MSC Southeast - Health & Wellness

Disciplines and Subject Areas

Health & Wellness

Liberal Arts & Sciences courses numbered 1100 and above satisfy the requirements for the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees. General education courses numbered 1000 and above satisfy the requirements for diplomas and certificates.

Courses at "zero" level are designed to strengthen academic skills. Courses at the "zero-zero" level prepare students for developmental coursework. These courses do not satisfy program requirements.

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Details for Health & Wellness Courses
Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
HLTH1105Personal Health & Fitness I 1 credit
Personal Health & Fitness I: This course studies physical fitness, personal nutritional health and stress as they relate to a healthy lifestyle. Through testing and self-assessments, the student's current status is analyzed. The student will then develop a plan that would facilitate a personal healthy lifestyle. The course will introduce a variety of subjects including cardiovascular disease, cancer risk reduction, aging and health, stress management, behavior modification and addictive behaviors. (Prerequisites: none) (1 credit: 1 lecture/0 lab)

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HLTH1110Personal Health and Fitness II 1 credit
Personal Health and Fitness II: This course focuses on the implementation of an individualized physical fitness program. Through testing and self-assessments, the student's current status is analyzed. The student will then develop an exercise program that would facilitate a personal fitness plan. The couse will introduce a variety of subjects including anatomy and aging, choosing equipment, choosing the right type of training and motivational techniques. (Prerequisite: HLTH1105 Personal Health and Fitness I) (1 credit: 1 lecture/0 lab)

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HLTH1120Beginning Yoga 1 credit
Beginning Yoga: This course provides a mind-body workout to promote personal fitness. The course will emphasize relaxation, breathing, balance, muscle development, flexibility, cardiovascular conditioning, and stress management. (Prerequisite: none) (1 credit: 0 lecture/1 lab)

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HLTH1125Fitness Walking 1 credit
Fitness Walking: This course is an introduction to walking as a lifelong activity for fitness. It will provide students with a moderate level of physical activity in the form of fitness walking. Topics include the benefits of walking to maintain or enhance personal fitness and wellness, aerobic conditioning, motivation, walking for weight management, and developing personal fitness goals and plans. (Prerequisite: none) (1 credit: 1 lecture/0 lab)

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HLTH1130Introduction to Outdoor Activities 1 credit
Introduction to Outdoor Activities: Introduction to outdoor activities is based around a student┬┐s current health and personal wellness goals. Base on a health assessment and introduction to local resources students will identify achievable goals for experiencing the outdoors and improving health. This will expand students knowledge of Southeast Minnesota┬┐s parks, trails, waterways, and local produce all while promoting group relations, leaving students with a network of fitness and wellness peers. (Prerequisite: none) (1 credit: 1 lecture/0 lab)

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HLTH1205Introduction to Basketball Basics 1 credit
Introduction to Basketball Basics: The development of basic fundamental skills, knowledge, and strategies involved in beginning basketball in order to enjoy basketball. Topics covered will include basic offensive skills and defensive skills like dribbling, passing, shooting, man-to-man defense, and zone defense. (Prerequisite: none) (1 credit: 1 lecture/0 lab)

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HLTH1215Introduction to Dance (Lab) 1 credit
Introduction to Dance (Lab): The Lab section of the proposed and approved Introduction to Dance course is an exploration of the practice of dance as an embodied form of inquiry and expression. Students will move through a survey of diverse approaches to dance, considering their cultural, aesthetic and personal contexts as they go. Registration for this lab class would be prioritized for students registering for the full three credit Introduction to Dance course, and available spaces (up to 24 total) would then be opened to students wishing to take this lab section as a one credit Health and Wellness requirement fulfillment. (Prerequisite: none) (1 credit: 0 lecture/1 lab)

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HLTH1220Wellness Through Nutrition 1 credit
Wellness Through Nutrition: This course is designed to introduce the basic principles of nutrition in relationship to general health and well-being. Students will learn to evaluate nutrition information from varied sources and apply this information to make informed decisions about dietary choices for individual and family well-being. Topics include tools for assessing general health, USDA dietary recommendations, meal planning, diet and disease associations and nutrition controversies and fads. No science background or prerequisites required for class enrollment. (Prerequisite: none) (1 credit: 1 lecture/0 lab)

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HLTH1225Stress Management 2 credits
Stress Management: This course will explore the many ways that stress affects us both physically and emotionally. Students will learn to identify personal stressors and learn holistic methods to reduce the impact of stress in their lives. Topics will include stress response, impact of stress, coping and managing, and techniques for relaxation and wellness. Students will learn about awareness, implement relaxation exercises, create personal inventories and design personal plans. (Prerequisite: none) (2 credits: 2 lecture/0 lab)

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