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HED 200 - Concepts of Healthful Living and Stress Management

Description: Students receiving credit for PED 200 will not receive credit for HED 200 This comprehensive survey course explores healthy behaviors, emphasizing wellness and stress management. Taking into consideration one's entire life style through the "whole person approach," connections among the mind, body and spirit are examined using information culled from advanced research in the interdisciplinary sciences. Topics include: psychosocial stressors and their relationship to acute/chronic diseases, stress management, coping strategies, death and dying, violence and victimization, and mental health; nutrition, fitness and weight management, sexual relationships, sexually transmitted infections, contraception, pregnancy and childbirth; use/misuse of alcohol, drugs and tobacco and other compulsivities. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Health/Physical Ed/Recreation

HED 201 - Personal and Family Health

Description: Students receiving credit for PED 201 will not receive credit for HED 201. The focus of this course is on the essential behavior necessary for a healthy lifestyle. Included is the opportunity to evaluate and improve physical as well as emotional well being in light of the most current information available in each topic. The student is presented with strategies that have proven successful in moderating individual behavior. Topics that deal with improving the physical health level include physical fitness, weight control and nutrition, while topics that explore the development of positive mental and emotional health and stress management, intimate personal relationships and human sexuality. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 2
Department: Health/Physical Ed/Recreation

HED 205 - Consumer Health Care and Protection

Description: Students receiving credit for PED 205 will not receive credit for HED 205. A course intended to keep pace with today's unprecedented consumer interests, particularly in matters of health services and products. The availability and quality of such care are explored in the following areas: the health consumer, protecting one's rights in the marketplace, the unique role of the college student as a health consumer, the patient and doctor, the national medical care crisis, kinds of health insurance, getting more for one's health dollars, the role of health agencies, health spas and clubs, diet clubs and fads, popular remedies for common ailments, and health career opportunities. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-HED Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Health/Physical Ed/Recreation

HED 231 - Death Education: A Health Perspective

Description: Students receiving credit for PED 231 will not receive credit for HED 231. The course enables students to understand and cope with death as part of the life cycle. From an interdisciplinary and historical perspective, the course explores how many different cultures treat death and dying as well as examines biomedical ethics (euthanasia, organ donation, wills and trusts). Emphasizing the psychological adjustments to loss, topics include the meaning of death, stages of dying, bereavement and grief processes and a variety of religious attitudes toward suicide, funeral rituals and death in general. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-PLDI Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Health/Physical Ed/Recreation

HED 251 - Human Sexuality

Description: Students receiving credit for PED 251 will not receive credit for HED 251. Taught in cross-cultural context, this interdisciplinary course examines the diversity of family life and human sexuality. Drawing from the social and biological sciences, students explore a variety of attitudes and personal beliefs. Topics include the history of human sexuality, sexual reproduction, gender related sexual health issues, gender roles/identity and sexual orientation. Sexual communication, intimacy, behaviors, coupling, victimization, dysfunctions and therapy are also addressed. Audiovisual material of a sensitive nature may be used. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-PLDI Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Health/Physical Ed/Recreation

HED 271 - Alcoholism, Addictions and Abusive Behaviors

Description: Students receiving credit for PED 271 will not receive credit for HED 271. This course is designed to explore why people develop addictions and dependencies. Using alcohol use, abuse and alcoholism as primary models, students discuss addictive behavior as manifested in such areas as eating disorders, gambling, tobacco and substance use. The course analyzes the epidemiology of alcohol use in American culture and its effects on society. It also considers the intra-psychic addictive syndrome on diverse populations that reflect issues of race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-PLDI Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Health/Physical Ed/Recreation

HED 272 - Alcoholism and Addictions: Modalities, Prevention and Treatment

Prerequisites: HED 271.

Description: Students receiving credit for PED 272 will not receive credit for HED 272. This course focuses on assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of addictive behaviors. Emphasis on special populations such as college students, adolescents, disabled and incarcerated individuals and ethnic minorities are examined. Treatment techniques and prevention strategies are explored. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Health/Physical Ed/Recreation

HED 293 - Community Health

Description: Students receiving credit for PED 293 will not receive credit for HED 293. A course designed to acquaint the major student in Health Education with the multiple definitions of health, principles of health maintenance, structure of the health care delivery system, basic epidemiological tools, elementary health counseling techniques, as well as a broad overview of major health problems that face the community. The course is also designed to familiarize the student with the agencies and facilities that are currently operating to solve health problems. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Health/Physical Ed/Recreation