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Health Exercise Studies Fitness (HESF)

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  • HESF - Health Exercise Studies Fitness Courses

    HESF 100 Cross Training 2.

    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.

    HESF 101 Fitness and Wellness 1.

    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.

    HESF 102 Fitness Walking 1.

    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.

    HESF 103 Water Aerobics 1.

    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.

    HESF 104 Swim Conditioning 1.
    Prerequisite: PE 215 or equivalent skill.

    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.

    HESF 105 Aerobics and Body Conditioning 1.

    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.

    HESF 106 Triathlon 1.
    Prerequisite: PE 221 or equivalent skill.

    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.

    HESF 107 Run Conditioning 1.

    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.

    HESF 108 Water Step Aerobics 1.

    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.

    HESF 109 Step Aerobics 1.

    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.

    HESF 110 Adapted Physical Education 1.

    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.

    HESF 111 Indoor Group Cycling 1.

    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.

    HESF 112 Fitness Kickboxing 1.

    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.

    HESF 230 Pilates/Core Training 1.

    This course will teach the fundamentals of Pilates which are to improve body awareness, increase breathing capacity and improve postural alignment through simultaneous stretching and strengthening movements. The goal of Pilates exercises is to achieve optimal functional fitness. The knowledge and training gained from Pilates will not only benefit an individual in their daily activities, but also improve their performance in any physical activity they choose to participate in.

    HESF 237 Weight Training 1.

    This is an introductory weight training course in which students will learn the principles of muscular development, as well as development of overall fitness. Free weights, machines, exercise equipment, and body weight exercises will be used to apply these principles. Various training systems and protocols will be introduced along with content of muscular physiological adaptations.

    HESF 279 Yoga I 1.

    This course will emphasize the physical practice of yoga at an introductory level. Coursework will introduce breathing exercises, relaxation techniques and a variety of yoga poses: standing, twisting, balancing, backward bending, and inversions. Students will develop the fitness skills required to perform these poses and maintain a safe yoga practice.

    HESF 280 Yoga II 1.

    This course will build upon material introduced in Yoga I by emphasizing the physical practice of yoga at an intermediate level. Coursework will require a deeper level of understanding of a variety of yoga poses, as well as mastery of the fitness skills required to perform these poses and maintain a safe yoga practice. Breathing techniques and the philosophy of Hatha Yoga will also be addressed.

    HESF 282 Advanced Aerobics and Leadership 1.

    This is an introductory course in which students will be provided content knowledge and practical experience in teaching and evaluating group exercise classes. A variety of group exercise forms will be covered in addition to the use of resistance equipment. Basic fitness and training principles will be discussed as applicable to advanced aerobics and leadership. The course content is equivalent to the ACE Group Fitness Instructor certification. Certification is not part of the course and would require separate testing pursued by the student.