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Health and Exercise Science Course Offerings

HSC 105 Foundations of Health Science (formerly HSC 105, Introduction to Health Science)

1 credit

Students will explore the allied health professions. The goal of the course is to familiarize future allied health professionals with issues related to their careers, as well as with the resources and skills needed to pursue the educational paths toward achieving careers in health and exercise science. Included will be the scope of practice, professionalism, the health care system, and reform. Fall

HSC 136 First Aid & CPR – Professional Rescuer †

1 credit

Students receive certification for Health Providers CPR and First Aid through the American Red Cross or American Heart Association upon scoring a passing grade indicated by each organization. Enrollment is open for Health and Exercise Science majors. Others may be enrolled with department chair’s permission. Spring

HSC 205 Care and Prevention of Injuries (formerly HSC 205, Sports Medicine Concepts & Injuries)

3 credits

This course is designed to provide the student with entry level knowledge, competence, and skill in the care and prevention of injuries sustained during physical activity, sport, and exercise. This course includes units dealing with basic anatomy of common injuries, evaluation techniques, and preventive measures to reduce the incidences of injuries and a knowledge of basic treatment procedures to be used after injuries occur. Prerequisite: BIO 206. (Offered when interest is expressed and departmental resources permit.)

HSC 206 Pharmacology for the Health Sciences

3 credits

This course introduces the health science professional to the fundamental concepts of pharmacology. It will include the basics of clinical pharmacology, drug classifications, indications, drug action, adverse effects, and drug interactions. Open only to non-nursing majors, including students in health and exercise science and forensic science. Open to others upon approval of the department chair. Fall

HSC 207 Pathophysiological Foundations for Health Science

3 credits

This course is designed to introduce students to the pathophysiology of disease upon completion of normal anatomy and physiology. Prerequisites: BIO 206 and BIO 207. Spring

HSC 208 Nutrition for Fitness and Sport (formerly ESC 205, Nutrition for Fitness and Sport)

3 credits

The course entails the study of basic concepts of nutrition and the effects of sound nutritional practices on everyday life and sports. The course is designed to allow students to apply nutritional concepts to enhance athletic performance and general wellness. Open only to exercise science majors. Open to other majors by consent of instructor and department chair. Fall

HSC 209 Public and Community Health (formerly ESC 206, Personal and Community Health)

3 credits

Introduces the student to the core functions of public health with an emphasis on community, epidemiology, public, and environmental health and current trends of population health. Exposes the student to the role of community health practice in maximizing the health status of all populations. This course also includes an overview of the organizational structure of federal, state, and local health-related agencies. Spring

HSC 307 Advanced Functional Anatomy (formerly ESC 207, Advanced Functional Anatomy)

3 credits

This course is designed to develop an understanding of human musculoskeletal function as well as present the principles of movement control, biomechanics, muscle and joint physiology, and joint structure that govern normal function. Students will learn about and apply various musculoskeletal principles and practices as they relate to physically active populations. Finally, students will obtain a solid foundational perspective as to the unique issues that affect physically active people at various stages and levels. Spring

HSC 309 Essentials of Strength and Conditioning (formerly ESC 209, Essentials of Strength and Conditioning)

4 credits

This course examines the responses and adaptations to resistive, anaerobic, and aerobic exercise and training. It utilizes practical application of scientific principles to human physical conditioning programs with emphasis on enhancement of maximum strength, power and endurance exercise for various populations. Lab will focus on skill acquisition and exercise prescription in weight training, assessment, flexibility, plyometrics, and cardiovascular fitness. (Three hours of lecture and two hours of lab.) Prerequisites: BIO 206, 207, and 216. Spring

HSC 405 Advanced Cardiovascular/Respiratory Physiology (formerly ESC 405, Advanced Cardiovascular/Respiratory Physiology)

3 credits

Students will engage in the investigation and discussion of function, pathological correlation, and diagnostic procedures as it relates to the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Emphasis will be placed on the basic knowledge, use, and interpretation of EKG and spirometry studies. Prerequisite: BIO 207. (Offered when interest is expressed and departmental resources permit.)

HSC 406 Organization and Administration in Health Science (formerly ESC 406, Administration in Exercise Science)

3 credits

Provides an overview of the necessary policies, procedures, maintenance, and daily operation of facilities within the healthcare industry. Applies principles of facility design and planning, information management, budgeting, legal and ethical considerations in health care, and professional development as they relate to health science professions. Spring

HSC 408 Evidence-Based Practice (formerly ESC 408, Research Methods in Health Science)

3 credits

This course introduces evidence-based practice as it relates to the allied health professional. Emphasis is placed on identification and clarity of research questions, critical appraisal and interpretation of research articles, evidence-based practice, systematic inquiry, and integration of research finding into the health and exercise science profession. Prerequisite: MAT 215; health science major or with permission of the department chair. Fall

HSC 409 Certification (CSCS) Prep (formerly ESC 409, Certification (CSCS) Prep)

1 credit

The purpose of this course is to help the students prepare for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam which can be taken upon graduation. Topics and concepts will be reviewed throughout the entire semester in correspondence with the main principles of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Students will take multiple practice exams and learn study techniques to help with preparation and registration for the Certification exam. (Offered when interest is expressed and departmental resources permit.)

HSC 410 Psychosocial Interventions for Healthcare Professionals

3 credits

This course aims to assist the future practitioner with comprehension of psychosocial interventions and referrals. Students will develop skills that will assist them to recognize, intervene, and refer when appropriate, patients exhibiting socio-cultural, mental, emotional, and psychological behavioral problems/issues. Prerequisite: PSY 105. Fall

HSC 415 Assessment and Screening Procedures (formerly ESC 415, Assessment and Screening Procedures)

3 credits

This course is designed to help the student learn how to assess/screen patients/clients to determine the level of dysfunction and/or ability to perform required actions of daily living and/or sport. General principles of examination will include anatomical nomenclature, taking a history, observation, palpation, and examination of motion, strength and neurological status. Additionally, students will learn how to use specific assessment tools such as the FMS, SFMA, YBT, and PPE screening. Fall

HSC 465 Internship (formerly ESC 465, Internship in Exercise Science)

3-6 credits

The internship is an off-site, experiential learning opportunity in which junior or senior health science majors gain practical experience with cooperating healthcare entities. All internships (summer or one academic semester) will require a minimum of 200 hours of internship credit. The exact duration and weekly hours of the assignment will vary with the cooperating agency. The student must develop and submit a written internship proposal that outlines the goals and objectives for the experiential learning element to their Advisor, and the proposal must be approved by the Program Director, Department Chair, and the University before the end of the semester preceding the anticipated starting date. Interns must complete an hours log, journal of experiences and secure completion of an evaluation form by the on-site internship supervisor upon completion of the experience. Pass-fail grade. Fall

HSC 475 Advanced Faith and Learning Integration (formerly ESC 475, Advanced Faith and Learning Integration)

3 credits

In the spirit of the mission of Waynesburg University, this course intends to provide junior and senior level students with an unparalleled opportunity to integrate the Bible materials and its history of interpretation to the academic disciplines. Students who wish to engage in this level of theological reflection on vocation should consult with both their academic advisors and with the Chair of the Biblical and Ministry Studies Major Program. See page 84 for further information. This course will not substitute for senior capstone/research courses required in the majors. Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing; three credits in BMS courses; 3.00 minimum grade point average. (Offered when interest is expressed and departmental resources permit.)

HSC 195, 295, 395, 495 Special Topics

3 credits

HSC 499 Capstone (formerly ESC 499, Capstone)

1 credit

This course provides an opportunity for students to integrate their health and exercise science knowledge and experience into a practical capstone project. Students will demonstrate the connections between concepts and skills encountered in previous health related coursework to their capstone project and experiences with an aim toward addressing a demonstrable community need. This course requires approval of a capstone project proposal by the instructor and the design of a project that can be completed within a semester. Spring

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