List of Courses
HEA 106 Studies in Health and Wellness (1 credit)
Wellness is a dynamic process of balancing multiple lifestyle factors to achieve personal heartiness and happiness. The connections between personal choices and health outcomes are emphasized, along with ways to recognize the signs and symptoms of common causes of illness and death in the United States. Students will be introduced to strategies and resources which enable them to make informed decisions about their wellness. Topics discussed include: stress management, diet, substance use, relationships, sex and sexuality, exercise, and chronic and communicable diseases.
HEA 207 Personal Health (3 credits)
An in-depth course for those students seeking greater knowledge in health. Covered are a broad range of topics similar to those discussed in PEH 206 and PEH 210, but in greater detail.
HEA 208 Human Sexuality (3 credits)
This course examines the developmental and social aspects of human sexuality as developed within the individual and within relationships. Topics include sexual anatomy and physiology, reproduction, sexual development, childbirth, sexual diversity, sexually transmitted diseases, various sexual problems and dysfunction and an exploration of community resources.
HEA 209 Drugs and Wellness (3 credits)
This course is designed to introduce students to the physiological, psychological, and sociological effects of drug use, abuse, and dependency on wellness. Topics covered enable students to make informed decisions about drug use including: over-the-counter drugs, prescription drugs, herbal remedies, dietary supplements, caffeine, tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs. In addition, community resources that assist individuals with drug dependence will be identified to assist individuals with wellness. There are no prerequisites for this course.
HEA 212 Health and Safety Awareness for Teacher Education (1 credit)
This course is designed for those students planning to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue NYS teacher certification or for those in related fields. A brief overview will be given of such topics as: identification and report of suspected child abuse and maltreatment; prevention of child abduction; abuse prevention of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs; instruction in fire and arson prevention and school violence prevention and intervention. Stress reduction and conflict resolution/mediation are also addressed. Additional fees are required for mandated training in Child Abuse Reporting and School Violence Prevention and Intervention (Project S.A.V.E.).
HEA 213 Managing Stress for Health and Well- Being (3 credits)
A study of the fundamental theories and applications of the mind-body phenomenon. The interconnectivity of the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the human condition will be discussed. Other topics include stress reaction and its relationship to specific illnesses and diseases and intervention strategies. Relaxation techniques are introduced and practiced.