Biology and Health & Wellness
Health, Leisure, and Physical Education Courses
HLP 1081 Fitness & Wellness for Life - 3 credits

This class is appropriate for most students as the credits count towards the general education requirements. Essentially the students administer a battery of fitness test to themselves and their classmates. Our faculty and staff assist, and a rather extensive fitness analysis is generated for each student. Following the assessment, students are taught the principles of training and are given the opportunity to work on areas of weakness during a portion of the class time. A similar evaluation is made of their eating habits and food consumed. A nutritional analysis is done for each student before a major unit on practical nutrition is undertaken.

Basic first aid, stress management, and special health concerns are also covered in this course.

HLP 1081 Syllabus


HLP 1080 Wellness - 2 credits

This class is similar to HLP 1081 except it does not go into such depth. The course enables students to assess their present fitness levels.

From the data collected, the student will be able to set personal wellness goals. Lectures, demonstrations and multi-media materials will be used to provide the information. Students will participate in fitness and wellness activities in class.

HLP 1080 Syllabus - Prof. Summons


HLP 1083 Weight Management - 2 credits

This course is designed for students to develop an understanding of the role of exercise and nutrition as it applies to the implementation of a weight management plan.

HLP 1083 Syllabus - Prof. Mangels


HSC 2100  Health Education - 3 credits

Designed to provide an orientation to the aspects of personal and community health while presenting a concept of wellness for healthful living. This course examines the current health trends relating to today’s society. (3 hr. lecture)


HSC 2400  First Aid - 3 credits

Designed to provide opportunities to develop, practice, and display skills concerning emergency care and the prevention of accidents. This course meets the American Red Cross certification requirements for Standard First Aid and Personal Safety and Basic Life Saving Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Special fee. (3 hr. lecture)


HSC 1400 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - 1 credit 

This course is designed to provide learning experiences for students in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This course provides the students with opportunities to develop, practice, and display skills concerning emergency care in cases of cardiac and/or respiratory arrest. In addition, it is hopeful that selected course materials will provide information to increase the students' awareness of safety hazards in our society in order to develop proper attitude towards prevention of accidents. This course meets the American Heart Association certification requirements in cardiopulmonary resuscitation or for Health Care Providers (Adult, Child, and Infant). Included in this course will be information on risk factors of heart disease, prudent heart living, signs and symptoms of heart attack, stroke, and emergency procedures.


HSC2404 Instructor’s Training First Aid & CPR - 3 credits

Designed to improve the performance skills, techniques, and knowledge as well as develop competent teaching skills in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This course meets the American Red Cross Instructor Certification Requirements for Standard First Aid and Personal Safety and Basic Life Saving Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Special fee. Prerequisite: HSC 2400 or certification in American Red Cross Standard First Aid and Personal Safety and Basic Life Saving Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. May be repeated for credit. (2 hr. lecture; 2 hr. lab)

HSC 2404 Syllabus


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