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Course Descriptions

PEH 180                                       3 credits
Personal Wellness

Creating a lifestyle that promotes personal health and well-being. Includes wellness concepts and theory with special emphasis on stress management and relaxation training, nutrition and fitness, addictive behaviors, human sexuality, and the ability to analyze the validity of health news and information sources.

PEH 181                                       5 credits
Health and Wellness

Online course emphasizing the relationship between course content and lifestyle choices. Includes physical fitness, nutrition, weight management, stress and emotional health, chemical use and abuse, communicable and noncommunicable disease, health-smart consumerism, the health-care system, aging, death and dying, and environmental health issues.

PEH 182                                       5 credits
1st Aid-Responding to Emergencies

Covers advanced first aid and emergency care procedures, including American Red Cross requirements for certification cards. Lecture and hands-on training including CPR/AED, splinting, bandaging and dealing with sudden illness or injury to the body. Includes Basic Life Support for Health-Care Providers.

PEH 189                                       2 credits
Athletic Training Practicum I

Provide a practical application of athletic training knowledge and skills in the training room setting. Students serve as student athletic trainers for WVC men's and women's athletic teams. PEH 189 is intended for the first-year student athletic trainer and should be repeated three times for credit (fall, winter and spring quarters). Prerequisite: instructor permission only.

PEH 283                                       3 credits
Sports Nutrition

Define the basic nutritional needs of the human body and how to achieve them for optimum health. Nutrition considerations for sports and exercise will be examined in depth.

PEH 284                                       3 credits
Foundations of Fitness

Introduces the essential principles of fitness and exercise science and is intended to be one of the first steps in the preparation of individuals as fitness professionals. Provides the fundamental theories, applications and personal experiences necessary for a comprehensive understanding of fitness as a profession and as a lifestyle.

PEH 285                                       3 credits
Introduction to Physical Education & Sport

Designed to provide an introduction to physical education as a profession. This course serves as an introduction to all fields of physical education including teaching, coaching, sports and fitness management, athletic training/sports medicine, and various others.

PEH 286                                       5 credits
Exercise Physiology

Investigates the relationship between physical activity and physiological processes. Emphasis will be placed on the body's adaptation to strength training, cardiovascular endurance and neurological adaptations.

PEH 287                                       5 credits
Athletic Training

An introductory course to the field of athletic training. Will introduce prevention and care of athletic injuries and illnesses. Emphasis is placed on managing and preventing injuries common to an active lifestyle, including acute and overuse injuries.

PEH 288                                       5 credits
Anatomical Kinesiology

Study of the musculoskeletal structure of the living human body, bones and their articulation, segments and their movements, muscles and their attachments and actions, and systemic nerves and their innervations and function. Special emphasis is placed on musculoskeletal analysis of basic exercises and movement patterns.

PEH 289                                       2 credits
Athletic Training Practicum II

Provides a practical application of athletic training knowledge and skills in the training room setting. Students serve as student athletic trainers for WVC men's and women's athletic teams. Intended for the second-year student athletic trainer and should be repeated three times for credit (fall, winter and spring quarters). Prerequisite: instructor permission only.


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