Health Science Course Descriptions

Number sequencing next to course name means the following: first digit designates the number of lecture hours for the course; the second digit designates the number of lab, clinic or practicum hours; and the third digit designates the credit hours for the course.

HLTH 101C Medical Terminology 3-0-3
A course designed to promote an understanding of the proper use, spelling, pronunciation and meaning of medical terms. This course emphasizes learner participation through group activities and reading assignments. Basic anatomy and physiology and common pathology of the body systems will also be discussed. Designed for people working in the health care environment.

HLTH 104C Health Care Data Content and Delivery Systems       3-0-3
This course will introduce the generic components of the content, use and structure of health care data and data sets, how these components relate to primary and secondary record systems and to introduce legal and ethical issues applicable to health information. Discussions will include health record content, documentation requirements comparing the various regulatory agency requirements and introduction to payment and reimbursement systems. The organization, financing and delivery of health care services in both the hospital and the medical office practice will also be discussed.

HLTH 120C Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3-2-4
This course covers basic first aid and the principles and techniques involved in prevention and care of common athletic injuries. Weekly lab sessions will be used to demonstrate and practice special tests, taping and wrapping, and recognition of athletic injuries, and will coincide with material covered during lecture.

HLTH 125C Coaching Principles I 3-0-3
This course will focus on sport philosophy, sport pedagogy, and sport management for success as a coach at any level. Topics include: educational techniques, leadership, planning, legal aspects, successful coaching strategies, practice, event and game management. Students will explore the principles and foundations of coaching required to develop and successfully administer a sport at any level.

HLTH 150C Introduction to Personal Wellness 1-1-1
Students in this course evaluate the concept of personal wellness and improve self-selected areas of wellness. Students compare the physical, social, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and environmental areas of personal wellness to determine factors that affect each. Initial self-assessments provide information reflective of students' levels of wellness, and students then set goals for individual focus during the semester, while also assessing NHTI's current supports for personal wellness areas. The format for the course is group discussion and lab exercises.

HLTH 152C Personal Trainer Course 3-2-4
This course addresses pertinent topics for the fitness professional and bridges the gap between theory and practice through practical hands-on training performed within the classroom and lab portions of the course. Following a structured "read, write and apply" format, students will attain the knowledge and abilities necessary to competently perform the tasks required of successful fitness professionals. Upon completion of the course, students should be well prepared to take the National Council on Strength and Fitness NCSF-CPT examination.

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