Health (HE)

HE151 Drug Education: Stimulants and Performance Enhancing Drugs

Credits 3Fall

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a "C" grade or better; or placement above stated course levels.

Drug Education examines how drug use affects individuals, communities and the nation. This course looks at why people use drugs as well as the physiological and psychological effects from using psychoactive substances. This course provides an overview of the drug classifications while emphasizing psycho-therapeutic drugs, performance enhancing drugs and stimulants. Current drug use trends, theories of addiction, and methods of treatment are discussed.

HE152 Drug Education: Opioids, Cannabis, Depressants and Hallucinogens

Credits 3Summer/Winter

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

Drug Education examines how drug use affects individuals, communities and the nation. This course looks at why people use drugs as well as the physiological and psychological effects from using psychoactive substances. This course provides an overview of the drug classifications while emphasizing opioids, hallucinogens, marijuana and depressants. Current drug use trends, theories of addiction, and methods of treatment are discussed.

HE202 Adult Development and Aging

Credit 1Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This course is designed to explore the concepts of normal aging, the prevention of disability and the retirement years. Issues to be addressed are physiological changes in aging, nutrition, exercise, community and mental attitudes. This course is eclectic in its orientation, presenting many interests concerning adulthood and aging.

HE204 Nutrition for Health

Credits 3Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This course addresses ways that nutrition and exercise affects health and wellness. Nutritional lifestyle patterns are examined while also considering current diet fads, myths and controversies.

HE205 Diet Appraisal (Course offered online)

Credit 1Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This course takes an in-depth look at the American diet. Students have the opportunity to analyze individual dietary habits and determine where nutritional improvements can be made. Consumer information, reliable sources of nutrition information and specialized diets (low-fat, low-salt and low-sugar) will also be explored.

HE207 Stress Control Through Activity Intervention

Credit 1Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: None.

This course is designed to help students identify the scope of their stress as it relates to individual factors. Through self-reflection, application of deep and mini relaxation techniques, and identifying coping strategies the student determines personal strategies and techniques to minimize the effects of stressors.

HE208 HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections

Credit 1Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: None.

HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections is a course designed to examine the biological, social and personal implications of HIV disease as well as other STI's on one's behavior, lifestyle choices and the community at large. The student explores risk factors, how to reduce the spread of HIV and evaluate their own values as they relate to AIDS and STI's.

HE250 Personal Health (Course offered online)

Credits 3Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090, with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course level. The student should have some experience with computers and the internet.

This standard lecture course provides information on a variety of personal health concerns for men and women living in our contemporary society. Topics may include positive self-image, sexuality and communication, childbirth, birth control, sexually transmitted infections, HIV disease, rape, diet, weight control, exercise, alcoholism, drugs, cancer and the stages of death and dying.

HE251 Wilderness First Aid

Credits 2Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: Recommended Requisite: RD090.

This class will introduce students to the concepts of medical care in a wilderness setting. The class focuses on basic life support skills, wound management, and environmental problems such as hypothermia and heat exhaustion. The class will also cover allergic reactions, improvised splinting and spine management. Upon successful completion of the course, student may be certified in Wilderness First Aid through Wilderness Medicine Training Center. This course will also re-certify Wilderness First Responder certifications.

Additional Course Fee: $85.00

HE252 First Aid: Responding to Emergencies

Credits 3Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090, with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course level.

This course provides Citizen Responder training, according to American Red Cross standards, in respiratory and cardiac emergencies for adults, as well as the knowledge and skills necessary to help sustain life, reduce pain and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until professional medical services arrive. Course content and activities prepare the student to recognize emergencies and make appropriate decisions for first aid care. Successful completion may lead to the American Red Cross Responding to Emergencies Adult CPR/AED certification.

Additional Course Fee: $30.00

HE255 Alcohol and the Family

Credits 3Spring

Registration Requirement: None.

This course provides an overview of the psychological and physiological effects associated with alcohol use, misuse and dependency. This course also discusses addiction and the effects it has on the family and social networks.

HE261 CPR - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Credit 1Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090, with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course level.

This course provides Citizen Responder training, according to American Red Cross standards, in respiratory and cardiac emergencies for adults, children and infants. Students are presented with techniques to overcome reluctance to act in emergency situations and to recognize and care for life threatening respiratory and cardiac emergencies. Successful completion may lead to the American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED certification.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

HE265 Women's Health Issues (Course offered online)

Credits 2Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This course concentrates on selected women's health topics/issues and the physical, emotional and social effects. Topics are explored by the class and may include, but are not limited to: birth control, nutrition, body image, reproduction, alternative/complimentary birthing practices, sexually transmitted infections, relationships and sexuality, violence, aging, exercise, cancer, stress, alternative/complimentary practices, heart disease, environmental chemicals/toxins, access to health care, when to get diagnostic tests and current political concerns. Students are exposed to further investigation of selected topics and will be asked to think critically about their own health.

Course fees are subject to change. Additional section fees (web, hybrid, etc.) may apply.

Course offered online

Cultural Literacy course