Health Exercise Studies Fitness (HESF)

HESF 100  Cross Training  (2 credit hours)  

This course is designed to teach and apply the principles of lifetime physical fitness, utilizing the five major components of cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. A variety of health and wellness issues will be addressed. The components of fitness will be met through structured individually paced aerobic activities as well as strength and endurance conditioning exercises.

GEP Health and Exercise Studies

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

HESF 101  Fitness and Wellness  (1 credit hours)  

This course is designed to teach and apply the principles of lifetime physical fitness, utilizing the five major components of cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition. A variety of health and wellness issues will be addressed. The components of fitness will be met through structured individually paced running activities as well as strength and endurance conditioning exercises.

GEP Health and Exercise Studies

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

HESF 102  Fitness Walking  (1 credit hours)  

This course is designed to teach and apply the principles of lifetime physical fitness, utilizing the five major components of cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition. A variety of health and wellness issues will be addressed. The components of fitness will be met through structured individually paced fitness walking techniques and strength conditioning exercises.

GEP Health and Exercise Studies

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

HESF 103  Water Aerobics  (1 credit hours)  

This course is designed to teach and apply the principles of lifetime physical fitness, utilizing the five major components of cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition. A variety of health and wellness issues are also addressed. The components of fitness will be met through structured individually paced water aerobics classes that will take place in chest deep water. Muscular strength activities could take place in or out of water.

GEP Health and Exercise Studies

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

HESF 104  Swim Conditioning  (1 credit hours)  

This course is designed to teach and apply the principles of lifetime physical fitness, utilizing the five major components of cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition. A variety of health and wellness issues will be addressed. This course covers the mechanics of a variety of strokes, training methods, training principles, safety, with swim techniques that maximize fitness gains and minimize injuries.

Prerequisite: PE 215 or equivalent skill

GEP Health and Exercise Studies

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

HESF 105  Aerobics and Body Conditioning  (1 credit hours)  

This course is designed to teach and apply the principles of lifetime physical fitness, utilizing the five major components of cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition. A variety of health and wellness issues will be addressed. The components of fitness will be met through structured individually paced aerobics classes. Muscular strength activities could take place in or out of the aerobics room.

GEP Health and Exercise Studies

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

HESF 106  Triathlon  (1 credit hours)  

This course is designed to teach and apply the principles of lifetime physical fitness, utilizing the five major components of cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition. A variety of health and wellness issues will be addressed. The components of fitness will be met through structured individually paced swim, cycle and run training techniques. The student must provide bicycles and ANSI approved helmets.

Prerequisite: PE 221 or equivalent skill

GEP Health and Exercise Studies

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

HESF 107  Run Conditioning  (1 credit hours)  

This course is designed to teach and apply the principles of lifetime physical fitness, utilizing the five major components of cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition. A variety of health and wellness issues will be addressed. The components of fitness will be met through structured individually paced running activities on an indoor or outdoor track, and/or a cross-country route. Muscular strength activities will occur in a weight room or incorporated during running activities.

GEP Health and Exercise Studies

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

HESF 108  Water Step Aerobics  (1 credit hours)  

This course is designed to teach and apply the principles of lifetime physical fitness, utilizing the five major components of cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition. A variety of health and wellness issues will be addressed. The components of fitness will be met through structured individual paced water step aerobics classes that will take place in chest deep water on an aquatic exercise step. Muscular strength activities could take place in our out of the water.

GEP Health and Exercise Studies

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

HESF 109  Step Aerobics  (1 credit hours)  

This course is designed to teach and apply the principles of lifetime physical fitness, utilizing the five major components of cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition. A variety of health and wellness issues will be addressed. The components of fitness will be met through structured individually paced step aerobics classes. Muscular strength activities could take place in or out of the aerobics room.

GEP Health and Exercise Studies

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

HESF 110  Adapted Physical Education  (1 credit hours)  

This course is designed to teach and apply the principles of lifetime physical fitness, utilizing the five major components of cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition. A variety of health and wellness issues will be addressed. The components of fitness will be met through structured individually paced aerobic, muscular strength and muscular endurance activities that meet the need of students with medical/physical limitations. For students with medical problems who are unable to take regular Physical Education classes. Repeatable up to two semesters.

GEP Health and Exercise Studies

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

HESF 111  Indoor Group Cycling  (1 credit hours)  

This course is designed to teach and apply the principles of lifetime physical fitness, utilizing the five major components of cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition. A variety of health and wellness issues will be addressed. The components of fitness will be met through structured individually paced indoor group cycling classes. Muscular strength activities could take place in or out of the main classroom.

GEP Health and Exercise Studies

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

HESF 112  Fitness Kickboxing  (1 credit hours)  

This course is designed to teach and apply the principles of lifetime physical fitness, utilizing the five major components of cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition. A variety of health and wellness issues will be addressed. Fitness kickboxing includes strikes against a heavy bag, focus mitt punching, medicine ball core exercises, running, and jumping rope. The components of fitness will be met through structured fitness kickboxing activities as well as strength and endurance conditioning exercises.

GEP Health and Exercise Studies

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

HESF 113  High Intensity Conditioning  (1 credit hours)  

This course is designed to teach and apply the principles of lifetime physical fitness, utilizing the five major components of fitness: cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition. A variety of health and wellness issues will be addressed. The components of fitness will be met through structured individually paced high intensity aerobic and strength activities. High Intensity Conditioning includes plyometrics, agility drills, and running, as well as strength exercises using body weight and a variety of equipment such as dumbbells, barbells, and medicine balls. Exercises are set to various interval lengths ranging from 20-120 seconds. Use of heart rate training will be emphasized in order to differentiate between high intensity and steady state aerobic exercise.

GEP Health and Exercise Studies

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer