Health Degree

The Health Degree includes majors that relate to the health and well being of individuals within the context of social development. All the division majors are grounded in the liberal arts and incorporate theory with extensive internships, fieldwork and practical applications related to their specific disciplines. Health degree graduates have entered careers in healthcare, parks management, physical fitness training, coaching and teaching. Students may pursue graduate study in areas such as administration, education, physical therapy, counseling or social work.

The Health Major is based on the assumption that all factors dealing with human endeavor and well being are interdependent. It is built around a core of courses in biology, health, physical education and psychology. The program provides a well rounded background in health related areas. In a society that is becoming more concerned with health practices, this major has many new career options available in education, business, government and community health programs.

Courses in Health

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.

HLTH1300 Lifetime Health and Fitness Lab 2 s.h.
The basic knowledge, understanding, components, and values of fitness and health as they relate to optimal healthful living. Theory and practical application of the basic concepts related to overall fitness and health will be provided by classroom and laboratory experiences (physical activity required). Goal 3F

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.

HLTH2300 Children’s Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3 s.h.
Interrelationship of health, safety, and nutrition. Emphasis on promoting good health practices and developing behaviors to prevent disease. This course meets the requirement for the Early Childhood endorsement in the Elementary Education major.

HLTH3000 Individual Study 1-3 s.h.

HLTH3200 Community Health 3 s.h.
This course is designed to acquaint students with various aspects of health as implemented in community settings. The nature and structure of official government health programs, voluntary health agencies, professional health groups and individual efforts in improving health practices will be explored. ELO4 Global Learning - Sustainability

HLTH3300 Theory and Practice of Safety 2 s.h.
General safety education in elementary and secondary schools. The emphasis will be on accident causes and prevention in the environments of home, school, recreation, work, and traffic.

HLTH3370 Methods of Teaching Health 3 s.h.
The study of the objectives, methods, techniques, materials and activities related to teaching health education, elementary through secondary levels. Prerequisite: Junior standing and seeking teacher certification. Prerequisites:  admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program.

HLTH3900 Advanced Topics in Health 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.

HLTH4700 Internship in Health 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 agency. Six weeks of involvement preferably taken consecutively. Waived for student completing teacher education program. Repeatable to a maximum of six hours.