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HEFI 201 HEALTH & WELLNESS PROMOTION

Fall, 3 credit hours

This introductory course in Health and Wellness promotion introduces students to concepts required for development of successful Health/Wellness promotion programs for a variety of patient/client populations. Concepts such as the impact of socioeconomic status on health/wellness, cultural diversity as related to health/wellness, methods of creating change, and teaching strategies and theory, including teaching the adult learner, are covered. Students discuss current literature related to these topics and develop a promotion/wellness intervention project based on an area of their choice.

Prerequisites: Sophomore level status or permission of instructor.

HEFI 202 HEALTH AND WELLNESS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

Spring, 3 credit hours

Students explore the application o f health promotion principles for individuals at different stages of life, from birth to old age. Disease and health promotion issues common to each population are identified and discussed. Students formulate strategies to promote healthy lifestyles and advocate for positive changes in health policy for individuals and communities.

Prerequisite: Health and Wellness Promotion (HEFI 201) or permission of instructor.

HEFI 203 MOTOR DEVELOPMENT

Spring, 3 credit hours

This course covers the concepts of motor learning and motor development, how they affect motor learning, and what normal motor skills are for the various age groups. Students explore how our motor responses progress and develop from the very young, to the very old, and how differing motor, cognitive, and social abilities will affect our motor skills. Students learn how an individual learns motor skills, what things affect their ability to learn, and how to structure a motor learning environment to positively influence the physical, instructional, and affective factors in motor learning. Students practice designing and structuring effective practice sessions, and how to demonstrate, verbalize, and provide feedback.

Prerequisite: Health and Wellness Promotion (HEFI 201) or permission of instructor.

Corequisite: Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan (HEFI 202) or permission of instructor.

HEFI 303 EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

Fall/Spring, 3 credit hours

Students will study immediate and long term physiological responses and adaptations to exercise. Specifically, the role of the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems in regulating exercise will be covered in detail and adaptations of these systems to exercise will be discussed. Environmental and hormonal influences will also be included. Students will explore specific aspects of training for sports performance. Three hours lecture per week.

Prerequisite: Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II (BIOL 217/218) or permission of instructor.

HEFI 310 ADVANCED CARE AND PREVENTION OF ATHLETIC INJURIES

Fall/Spring, 3 credit hours

This course is designed to further assess and reinforce the skills necessary for injury recognition, assessment, prevention, management, and treatment of athletic injuries. In the lab setting students will learn the theory behind tape and the proper application of athletic bandaging and wrapping. Two hours lecture, one hour lab per week.

Prerequisite: Introductory Course Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries (HLTH 106) or Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II (BIOL 217/218) and Junior level status, or permission of instructor.

HEFI/PSYC 320 PSYCHOLOGY OF HEALTH AND FITNESS

Fall/Spring, 3 credit hours

This course will examine human behavior and how it relates to healthy behavior and fitness. The effects of psychological factors on health, fitness and wellness, and the effects of physical activity and sports on psychological well-being will be discussed. The concept of Positive Psychology, a strength-based, preventive approach to personal and community research and interventions will be an integral part of the course. Three hours lecture per week.

Prerequisite: Human Development (PSYC 225), junior level status, or permission of instructor.

HEFI/DHYG /NURS/SSCI 370 RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES

Fall/Spring, 3 credit hours

This course provides an intense comprehensive study of the scientific research process utilized in the social and health sciences. Students will be trained to be critical consumers of published research and will be expected to complete a research project. Topics that will be covered include the underlying theory of research; and data management and presentation. Three hours lecture per week.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 101), or Introduction to Sociology (SOCI 101), or Introduction to Science and Technology of Behavior (SSCI 245), or Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON 101), or Principles of Microeconomics (ECON 103); Statistics (MATH 141) or equivalent course work, and Expository writing (ENGL 101) or Oral and Written Expression (ENGL 102), or permission of the instructor. Additionally, students must have at least junior level status or permission of the instructor.

HEFI 375 FITNESS AND SPORTS NUTRITION

Fall/Spring, 3 credit hours

This course will provide students with an understanding of the link between nutrition and exercise. Specifically, students will examine the unique demands of exercise training for athletes at all levels and the impact of nutrition on performance. Students will integrate their knowledge of exercise physiology and sports nutrition to create a dietary plan that enhances athletic performance. Three hours lecture per week.

Prerequisite: Exercise Physiology (HEFI 303) or permission of instructor.

HEFI 401 FITNESS ASSESSMENT AND EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION

Fall/Spring, 4 credit hours

Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to assess the physical fitness of apparently healthy individuals. Focus will be on the four components of physical fitness: cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular fitness, body composition, and flexibility. Hands-on training in assessment and exercise prescription for these four components will be included during laboratory sessions. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan (HEFI 202), Exercise Physiology (HEFI 303), or permission of instructor.

HEFI 402 STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

Fall/Spring, 3 credit hours

This course serves to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills to design and implement safe and effective strength and conditioning programs specifically for an athletic population. An in-depth study of resistance training will be included, along with specialized topics such as bioenergetics, endocrine response to resistance exercise, and use of performance-enhancing substances. Both aerobic and anaerobic exercise prescription for the athlete will be included. This course provides specific preparation for the student who wants to pursue certification as a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA. Three hours lecture per week.

Prerequisite: Exercise Physiology (HEFI 303); Corequisite: Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription (HEFI 401); or permission of instructor.

HEFI 403 EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS

Spring, 4 credit hours

Students acquire the knowledge and skills to assess the physical fitness of individuals with special needs. Focus of the course is on how to assess the four components of physical fitness: cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular fitness, body composition, and flexibility in patients/clients who have special needs. Hands-on training in assessment and exercise prescription for these tour components is included during laboratory sessions. Special needs populations include: pregnancy, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, poor psychological health, osteoporosis, arthritis, the older adult, children and adolescents, neurological conditions, metabolic disorders, etc.

Prerequisite: HEFI 401 and HEFI 402

HEFI 404 LEGAL ASPECTS AND DOCUMENTATION IN HEALTH AND FITNESS PROFESSIONS

Fall, 3 credit hours

Students learn and discuss the current standards and guidelines that help health and fitness establishments provide high-quality service and program offerings in a safe environment. Students learn the high standards o f care to satisfy fitness facility certification. They also learn standards and guidelines for pre-activity screening, orientation, education, and supervision; risk management and emergency procedures; facility design and construction; facility equipment; operating practices; signage; other client contact fundamental skills; as well as history taking and effective documentation of client information.

Prerequisite: HEFI 201, HEFI 202, HEFI 203

HEFI 405 CURRENT ISSUES IN HEALTH AND FITNESS

Spring, 3 credit hours

This writing intensive course focuses on current issues related to health promotion and prevention of disease, with an emphasis on the role of physical activity. Healthy People 2020 provides a framework from which to generate topics and discussion. Students are required to research current events and issues that present themselves on a local, national, and worldwide level and formulate their own thoughts and conclusions regarding these topics.

Prerequisite: Senior level status in HEFI program

HEFI 406 ORIENTATION TO INTERNSHIP

Fall/Spring, 1 credit hour

This course is a pre-requisite course that will prepare students for HEFI 407. The instructor will discuss best practices in searching for internship opportunities as well as the fundamentals for developing an internship contract that meets SUNY Canton guidelines. Students will be expected to submit an internship proposal which will include anticipated goals and objectives for the internship, as well as a timeline for completion. Students will also be provided guidance in documenting daily reflections and activities in a journal as well as tips for building a professional portfolio. One hour lecture per week.

Prerequisite: Senior level status in HEFI program or permission of instructor.

HEFI 407 HEALTH/FITNESS INTERNSHIP

Fall/Spring, 1 credit hour

This internship course provides the student with practical experience in a health/fitness setting. This experience enables students to integrate concepts and skills gained in the classroom/lab setting. The internship is individualized based on the career interests of the student and the specific needs of the organization. Internship proposals must be presented and approved prior to registration for the course.

Prerequisite: HEFI 406 and Senior level status in HEFI program