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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 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 110 - Personal and Community Health
Introduces students to the basic concepts of health and dimensions of wellness through exploration of a variety of personal health topics. Identifies factors that affect the health status of individuals in addition to health promotion and disease prevention at the personal and community level.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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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 121 - Substance Abuse: Prevention and Treatment
Explores the use and abuse of drugs in contemporary society with emphasis upon sociological, physiological, and psychological effects of drugs.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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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. This course applies to career/technical education (CTE) programs. HLT 230 serves both transfer and CTE programs.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
HLT 141 - Introduction to Medical Terminology
Focuses on medical terminology for students preparing for careers in the health professions. This course applies to career/technical education (CTE) programs. HLT 143 serves both transfer and CTE programs.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
HLT 143 - Medical Terminology
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.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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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 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 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 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 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 215 - Personal Stress Management
Provides a basic understanding of stress and explores its physical, psychological and social effects. Includes the relationships among stress and change, self-evaluation, sources of stress, and ways to develop current coping skills for handling stress. The assignments in the course require college-level reading fluency and coherent communication through written reports.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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HLT 228 - Introduction to Public Health
Provides an overview of public health systems in the United States and globally with an emphasis on core functions, essential services and health determinants. Explores the history, core areas and current trends within public health as well as how public health affects individuals and populations. The assignments in the course require college-level reading fluency and coherent communication through documented written reports.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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HLT 230 - Principles of Nutrition
Introduces students to the basic concepts of nutrition and its impact on personal wellness. Emphasizes an evidence-based approach to various topics, such as the nutrient components of food, the components of a healthy eating pattern, and the relationship between diet and health. Provides a behavioral approach to nutrient guidelines for the development and maintenance of optimum wellness. The assignments in the course require college-level reading fluency and coherent communication through documented written reports.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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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.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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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.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 7 hours per week.
Prerequisite: HLT 280, PTH 151.
3 credits