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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- 225 Structural Kinesiology (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Musculoskeletal anatomy as it applies to human movement as well as basic kinesiological concepts. Muscle and bone identification as well as joint function and structure.

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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 Health and Fitness Assessment (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Health and fitness evaluation, theory and practice. Cardiorespiratory, body composition, musculoskeletal screens, flexibility, balance, power and agility evaluation.

Prerequisite: take BIO-234 & HLTH-355

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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.

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HWF- 348 Stress Assessment and Intervention (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Scientific foundations of stress and stress management techniques. Techniques include lifestyle, personality, time management, and relaxation. Learn how to assess and develop stress management strategies.

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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. Skills necessary for teaching fitness-related classes in various settings. Designing fitness plans for individuals and groups. Current and past fitness trends.

Prerequisites: take BIO-234

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HWF- 380 Fitness Club Management (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Managerial and supervisory responsibilities with an emphasis on human resource management, planning, policies, procedures, finances, programming, marketing, and risk management in fitness and wellness related centers. Special course fee may apply.

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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- 405 Wellness Promotion and Programming (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Workplace and the environment's influence on health. Strategies for health behavior change. Exploration of health risk and needs assessment. Planning, developing, evaluating and managing wellness programs.

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HWF- 410 Kinesiological Biomechanics (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Exploration of the principles involved in analyzing human movement.

Prerequisites: take BIO-234, HLTH-355, MATH-118 or higher

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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- 449 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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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 Health and Fitness Assessment (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Health and fitness evaluation, theory and practice. Cardiorespiratory, body composition, musculoskeletal screens, flexibility, balance, power and agility evaluation.

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HWF- 548 Stress Assessment and Intervention (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Scientific foundations of stress and stress management techniques. Techniques include lifestyle, personality, time management, and relaxation. Learn how to assess and develop stress management strategies.

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HWF- 605 Wellness Promotion and Programming (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Workplace and the environment's influence on health. Strategies for health behavior change. Exploration of health risk and needs assessment. Planning, developing, evaluating and managing wellness programs.

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HWF- 610 Kinesiological Biomechanics (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Exploration of the principles involved in analyzing human movement.

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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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