List of Courses

HEA 106 Studies in Health and Wellness (1 credits)

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 recognition of 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)

This course is an exploration into the dimensions of wellness stressing the importance of personal responsibility for positive health and well-being. Emphasis is placed on improving health related knowledge within a variety of personal health topic areas so the student becomes proficient at analyzing health related information and making informed decisions leading to higher levels of wellness. Strategies and resources which enable students to make informed choices about behaviors will also be explored. There is no prerequisite to this course.

HEA 208 Human Sexuality (3 credits)

This course provides an overview of the biological, psychological, and cultural aspects of human sexuality. Topics include historical influences and cultural variation, the development of sex roles and their influence on sexual behavior, the anatomy and physiology of the sex organs and their response during sexual stimulation, methods of birth control, pregnancy and childbirth, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual dysfunctions, sexual variations, and coercive sexual behavior.

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 213 Stress and Well-Being (3 credits)

The fundamental theories of the stress response and its relationship to specific states of dis-ease are explored through a deeper understanding of the interconnectivity of the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of well-being. Students are introduced to knowledge and practices that will alter perceptions, language, and behaviors to assist them in changing from external to internal locus of control. A variety of stress management techniques are discussed and practiced with the intent of motivating students to adopt life-long practices.