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HLTH 1013  Essentials of Exercise Physiol

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This is an internet-based course intended for both science and non-science majors covering the basic study of exercise physiology. Topics include the role of nutrition in energy-producing pathways and human growth and development; nutritional and common pharmacological aids used to support and enhance exercise and athletic performance; study of metabolic production of energy and its application in the human capacity for work; and study of select body systems and the principles of exercise training with resultant physiological adaptations that could be expected from such training. The course concludes with a study of the role of exercise in the maintenance of health and the prevention of disease.

HLTH 1101  Intro to Health Sciences

Credits: 1.00 Credit

This course introduces the student to a sample of the broad array of health professions and allied health careers related to the field of study of health sciences. In addition to creating awareness of the career possibilities for the health science major, the course will focus on the typical education requirements, career paths and credentialing requirements of various health professionals. Licensure and scope of practice laws will be considered for select professions, along with the regulating bodies and health service agencies that govern them and establish standards of practice. Contemporary topics in health science will be explored including healthcare systems, economics, insurance, research, ethical considerations and other current issues in healthcare. The course will conclude with the student conducting personal career exploration and related educational planning.

HLTH 1113  Biology of Human Sexuality

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course studying human sexuality approaches the subject from the perspective of health and the discipline of biology, with attention given to the historical and contemporary perspectives concerning the topic. Reproductive anatomy is examined, along with the physiological response of sexual arousal. The events of fertilization, pregnancy and childbirth are studied along with examples of the contraceptives used to prevent it. Puberty and sexual development is considered and the role of biology is examined in the areas of gender, sexuality, attraction and love. The course concludes with an overview of common sexual difficulties, a study of sexually transmitted diseases and defines the act of rape and sexual assault.

HLTH 1313  Nutrition

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course is intended for both the science and non-science major. Coverage will include the fundamental biochemical aspects of the essential nutrients and their effects when consumed in less than recommended or excessive amounts. These nutritional facts will help answer some of the questions brought forward concerning the relationship between food and heart disease, weight control, preservatives, cancer, athletic performance, vegetarianism, pregnancy and lactation, just to name a few. Beyond these facts will be the understanding of the non-nutrient characteristics of food as related to culture, family and society. Most importantly, this course will present the tools necessary to properly evaluate the purchase and preparation of nutritious foods via personal assessment.

HLTH 5113  Complementary & Altv Medicine

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This internet based course involves the study of complementary and alternative medicine most frequently encountered in contemporary western healthcare. The course will investigate specific disciplines of complementary and alternative medicine, their origins, histories, principles, current scientific evidence for or against them, indications and contraindications for their use, and typical clinical outcomes; along with an understanding of how they are integrated in a modern healthcare system.

HLTH 6113  Diet and Disease

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This internet based course offers an in depth exploration of the cause and effect relationship between diet and common disease processes. This course will examine nutritional epidemiology, nutritional intervention and the research that substantiates both. The relationship of nutrition to common maladies, such as: obesity, diabetes mellitus and cancer, will be compared. Additionally, specific disease processes will be evaluated from a nutritional perspective, including: neurodegenerative, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and bone disease. The course will conclude by determining the nutritional and dietary factors necessary for proper healing and recovery.