Provides the knowledge and skills called for in most situations in which emergency care is required and medical assistance is not excessively delayed. An introduction to CPR is included. Course will be taught by a Nationally Certified CPR/First Aid Instructor. Grading is on a Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory basis.Students can not receive credit for both HFN 104 and HFN 103.
This is a first aid and CPR course geared towards the physical educator, coach, and/or fitness instructor. The course includes assessment and emergency care for sports related injuries, illness, spine, and musculoskeletal injuries. CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver are included. This program is used for certification by American Sport Education Program. Students may not receive credit for both HFN 104 and HFN 103.
This course is designed to teach the student about the various tools that may be used to enhance resistance training. Students will learn how to use and practice techniques with elastic devices, hand weights, resistance balls, medicine balls and steps, body bars and other devices.
This course is designed to prepare the firefighter for the role of fitness trainer and for successful completion of a national examination. This survey course examines the roles and responsibilities of the fitness leader and is highly specific to the special needs and demands of firefighting. The course includes both theoretical information and practical application of knowledge and skills.
An experiential course that includes classroom discussion and internship opportunities to enhance the learning experiences of the fitness professional. This course is open to all students pursuing a certificate and/or degree in fitness/physical education, e.g., personal trainers, group exercise leaders, exercise specialists, and fitness managers. Prerequisite: PER 134, PER 172, or PER 183
An introduction to the science of nutrition as it applies to everyday life. Students will learn how to apply the logic of science to their own nutritional concerns. Topics include the six major nutrients: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water. The course also will examine energy balance, weight control, the digestive process, nutrition fads, supplements, fiber, and disease as it relates to nutrition and fitness. A dietary computer application is used throughout the semester to track personal dietary, energy, and fitness. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 101.
Program Electives (select 1 or 2 from the following)
An intermediate level course designed for students interested in resistance training and cardiovascular conditioning as a means of enhancing athletic performance. Focus is on sport-specific programs that establish a sound fitness base while maximizing athletic potential.
An advanced level course for students interested in high intensity strength training and cardiovascular conditioning. The emphasis is on current research and its application to developing optimal muscle strength, volume and/or distribution.
A course designed to examine nutritional requirements needed for health promotion and disease prevention for each stage of the life cycle including: prenatal, infant, toddler, teenage, maternal, middle age, and senior. Sports nutrition, eating disorders, stress, food safety, and global nutrition will also be presented as it correlates to the cultural, psychosocial, and physical factors of human growth, development, and maintenance. Students will design diet plans for the different stages of the life cycle so that learned nutrition principles can be applied. Prerequisite: NTR 101
HFN 190 This course should be taken at the end of the program.