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Introduction to Sleep and Rest (HLTH 1000)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course introduces you to content areas related to the basic human need area of sleep and rest. You will learn about the importance of sleep and rest for a healthy life, sleep cycles, the history of sleep, and common sleep disorders. The field of sleep science and its relevance to other allied health professions is introduced. This course is open to the public and is also a required course in the Polysomnographic Technology A.A.S. program.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

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Personal and Community Health (HLTH 1101)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course examines modern concepts and practices of health and holistic living as applied to the individual. It includes discussion of selected topics to stimulate students' critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Personal development, self-discipline, health maintenance, integration of the mind/body concept and drug education is stressed.

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Introduction to Energy Medicine (HLTH 1105)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course covers the physics of energy and its application to the internal body and relationships to the external world. You will learn the principles of energy, which is both the life force itself and responsible for healing. From traditional and cross-cultural views of energy, you will discover the anatomy of the human energy body and the energy systems, such as the meridian and chakra systems, that work alongside and with the physical body. You will explore the scientific basis for and the basic principles of healing techniques in energy medicines such as Reiki, therapeutic touch, presence, and shamanism. Must be taken A–F.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 and faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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Service-Learning in Special Populations (HLTH 1107)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course will provide you with experience in individual and group interactions with people that have disabilities. Much of the time during the semester will be done in a service-learning placement. You will find your own community placement, which must be approved for service. You will survey the historical/social context of people with disabilities in America, legislation, terminology and begin to discover your own attitudes and behaviors around a wide range of abilities. Must be taken A-F.

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Introduction to Community Health (HLTH 1108)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course examines the role of your community on your health. Using the public health model you will assess the impact of where you eat, work and play has on your health. Exploring topics such as maternal and child/adolescent health, mental health, drug use, communicable diseases, violence and more you will identify how the health of your community affects your own wellness and build social responsibility around the premise that we are each accountable for the health of the community. This course does not satisfy requirements for the Community Health Worker Program.
Prerequisites:

Placement into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

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Bridging Community and Personal Health (HLTH 1128)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course teaches that personal health is more than a series of individual choices; it is universal. You will learn about the community context that shapes the decisions you make about your health. You will learn how to impact environments that do not support health and wellness, and you will clarify your own values, participate on a team, and engage in public work. Must be taken A-F.

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Managing Stress, Managing Life (HLTH 1132)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course is presented from a holistic view, so all aspects of life will be discussed. It is intended to give students workable tools to manage stress in their lives and critique how they manage distress in their lives. You will complete awareness exercises, problem-solve, do personal inventories and make personal plans. Topics will include: perception of stress, strength intervention, coping and managing, psychophysiology, stress and illness, risking, and stress and communication.

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Fitness Nutrition (HLTH 1135)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course covers the role nutrition, complemented by physical activity and exercise, plays in determining one's health. You will gain a basic understanding of the anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics of exercise and the importance nutrition plays in the enhancement of fitness based on the choices you make in your everyday life.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042.

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Grief, Loss and Growth (HLTH 1140)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course focuses on coping with the major changes that can occur in life. You will learn about a holistic approach to loss by viewing it as "change and transition." You will understand the theories and stages of grief, which are helpful in the transition to overall health. You will obtain knowledge and tools needed to maintain wellness and make healthy choices when changes occur.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042.

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Family Wellness (HLTH 1145)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course provides the theoretical foundation and practical experience for promoting physical activity, mindfulness and healthy nutrition in the family unit. You will engage in health-related fitness and mindfulness activities with a member of your family to improve your health and build positive family relationships. You will identify community family resources and attend a wellness event with your family. You will also identify and cook healthy, nutritious meals.

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First Aid and CPR (HLTH 1150)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  2.00  
Description:  In this course, you will learn to administer first aid in treating injuries and sudden illness, including training for breathing and cardiac emergencies. Certification will be earned upon successful completion of the course requirements.

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Human Sexuality (HLTH 1171)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  2.00  
Description:  In this course, you will learn the biological and psychosocial aspects of human sexuality across the lifespan, including human sexual anatomy and physiology. An understanding of the influences on individual sexuality and how your sexuality impacts relationships, attitudes, and communication will be presented. Other topics include contraception, challenges to sexual functioning and sexual orientation. Current statistics and information regarding transmission, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of sexually transmitted infections will be included. Community resources, prevention and advocacy of current sexual health issues will be emphasized.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

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Food and Culture (HLTH 1172)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills for developing intercultural competence in the area of food and nutrition. You will understand food in the context of culture by examining the historical, religious and sociocultural influences on meal patterns and eating customs. You will apply these competencies to positively influence the health and nutritional status of the various cultural and ethnic groups or clients you may serve. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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Healthy Strategies for Weight Management (HLTH 1173)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course will include all aspects relating to managing weight, including causes of weight gain, health risks and lifestyle. You will explore the disadvantages of engaging in unhealthy approaches to weight management. You will participate in a variety of healthy weight-reduction practices including basic nutrition, exercise, behavior modification, stress management and communication. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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Healing Traditions in our Diverse Community (HLTH 1305)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course explores the traditional and indigenous healing traditions embraced by the largest ethnic/minority groups in the Twin Cities’ metropolitan area. Similarities and differences among shamans, healers, and medicine people are discussed. Through a variety of learning methods you will explore healing paradigms that differ from your own. You will also gain tools and skills to research the historical healing traditions from your own ethnic background.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 and faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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Introduction to Meditation and Mindfulness (HLTH 1505)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  2.00  
Description:  You will develop an understanding of the cultural and historical background of meditation in major world religions. You will examine current research on meditation, mindfulness, and health. You will develop your ability to enter a calm and centered state of awareness through working with the body, the breath, and the mind.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 and faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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Environmental Issues in Health and Wellness (HLTH 2200)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course is an introduction to the principles of toxicology and how environmental agents, such as pesticides and pollutants, affect human health, specifically in the areas of disease and injury. You will assess your toxicant risk and ecological footprint and use these results to research various methods on how to improve your environmental health, such as sustainable agriculture and green living. This course also explores how you can use the environment to promote health and actually heal the mind and body.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

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Health and Aging (HLTH 2205)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course investigates the aging process. You will analyze the aging process physiologically and behaviorally and determine how well you are aging. You will mindfully engage the aging community and investigate various health systems and options for the elderly. You will also develop and apply effective strategies for healthy aging.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

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Infectious Diseases: An Application to Everyday Life. (HLTH 2210)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  In this course, you will learn about infectious diseases and disease concepts, with emphasis on prevention and control of infectious diseases in the individual, family and community. You will study a broad spectrum of infectious-disease topics, including disease causes, transmission, outbreaks, and personal and family protection. You will debate the influence of geography, culture, politics and economic factors on infectious diseases. In class, you will discuss common diseases such as influenza, food-borne illnesses, and sexually transmitted diseases; as well as more exotic diseases, such as pandemic influenza, newly emerging diseases, and diseases caused by bioterrorism.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

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Ayurveda: The Art of Living (HLTH 2215)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This hands-on course provides an overview of Ayurveda, an ancient Indian system of healing that focuses on bringing balance to the whole person through food-based therapies, yoga, and meditation. You will learn the basic principles of Ayurveda that specify constitutional types, how Ayurveda assesses the effects of behavior on health, and understand how Ayurvedic approaches can be applied for living a full and healthy life.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

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