Health & Human Performance (HHP)

HHP 100 Introduction to Public Health (4 Credits)

Recommended preparation: Completion of WR 065 or higher or minimum placement into WR 121.

Provides an introduction to the core elements of public health science and practice, including health policy, health systems and health ethics. Open to all COCC students who want to know more about the dynamic, multi-disciplinary field of public health, what it is, how it is organized and how it works.

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HHP 110 Orientation to Public Health Professions (1 Credit)

Recommended preparation: Completion of WR 065 or minimum placement into WR 121.

Provides an introduction for students interested in health-related careers to the field of public health and its many career opportunities in behavioral and social sciences, community health (including maternal & child health), epidemiology, environmental health, health management and policy, health promotion, health informatics, minority health and health disparities, public health preparedness, gerontology, and global health. Meet public health professionals in class and ‘on-the-job,’ explore public health interests and academic pathways.

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HHP 131 Introduction to Exercise/Sport Science (3 Credits)

Recommended preparation: WR 065 or higher.

Introduces students to the profession of exercise science including an overview of basic concepts and careers in exercise physiology, athletic training, personal training, coaching, sports medicine, physical therapy and fitness management. Provides a comprehensive introduction to any student who is considering a career in the area of health, fitness, wellness, exercise physiology and sports medicine. Also, includes guest speakers currently working in the profession, as well as tours of local fitness facilities. Various fitness certifications are compared and contrasted.

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HHP 188 Special Studies: HHP (1-6 Credits)

Explores topics of current interest in the discipline.

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HHP 199 Selected Topics: Health and Human Performance Activities (1-6 Credits)

Includes both introductory courses and activities.

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HHP 210 Introduction to the Health Care System (3 Credits)

Recommended preparation: HHP 100.

Provides tools to examine and critically assess the U.S. health care delivery system, its components, and the challenges created by its structure. Considers the U.S. health care system from the perspective of multiple players and partners, including consumers/patients, primary health care, hospitals, providers, insurers, and government. Compares and contrasts the U.S. health care system to health care systems in other developed and emerging countries.

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HHP 212 CPR - American Heart Association Heartsaver with Pediatric (1 Credit)

The Heartsaver Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) with Pediatric CPR course teaches the basic techniques of adult CPR and use of an AED. Pediatric CPR skills may be taught if students live or work in a setting where children are present. Students also learn to use barrier devices in CPR and give first aid for choking for responsive adult, child and infant victims. Course teaches how to recognize the signs of four major emergencies: heart attack, stroke, cardiac arrest, and foreign-body airway obstruction. Through the American Heart Association. Course meets the Dental Assistant standards.

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HHP 212A AHA Basic Life Support for Providers CPR (1 Credit)

Provides the following skills: Basic life support for patients of all ages (including ventilation with a barrier device and a bag-mask device), use of an automatic external defibrillator and relief of choking in responsive and non-responsive patients. Designed for providers who care for patients in a wide variety of settings, both in and out of hospital. In order to receive the AHA BLS Provider Certification card, one must pass a written exam and be able to physically perform all skills required for CPR.

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HHP 216 Sociocultural Dimensions of Physical Activity (3 Credits)

This course will provide an overview of physical activity in contemporary society. It will look at relationships with the social processes: interrelationships between physical activity and cultural institutions.

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HHP 231 Human Sexuality (3 Credits)

Explores the biological, psychological, and social aspects of human sexuality. Specific topics include historical and cultural perspectives of human sexuality, sexual anatomy and physiology, sexual and reproductive health factors, gender identity, sexual orientations, and lifespan sexual development.

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HHP 240 Science of Nutrition (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: CH 104 or 105 or 106 or CH 221 or 222 or 223.

Will introduce nutrition to exercise science, nutrition, dietetics, food science, and health science majors who have taken general chemistry. Concepts of nutrient metabolism and utilization, nutrient deficiencies and toxicities and their relationship to disease prevention and treatment. Meets requirements for COCC AS in EXSS and BS in EXSS at OSU-Cascades.

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HHP 242 Stress Management (3 Credits)

Recommended preparation: WR 065 or higher.

Helps students develop a comprehensive approach to the management of stress. Examines the historical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, psychological and physiological foundations of the stress concept. This broad understanding of stress will be the basis for the study of the role that stress plays in health and disease. Students will experiment with a wide variety of stress management and relaxation techniques.

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HHP 243 Occupation Health, AHA BLS CPR (3 Credits)

This class provides an introduction to major concepts and issues in occupational health and safety, including health promotion, injury and disease prevention, and protection of worker populations from environmental hazards. The course will also include a section on stress management with a focus on the application of managing stress on the job, and will include the American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers (HCP) CPR course which is what we currently teach in our one-credit HHP 212A class.

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HHP 246 Introduction to Adapted Physical Activity (3 Credits)

This course will provide an overview of cognitive, neuromuscular, sensory, and orthopedic impairments; understanding accessible physical activity programs for individuals with disabilities. This is a hybrid course where approximately 50% of the course will take place in a traditional face-to-face classroom and 50% will be delivered via Blackboard, your online learning management system, where you will interact with your classmates and with the instructor.

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HHP 248 Health Psychology (4 Credits)

Recommended preparation: WR 65 or higher.

Health is defined as "a state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease" (World Health Organization, 1948). With that definition in mind, this course examines how biological, psychological, social, and environmental factors affect physical health and wellbeing. Specific topics include historical and cultural perspectives of health, the psychology and physiology of stress, health behavior modification with emphases on primary prevention and health promotion, socioeconomic and healthcare inequalities, and an exploration of biopsychosocial factors related to chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease, and HIV AIDS. This course is one of the four pre-Public Health core courses offered.

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HHP 252 First Aid & AHA Basic Life Support Provider CPR (3 Credits)

Recommended preparation: WR 065 or higher.

First Aid & CPR instruction. First aid includes: immediate and temporary care for a wide variety of injuries, illnesses, conditions. CPR includes: patients of all ages; ventilation with a face shield, pocket mask and a bag-mask device; use of an automated external defibrillator (AED); relief of choking; both one- and two-person CPR; and compression-only CPR. Practical exam includes individual hands-on testing; successful completion of course results in National Safety Council Standard First Aid - card valid for three years and American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for Provider Adult & Pediatric CPR - card valid for two years.

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HHP 252A Fitness/First Aid (3 Credits)

Recommended preparation: WR 65 and MTH 20 or higher.

Introduces both first aid and wellness topics, such as immediate and temporary care for injury and illness, control of bleeding, care for poisoning, splinting, bandaging and transportation, as well as fitness, nutrition and stress management. Students earn first aid and CPR cards in both adult and infant from the National Safety Council upon completion of course.

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HHP 258 Holistic Wellness (4 Credits)

Recommended preparation: WR 65 or higher.

Looks beyond health risk factors to broader wellness dimensions (i.e. mental, emotional, spiritual, environmental, cultural & financial). Conventional & alternative paradigms of chronic disease causes plus modalities for healing will be explored through the role of our minds, environment, relationships, spirituality, & social support.

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HHP 259 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injury (3 Credits)

Recommended preparation: BI 231, HHP 260 and WR 065 or higher.

Introduces management of athletic injuries, injury recognition and assessment, proper care and treatment of athletic injuries and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Emphasizes hands-on experience included for mastery of surface anatomy, injury assessment and proficiency in rudimentary injury care and rehabilitation practices.

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HHP 260 Anatomical Kinesiology (4 Credits)

Recommended preparation: BI 231 and WR 065 or higher.

This is an introduction to the science of human movement (kinesiology). The class explores the anatomical elements such as muscle action and joint structure and function involved in the gross motor movement. Major emphasis will be on structural anatomy, primary movers of each joint, and muscle utilization for specific sport actions.

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HHP 261 Exercise Physiology (4 Credits)

Recommended preparation: MTH 020 or higher and WR 065 or higher.

This course is designed to provide the student with an introductory foundation for understanding the physiology associated with exercise. Emphasis will be placed on how the various tissues and systems of the body adjust to acute work stress and ultimately adapt to chronic exercise training. Course materials will include metabolic, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and respiratory adaptations to exercise and exercise training.

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HHP 262 Exercise Testing and Prescription (3 Credits)

Recommended preparation: HHP 260 and HHP 261.

The intent is to provide a practical guide for administering safe exercise testing as well as development of safe and effective exercise prescription for all clients including special populations. Specific content to be addressed includes: initial client consultation, risk factor classification, performance of hands-on exercise testing, prescribing appropriate aerobic, anaerobic, flexibility, and resistance exercise plans, periodication, prevention of overtraining, metabolic calculations, & legality including HIPAA laws.

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HHP 266 Nutrition for Health (3 Credits)

Recommended preparation: MTH 20 or higher.

Introduces the basics of nutrition for a physically active, healthy lifestyle. The course emphasizes nutrient function, energy production, weight management, body composition, psychosocial health, global impact of nutrition, prevention of nutrition related diseases, food guide pyramid, ergogenic aids fad diets, dieting and nutritional research. Course also includes a computerized nutritional assessment.

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HHP 267 Wellness Coaching Fundamentals (3 Credits)

Recommended preparation: WR 65 or higher.

Explore components of behavior change by providing an overview of the dimensions of wellness, coaching technique and models in health. Foundational concepts of positive psychology, including the history, theory and ethics, as well as mindfulness, appreciative inquiry and self-efficacy will be examined and applied.

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HHP 268 Sustainable Food and Nutrition (4 Credits)

Recommended preparation: WR 65 or higher.

Farmer and author Wendell Berry once wrote that eating is an "agricultural act". It is also an ethical, cultural, political, and environmental act. In an attempt to understand the full impact of our food choices, this course will explore American food production from start to finish, past to present, and field to fork. Along the way we will answer questions such as: How does a plant grow? What is the difference between conventional vs. organic agriculture? How and why did our current food system evolve? How much does a fast-food cheeseburger really cost? What and why is food biotechnology? Where can I buy a local head of lettuce or leg of lamb? And, ultimately, what should I eat? .

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HHP 270 Sport and Exercise Psychology (3 Credits)

Recommended preparation: WR 065 or higher.

Introduces broad range of topics relevant to sport and exercise psychology, including sport personality, motivation, psychological skills training, energy management, attention, imagery, competitive anxiety and mental relaxation. Content is relevant for coaches, athletes and others interested in the psychology of sport.

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HHP 280A Practicum-Exercise Science (1-2 Credits)

Prerequisites: instructor approval.

Recommended preparation: complete a minimum of three exercise science classes.

Provides exercise science practicums by the department in conjunction with the community in health & fitness programs including group fitness, personal training, wellness coaching, research, clinical professions such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, and cardiac rehabilitation. P/NP grading.

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HHP 280B Practicum- Exercise Science (1-2 Credits)

Prerequisites: instructor approval.

Recommended preparation: complete a minimum of three exercise science classes.

Provides Exercise Science practicums by the department in conjunction with the community in health & fitness programs including group fitness, personal training, wellness coaching, research, clinical professions such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, and cardiac rehabilitation. P/NP grading.

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HHP 281 Practicum-Health Promotion/Public Health (1-2 Credits)

Prerequisites: instructor approval. Recommended preparation:complete a minimum of three Health Promotion/Public Health courses.

Provides practicums co-mentored by department faculty in collaboration with community partners. Practicum sites may include, but are not limited to public health departments, community health centers, health promotion and education programs, local government organizations, environmental health organizations, and social justice organizations. Thirty hours of practicum experience is equivalent to one credit. P/NP grading.

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HHP 283 Introduction to Alternative Medicine (4 Credits)

Introduces the historical and sociopolitical context of conventional and "alternative" medical systems in the United States. A number of professional alternative medical practices will be examined as independent systems, and also as components of the larger context of the overall health care system in America.

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HHP 291 Lifeguard Training (2 Credits)

Designed to teach the knowledge and skills needed to help prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies, including land and water rescue skills, as well as first aid, CPR and AED. Meets American Red Cross lifeguard training standards. Participants should be comfortable in and around the water and be able to demonstrate proficient swimming technique.

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HHP 295 Health and Fitness (3 Credits)

Recommended preparation: or to be taken with WR 65 and MTH 20 or higher.

Introduces a comprehensive overview of wellness concepts including fitness, nutrition, stress, disease prevention, and various other lifestyle factors that improve the quality of life. Each student's health and fitness is individually evaluated through a series of tests measuring cardiovascular endurance, strength, body composition, flexibility, blood pressure, nutrition, stress levels and blood lipid and blood glucose.

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HHP 298 Independent Study: HHP (1-4 Credits)

Prerequisites: instructor approval.

Recommended preparation: prior coursework in the discipline.

Individualized, advanced study in health and human performance to focus on outcomes not addressed in existing courses or of special interest to a student. P/NP grading.

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HHP 299 Selected Topics: HHP (1-3 Credits)

Health topics requiring advanced level of critical thinking, writing and/or other skills.

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