Health and Nutrition Courses

These listings are sourced from Curricunet, and some courses may not be offered every semester. For additional information, contact the academic department, speak with counseling or refer to the current Class Schedule and College Catalog.

HLTH 1 - Introduction to Personal Health    ( 3.00 - Units )
This course focuses on the exploration of major health issues and behaviors in the various dimensions of health. Emphasis is placed on individual responsibility for personal health and the promotion of informed, positive health behaviors. Topics include nutrition, exercise, weight control, mental health, stress management, violence, substance abuse, reproductive health, disease prevention, aging, healthcare, and environmental hazards and safety.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Identify and describe the six dimensions of health and well being.
  2. Implement a constructive health behavior change.
  3. Differentiate between behaviors that enhance health and those that are detrimental to health.
  4. Develop a plan of action for a healthy behavior change

HLTH 16 - Healthy Weight Loss    ( 3.00 - Units )
This course focuses on physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of weight management and health choices. Emphasis on acquiring knowledge and developing life skills necessary to achieve a healthy weight for improved wellness and disease prevention. Principles of positive psychology, evidence-based health practices, behavioral change strategies, and designing your life for whole-person wellness discussed.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Demonstrate ability to analyze how physical, emotional, and spiritual health relate to and influence behavioral choices.
  2. Develop an action plan for a healthy behavior change that will improve risk factors for weight-related health conditions.
  3. Identify and improve personal health behaviors that contribute, specifically, to heart disease risk.

HLTH 18 - Introduction to Public Health    ( 3.00 - Units )
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, the history and accomplishments of public health officials and agencies, and an in-depth examination of the core public health disciplines. May not receive credit if BIOL 80, BIOS 18 or APHC 9702 have been completed successfully. Formerly HLTH 80.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. assess major public health challenges of the 21st century, such as rising chronic disease, environmental justice, emerging epidemics, health equity, and climate change, and propose prevention strategies that respond to the health issue's etiology;
  2. apply basic epidemiological data on prevalence and risk factors to analyze the etiology of a health issue;
  3. discuss the guiding principles and major functions of public health as a discipline, including how public health differs from a bio-medical approach to health.

HLTH 4 - Women and Health    ( 3.00 - Units )
Health issues that affect women in contemporary American society. Emphasis on diversity of women’s health experiences.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of how to prevent chronic, debilitating diseases most commonly suffered by women.
  2. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the most common health issues concerning women, including psychological, social and physiological health.
  3. Students will develop a plan of action for a healthy behavior change

HLTH 40 - Introduction to Health Professions    ( 1.50 - Units )
Introduction to the diverse occupations and care systems in the health care and community wellness field, as well as to skills and personal characteristics needed in these professions.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Describe the roles of medical/health professions that meet your personal values, interests, and preferences as well as the needed personal characteristics, soft skill requirements, levels of education, and credentialing/licensing requirements for each.
  2. Discuss the organization and purpose of types of health care facilities, public health centers, and organizations promoting healthy living.
  3. Demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking related to medical/health situations such as HIPAA, ethical principles, cultural practices, or social determinants of health.

HLTH 51A - Medical Terminology & the Human Body    ( 4.00 - Units )
Introduction to medical terminology and the basic structure and function of the human body. This course provides a basic foundation for any healthcare program and/or course, anatomy and/or physiology course or to understand the language used in the healthcare field. May not receive credit if APHC 9701A has been completed successfully.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Pronounce and define medical terminology.
  2. Define a medical term, by dividing it into its elements.
  3. Identify word roots, suffixes, prefixes, anatomical, diagnostic, medical, surgical, and additional terms as they relate to each body system.
  4. Spell and define medical terminology.
  5. Identify the structure of each body system.
  6. Describe the function of each body system.

HLTH 51B - Advanced Medical Terminology and Disease Process    ( 4.00 - Units )
Introduction to the nature of disease and to structural and functional changes of diseases as they affect the systems of the body. Discussion of causes, symptoms and treatment of diseases/disorders pertaining to each body system and the body as a whole. May not receive credit if APHC 9701B has been completed successfully.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. describe disease characteristics and how they are diagnosed and treated;
  2. identify common pathology related to each body system;
  3. analyze pathology as is relates to the interaction of each body system;
  4. identify body systems and their normal functions.

HLTH 60 - Responding to Emergencies    ( 1.00 - Units )
Development of knowledge and skills for recognizing and caring for emergency situations. Includes healthy lifestyles and prevention of illness and injury. Designed to meet the needs of individuals in the community who frequently provide First Aid. Successful completion of the knowledge and skills tests qualifies for a National Safety Council First Aid and Adult CPR card.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. control external bleeding
  2. identify and follow the Emergency Action Principles

HLTH 8 - Human Sexuality    ( 3.00 - Units )
This course is an introductory overview of the field of human sexuality. Human sexuality will be examined from biopsychosocial perspectives.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Understand sexual health in our contemporary society based on historical perspectives and current issues.
  2. Evaluate and formulate the interrelationship of attitude and behavior as they relate to sexual well-being and sexual integrity.
  3. Identify, compare, and contrast the key themes in human sexuality including sociocultural, biological, and cognitive behavioral influences.

NUTR 1 - Introduction to Nutrition Science    ( 3.00 - Units )
Scientific concepts of nutrition related to the function of nutrients, sources and recommended intakes. Nutritional assessment and the role of nutrition in the maintenance of health.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Analyze personal dietary intakes compared to established nutrient recommendations.
  2. Based on dietary analysis, student will suggest substitutions of food items that will enhance health and aid in prevention of disease.
  3. Calculate calories per serving from any given macronutrient in any given food label.
  4. Discuss and differentiate between strengths and weaknesses of their personal dietary intakes.

NUTR 10 - Weight Management for Healthy Aging    ( 3.00 - Units )
Study the importance of maintaining appropriate body weight during our entire adult life, starting in late adolescence. Investigation of caloric and exercise balance for the purpose of health promotion and disease management and prevention.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. recognize foods that have a negative effect on heart health.
  2. demonstrate an understanding of hypertension and its effects on the body.
  3. explain reasons why lifelong exercise can increase longevity.

NUTR 11 - Sports Nutrition    ( 3.00 - Units )
The science of sports nutrition, with emphasis on nutrition as it applies to fitness, sport-specific training, and reaching peak athletic performance.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. describe key functions of energy-yielding nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and water in the body and assess their relationship to physical performance;
  2. identify when and what nutrients to consume before, during and after exercise;
  3. assess the implications of utilizing performance enhancers in sports.

NUTR 204 - Mother and Childhood Nutrition    ( Units )
Child nutrition issues, from newborn through toddlerhood, to teenager. Methods to encourage positive eating behaviors that promote short and long-term health and prevention of chronic diseases. Topics include basic nutrition principles, breastfeeding, child nutrition, planning healthy meals and snacks, food allergies, food safety, physical activity for children, childhood obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and life expectancy. This is a free of charge, non-credit course with same course content as Nutrition 4, which is a 3-unit credit course. Non-credit courses can be repeated multiple times free of charge to help the student gain mastery of course content.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. compare how growth patterns from birth through childhood affect nutritional needs and eating behaviors;
  2. apply nutrition knowledge to plan and create simple and healthy meals and snacks;
  3. assess dietary adequacy to decrease the risk for preventable, chronic diseases, and promote health.

NUTR 4 - Mother and Childhood Nutrition    ( 3.00 - Units )
Mother and child nutrition, from conception, through pregnancy, newborn through teenager years. Methods to encourage positive eating behaviors that promote health and prevent disease.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. compare how growth patterns from birth through childhood affect nutritional needs and eating behaviors;
  2. apply nutrition knowledge to plan and create simple and healthy meals and snacks;
  3. assess dietary adequacy to decrease the risk for preventable, chronic diseases, and promote health.

NUTR 6 - Nutrition for Healthy Living    ( 3.00 - Units )
An introductory course focusing on basic nutrition concepts and their application to personal assessment and diet planning. Ideal for students not majoring in a healthcare profession.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. utilize dietary analysis software to analyze current dietary intake and subsequently make suggestions for appropriate dietary modifications, and explain the rationale for these recommendations.
  2. interpret food labels, explain the rationale for the information, and how to use the labels to make informed dietary choices.
  3. evaluate weight loss diets and products for safety and efficacy.