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Courses: Physical Education

Number Name Description Price
HPE110 Fitness for Life

In Fitness for Life, students will learn the benefits and think critically on what activities are enjoyable. You will begin your lifetime fitness routine. Students will learn about how physical fitness works and the best practices to reach and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

HPE111 Health

In this course, students will develop an understanding of patterns of behavior that impact human health, with emphasis on the importance of balancing physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual needs to achieve greater well-being. The class will stress the connection between healthy lifestyles and active, productive and successful lives.

HPE311 Medical Terminology

In this course, the student will learn medical terminology, symbols and abbreviations, and the application of this language in the field of health care. Although the student will analyze terms related to body structure and function, the main focus will be on medical vocabulary and being able to construct terms using word parts such as roots, suffixes, and prefixes.

HPE312 Introduction to Medical Assisting

At the end of this course, you will have explored the role of the medical assistant, including professionalism, duties, responsibilities, and medical specialties. You will also be informed about medical law and ethics, office management, and compliance and regulatory issues affecting the role of the medical assistant.

HPE313 Health Science

Will we ever find a cure for cancer? What treatments are best for conditions like diabetes and asthma? How are illnesses like meningitis, tuberculosis, and the measles identified and diagnosed? Health sciences provide the answers to questions such as these. In this course, students will be introduced to the various disciplines within the health sciences, including toxicology, clinical medicine, and biotechnology. They will explore the importance of diagnostics and research in the identification and treatment of diseases.

HPE314 Health, Safety and Nutrition

In this course, students will learn about the physical and psychological needs of children, from birth to age eight, as well as how to meet these needs in group settings. Topics include wellness of young children; health standards, guidelines, and national initiatives; children’s nutritional needs; safe and healthy environments; emergency response; child abuse and neglect; educational experiences; and partnering with families.

HPE320 Anatomy & Physiology and Human Disease

In this course the student will learn about anatomical structures and physiology of the human body. Body systems are discussed in terms of how each participates in homeostasis of the body. Students learn about selected major pathologies, including causes, symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and treatments, as well as common changes that occur through the life span.