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SNHS Course Descriptions


SNHS Course Descriptions

A list of courses from the Course Catalog for the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

  • AN/NU/SO/SW344 Aging: Myth & Realities
    Credits: 3.00 , Offered: Fall
    This course explores the major issues and concepts pertinent to gerontology, the study of the aging process. The prevailing theories of the social/biological aging process, and the economics, physical and psychological problems that might arise in late life are presented, and students learn how these factors impinge on the well- being of the older person and the social structure of a community. Aging as it occurs in different societies and throughout history is discussed. Social myths and stereotypes are explored. An overview of existing aging policies and special programs for seniors is included, as is a section on dying, death and grieving.
  • AN/NU/SO/SW344 AGING: MYTH & REALITIES
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Fall
    This course explores the major issues and concepts pertinent to gerontology, the study of the aging process. The prevailing theories of the social/biological aging process, and the economics, physical and psychological problems that might arise in late life are presented, and students learn how these factors impinge on the well-being of the older person and the social structure of a community. Aging as it occurs in different societies and throughout history is discussed. Social myths and stereotypes are explored. An overview of existing aging policies and special programs for seniors is included, as is a section on dying, death and grieving. STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENROLL IN 300- OR 400-LEVEL COURSES UNTIL THEY HAVE COMPLETED MA085 LEVEL II OR MA 084B OR ANY HIGHER LEVEL MATH COURSE
  • HS/NU416 Research in Nursing and Health Sciences
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Fall
    This course focuses on the research process and the use of research in nursing. The roles of the consumer of research, critical thinker, and leader in professional nursing are integrated through the use of the research process. Prerequisites: MA151 and NU302B, NU303B, NU304B, NU305B, NU310 or NU324S, and NU325S or instructor permission. Co requisites: NU308, NU309, NU412, NU403, or instructor permission.
  • HS/PE322 Kinesiology
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Fall
    Kinesiology is the study of the human body from the viewpoint of the physical sciences. It is an essential part of the educational experience of students of physical education, dance, sport, and physical medicine. The function of the course is to contribute not only to successful participation in various physical activities, but also to the improvement of the human structure through the intelligent selection of activities and the efficient use of the body. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in EN111 and BI124-124L.
  • HS/PE324 Exercise Physiology
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Spring
    This course is designed to assist potential teachers and others involved in activity programs to be safely effective in the gymnasium and on the athletic playing field. Study focuses on how the body, from a functional standpoint, responds and adjusts to exercise. Both acute and prolonged (chronic) exercises, as used in exercise training, are considered. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in EN111, BI124-124L, BI125-125L, BI125-125L or consent of instructor required.
  • HS/SW355 Human Sexuality
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Spring
    This course offers a broad overview of human sexuality from a multidisciplinary perspective: the biological, psychological, sociological, and cross-cultural. It provides some of the most current information in the field today and the opportunity for students to reflect on their personal values, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors regarding sexuality and to consider critical practice issues in his/her field.
  • HS104 Conditioning and Fitness
    Credits: 1.0 , Offered: Fall / Spring
    This is a program of exercise designed to develop strength, endurance, flexibility, coordination and power supplemented by weight training and aerobic conditioning.
  • HS105 Strength Training
    Credits: 1.0 , Offered: Fall / Spring
    This activity course is primarily concerned with the development of muscular strength and the concurrent reduction of total body fat through a safe, personalized program of weight training. In addition to discussion on proper form and technique, the course considers the latest research findings on current topics such as steroid ingestion and protein supplementation.
  • HS106 Aerobic Dance
    Credits: 1.0 , Offered: Fall / Spring
    This course offers fundamental instruction in exercise and physical fitness via fitness activities, with emphasis on regular, continuing and enjoyable participation. May be repeated for credit.
  • HS111 Beginning Tennis
    Credits: 1.0 , Offered: As Resources Permit
    This course introduces the basic aspects of the game of tennis including grips, forehand and backhand ground strokes, forehand and backhand volley, overhead and service. Scoring, etiquette, and the rules used in singles play are also covered.

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