Health Education Courses

HED-099 Occupational Work Experience

1-4 Units: 18-72 hours of work experience, per term, LR, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: Employment in career-related field.

For more information on this course, refer to Cooperative Education. Units are determined by number of hours worked.

This course offers on-the-job learning experiences for employed students, whether paid or volunteer, in cooperation with their employers. If students’ career goals are directly related to their work experience, they can earn up to four units per term. Students must be enrolled in at least seven units, including their cooperative education units (proportionately fewer in summer session). Petition to repeat for a maximum of 16 units.

HED-100 Topics in Health Education

.5-4 Units: 9-72 hours of lecture and/or 27-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course covers topics in health education. Topics will be chosen to supplement and serve as additions to current offerings in the area, and will be announced each term in the current schedule of classes.

HED-110 Introduction to Public Health

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU

This course provides an introduction to the discipline of Public Health. Students will gain an understanding of the basic concepts and terminologies of public health, and the history and accomplishments of public health officials and agencies. An overview of the functions of various public health professions and institutions, and an in-depth examination of the core public health disciplines is covered. Topics of the discipline include the epidemiology of infectious and chronic disease; prevention and control of diseases in the community including the analysis of the social determinants of health and strategies for eliminating disease, illness and health disparities among various populations; community organizing and health promotion programming; environmental health and safety; global health; and healthcare policy and management.

HED-115 Applied Nutrition

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU

This course is designed as an introduction to nutrition. The focus of this course is the application of basic nutrition concepts to personal life skills. The interface of culture, socioeconomic conditions and personal behaviors with nutritional health will be examined. Practical application of the course content includes, but is not limited to, personal nutrition assessments and diet planning.

HED-120 Education for Healthful Living

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course introduces the student to a new broad understanding of health, not as the absence of disease, but as an experience of well-being or wellness. Major concepts and issues pertaining to health will be presented and analyzed. Each student will be expected to explore his/her present lifestyle, and through the use of various classroom techniques, participants will be encouraged to establish behavior leading to improving the following: interpersonal relations, physical fitness/exercise, stress management, nutrition, practice of safe sex, family planning, violence, reproductive health, aging, environmental hazards and safety, prevention of heart disease, substance abuse, cancer and efficient utilization of the health care system.

HED-133 Safety and First Aid

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC (C-ID: KIN 101)

This course is designed to train students to respond to an emergency before medical help arrives.  Areas to be covered include but are not limited to anatomy and physiology of the body, victim assessment, artificial resuscitation, injuries, bandaging, poisoning, burns, water emergencies, childbirth, geriatric emergencies, and moving victims.  The student will learn to assess a victim’s condition and incorporate proper treatment. Standard first aid, CPR, and AED certifications will be granted upon successful completion of requirements.

HED-135 First Responder – Title 22 First Aid

.5-1 Unit: 9-18 hours of lecture, 5.4-18 hours of laboratory per term, LR, DG, CSU

The purpose of this course is to train first responders, who will often be the first trained individuals with a duty to provide care at the scene of an emergency. The course content and activities will prepare you to better recognize emergencies, make decisions, and provide care. The students will learn skills needed to manage an emergency situation until more advanced medical personnel, such as EMT’s arrive on scene.

HED-298 Independent Study

.2-4 Units: 3.6-72 hours of independent study, per term, SC, DG

Prerequisite: Educational contract of study signed by an instructor, department chair, division dean and vice president. Topics must extend beyond regular course offerings.

This course is designed for selected students to pursue independent study in health education under the direction of an instructor. Not repeatable.

HED-880N Spinal Fitness

Noncredit: 5 hours of lecture, 22-103 hours of laboratory, per term, P/NP/SP

This class is designed for older adults to optimize strength and flexibility in the body, particularly the back, through low-impact weight-bearing exercises, resistance work with light weights, static stretches, and relaxation techniques.

HED-886N Balance and Mobility

Noncredit, 5 hours of lecture, 22-103 hours of lab, per term

This course is designed for individuals at moderate risk for fall (e.g., self-identified balance problems, existing fall history, including the ability to stand and ambulate independently). Students must be able to stand and ambulate independently. The course adopts a multidimensional approach to balance-related problems. Activities target specific balance problems in a challenging training environment.

HED-887N Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

Noncredit: 5 hours of lecture, 22-103 hours of laboratory, per term, P/NP/SP

This course of non-clinical group exercise regimen is designed to help those who have joint and/or muscle problems achieve joint mobility, muscle strength and endurance in order to improve the performance of their daily activities. The program consists of specific exercises, including stretching and range of motion exercises, strengthening and endurance routines, health education, movement activities, and relaxation exercises. The course is offered in partnership with the Arthritis Foundation. A faculty member who has been trained and certified by the Arthritis Foundation instructs the students.