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HLT 85 - First Aid and CPR for Child Care Assistants
Focuses on the principles and techniques of safety, first aid and CPR. (The correct title of this course spells out the CPR... Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation--Due to space constraints we have abbreviated it).
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 7 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 90 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HLT 95 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HLT 96 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HLT 97 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HLT 98 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HLT 99 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HLT 100 - First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Focuses on the principles and techniques of safety, first aid, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
HLT 104 - CPR Training for Instructor Trainers
Provides training in instructional activities, recordkeeping, legal aspects and research activities relevant to CPR instruction. Evaluates CPR performance skills, teaching skills and knowledge base. Required for Instructor-Trainer certification by American Heart Association. Prerequisite - current BLS Provider certification which has been in effect at least one year.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
HLT 105 - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Provides training in coordinated mouth-to-mouth artificial ventilation and chest compression, choking, life-threatening emergencies, and sudden illness. Equivalent to EMS 100.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
HLT 106 - First Aid and Safety
Focuses on the principles and techniques of safety and first aid.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
HLT 109 - CPR Recertification
Provides training in coordinated mouth-to-mouth artificial ventilation and chest compression, choking, life-threatening emergencies, and sudden illness.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
HLT 110 - Concepts of Personal and Community Health
Studies the concepts related to the maintenance of health, safety, and the prevention of illness at the personal and community level.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
HLT 115 - Introduction to Personal and Community Health
Introduces and focuses on the principles of personal and community health.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
HLT 116 - Introduction to Personal Wellness Concepts
Introduces students to the dimensions of wellness including the physical, emotional, environmental, spiritual, occupational, and social components.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
HLT 119 - First Responder
Provides knowledge and proficiency in basic life support and in actions necessary to minimize patient discomfort and prevention of further complications. Meets requirements for Virginia Certification as a first responder. Equivalent to EMS 101. It is also listed under the HLT prefix to allow EMS's business and industry personnel to enroll in a health class to apply toward a degree or certificate HLT requirements.
Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 120 - Foundations and Principles of Sport Coaching
Explores the foundational knowledge applicable to sports coaching. Presents an overview based on current sport science. Covers the coaching areas of philosophy, pedagogy, physical training, behavioral analysis, and risk management. Includes principles and techniques of coaching. Covers a review of local athletic policies, procedures, regulations, and rules. Fulfills the VHSL Component and the coaching Principles Component require by the state of Virginia for coaching.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 121 - Introduction to Drug Use and Abuse
Explores the use and abuse of drugs in contemporary society with emphasis upon sociological, physiological, and psychological effects of drugs.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 122 - Introduction to Alcohol Abuse and Control
Explores the physiological, psychological, sociological effects of alcohol. Studies why people drink, disease concepts, alcohol tolerance curves, and alcohol's effect on the operation of a motor vehicle.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
HLT 123 - Understanding Cancer
Explores the prevention, development, progression, and treatment of cancer. Discusses lifestyle risk factors and screening recommendations for specific cancers. Emphasizes healthy behaviors and coping strategies for cancer patients and their caregivers.
(2-3 Cr.) Lecture 2-3 hours. Total 2-3 hours per week.
None required at VCCS level
2-3 credits
HLT 124 - Understanding Diabetes
Explores the development, progression, treatment and prevention of diabetes. Emphasizes healthy meal planning, physical activity, monitoring behaviors, medications, coping and communication strategies for Type II diabetes.
Lecture 2 hours per week, 2 credits
2 credits
HLT 125 - Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise Science
Presents basic principles of human anatomy and physiology including the body structure, systems and functions. The course provides a foundation to build and apply concepts in the study of Exercise Science, Group Fitness, Personal Training, and related fitness studies.
3 Credits, 3 Hours Lecture, 3 Contact Hours
None
3 credits
HLT 130 - Nutrition and Diet Therapy
Studies nutrients, sources, functions, and requirements with an introduction to diet therapy.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
HLT 135 - Child Health and Nutrition
Focuses on the physical needs of the preschool child and the methods by which these are met. Emphasizes health routines, hygiene, nutrition, feeding and clothing habits, childhood diseases, and safety as related to health growth and development.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 138 - Principles of Nutrition
Studies nutrient components of food, including carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water. Provides a behavioral approach to nutrient guidelines for the development and maintenance of optimum wellness.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
HLT 140 - Orientation to Health Related Professions
Explores the interrelated roles and functions of various members of the health team.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
HLT 141 - Introduction to Medical Terminology
Focuses on medical terminology for students preparing for careers in the health professions.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
HLT 143 - Medical Terminology I
Provides an understanding of medical abbreviations and terms. Includes the study of prefixes, suffixes, word stems, and technical terms with emphasis on proper spelling, pronunciation, and usage. Emphasizes more complex skills and techniques in understanding medical terminology. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 144 - Medical Terminology II
Provides an understanding of medical abbreviations and terms. Includes the study of prefixes, suffixes, word stems, and technical terms with emphasis on proper spelling, pronunciation, and usage. Emphasizes more complex skills and techniques in understanding medical terminology. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 145 - Ethics for Health Care Personnel
Focuses on ethical concepts of health care. Emphasizes confidentiality, maintaining patient records, personal appearance, professionalism with patients/clients, associates, and an awareness of health care facilities.
Lecture 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
HLT 150 - Cross Cultural Health and Wellness Practices
Explores prevailing cultural values toward health and wellness and compares them with cultures around the world.Presents concepts related to communication, spirituality, family and gender roles, dietary restrictions, traditional practices, reaction to pain and end-of-life decisions.
Lecture 1-2 hours hours per week.
None
1-2 credits
HLT 155 - Current Issues and Health Care
Focuses on current issues in the health care industry.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
HLT 156 - Health Care for Athletic Injuries
Teaches prevention and care of athletic injuries, recognition and management of head and spinal injuries, fractures, strains, sprains, as well as cardiac emergencies. Discusses taping, protective equipment, and medical referral.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
HLT 160 - Personal Health and Fitness
Studies the relationships between health and fitness. Topics include nutrition, disease prevention, weight control, smoking and health, medical care, aerobic and anaerobic conditioning, and the relationship between physical and mental health.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 170 - Introduction to Massage
Introduces the student to the field of massage therapy. Student practices basic Swedish massage strokes, aromatherapy, effleurage, petrissage and friction, as well as indications and contra-indication for massage.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
HLT 175 - Swimming Pool Management
Studies the management of hot tubs, home and community pools. May include water chemistry, filtration, circulation, chemical feeders, and sanitation.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
HLT 180 - Therapeutic Massage I
Introduces the student to the history and requirements for massage therapy. Covers the terms and practice of massage with introduction to equipment, safety, and ethics as well as massage movements and techniques. Includes information about the benefits of massage, contraindications, client interview, client-therapist relationship, draping, good body mechanics, and anatomical landmarks. Basic massage techniques are blended into a relaxing, health enhancing full-body session preparing the student for their student clinical experience.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 7 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HLT 193 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
HLT 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HLT 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HLT 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HLT 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HLT 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HLT 200 - Human Sexuality
Provides a basic understanding of human sexuality. Includes anatomy, physiology, pregnancy, family planning, venereal diseases, and sexual variations.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 203 - Men's Health
Provides an overview of the male anatomy and examines health status from across the lifespan from an interdisciplinary perspective. Includes the following topics: major, chronic and infectious diseases; mental health; andropause; stress; sleep; aging; exercise; nutrition; sexual health; grooming; and the impact of a male role model on health.
(3? Cr.) Lecture 3 hours, Total 3 hours per week
None
3 credits
HLT 204 - Women's Health
Explores current issues related to women's health and wellness with an emphasis upon prevention of disease and optimum well being. Takes a multi-ethnic approach to exploring the most up-to-date findings, diagnostic tools, and treatments for breast cancer, reproductive tract illness, heart, and other common diseases faced by women from puberty through menopause.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 205 - Sex Roles in Contemporary America
Explores the changing roles of the sexes that have occurred from 1900 to the present. Includes sexual and social mores, inhibitions towards sexuality, and the influence of society and religion. Discusses psychological and emotional implications regarding sexuality for males and females and how to deal with them.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 206 - Exercise Science
Surveys scientific principles, methodologies, and research as applied to exercise and physical fitness. Emphasizes physiological responses and adaptions to exercise. Addresses basic elements of kinesiology, biomechanics, and motor learning. Presents an introduction to the physical fitness industry.
Lecture 3 hours per week. (Rev. 5/1/08)
3 credits
HLT 208 - Fitness and Exercise Training
Introduces techniques for conducting physical fitness assessments and includes an introduction to electrocardiography. Emphasizes tests of Cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength and endurance, joint flexibility, body composition, and pulmonary capacity. Emphasizes the safety guidelines and precautions used in testing. Covers equipment use and maintenance. Prerequisite: HLT 100.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 210 - Workplace Stress Management
Provides an understanding of the multi-dimensional impacts of stress and its manifestation in the workplace. Explores specific strategies for eliminating, changing and managing stressors in the workplace.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
HLT 215 - Personal Stress and Stress Management
Provides a basic understanding of stress and its physical, psychological, and social effects. Includes the relationships between stress and change, self-evaluation, sources of stress, and current coping skills for handling stress.
Lecture 2-3 hours pers week.
2-3 credits
HLT 217 - Exercise and Nutrition for Behavioral Change
Studies the principles of behavioral change. Applies the stages of change as it relates to motivation in the fitness and nutrition industry.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 220 - Concepts of Disease
Emphasizes general principles, classifications, causes, and treatments of selected disease processes. Intended primarily for students enrolled in health technology programs.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 226 - AIDS Awareness
Provides basic understanding of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), AIDS-Related Complex (ARC), and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection. Includes information on the etiology of AIDS, historical perspectives, signs and symptoms, HIV antibody testing, safer sex guidelines, AIDS in the workplace (including health care settings), psychosocial issues, death and dying issues, homophobia, and HIV transmission and prevention.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
HLT 230 - Principles of Nutrition and Human Development
Teaches the relationship between nutrition and human development. Emphasizes nutrients, balanced diet, weight control, and the nutritional needs of an individual.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 232 - Healthy and Active Classrooms
Analyzes teaching tools and learning styles to enable K-5 educators to instruct health concepts and integrate physical activity into the classroom. Emphasis is placed on developing and demonstrating engaging, grade-appropriate activities that meet school curricula standards and address current issues in health and activity. Strategies for promoting activity and healthful behaviors within the school and community are also discussed.
(3 Cr.) Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
None required at VCCS level
3 credits
HLT 235 - Diagnostic Cardiography
Prepares students for a certification test as a Certified Cardiographic Technician. Focuses on electrocardiograms (ECGs), stress tests, ambulatory monitoring and rhythm analysis.
Lecture 3 hours, Laboratory 3 hours, Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
HLT 240 - Consumer Health Education
Focuses on health fads, myths, misunderstandings, quackeries, deceptions, and fraudulent health practices. Includes selecting and purchasing health products, services, consumer protections, and in the planning and financing of medical care.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 241 - Global Health Perspectives
Examines global health issues and prevention efforts. Analyzes the complex relationship between economics, environment, culture and values in resolving health disparities. Discussion topics include infectious diseases, malnutrition, maternal/child/newborn health, chronic diseases, and emerging infections.
(3 Cr.) Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
None required at VCCS level
3 credits
HLT 244 - Healthcare in the United States
Examines the history, structure and functions of healthcare in the United States. Discusses services, providers, settings, technologies, financing and regulation. Analyzes current issues and future directions of healthcare with respect to cost, access and quality of care.
(2-3 Cr.) Lecture 2-3 hours. Total 2-3 hours per week.
None required at VCCS level
2-3 credits
HLT 247 - Health and Safety in Industry Settings
Presents an introduction to occupational health and its application in the workplace. Special emphasis is placed upon communication of health and safety principles to employees. Provides an overview of regulations that apply to health, safety and the environment in the workplace.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
HLT 250 - General Pharmacology
Emphasizes general pharmacology for the health related professions covering general principles of drug actions/reactions, major drug classes, specific agent within each class, and routine mathematical calculations needed to determine desired dosages.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
HLT 261 - Basic Pharmacy I
Explores the basics of general pharmacy, reading prescriptions, symbols, packages, pharmacy calculations. Teaches measuring compounds of drugs, dosage forms, drug laws, and drug classifications. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 262 - Basic Pharmacy II
Explores the basics of general pharmacy, reading prescriptions, symbols, packages, pharmacy calculations. Teaches measuring compounds of drugs, dosage forms, drug laws, and drug classifications. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 263 - Basic Pharmacy I Lab
Provides practical experience to supplement instruction in HLT 261-262. Should be taken concurrently with HLT 261-262, in appropriate curricula, as identified by the college. Part I of II.
Laboratory 3 hours per week.
1 credits
HLT 264 - Basic Pharmacy II Lab
Provides practical experience to supplement instruction in HLT 261-262. Should be taken concurrently with HLT 261-262, in appropriate curricula, as identified by the college. Part II of II.
Laboratory 3 hours per week.
1 credits
HLT 270 - Health and Well-Being of the Older Adult
Focuses on the health of the older adult; teaches health promotion; preventative health techniques; and accident prevention. Prerequisite: Admission to the Program.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 271 - Physical Care Management of the Older Adult
Introduces the physiology of aging; integrates caretaker guidelines; demonstrates skills to care for aging at a variety of functional levels. Prerequisite: Admission to the Program.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 272 - Medical Management of the Older Adult
Introduces common medical problems associated with the aging; examines preventive and restorative care associated with common illnesses. Focuses on assessments, evaluation, and safe administration of medications. Includes emergency care and CPR. Prerequisite: Admission to the Program.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 280 - Therapeutic Massage II
Introduces the student to the history and requirements for massage therapy. Covers the terms and practice of massage with introduction to equipment, safety, and ethics as well as massage movements and techniques. Includes information about the benefits of massage, contraindications, client interview, client- therapist relationship, draping, good body mechanics, and anatomical landmarks. Basic massage techniques are blended into a relaxing, health enhancing full-body session preparing the student for their student clinical experience.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 7 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 281 - Therapeutic Massage III
Introduces the concept of consultation, client management, session design, and integration of specific therapeutic approaches into a full-body session. Students learn to give specific therapeutic attention to the regions of the back, neck and torso. Using knowledge of muscle anatomy, students perform more advanced massage techniques to address hypertonicity, chronic ischemia, trigger points, fibrotic tissue, adhesions and scar tissue. Includes common clinical applications in the body regions covered and the integration of specific techniques into a full-body session. Prerequisite: HLT 280, PTH 151.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 7 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HLT 293 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
HLT 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HLT 296 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HLT 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HLT 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HLT 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits