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HE204 Nutrition and Fitness
Examines basic concepts of nutrition and physical fitness. Emphasizes the application of behaviors and practices that contribute to individuals’ health and wellness. Topics include, but are not limited to, essential nutrients, digestion, dietary guidelines, energy balance, exercise, weight management, and the role of nutrition in health and disease. F, W, Sp, Su
3 Credits

HE209 Human Sexuality
Examines several aspects of human sexuality through the scope of physiological, psychological, and social perspectives. Emphasizes the understanding of the spectrum of sexual experience and behavior to develop awareness and make informed sexual decisions. F, W, Sp, Su
3 Credits

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
3 Credits

HE232 Science of Happiness
Evaluates personal happiness and positive psychology applications in mental health. Explores the power of thinking for healthy behavior change and building emotional resiliency in all aspects of life by re-infusing passion and purpose. Examines several concepts, including but not limited to the concept of success, science of happiness, stress, depression, anxiety, growth mindset, and brain health. Creates real-life applications and strategies that students can add to their life-coping tool-kit. Prerequisite: Placement into WR090 (or higher) or completion of WR115 (or higher) with a grade of C or higher; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp
3 Credits

HE240 Drugs, Behavior, and Health
Analyzes current information concerning the impact of drugs on society, personal health, and behavior. Examine a variety of issues related to health and drug use including mental, physical, emotional, and environmental aspects of alcohol and other drugs. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher) or completion of WR090 (or higher) with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp, Su
3 Credits

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
3 Credits

HE251 Community Health
Introduces the core functions of community health and the prevention of diseases and injuries, 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 and tobacco, obesity, maternal and child health, environmental impact on health population growth and the health care system. F, W, Sp
3 Credits

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 emergencies ranging from minor to life-threatening. Upon successful completion, students may earn a completion card from the American Heart Association. F, W, Sp, Su
3 Credits