee. Mental Health First Aid encourages early detection and intervention by teaching participants about the signs and symptoms of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and addictions. The program offers concrete tools and answers key questions like "What can I do?" and "Where can someone find help?" Participants are introduced to local mental health resources, national organizations, support groups and online tools for mental health and addiction treatment and support.

    • HLTH2200Contemporary Issues in Health
      HLTH2200 Contemporary Issues in Health - 2 s.h.

      An in-depth study of nutrition, drugs, consumer health, and other areas of current concern. Goal 3F

    • HLTH2560Nutrition
      HLTH2560 Nutrition - 3 s.h.

      A study the principles of nutrition as it relates to health, exercise, sports and disease. Students will be presented with applied content that includes research-based guidelines meant to help students differentiate between nutrition recommendations that are backed by science and the overabundance of false and misleading information. Goal 1A

    • HLTH3100Drugs Education and Behavior
      HLTH3100 Drugs Education and Behavior - 3 s.h.

      This course will prepare the student to become an effective drug educator with emphasis on historical and current drug use and trends and its effects on society and human behavior. (Goal is for students to make positive decisions to protect their own health but also higher understanding of effects to social health/life when others use or abuse drugs.)

    • HLTH3120Human Sexuality
      HLTH3120 Human Sexuality - 3 s.h.

      Discussion of sexual biology, psychology, and sociocultural dimension of human sexual health and behavior.

    • HLTH3220Personal and Community Health
      HLTH3220 Personal and Community Health - 3 s.h.

      A foundational course designed for students to become informed about health as well as becoming responsible and active participants in the maintenance of their personal health and affecting the health of their community. The course is intended to provide coverage of health promotion, mental health, stress management, afflictions and diseases, aging, environmental health, consumerism and health care and promotion. ELO4 Global Learning - Sustainability.

    • HLTH3900Advanced Topics in Health and Human Performance
      HLTH3900 Advanced Topics in Health and Human Performance - 3 s.h.

      A study of selected topics in health to be announced prior to the semester when the course is offered. Probable topics to be addressed include: human diseases, environmental health, human sexuality, substance abuse, death education, aging, and etc. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

    • PHED0490Relaxation and Stress Management
      PHED0490 Relaxation and Stress Management - 1 s.h.

      This course is designed to develop knowledge of and skill in basic posture enhancement and relaxation techniques, and to provide motivation for further self-improvement.

    • PHED1500Introduction to Kinesiology
      PHED1500 Introduction to Kinesiology - 3 s.h.

      This course is designed to introduce students to the musculoskeletal system and its relationship to anatomical movements in the body. Students will examine the skeletal system, muscular system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, endocrine system, and their relationships with exercise science.

    BIOL2300Anatomy and Physiology I (2-2) HLTH1100First Aid HLTH1220Mental Health First Aid Training HLTH2200Contemporary Issues in Health HLTH2560Nutrition HLTH3100Drugs Education and Behavior HLTH3120Human Sexuality HLTH3220Personal and Community Health HLTH3900Advanced Topics in Health and Human Performance PHED0490Relaxation and Stress Management PHED1500Introduction to Kinesiology
    Course Descriptions
    BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I (2-2) - 3 s.h.

    The study of structure and function of the human body on the cellular, tissue, organ, and organ-system level. All organ systems are discussed. Emphasis is on the anatomy of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and digestive systems. Laboratory includes both gross and microscopic structure and function. (One year each of high school biology and chemistry or the equivalent strongly recommended.) Additional fee required. Goal 1A

    HLTH1100 First Aid - 1 s.h.

    The development of practical skills in the emergency treatment of the injured. Some attention will be given to the prevention of injuries. The content to be covered will include the Standard and Advanced levels of the First Aid program sponsored by the National Red Cross. Students holding current, equivalent certifications will receive an automatic waiver for the class. This is to be verified by the instructor of the class or the Health and Movement Science Division Chair. Additional fee required.

    HLTH1220 Mental Health First Aid Training - 1 s.h.

    Teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Focuses on the unique experiences and needs of college students and gives participants the skills needed to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be showing signs of a mental health or substance use challenge and help connect them to the appropriate care. This course includes an optional certification for Mental Health First Aid through the National Council for Mental Wellbeing for a fee. Mental Health First Aid encourages early detection and intervention by teaching participants about the signs and symptoms of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and addictions. The program offers concrete tools and answers key questions like "What can I do?" and "Where can someone find help?" Participants are introduced to local mental health resources, national organizations, support groups and online tools for mental health and addiction treatment and support.

    HLTH2200 Contemporary Issues in Health - 2 s.h.

    An in-depth study of nutrition, drugs, consumer health, and other areas of current concern. Goal 3F

    HLTH2560 Nutrition - 3 s.h.

    A study the principles of nutrition as it relates to health, exercise, sports and disease. Students will be presented with applied content that includes research-based guidelines meant to help students differentiate between nutrition recommendations that are backed by science and the overabundance of false and misleading information. Goal 1A

    HLTH3100 Drugs Education and Behavior - 3 s.h.

    This course will prepare the student to become an effective drug educator with emphasis on historical and current drug use and trends and its effects on society and human behavior. (Goal is for students to make positive decisions to protect their own health but also higher understanding of effects to social health/life when others use or abuse drugs.)

    HLTH3120 Human Sexuality - 3 s.h.

    Discussion of sexual biology, psychology, and sociocultural dimension of human sexual health and behavior.

    HLTH3220 Personal and Community Health - 3 s.h.

    A foundational course designed for students to become informed about health as well as becoming responsible and active participants in the maintenance of their personal health and affecting the health of their community. The course is intended to provide coverage of health promotion, mental health, stress management, afflictions and diseases, aging, environmental health, consumerism and health care and promotion. ELO4 Global Learning - Sustainability.

    HLTH3900 Advanced Topics in Health and Human Performance - 3 s.h.

    A study of selected topics in health to be announced prior to the semester when the course is offered. Probable topics to be addressed include: human diseases, environmental health, human sexuality, substance abuse, death education, aging, and etc. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

    PHED0490 Relaxation and Stress Management - 1 s.h.

    This course is designed to develop knowledge of and skill in basic posture enhancement and relaxation techniques, and to provide motivation for further self-improvement.

    PHED1500 Introduction to Kinesiology - 3 s.h.

    This course is designed to introduce students to the musculoskeletal system and its relationship to anatomical movements in the body. Students will examine the skeletal system, muscular system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, endocrine system, and their relationships with exercise science.

  • Course list - Health
    Courses Offered
    • HLTH1100First Aid
      HLTH1100 First Aid - 1 s.h.

      The development of practical skills in the emergency treatment of the injured. Some attention will be given to the prevention of injuries. The content to be covered will include the Standard and Advanced levels of the First Aid program sponsored by the National Red Cross. Students holding current, equivalent certifications will receive an automatic waiver for the class. This is to be verified by the instructor of the class or the Health and Movement Science Division Chair. Additional fee required.

    • HLTH1110First Aid for Professional Rescuer
      HLTH1110 First Aid for Professional Rescuer - 1 s.h.

      Provide the professional responder with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide care for injuries, sudden illnesses, breathing and cardiac emergencies to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. Meets emergency cardiac care (ECC) standards and includes skill in adult and pediatric CPR, airway obstruction, 2nd rescuer CPR, AED and barrier devices. Recommended for student in health-related fields. Students holding current, equivalent certifications will receive an automatic waiver for the class. This is to be verified by the instructor of the class or the Health and Movement Science Division Chair. Additional fee required.

    • HLTH1220Mental Health First Aid Training
      HLTH1220 Mental Health First Aid Training - 1 s.h.

      Teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Focuses on the unique experiences and needs of college students and gives participants the skills needed to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be showing signs of a mental health or substance use challenge and help connect them to the appropriate care. This course includes an optional certification for Mental Health First Aid through the National Council for Mental Wellbeing for a fee. Mental Health First Aid encourages early detection and intervention by teaching participants about the signs and symptoms of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and addictions. The program offers concrete tools and answers key questions like "What can I do?" and "Where can someone find help?" Participants are introduced to local mental health resources, national organizations, support groups and online tools for mental health and addiction treatment and support.

    • HLTH2000Individual Study
      HLTH2000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    • HLTH2200Contemporary Issues in Health
      HLTH2200 Contemporary Issues in Health - 2 s.h.

      An in-depth study of nutrition, drugs, consumer health, and other areas of current concern. Goal 3F

    • HLTH2400Children’s Health and Development
      HLTH2400 Children’s Health and Development - 3 s.h.

      Course will focus on the lifelong development of the human from infancy and continuing through adulthood. It will explore the ways of development and learning within physical, cognitive, emotional, and social health, including family environment.

    • HLTH2410Children’s Health and Development – K-12 Health and Physical Education Lab
      HLTH2410 Children’s Health and Development – K-12 Health and Physical Education Lab - 1 s.h.

      Development of teaching competence for prospective K-12 teachers in the health education classroom and physical education classroom and early childhood classroom. Intended for early childhood and education majors (including Health Education and Physical Education). To be taken concurrently with HLTH2400 Children’s Health and Development for Teachers track.

    • HLTH2560Nutrition
      HLTH2560 Nutrition - 3 s.h.

      A study the principles of nutrition as it relates to health, exercise, sports and disease. Students will be presented with applied content that includes research-based guidelines meant to help students differentiate between nutrition recommendations that are backed by science and the overabundance of false and misleading information. Goal 1A

    • HLTH3000Individual Study
      HLTH3000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    • HLTH3100Drugs Education and Behavior
      HLTH3100 Drugs Education and Behavior - 3 s.h.

      This course will prepare the student to become an effective drug educator with emphasis on historical and current drug use and trends and its effects on society and human behavior. (Goal is for students to make positive decisions to protect their own health but also higher understanding of effects to social health/life when others use or abuse drugs.)

    • HLTH3120Human Sexuality
      HLTH3120 Human Sexuality - 3 s.h.

      Discussion of sexual biology, psychology, and sociocultural dimension of human sexual health and behavior.

    • HLTH3220Personal and Community Health
      HLTH3220 Personal and Community Health - 3 s.h.

      A foundational course designed for students to become informed about health as well as becoming responsible and active participants in the maintenance of their personal health and affecting the health of their community. The course is intended to provide coverage of health promotion, mental health, stress management, afflictions and diseases, aging, environmental health, consumerism and health care and promotion. ELO4 Global Learning - Sustainability.

    • HLTH3560Sports Nutrition
      HLTH3560 Sports Nutrition - 3 s.h.

      The course is designed to evaluate the study of nutrition as it specifically relates to physical activity, fitness, and sport performance. This course evaluates the evidence-based nutritional needs and use of various fuel types for a variety of physical activity. From the review of energy balance, body composition, and roles of specific nutrients, to the evaluation of nutritional claims and performance enhancing products. Prerequisite: HLTH2560.

    • HLTH3900Advanced Topics in Health and Human Performance
      HLTH3900 Advanced Topics in Health and Human Performance - 3 s.h.

      A study of selected topics in health to be announced prior to the semester when the course is offered. Probable topics to be addressed include: human diseases, environmental health, human sexuality, substance abuse, death education, aging, and etc. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

    • HLTH4710Internship in Health and Physical Education
      HLTH4710 Internship in Health and Physical Education - 3-6 s.h.

      Laboratory internship experience providing for practical application of knowledge and theory in a professional setting. Student acquires experience in all phases of the operation with highly qualified personnel in a selected health or institutional setting. Six weeks of involvement preferably taken consecutively. Waived for student completing teacher education program.

    HLTH1100First Aid HLTH1110First Aid for Professional Rescuer HLTH1220Mental Health First Aid Training HLTH2000Individual Study HLTH2200Contemporary Issues in Health HLTH2400Children’s Health and Development HLTH2410Children’s Health and Development – K-12 Health and Physical Education Lab HLTH2560Nutrition HLTH3000Individual Study HLTH3100Drugs Education and Behavior HLTH3120Human Sexuality HLTH3220Personal and Community Health HLTH3560Sports Nutrition HLTH3900Advanced Topics in Health and Human Performance HLTH4710Internship in Health and Physical Education
    Course Descriptions
    HLTH1100 First Aid - 1 s.h.

    The development of practical skills in the emergency treatment of the injured. Some attention will be given to the prevention of injuries. The content to be covered will include the Standard and Advanced levels of the First Aid program sponsored by the National Red Cross. Students holding current, equivalent certifications will receive an automatic waiver for the class. This is to be verified by the instructor of the class or the Health and Movement Science Division Chair. Additional fee required.

    HLTH1110 First Aid for Professional Rescuer - 1 s.h.

    Provide the professional responder with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide care for injuries, sudden illnesses, breathing and cardiac emergencies to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. Meets emergency cardiac care (ECC) standards and includes skill in adult and pediatric CPR, airway obstruction, 2nd rescuer CPR, AED and barrier devices. Recommended for student in health-related fields. Students holding current, equivalent certifications will receive an automatic waiver for the class. This is to be verified by the instructor of the class or the Health and Movement Science Division Chair. Additional fee required.

    HLTH1220 Mental Health First Aid Training - 1 s.h.

    Teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Focuses on the unique experiences and needs of college students and gives participants the skills needed to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be showing signs of a mental health or substance use challenge and help connect them to the appropriate care. This course includes an optional certification for Mental Health First Aid through the National Council for Mental Wellbeing for a fee. Mental Health First Aid encourages early detection and intervention by teaching participants about the signs and symptoms of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and addictions. The program offers concrete tools and answers key questions like "What can I do?" and "Where can someone find help?" Participants are introduced to local mental health resources, national organizations, support groups and online tools for mental health and addiction treatment and support.

    HLTH2000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    HLTH2200 Contemporary Issues in Health - 2 s.h.

    An in-depth study of nutrition, drugs, consumer health, and other areas of current concern. Goal 3F

    HLTH2400 Children’s Health and Development - 3 s.h.

    Course will focus on the lifelong development of the human from infancy and continuing through adulthood. It will explore the ways of development and learning within physical, cognitive, emotional, and social health, including family environment.

    HLTH2410 Children’s Health and Development – K-12 Health and Physical Education Lab - 1 s.h.

    Development of teaching competence for prospective K-12 teachers in the health education classroom and physical education classroom and early childhood classroom. Intended for early childhood and education majors (including Health Education and Physical Education). To be taken concurrently with HLTH2400 Children’s Health and Development for Teachers track.

    HLTH2560 Nutrition - 3 s.h.

    A study the principles of nutrition as it relates to health, exercise, sports and disease. Students will be presented with applied content that includes research-based guidelines meant to help students differentiate between nutrition recommendations that are backed by science and the overabundance of false and misleading information. Goal 1A

    HLTH3000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
    HLTH3100 Drugs Education and Behavior - 3 s.h.

    This course will prepare the student to become an effective drug educator with emphasis on historical and current drug use and trends and its effects on society and human behavior. (Goal is for students to make positive decisions to protect their own health but also higher understanding of effects to social health/life when others use or abuse drugs.)

    HLTH3120 Human Sexuality - 3 s.h.

    Discussion of sexual biology, psychology, and sociocultural dimension of human sexual health and behavior.

    HLTH3220 Personal and Community Health - 3 s.h.

    A foundational course designed for students to become informed about health as well as becoming responsible and active participants in the maintenance of their personal health and affecting the health of their community. The course is intended to provide coverage of health promotion, mental health, stress management, afflictions and diseases, aging, environmental health, consumerism and health care and promotion. ELO4 Global Learning - Sustainability.

    HLTH3560 Sports Nutrition - 3 s.h.

    The course is designed to evaluate the study of nutrition as it specifically relates to physical activity, fitness, and sport performance. This course evaluates the evidence-based nutritional needs and use of various fuel types for a variety of physical activity. From the review of energy balance, body composition, and roles of specific nutrients, to the evaluation of nutritional claims and performance enhancing products. Prerequisite: HLTH2560.

    HLTH3900 Advanced Topics in Health and Human Performance - 3 s.h.

    A study of selected topics in health to be announced prior to the semester when the course is offered. Probable topics to be addressed include: human diseases, environmental health, human sexuality, substance abuse, death education, aging, and etc. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

    HLTH4710 Internship in Health and Physical Education - 3-6 s.h.

    Laboratory internship experience providing for practical application of knowledge and theory in a professional setting. Student acquires experience in all phases of the operation with highly qualified personnel in a selected health or institutional setting. Six weeks of involvement preferably taken consecutively. Waived for student completing teacher education program.