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The following Health Education courses are offered:

HEED 300  
Health Science    3 Units
Prerequisite: None
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area E1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is designed to help students achieve a high level of health and prevent disease by assisting them to maximize both their personal lifestyles and their environments. This course will help students identify various factors influencing current and future levels of health. Additional information includes mental health, stress management, nutrition, weight control, fitness, sexuality, addictive substances, and disease.


HEED 302

Introduction to Public Health    3 Units
Prerequisite: None
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area D
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours lecture
This course provides an introduction to the discipline of Public Health. Students will gain an understanding of the basic concepts and terminologies of public health as well as the history of public health officials and agencies. The course will provide an overview of the functions of various health professions and institutions as well as an in-depth examination of the core disciplines within public health including the epidemiology of infectious and chronic disease; prevention and control of diseases in the community; an analysis of the social determinants of health; strategies for eliminating disease, illness, and health disparities among various populations; community organizing and health promotion programming; environmental health and safety; global health; and healthcare policy and management.

HEED 322

CPR/BLS for the Professional Rescuer
and Health Care Provider    1 Unit
Prerequisite: None
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR): Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Professional Rescuer/Health Care Provider is designed to meet the special needs of the people who are expected to respond in emergency situations. Included are methods for adult, child, and infant CPR as well as performing two-rescuer CPR, operating an automated external defibrillator (AED), and using rescue-breathing devices. Students will learn the skills a professional rescuer needs to act as a crucial link in the emergency medical services (EMS) system. Satisfactory completion of this course results in an American Red Cross Certificate in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider that is good for two years. Students will be required to purchase their own pocket resuscitation mask.

HEED 351

Personal Health and Wellness    3 Units
Prerequisite: None
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course focuses on a personalized approach to creating healthy habits for life. Students will assess their current level of health in the areas of physical, occupational, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental health and use appropriate behavior modification tools to enhance health levels in these areas. Particular emphasis will be placed on the positive synergistic relationship between physical activity and overall health and wellness levels. This course has a lab component that will require students to participate in physical activity.

HEED 495

Independent Studies in Health Education    1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54-162 hours LAB

HEED 499

Experimental Offering in Health Ed    .5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Updated 6/01/16

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