Health Education Course Descriptions
HE204 Nutrition/Wt Cntrl/Physcl Ftns
Presents methods of maintaining or improving fitness, weight control, and lifetime health status through consideration of diets and dieting, obesity, types of exercise, cardiovascular fitness and nutritional concepts. F, W, Sp, Su
HE209 Human Sexuality
Covers mental, physical, and social aspects of human sexuality. Emphasizes development of a decision-making model that enables the individual to make personal choices. F, W, Sp
HE213 Women's Health Issues
Examines selected health issues and their physical and emotional effects on women. Topics include: body image, eating disorders, reproductive life, sexually transmitted infections, violence, menopause, cancer, depression, heart disease, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's disease, and the politics of women's health. W, Sp
HE250 Personal Health
Presents basic information concerning the social, emotional, intellectual, physical, spiritual, and environmental aspects of personal health and wellness. Emphasizes health enhancing skills and behaviors. Provides an opportunity to apply and practice decision-making models regarding personal health issues. F, W, Sp
HE251 Community Health
Introduces the core functions of community health and the prevention of diseases, health needs of special populations, functions of voluntary and governmental health organizations, and future directions for community health. Includes epidemiology, chronic and infectious disease, social and behavioral factors in health, tobacco, obesity, maternal and child health, environmental impact on health, population growth, and the health care system. F, W, Sp
HE252 First Aid and CPR
Provides accepted safety, first aid, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, philosophy, techniques, and procedures that will enable students to appropriately cope with emergency situations ranging from minor to life-threatening. Upon successful completion, students may earn a certification from the American Heart Association. F, W, Sp, Su
HE262 CPR Instruction
Reviews theory and application of basic life support, instructional materials, and methods of use in CPR courses. Successful completion provides instructor certification or recertification by the Oregon Heart Association. Prerequisite: Certification in CPR by the Oregon Heart Association. Offered as needed
XHE0001A Massage/Swedish Workshop
The workshop is designed to familiarize adults with the various modes of massage and provide them with the ability to give a simple basic massage to their partner, based on sound principles of Swedish Massage.
XHE0001B Massage Workshop
The three hour workshop will give students the basic techniques in giving a beneficial, therapeutic massage.
XHE0001F Natural Body Care Products
Covers how to make homemade natural body care products such as body lotion, lip balm, bath salts and other delectable items.
Uses essential oils for wellness and fun. Covers how to blend and administer aromatherapy products.
XHE0001H Seasonal Herb Walk
Focuses on exploring Willamette Mission State Park looking to recognize and classify edible wild plants.
XHE0001K Winter Wellness with Herbs
Presents guidelines for preparing herbal remedies which may be used to strengthen the immune system and maximize wellness during cold and flu season, and year round. Includes recipes for herbal teas, tincture formulas, cough syrup and more. Prerequisite: Medicinal Herbalism (XHE0853A) is recommended.
XHE0001N Medicinal Herbalism
Presents an overview of western botanical medicine, its uses and practices. Covers the basics of how to make teas and tinctures, and how to work with oils. Provides samples from the class. Offered as needed
XHE0001P Wellness Activities
Health Education (non-cr)
XHE0572A Sleep/Improving Your
Quality sleep is necessary to good health at any age. Improving sleep through understanding the causes of disorders as well as the factors that improve sleep is the goal of this course.
XHE0572D Welcome to Wellness
Explores the critical areas for maintaining wellness in older adults. Emphasizes self-responsibility for wellness.
XHE0572E ETG Understanding Alzheimer's
Presents an overview of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Covers the basic principles of memory processing and the process of memory impairment typical in this disease. Includes information on new treatments, which treatments show the most promise, and current research, diagnosis, anatomy and pathophysiology.
XHE0572F Eating for Health
Examines the digestive process; the role of protein, carbohydrates, and fats in health and disease; the role and sources of micronutrients; and potential health problems related to the standard American diet.
XHE0572H Natural Self-Healing:Mind/Body
Focuses on health and self-healing through the use of mind-body medicine and healthy eating habits. Introduces concepts and techniques for mind-body healing; provides time for practice, self-reflection, and creation of a personal improvement plan. Provides information on nutrition and healthy, healing eating.
XHE0572K Herbs for Women's Health
Discusses and presents recipes and samples for various herbs, foods, and natural strategies that can assist women through the complex stages of life. Prerequisite: Medicinal Herbalism recommended.
XHE0573A Care Skills for Frail Elders
Provides practical skills designed to help family members provide care at home for frail or disabled older adults. Emphasizes hands-on activities and provides clearly written information, activities and resources.
XHE0576A Personal Safety for Seniors
Covers personal protection and security methods for use in threatening situations. Includes assertiveness, personal protection, and preventative/avoidance attitudes.
XHE0576B Health & Happiness After 50
Explores health and wellness issues for people over the age of 50. Presents the key ingredients in wellness and strategies for maintaining good health. Covers nutrition, herbal supplements, and managing medications. Includes learning how to advocate for yourself in health care settings.
Offers a variety of meditation methods in order to help reduce your level of stress and provide an opportunity to get in touch with your inner self. Participants should dress comfortably.
XHE0577B ETG Conquer Your Stress
Presents a step-by-step process for understanding and managing stress. Covers recognizing how mind and body react when under stress. Includes practicing a variety of fun and easy-to-learn exercises to regain control of mind and body to shift from worry and anxiety into a more relaxed and calm state.
XHE0579A Why Weight?
Overviews nutrition basics, the physiology of fat, metabolism, the role of exercise, and behaviors related to eating and weight loss. Uses information to create a personal, long term, healthy, weight maintenance plan.
XHE9000A Respite Care Training
Presents a specialized training course that offers information, addresses issues, and provides skills for in-home respite care providers working with adults with developmental disabilities.
XHE9000C ETG Gerontology
Enhances the knowledge and skills of health care professionals who work with older adults. Covers physiology of aging, mental health and aging, and healthy aging. Provides a selection of four additional components to focus on areas of caring for aging people. Class fee $188.
XHE9000D Mindful Healthcare Provider
Explores strategies for living mindfully and in the present as healthcare providers. Includes stress reduction, prevention of compassion fatigue (burnout), finding and maintaining a balanced life, and enrichment of personal and professional relationships.
XHE9000E Wellness - Walkabout
Supports employee physical activity by exploring the Chemeketa campus through the use of a campus map and predetermined route. Offered as needed
XHE9000F Wellness - Pedometer Challenge
Supports tracking daily physical activity through the use of a pedometer and designated team goals. Offered as needed