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HSC-Health Science

HSC110 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I

The organization, structures and functions of the human body: the development of the cell, tissues, integumentary system, digestive system, respiratory system, urinary system, reproductive system, lymphatic and cardiovascular systems. (4 crs.) Fall.

HSC115 - Current Health Issues

Current Health Issues is a course designed to convey information concerning the individual’s role in establishing a healthful lifestyle as well as encouraging prevention of disease and a focus on healthful living. The basic themes from the text include personal responsibility, a commitment to prevention, practical applications of knowledge, and a focus on behavioral change. (3 crs.)

HSC120 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II With Laboratory

The organization, structures and functions of the human body: the development and function of the skeletal system, ligament and joint structure, muscular system, and the nervous system. Prerequisite: C or better in HSC 110. (4 crs.) Spring.

HSC250 - Health and Physical Education Methods for Pre-K-Grade 4

This course is designed to meet the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) guidelines for the PreK - grade 4 certification program. Topics covered include understanding children’s health and physical activity needs, integrating physical activity and academics, fitness, nutrition, and safety during activity and in the environment. More specifically, the Pennsylvania state and national standards for health and physical activity for grades Pre K–4 will be addressed and applied in a dynamic learning environment. (3 crs.)

HSC275 - Functional Kinesiology

The biomechanics of motor performance. Prepares students to analyze movement in order to teach, correct or improve human performance. Prerequisite: HSC 110 and HSC 120. (3 crs.) Fall.

HSC290 - Therapeutic Modalities with Laboratory

Lectures and laboratory exercises that explain the use and theory of physical therapy modalities that are used in the sports medicine clinical setting. Prerequisite: Athletic training or physical therapist assistant major or permission by the instructor. (4 crs.) Spring.

HSC300 - Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Prepares students to become certified as emergency medical technicians. Emphasis is placed on the care and treatment of the ill or injured in a variety of emergency situations. Prerequisite: Age 16. (4 crs.) Fall.

HSC301 - Emergency Medical Responder

Previously referred to as First Responder, the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course is the first of four tiers for professional emergency personnel. The course focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for the first person(s) on the scene of an emergency. Whether medical or trauma in nature, upon successful completion of this course, students will have the skills to adequately assess and care for a wide variety of illnesses and injuries until advanced level responders arrive. Upon successful completion of this course, participants are able to challenge the Pennsylvania state certification practical and written exam to become Pennsylvania state certified emergency medical responders. (3 crs.)

HSC315 - First Aid & Personal Safety

First Aid and Personal Safety is a course designed to convey information to understand the cause-effect, prevention and treatment of emergency situations. This course is recommended to all students, especially students in the teacher education program. Two year certification if offered by the American Heart Association. (3 crs.)

HSC325 - Physiology of Exercise

The course covers the scientific theories and principles underlying strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, training and conditioning in human movement. Prerequisite: HSC 110 and HSC 120. (3 crs.) Spring.