Courses in Health & Human Performance

Introduction to Health

HHP 100     3.00 Credits
This course introduces students to basic health information and the essential concepts of health which are necessary to improve health literacy. Students will work to develop the essential skills needed to adopt, practice and maintain health enhancing behaviors. Topics may include general health topics such as: drug use and misuse, nutrition and fitness basics, disease prevention, stress management, reproductive and sexual health, complementary and alternative medicine, and consumerism. (Prerequisite: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher)

Health and the Environment

HHP 101     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course will examine the impact of complex environmental challenges on human health. This course focuses on the ecological model of health and wellness, a framework that addresses the interrelationships between individuals and their environment, and how these relationships influence the choices that affect health. The course will address the impact of the environment on human risk for common health concerns, to include cancer, heart disease, mental health, infectious disease, and nutrition/fitness. (Prerequisite: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 10: People and the Environment)

Introduction to Fitness and Wellness

HHP 102     3.00 Credits
This course will be an introduction to a path in fitness and wellness by exploring core concepts, real life student case studies, and action steps to help student develop a personal lifetime fitness and wellness program. The course concentrates on health-related physical fitness components with beneficial information about wellness. It also focuses on motivation and behavior modification with an emphasis on teaching individuals how to take control of their personal fitness, health, and lifestyle habits while exploring occupations in the fitness and wellness profession. (Prerequisite: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher)

Nutrition in Exercise and Performance

HHP 103     2.00 Credits
This course provides the latest sports nutrition information that can help athletes and fitness enthusiasts achieve their athletic goals. This course covers the basics of sports nutrition, energy metabolism, the main nutrients, nutritional ergogenic aids and dietary supplements, and weight management. It also focuses on applying those basics to endurance athletes, strength/power athletes, team sports, and special populations. (Prerequisite: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher)

Concepts of Fitness

HHP 104     2.00 Credits
This course will provide students with current information, tools, and guidelines to implement and adhere to a lifetime physical fitness and wellness program. The course will encourage students to take a critical look at their current behaviors in order to help them identify and abandon negative habits and adopt and maintain healthy behaviors. It also focuses on how to take control of personal lifestyles and make changes to promote overall health and wellness. (Prerequisite: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher)

Topics in Aerobic Conditioning:

HHP 121     1.00 Credits
Students will participate in a variety of aerobic conditioning fitness activities that promote improved cardiovascular fitness. Topics may include but are not limited to: walking, running, kickboxing, step aerobics, dance-based aerobics and/or a combination of these activities. Students will learn the basic concepts related to fitness and health, and particularly those related to aerobic conditioning. Students will be able to recognize behaviors that lead to a healthy lifestyle and prevent disease, illness and disability. Students will monitor and track their own cardiovascular fitness level. Students will incorporate a sense of appreciation for and a commitment to fitness and wellness in everyday life and create a personalized plan of action for continuing behaviors that promote a healthy lifestyle. This course may be repeated for credit. (Prerequisite: None)

Topics in Mind/Body Fitness:

HHP 122     1.00 Credits
Course Outline
Students will participate in mind body fitness activities that promote increased flexibility, core strength as well as mental focus and relaxation. Topics may include but are not limited to: different styles of yoga, Pilates, tai chi, dance-based activities and/or a combination of these activities. Students will study and understand basic health and fitness concepts as well as concepts related to mind body fitness. Students will be able to recognize behaviors that lead to a healthy lifestyle and prevent disease, illness and disability. Students will monitor and track their own core strength and flexibility fitness levels. Students will incorporate a sense of appreciation for and a commitment to fitness and wellness in everyday life and create a personalized plan of action for continuing fitness activities that promote a healthy lifestyle. This class can be repeated for credit. (Prerequisite: None)

Topics in Strength Training:

HHP 123     1.00 Credits
Students will participate in a variety of strength training activities that promote improved muscular endurance and strength in major muscle groups. Topics may include but are not limited to: the use of resistance bands, free weights, weighted bars, body weight and/or a combination of these activities. Students will learn the basic concepts related to fitness and health, and particularly those related to safe and effective resistance training. Students will be able to recognize behaviors that lead to a healthy lifestyle and prevent disease, illness and disability. Students will monitor and track their own muscular endurance and strength fitness level. Students will incorporate a sense of appreciation for and a commitment to fitness and wellness in everyday life and create a personalized plan of action for continuing behaviors that promote a healthy lifestyle. This course may be repeated for credit. (Prerequisite: None)

Topics in Lifetime Fitness Activities:

HHP 124     1.00 Credits
Students will participate in lifetime fitness activities to promote maintenance of an active lifestyle throughout the lifecycle. Topics may include but are not limited to: bowling, tennis, soccer, volleyball, golf, skiing, softball, basketball, martial arts, etc. Students will learn the basic concepts related to fitness and health, and particularly those related to lifetime activities. Students will incorporate a sense of appreciation for and a commitment to fitness and wellness in everyday life. This course may be repeated for credit. (Prerequisite: None)

Topics in Aerobic Conditioning - Cycling

HHP 126     1.00 Credits
Students will participate in cycling activities to promote improved cardiovascular fitness. Students will learn the basic concepts related to cycling, fitness, and health. Students will be able to recognize behaviors that lead to a healthy lifestyle and prevent disease, illness and disability. Students will monitor and track their own cardiovascular fitness level. Students will incorporate a sense of appreciation for and a commitment to fitness and wellness in everyday life and create a personalized plan of action for continuing behaviors that promote a healthy lifestyle. There is no prerequisite for this course. This course may be repeated for credit. (Prerequisite: None)

Topics in Mind/Body Fitness Pilates

HHP 127     1.00 Credits
Students will participate in mind body fitness activities that promote self-awareness, flexibility, core and overall strength, mental focus, and relaxation. Topics may include but are not limited to: Pilates, core conditioning, functional training, yoga, and other fitness activities. Students will understand basic health and fitness concepts related to mind body fitness and core strength. Students will be able to recognize behaviors that lead to a healthy lifestyle and prevent disease, illness, and disability. Students will monitor and tract their own fitness and wellness levels. Students will incorporate a sense of appreciation for and a commitment to fitness and wellness in everyday life and create a personalized plan of action for continuing mind/body fitness activities that promote a healthy lifestyle. This class can be repeated for credit. Supplies needed for class include a Pilates mat. (Prerequisite: None)

Topics in Mind/Body Fitness Yoga

HHP 128     1.00 Credits
Students will participate in mind body fitness activities that promote self-awareness, flexibility, strength, mental focus, and relaxation. Topics may include but are not limited to: different styles of yoga, Pilates, tai chi, and other mind/body activities. Students will understand basic health and fitness concepts related to mind body fitness. Students will be able to recognize behaviors that lead to a healthy lifestyle and prevent disease, illness, and disability. Students will monitor and track their own fitness and wellness levels. Students will incorporate a sense of appreciation for and a commitment to fitness and wellness in everyday life and create a personalized plan of action for continuing mind/body fitness activities that promote a healthy lifestyle. This class can be repeated for credit. Supplies needed for class include a yoga mat. (Prerequisite: None)

Drug Education

HHP 205     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course provides an overview of drugs and drug use, as well as current issues and themes regarding both individual health and social function. Topics include drug use from a psychological, emotional, behavioral, pharmacological, legal, and medical perspective. This course also includes an analysis of the personal decisions regarding use/non-use of drugs to the topics of social norms, politics, economics, crime, prevention and treatment. (Prerequisite: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher)

Stress Management

HHP 210     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course exposes students to a holistic approach to stress management. Students will learn the basic principles, theories, coping skills and relaxation techniques to effectively manage personal stress. Topics include: the effects of the stress response, the relationship between stress and health/disease, the identification of personal stress levels, the application of coping skills and relaxation techniques, and the understanding of the importance of personal responsibility for health. (Prerequisite: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher)