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Health and Exercise Studies Minor (HESM)

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  • HESM - Health and Exercise Studies Minor Courses

    HESM 201 Coaching Baseball/Softball 2.

    Theories, techniques, and strategies of coaching baseball/softball.

    HESM 202 Coaching Basketball 2.

    Theories, techniques, and strategies of coaching basketball.

    HESM 203 Coaching Football 2.

    Theories, techniques, and strategies of coaching football.

    HESM 204 Coaching Golf 2.

    Theories, techniques, and strategies of coaching golf.

    HESM 205 Coaching Soccer 2.

    Theories, techniques, and strategies of coaching soccer.

    HESM 206 Coaching Swimming and Diving 2.

    Theories, techniques and strategies of coaching swimming and diving.

    HESM 207 Coaching Tennis 2.

    Theories, techniques, and strategies of coaching tennis.

    HESM 208 Coaching Track & Field/Cross-Country 2.

    Theories, techniques, and strategies of coaching track and field and cross-country.

    HESM 209 Coaching Volleyball 2.

    Theories, techniques, and strategies of coaching volleyball.

    HESM 211 Strength Training and Conditioning 2.

    Knowledge and skills necessary for designing and implementing strength and conditioning programs. This course does not constitute credit toward meeting the minimum university Physical Education requirements.

    HESM 212 Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco 2.

    Theories of drug use, pharmacology, tolerance, dependence, nicotine, alcohol usage, alcoholism, sedative-hypnotics, narcotics, amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana, hallucinogens, steroids and treatment. This course does not constitute credit toward meeting the Physical Education GER requirement.

    HESM 213 Human Sexuality 2.

    Physiological and psychosocial aspects of human sexuality. Emphasis placed on health-related topics of birth control, pregnancy, childbirth, abortion and sexually-transmitted diseases. Concepts of gender acquisition, sexual values, and sexual morality discussed as related to the promotion of healthy lifestyles within contemporary American culture.

    HESM 214 Introduction to Adventure Education 3.

    History and philosophy, social psychology of adventure, theories of adventure, benefits, risk-taking behavior, current rends and issues, research and evaluation, and model programs. Field trip required. Students are responsible for their own transportation for field trip.

    HESM 215 Principles and Practices of Outdoor Leadership 3.

    Principles and practices of leadership in adventure education and recreation programs: group management, trip planning, staffing, group dynamics, health and safety issues, risk management and other relevant topics.

    HESM 216 Backcountry Instruction Methodology 2.

    Techniques for teaching outdoor skills and activities are covered. Emphasis is placed on trip planning, presentations, and skills instruction for outdoor educators. Students will make numerous outdoor activity skills presentations. Students will also evaluate and provide feedback for classmates. Students must participate in two required weekend field trips. Additional charge assessed for the field trips. Refer to the online schedule of classes for the current charge and dates.

    HESM 275 Behavior Change in Wellness 2.
    Restricted to: Wood Wellness Village Students only.

    This course introduces students to the eight dimensions of wellness (social, physical, emotional, occupational, intellectual, environmental, spiritual, financial) and features a series of lectures, in-class activities and discussions, course readings, and personal wellness profile, co-curricular wellness activities, and a behavior change project. Wood Wellness Village first time residents; This course does not fulfill the health and exercise studies GEP requirement.

    HESM 280 Responding to Emergencies 2.

    This course introduces the basics of first aid treatment for the lay rescuer. Topics include CPR, AED use, chocking and bleeding emergencies, and other basic first aid procedures. This course does not satisfy the Physical Education GEP requirement.

    HESM 281 Emergency Medical Responder 3.

    This course introduces the knowledge and skills necessary to respond appropriately in an emergency at the Emergency Medical Responder provider level. Topics include: introduction to the EMS system, roles and responsibilities, medical/legal considerations, respiratory emergencies and ventilation devices, cardiac emergencies and cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillation (AED), patient assessment, medical emergencies, trauma management, special patients, and emergency medical service (EMS) operations. This course does not satisfy the Physical Education GEP requirement.

    HESM 284 Women's Health Issues 2.

    This course will review health and wellness issues affecting women through their life span. It will explore medical concerns and prevention as well as social health issues that disproportionately affect women in contemporary society. Discussions of current critical topics in women's health will also take place. Minor courses.

    HESM 285 Personal Health 2.

    Behavior change, wellness, stress management, cardiovascular diseases, alcohol and tobacco use, cancer, infectious diseases, arthritis, human sexual response, sexual assault, contraception, and sexually transmitted diseases. This course does not constitute credit toward meeting the Physical Education GER requirement.

    HESM 286 Nutrition, Exercise and Weight Control 2.

    A nutrition, exercise and weight management program emphasizing the basics of proper nutrition and exercise. Emphasis on lifestyle changes and their relationship to appropriate weight management. Medical request.

    HESM 287 Stress Management 2.

    Impact of stress upon the psychological and physiological function of the body. Exploration and interaction with stress management techniques. This course does not constitute credit toward meeting the Physical Education GER requirement.

    HESM 300 Practicum in Health 1.
    Prerequisite: HESM 285, HESM 375, HESM 377, and 6 hours of electives from the Health Minor.

    This course focuses on applying program development, management, evaluation, and educational strategies and techniques within a health-related setting. Students are required to purchase internship liability insurance to participate in the practicum. Contact University Insurance & Risk Management for details on acquiring the insurance and the current charge.

    HESM 301 Coaching Practicum 1.
    Prerequisite: Requires departmental consent, First Aid, and CPR Certification or Equivalent.

    A 30-hour practical coaching experience in a middle school or high school setting. Specific placement will depend upon the various playing sessions for the sports involved. Students are required to purchase internship liability insurance to participate in the practicum. Contact University Insurance & Risk Management for details on acquiring the insurance and the current charge.

    HESM 302 Practicum Experience in Outdoor Programs 1.
    Prerequisite: HESM 214, HESM 215, HESM 216, HESM 280 or equivalent.

    The practicum experience provides a short-term, supervised opportunity for students to participate in leading an outdoor activity course or program. The practicum is the integration of academic preparation with its application in a field setting. The student may be assigned to a Department of Physical Education outdoor activity course, program or to an approved non-University program in order to meet this requirement. The practicum student must be directly involved in the program for a minimum of 30 hours. Students are required to purchase internship liability insurance to participate in the practicum. Contact University Insurance & Risk Management for details on acquiring the insurance and the current charge.

    HESM 303 Sports Science Practicum 1.
    Prerequisite: Completed coursework in Sports Science Minor.

    A 30-hour practical sports science specialist experience in a fitness specific setting within the triangle area. Course does not constitute credit toward meeting the physical education requirement. Students are required to purchase internship liability insurance to participate in the practicum. Contact University Insurance & Risk Management for details on acquiring the insurance and the current charge.

    HESM 304 Dance Practicum 1.

    A 30-hour practical experience in the dance field. Assigned internships could include dance teaching, performing, choreographing, research, or other dance-related work dependent upon the student's experiences and interests. Specific placement will be determined by the student and the instructor. Students may be required to purchase internship liability insurance to participate in the practicum. Contact university insurance & risk management for details on acquiring the insurance and the current charge.

    HESM 320 Movement Improvisation 1.

    Conceptually guided, spontaneous movement generation and invention reached through individual and group experiences.

    HESM 322 Dance and Society 3.

    Dance and Society examines dance as an artistic, religious, cultural, and social form, including historic and aesthetic influences, basic dance elements, and relationship to other arts. This course incorporates multiple modalities of dance knowledge - lectures, films, demonstrations, and practical dance experience. A small fee may be required for concert attendance.

    HESM 324 Concert Dance History 3.

    An overview of the development of Western theatrical dance. This course introduces the major figures and movement theories of the 19th & 20th Centuries with particular emphasis on major stylistic trends and cultural influences. Readings, discussions, lectures, and films/videotapes will introduce selected choreographers and the concerns that inform their work. Additional readings in dance philosophy and aesthetics will address ideas such as form, expression, audience expectations, and performance conventions. A small fee may be required for concert attendance.

    HESM 326 Current Trends in Dance 3.

    Critical and contextual examination of current trends in dance. While specific readings and video resources will vary by semester as the field of dance continues to change, major course topics will include at least three of the following: the role of dance supporters and presenters, media influences, non-concert and site-specific dance, current movement trends, political significance, and international concerns.

    HESM 328 Dance Composition II 2.
    P: DAN 272.

    This course builds on skills and concepts learned in Dance Composition I. Various approaches to choreography will be discussed and explored. A student-choreographed group work will be created and performed. A small fee may be required for dance concert attendance.

    HESM 330 Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals 2.

    An introduction to Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) and Bartenieff Fundamentals (BF) through movement integration, observation, notation, analysis, and application. LMA is a method and language for describing, visualizing, interpreting, and documenting all varieties of human movement. It consists of the study of four major components: Body, Effort, Shape and Space, the relationships between them, and ways of notating them. BF consists of a set of concepts, principles and exercises developed by Irmgard Bartenieff in applying Laban's movement theory to the physical/kinesiological functioning of the human body. LMA/BF is used by dancers, actors, musicians, and dance therapists, among others.

    HESM 335 Prevention of Sexual Assault and Violence 3.

    Historical and cultural perspective on rape, sexual assault, and relationship violence will be presented. The course prepares students to deliver a standard outreach program that includes statistics, definitions, risk reduction techniques, medical, legal, psychological, community and campus resources.

    HESM 375 Health Planning and Programming 2.
    Prerequisite: HESM 285 Personal Health.

    This course is designed to assist students in developing a foundation in health programming. Students will learn the necessary skills to develop, implement, and evaluate health education programs.

    HESM 377 Methods of Health Promotion 2.

    This course focuses on methods and techniques for delivering health-related content to diverse populations. Cooperative learning, critical thinking, peer educator training, and decision-making will be applied to various health dimensions.

    HESM 381 Athletic Training 3.
    Prerequisite: HESM 280 or HESM 281 or or CPR/First aid Certification.

    Incidence, causes, prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries. Conditioning for sports, injury recognition and evaluation, taping techniques, first aid care, treatment and reconditioning.

    HESM 476 Motor Learning and Sport Performance 3.

    This course will introduce the concepts, principles, and theories dealing with the performance of motor skills as applied in the areas of sport performance and physical activity. Topics will discuss how skilled movements are learned, maintained, and enhanced as well as explore some of the basic physiological, bio-mechanical, and cognitive influences which affect the quality of skilled performance. This course is primarily designed to benefit sport coaches, physical educators, and fitness instructors.

    HESM 477 Coaching Concepts 3.

    Practical and theoretical concepts essential to the preparation of coaches. This course does not constitute credit toward meeting Physical Education requirements.

    HESM 478 Exercise Physiology and Sports Science 3.

    Basic principles of human anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics and their relationship to athletic coaching.

    HESM 479 Sport Management 3.

    Planning, organizing, leading, and evaluating within a sport context; fundamentals of accounting, budgeting, economics, marketing, strategic planning, ethics, and their use in sport settings; techniques of personnel, facility, and sporting event management.

    HESM 480 Principles of Exercise Programming 3.
    Prerequisite: HESM 478.

    Fundamentals and scientific principles necessary to plan, design, implement, and evaluate individual exercise programs.