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HWF- 100 Introduction to Health, Wellness & Fitness Industry (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Exploration of the major components, systems, and processes of the health, wellness, and fitness industry. Examination of past and present trends and key components in various industry sectors. Advisement on course sequence, field experience and career opportunities.

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HWF- 275 Lifespan Health, Wellness and Fitness (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Understanding the importance of a healthy lifestyle throughout the lifespan. Examination of health, history, medications, culture, ages, lifestyles, predisposed health conditions, injury/physical challenges, and the individual's goals/objectives.

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HWF- 322 Fitness Assessment (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Fitness evaluation theory and practice.

Prerequisites: take BIO-234

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HWF- 340 Community CPR, Automatic External Defibrillation and First Aid (3.00 cr.)
Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
Repeatable: No
American Red Cross Certification - Adult, child and infant CPR, automated external defibrillator use, first aid; personal safety, accident prevention knowledge; sudden illness recognition; respond/administer emergency techniques; social responsibility, ethical reasoning, first aid and emergency situations. A special course fee applies.

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HWF- 348 Stress Assessment and Intervention (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Theory and methods related to stress interpretation, recognition and intervention. Developing skills necessary for identifying stressors and applying appropriate intervention techniques that will lead to a healthy lifestyle. Designing prescription plans for individual and groups.

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HWF- 370 Personal and Group Exercise: Theory and Methods (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Theory and methods related to personal and group fitness. Developing skills necessary for teaching fitness classes in various settings. Designing prescription plans for individuals and groups. Current and past fitness trends.

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HWF- 380 Fitness Club Management (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Managerial and supervisory concerns with an emphasis on human resources management, planning, policies, procedures, finances, programming, marketing and risk management in fitness centers.

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HWF- 390 Recreational Facilities Management and Leadership (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Basic methods, concepts, and procedures of planning, programming, budgeting, project management, and operations management. Theories and principles of personal, managerial, and administrative leadership in recreational services; identification of policies, health and emergency procedures, and contingency plans for the operation of recreational leagues and tournaments.

Prerequisites: Take BUMGT-304

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HWF- 398 Field Experience in Health, Wellness and Fitness (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Work and study in an approved health, wellness or fitness position. Students will work under supervision in this experience. Minimum of 160 contact hours.
Department consent

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HWF- 418 Administration of Strength Training and Conditioning (4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Exercise science and its application to program design, implementation, and evaluations. Preparation for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) examinations.

Prerequisites: take BIO-234

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HWF- 498 Advanced Field Experience in Health, Wellness and Fitness (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved health, wellness or fitness position. Students will work with supervision in this experience. Minimum of 320 contact hours.
Department consent

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HWF- 522 Fitness Assessment (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Fitness evaluation theory and practice.

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HWF- 618 Administration of Strength Training and Conditioning (4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Exercise science and its application to program design, implementation, and evaluations. Preparation for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) examinations.

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