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HLSC101 Health and Wellness

An overview using a balanced, integrated, holistic model of health and an exploration of the dimensions of wellness. Focus on self-assessment, development of critical thinking, and behavior change skills to facilitate personal awareness and well-being. Fall, Spring.

INHLSC175 Essentials of Nutrition Science

An introduction to basic nutrition science concepts including nutrition guidelines, micro and macronutrients, anatomy and physiology of digestion and absorption of nutrients, energy balance, and health and wellness. The course will integrate course content, technology and quantitative reasoning using hands-on investigative activities to interpret and evaluate nutritional needs. Fall, Spring.

HLSC200 Alcohol and Other Drugs: The Fundamentals

An introduction to alcohol and other drugs and their biophysical effects across the lifespan. Topics include the history and classification of drugs; the physical, cognitive, emotional, and societal impact of psychoactive substances; levels of use; poly substance abuse; and addiction liability. Prerequisites: Health Science majors, Substance Abuse/Addictions minors, or Criminal Justice minors, or by permission only. Fall, Spring.

HLSC203 Introduction to Meditation

1 credit

Students will experience the basic forms of mindfulness meditation - awareness of breath, body, sounds, thoughts, and feelings - mindfulness while doing yoga, and loving-kindness meditation. Students will experience various informal practices: mindfulness while eating, walking, and conversing, and doing routine activities. A focus on reducing stress is interwoven into the course. Pass/Fail. Cross-listed as EDUC 203.

HLSC204 The Psychology of Mindfulness Meditation

1 credit

Students will explore the psychological underpinnings of mindfulness meditation and research support for meditation. Each student will do a major project. Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite: EDUC 203 or HLSC 203. Cross listed as EDUC 204.

HLSC215 Nutrition Science and Application

Principles of nutrition, including macro- and micronutrients and their functions, DRIs, and assessment of nutritional status and dietary patterns are explored. In-depth review of digestion, absorption, utilization, and function of nutrients, with emphasis on using food for disease prevention and wellness. Concepts and skills are developed through an integrated lab. Prerequisites: INHLSC 175, BIO 230, and Nutrition option only. Fall, Spring.

HLSC216 Food Culture and Community Nutrition

An introduction to community nutrition including policy, food security, and the effects of economics and culture related to food choice. Analysis of community food and nutrition programs. Overview of beliefs, customs and food practices of various cultural groups. Prerequisite: INHLSC 175 and Health Science majors only. Fall, Spring.

HLSC225 The Nutrition Profession

2 credits

An introduction to the educational, professional, and career expectations in the nutrition profession. Students will explore career options, including national registration, community service, and lifelong learning. Other topics include ethics, research, and current issues in health. Professional portfolios will be introduced. Prerequisites: INHLSC 175 and Nutrition Option only. Fall, Spring.

HLSC240 Microbiology for Health Professionals

An introduction to microbiology for health professionals. Topics include basic microscopy, microbial cell structure and function, microbial physiology and genetics, basic virology, control of microbial growth, epidemiology, immunology, and food microbiology. Lecture material will be integrated with laboratory-based experiences such as microscopy, staining, culturing and basic molecular techniques. Prerequisite: INHLSC 175, BIO 230. Fall, Spring.

ISHLSC285 Health in Society

An introduction to the social determinants that impact health, such as socioeconomic status, education, culture, and health policy. Topics of social justice and ethics will be explored. Prerequisite: ITW 101. Fall, Spring.

HLSC290 Topics in Health Science

Study of a selected topic in Health Science. May be repeated as topics change. Prerequisites vary as topics change. Occasionally.

HLSC298 Independent Study

1-8 credits

An opportunity for a qualified student to explore work in an area of individual interest, selected and pursued in consultation with a faculty member. Consent required of the instructor who will supervise the independent study. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits. Fall, Spring.

HLSC305 Epidemiology in Health Science

An introduction to the basic principles and methods of epidemiology and their applicability in the field of Health Science. Students will examine factors governing health and disease in populations. Skills will be introduced to critically interpret the epidemiologic literature relevant to health professionals. Prerequisites: ISHLSC 285 and MATH 141 or permission of instructor. Spring.

HLSC310 Food Science

Introduction to physical and chemical changes in ingredients and nutrients during food preparation and storage. Experimentation through manipulation of food variables. Development of professional skills: menu design, food preparation, recipe modification, nutrient analysis, culinary techniques, and economics of nutrition management. Prerequisites: HLSC 215, HLSC 216, and INCHEM 103. Fall, Spring.

HLSC313 Food Service Management

Theory and integrated practice in management of planning, directing, and coordinating food service systems. Topics: menu design, purchasing, inventory, food production and service, finances, personnel management, space or equipment layout and use, and food safety or sanitation certification. Application of principles through service-learning field experiences. Prerequisite: INHLSC 175 and HLSC 225. Fall, Spring.

HLSC318 Nutrition Throughout the Lifespan

Comprehensive examination of nutritional requirements, physiological demands, and health concerns from preconception through late adulthood. Challenges posed by physical and psychological growth, development, and lifelong wellness are discussed. Nutrition assessment, intervention, and evaluation of individuals, groups, and communities are addressed. Integrated application of skills through community-based observations. Prerequisites: HLSC 215. Fall, Spring.

HLSC325 Public Health

Explores public health and community-based models and theories to identify common problems and strengths to mobilize resources and achieve health goals. Public health, health communication, field work tools, coalition building, cross-cultural competency skills, and evaluation of community organizing processes are explored using an interdisciplinary approach. Prerequisite: ISHLSC 285. Fall_._

HLSC330 Health Psychology

A biopsychosocial examination of the factors underlying health and disease. Students explore these factors in relation to health promotion, health compromising and enhancing behaviors, stress management, coping strategies, use of health services, addictive behaviors, pain management, and coping with disease. Prerequisites: HLSC 285, HLSC major, or PE major/Exercise Science Option, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

IIHLSC350 Women and Health: Witches, Harlots, and Healers

A survey of women's health from the biological, social, economic, and political perspectives, drawing from the interdisciplinary field of health science. Prerequisite: 24 credits in ISP, including ITW 101 and QL.

HLSC360 Physical Activity and Health

Essential role of physical activity in promoting and maintaining health based on current exercise physiology research. Create and apply physical activity programs for apparently healthy populations and those with common chronic conditions. Students will design, implement, and evaluate a physical activity program. Prerequisites: INHLSC 175, BIO 230 and BIO 232. Fall, Spring.

HLSC380 Addiction: Theory, Practice and Research

The analysis of drug use, abuse, dependence, and other compulsive behaviors through theoretical perspectives and models, including the Public Health model, family systems, and sociocultural and psychological perspectives. Drug research and evidence-based practices are examined. Prerequisites: Health Science majors or Substance Abuse/Addictions minors only, junior standing or above, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

HLSC382 Addiction Counseling

An overview of addiction counseling theory and application for individuals, groups, and families. Topics also include crisis counseling and case-management. Prerequisites: Health Science majors or Addictions minors only, junior standing or above, or permission of instructor. Fall.

HLSC385 Behavior Change

Expands on knowledge and skills of the behavioral change process. Students analyze and apply behavior or education theories appropriate for diverse population groups. Interviewing, assessment, and motivation skills are enhanced. Students develop and implement a behavioral change-based project for a community audience. Prerequisites: IHCOMM 171, ISHLSC 285, HLSC 380. Fall, Spring.

HLSC386 Assessment to Treatment in Addictions

This course provides an introduction to the process of screening, assessment, diagnosis, treatment modalities, and planning as well as case management in addictions. Prerequisites: Health Science majors or Addictions minors only, junior standing or above, or permission of instructor. Spring.

HLSC410 Applied Research in Food Systems

2 credits

Experimental application of food science, foodservice management, and cultural considerations in food product development. Utilize sensory and objective testing to assess product formulation and acceptability. Prerequisite: HLSC 310. Fall, Spring.

HLSC414 Medical Nutrition Therapy I

2 credits

An in-depth examination of nutritional assessment concepts such as anthropometry, dietary intake data collection methods, biochemical measurements, and food/nutrient-medication interactions and their application within the nutrition care process. Prerequisite: HLSC 318. Fall.

HLSC415 Nutritional Biochemistry

In-depth analysis of digestion, absorption, transport, and intermediary nutrient metabolism. Review and analysis of research methodologies. Integrated lab to develop skills in critiquing current literature while researching, designing, and delivering a professional seminar on a micronutrient. Prerequisites: HLSC 215, HLSC 240, and CHEM 220. Fall.

HLSC416 Medical Nutrition Therapy II

Comprehensive coverage around pathophysiology of disease and nutrition care for prevention and treatment of disease. Application of the nutrition care process to various diseases and the metabolic response to critical illness as well as the use of parenteral and enteral nutrition. Integrated application of skills through 1:1 service-learning field experience. Prerequisites: HLSC 240, HLSC 414, BIO 230, BIO 232. Spring.

HLSC431 Stress Management

Examination of the nature of stress from biopsychosocial perspectives. A variety of stress-management practices are explored, including coping strategies and relaxation techniques. Prerequisite: Health Science majors or PE major/Exercise Science Option or permission of instructor. Spring.

IIHLSC445 Human Sexuality

An interdisciplinary examination of human sexual development and behavior, including reproduction, sexual anatomy, psychosexual development, sexual socialization, values, and various forms of sexual expression. This course will explore human sexuality from biological, cultural, legal, and political perspectives. Prerequisite: 24 credits in ISP, including ITW 101 and QL. Fall, Spring.

HLSC473 Practicum: Nutrition

Supervised field experience in community, clinical, or food-service management environments providing nutrition, health, and/or wellness practice opportunities for the advanced student. Hands-on experience aimed at developing critical professional skills in the application of theory to practice. Prerequisites: HLSC 313, HLSC 318, and HLSC 385. Fall, Spring.

HLSC474 Practicum: Health Promotion

2-8 credits

Supervised field experience in health promotion for the advanced student. Hands-on experience aimed at developing professional skills in the application of theory to practice. Prerequisites: HLSC 325 and application completion with permission of instructor. Spring.

HLSC485 Health Promotion Practice

Development of planning, implementation, evaluation, and management skills to effectively deliver health promotion programming. Application of theory to practice, including community-based assessment, risk management, financial planning, quality assurance, marketing, and personnel management. Prerequisites: HLSC 385. Fall, Spring.

HLSC489 Drug Abuse Prevention

Current topics in chemical dependency prevention, including the examination of theories and methods in alcohol and other drug prevention. Application and evaluation of contemporary techniques, models, and methods. Prerequisite: HLSC 380. Summer.

HLSC490 Advanced Special Topics

1-4 credits

Study in an area of Health Science beyond that provided in other courses. May be repeated as topics change. Prerequisite: Varies with topic. Fall, Spring.

HLSC491 Advanced Drug Treatment Methods

Examination of new or developing theories, methods, models, techniques, and/or concepts in alcohol and other drug treatment. Prerequisite: HLSC 386. Alternate years.

HLSC492 Internship in Addictions

4-8 credits

Field-based internship opportunity for students to apply theory, strategies, interventions, and knowledge learned in the classroom. Prerequisites: HLSC 386, HLSC 489, or HLSC 491, and application completion with permission of instructor. Spring.

HLSC493 Co-Occurring Disorders

An introduction to co-occurring disorders: mental health/psychiatric disorders and addictions. Topics include psychiatric/mental health disorders and their co-existence with substance use disorders, theories, assessment, diagnosis, intervention, treatment, recovery, and relapse prevention. Prerequisite: HLSC 380, Health Science majors or Addiction minors only, junior standing or above, or permission of instructor. Fall

HLSC494 Health Science Capstone

This senior-level class is designed to integrate, examine, and enhance the knowledge, skills, and attitudes learned throughout the Health Science major. It provides academic and professional development activities including the completion of a senior portfolio. Prerequisites: HLSC 385, Health Science major with senior standing, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

HLSC495 Seminar: Health Science Research

This senior-level course is designed to integrate, examine, and enhance the knowledge, skills, and attitudes learned throughout the Health Science major. Students engage in an extensive Health Science research project and present results in a public forum. This course is recommended for students who intend to pursue graduate education. Prerequisites: HLSC 385, health science major with senior standing, or permission of instructor. Fall.

HLSC498 Independent Study

1-8 credits

Independent study under faculty supervision of a problem in an area of Health Science. Initiative and self-direction required. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.