HLSC - Health Science


Course Descriptions

HLSC 1300 Topics in Health Sciences (1)

These courses are designed for students to study the concepts of lifetime fitness through lecture, discussions, life style assessment, and health risk management and fitness activities. A maximum of 4 credit hours may be applied toward graduation requirements. Class can be repeated for credit if content differs.

Life Long Fitness and Sports

These courses are designed for students to study the concepts of lifetime fitness through lecture, discussion, life style assessment, and health risk management and fitness activities. Students will meet the following objectives: 1) understand the basic concepts of physical fitness and the interaction of exercise and lifelong health; 2) participate in activities that promote the development of muscular strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness; 3) become aware of their current level of fitness; 4) become aware of their own nutritional habits and needs; and 5) become familiar with stress theories and stress management techniques. A maximum of 4 credit hours may be applied toward graduation requirements. Class cannot be repeated for credit.

  • HLSC 1345 Water Exercises (1)
  • HLSC 1550 Tennis I (1)
  • HLSC 1551 Golf I (1)
  • HLSC 1554 Volleyball I (1)
  • HLSC 1555 Volleyball II (1) Prerequisite: HLSC 1554 or permission of instructor.
  • HLSC 1570 Basketball I (1)
  • HLSC 1572 Yoga and Wellness I (1)
  • HLSC 1573 Yoga and Wellness II (1) Prerequisite: HLSC 1572 or permission of instructor.
  • HLSC 1574 Soccer I (1)
  • HLSC 1575 Soccer II (1) Prerequisite: HLSC 1574 or permission of instructor.
  • HLSC 1579 Fencing I (1) Instructor approval required.
  • HLSC 1580 Bowling I (1)
  • HLSC 1581 Bowling II (1) Prerequisite: HLSC 1580 or permission of instructor.
  • HLSC 1582 Strength and Conditioning I (1)
  • HLSC 1583 Strength and Conditioning II (1) Prerequisite: HLSC 1582 or permission of instructor.
  • HLSC 1589 Fencing II (1) Prerequisite: HLSC 1579. Instructor approval required.
  • HLSC 1590 Swimming I (1)
  • HLSC 1591 Swimming II (1)
  • HLSC 1600 Walking for Fitness (1)
  • HLSC 1685 Kickball (1)
  • HLSC 1690 Outdoor Recreation Activities (Frisbee, Kickball, Flag Football, etc. (1)
  • HLSC 1710 Dodgeball (1)
  • HLSC 1720 Handball (1)
  • HLSC 1725 Co-Ed Softball (1)
  • HLSC 1730 Body Fit (1)
  • HLSC 1750 Running for Fitness (1)

HLSC 1310 Wellness and Healthy Lifestyle (3)

Introduces issues of wellness including theory, theorists, and developing a healthy lifestyle. Emphasizes principles of learning styles, health promotion, intimacy, grieving process, fitness, and alcohol and other drugs. Will also examine current research in the area of wellness and healthy lifestyles.

HLSC 1340 Lifeguard Training (1)

Covers basic swimming and water safety techniques, including personal water safety, public relations, accident prevention, surveillance, emergency preparation, and spinal injury. Prepares students to qualify for American Red Cross certification in life guarding, CPR, and first aid. Prerequisite: must be experienced swimmer or permission of instructor.

HLSC 1350 Water Safety Instructor (2)

Covers methods of instruction of all levels of swimming, infant through adult. Topics covered will include hydrodynamic principles, theories of learning, child development, program planning, and administration of swimming classes. Prepares students to qualify for certification as a Red Cross water safety instructor. Prerequisite: HLSC 1340 or Red Cross certification in water safety and life guarding, CPR, and first aid or permission of instructor.

HLSC 1660 RAD (Rape, Aggression, and Defense) (1)

An introduction to basic self-defense skills. The course includes an exploration of escape and avoidance strategies, offensive and defensive postures, defensive techniques, and simulated attacks. This course will also examine community services available for both violence prevention and victim abuse services. Fitness principles, such as strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness, will be addressed, particularly in regard to the impact of personal fitness on one's ability to perform the self-defense skills. Note: For women only.

HLSC 1670 RAD II (Rape, Aggression and Defense) (1)

Advanced RAD. Builds on self-defense techniques and awareness, prevention and avoidance strategies learned in basic RAD, adding defenses against the edged weapon and firearm. Covers more prone defense strategies, multiple subject encounters, and low and diffused light simulation exercises. Prerequisite: HLSC 1660 offered in the fall semester or permission of instructor. Note: For women only.

HLSC 3100 Diversity in Health (3)

Examines the health issues of African, Latin, Native Americans, Asians, and Alaskans. Focus will be on health promotion and disease prevention. The most common health problems across gender and across ages will be included as well as how the media presents diversity issues. A multicultural studies minor course.

HLSC 3200 Issues in Women's Health (3)

Presents an overview of society's impact on women's health with a discussion of how the women's health movement has introduced alternatives to medical control. Explores women's common health concerns through their lifespan with emphasis on preventive measures, health promotion strategies, and treatment alternatives, including nontraditional approaches. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing and permission of instructor.

Note: A Women's Studies Course.

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