Health Sciences Undergraduate Courses

Some courses may not be offered every year. Check with the college or department office for current information about when specific courses are offered.  

 

For course syllabi, see the departmental website.

 

HS  102 STRENGTH FITNESS      (1)

Strength and conditioning methods and techniques used for athletic-oriented movements.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  

 

HS  121 TRADITIONAL DANCE      (1)

Promotion of health and well-being through international folk, American square, country swing, and ballroom dances.  2 hrs. lab.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.

 

HS  199 SPECIAL TOPICS       (1-3)

Foundations of intellectual inquiry. In-depth study of a substantive problem. Letter grade only.  May be repeated for up to 6 hours of credit.

 

HS  200 HEALTH PRINCIPLES      (3)

Physical, mental, and social health as it relates to the individual.  

 

HS  205 FOUNDATIONS OF COMMUNITY HEALTH      (3)

A knowledge-based approach to the various concepts, health topics, principles, and practices in the field of health education.  

 

HS  229 FIRST AID AND CPR      (3)

Procedures and techniques in first aid and CPR leading to the acquisition of American Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR certification.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  

 

HS  240 COACHING FOOTBALL      (2)

Discussion and fieldwork covering the coaching techniques of the game.

 

HS  241 COACHING BASKETBALL      (2)

Basic and advanced techniques and contemporary theories and concepts in basketball.

 

HS  242 COACHING BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL      (2)

Fundamentals, advanced techniques, and practice organization in the coaching of baseball and softball.

 

HS  243 COACHING TRACK AND FIELD      (2)

Fundamental techniques and modern concepts in the sport.

 

HS  244 COACHING VOLLEYBALL       (2)

Fundamental techniques and modern concepts in the sport of volleyball.

 

HS  245 COACHING SOCCER      (2)

Fundamentals, advanced techniques, and practice organization of coaching soccer. 1 hr. lecture, 1 hr. lab.

 

HS  299 SPECIAL TOPICS      (1-3)

In-depth study of an aspect, concept, or problem.  Letter grade only.  May be repeated for up to 6 hours of credit.  

 

HS  300 HUMAN DISEASES      (3)

Overview of acute and chronic diseases, how these diseases affect the human body, and actions one might take to reduce the risk.  Letter grade only.  Prerequisite or Corequisite:  HS 200 or HP 200 with a grade greater than or equal to B

 

HS  301 SPECIAL TOPICS IN HEALTH PROMOTION      (1-3)

Studies selected health promotion-related issues that are of current interest in community and school health  May be repeated for credit with different content for up to 9 hours.

 

HS  303 EXERCISE SCIENCE FOR HEALTH PROMOTION       (4)

Applies topics in anatomical kinesiology and exercise physiology to health-promotion settings, including schools and community.  3 hrs. lecture, 2 hrs. lab.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required. "Prerequisite: (HP 200 or HS 200 with a grade greater then or equal to B) and (BIO 201 and BIO 202 with grades greater than or equal to C) and 3 units of NTS-Nutrition Science coursework"

 

HS  305W THEORIES OF HEALTH BEHAVIORS      (3)

Study of behavioral change theories and their applications to health-education intervention strategies and practices. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement.  Letter grade only.  Prerequisite: (ENG 105 or HON 190 or HON 191 with a grade >= B) and (HS 200 with grade >= B) and (HS 300 with grade >= C) and (Health Sci-Comm Hlth Milestone or Health Science plan) JWRT

 

HS  306 METHODS FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH PROMOTION       (3)

A skills-based approach to the various methods and strategies required to conduct comprehensive health promotion programs. Prerequisite:  (HP 200 or HS 200 with a grade of B or better) and (HS 205 with a grade of C or better) and (HP 300 or HS 300 with a grade of C or better) and Community Health Milestone completed

 

HS  307 HEALTH PROMOTION:  PLANNING AND EVALUATION      (3)

Concepts of community health-promotion program planning, design, and evaluation.  Letter grade only.  Prerequisite: (HS 300 with grade >= C) and (HS 305W with a grade >= C) and (HS 306 with a grade > C) and (Health Sci-Comm Hlth Milestone or Health Science plan)

 

HS  308 HEALTH-PROMOTION PRACTICUM      (3)

Application of concepts and theories of health promotion; structured, supervised experience and continuing education in implementing and evaluating health promotion programs.  Letter grade only.  Prerequisite: (HP 307 or HS 307 with a grade greater than or equal to C) and (HS 305W with a grade greater than or equal to C) and Health Sci-Comm Hlth Milestone

 

HS  315 EFFECTIVE TEACHING IN HEALTH PROMOTION      (3)

Introduces philosophies surrounding the teaching of physical activity and pedagogical content associated with teaching physical activities.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.

 

HS  325 GROWTH AND MOVEMENT BEHAVIOR      (3)

Theories and current research related to the process of growth and motor development over the life spans of individuals.  Prerequisite: BIO 201 and Prerequisite or Corequisite:  HP 315 or HS 315

 

HS  333 PRINCIPLES OF EPIDEMIOLOGY      (3)

Concepts and methods for analyzing the spread and control of disease: trends in solving community health problems.  Letter grade only.  Prerequisite:  HS 300 with grade >= C) and (Health Sci-Comm Hlth Milestone or students in BS HS: Allied Health plan or BAS HS plan)

 

HS  335 PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL      (3)

Appropriate methods and content of teaching elementary school physical education with integrated health concepts.  Candidates must satisfactorily complete key assessments to be eligible to enter student teaching or internship placements.  2 hrs. lecture, 2 hrs. lab.  Co-convenes with HS 550.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite:  (HP 315 or HS 315) and (HP 325 or HS 325) with grades greater than or equal to C or Corequisite:  (HP 315 or HS 315) and (HP 325 or HS 325)

 

HS  340 OFFICIATING FALL SPORTS      (1)

Rules and officiating procedures in sports: football, basketball, wrestling. May be repeated for up to 3 hours of credit if content varies.  

 

HS  341 OFFICIATING SPRING SPORTS      (1)

Rules and officiating procedures in sports: track and field, volleyball, baseball and softball. May be repeated for up to 4 hours of credit if content varies.

 

HS  345 PHYSICAL EDUCATION FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS      (3)

Teaching of appropriate middle-school physical activities with integrated health concepts.  Candidates must satisfactorily complete key assessments to be eligible to enter student teaching or internship placements.  2 hrs. lecture, 2 hrs. lab.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite:  (HP 325 or HS 325) and (HP 465 or HS 465 or HS 335) with grades greater than or equal to C and Corequisite:  HS 408

 

HS  350 SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION      (3)

Examines scientific data on the effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs on the individual and society; focuses on effective prevention strategies.  Letter grade only.  Prerequisite: (HP 200 or HS 200 with grade greater than or equal to B)  or (HP 300 or HS 300 with grade greater than or equal to C) and Health Sci-Comm Hlth Milestone

 

HS  355 PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS       (2)

Teaching of appropriate high-school physical activities with integrated health concepts.  1 hr. lecture, 2 hrs. lab.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required. Prerequisite:  HP 315 or HS 315  with a grade greater than or equal to C

 

HS  365 PHYSICAL EDUCATION FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS      (3)

Physical activities and teaching methods adapted to the needs and abilities of exceptional children and adults.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.

 

HS  375 TEACHING FITNESS CONCEPTS      (1)

Teaching a secondary health-related fitness concepts course and its role in health promotion.  2 hrs. lab.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite: (HP 303 or HS 303) and (HP 315 or HS 315) with grades greater than or equal to C

 

HS  379 ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT      (3)

Administrative responsibilities involved in the organization and management of a physical education, sport, or recreation program.

 

HS  399 SPECIAL TOPICS      (1-3)

In-depth study of an aspect, concept, or problem.  Letter grade only.  May be repeated for up to 6 hours of credit.

 

HS  405 PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN ADVENTURE SETTING      (2)

Theories, current research, appropriate curricula, and practices in integrating adventure programming in K-12 schools.  1 hr. lecture, 2 hrs. lab.  Instructor's consent required.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.

 

HS  408 FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE      (1-12)

Supervised fieldwork experience in a professional exercise-science setting.  Requires 45 hours for each credit earned.  Pass-fail only.  Course fee required.  

 

HS  408C FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE      (1-12)

Supervised fieldwork experience in a professional community health-promotion setting.  Requires 45 hours for each credit earned.   Application for fieldwork approved by the department at least three months before starting the fieldwork.  May be repeated for a maximum of 12 units.  Pass-fail only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite:  Health Sci-Comm Hlth Milestone CAP

 

HS  410 ORGANIZATION & ADMINISTRATION OF HEALTH SERVICES      (3)

Studies the organization and administration of health services; roles of international, federal, state, and local health organizations; barriers to health services delivery.  Letter grade only.  Prerequisite: (HP 200 or HS 200 with grade greater than or equal to B) or (HP 300 or HS 300 with grade greater than or equal to C)

 

HS  413 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH      (3)

Studies environmental health issues and interventions to modify the environment to improve human health.  Letter grade only.  Prerequisite: (HP 200 or HS 200 with grade greater than or equal to B) or (HP 300 or HS 300 with grade greater than or equal to C)

 

HS  415 PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING SCHOOL HEALTH EDUCATION      (3)

Teaching methods, curricula, and strategies used for health promotion in school settings.  Candidates must satisfactorily complete key assessments to be eligible to enter student teaching or internship placements.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite: (NTS 135 or NTS 256 or NTS 256H) and (HP 315 or HS 315) and (HP 350 or HS 350) and (HP 300 or HS 300) and Prerequisite or Corequisite:  HP 305W or HS 305W

 

HS  421 PSYCHOLOGY OF SPORTS      (3)

Behavioral aspects and problems encountered in the supervision and instruction of sport in general and coaching athletics in particular.  Prerequisite: PSY 101 or 101H

 

HS  425 PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION       (3)

Clinical application and refinement of effective teaching skills and curriculum development.  Candidates must satisfactorily complete key assessments to be eligible to enter student teaching or internship placements.  2 hrs. lecture, 2 hrs. lab.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required. Prerequisite: HS 335, 345, HS 355 and HS 375  Corequisite: HS 435

 

HS  435 EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT IN HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION      (3)

Techniques for assessing students' acquisition of the Arizona and National Content Standards in Health and Physical Education.  Recommended; grades greater than or equal to C in all HS core courses plus MAT 110.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisites: HS 335, 345, HS 355 and HS 375  Corequisite: HS 425

 

HS  455 ORGANIZATION OF COORDINATED SCHOOL HEALTH PROGRAMS      (3)

Organization and administration of components of a coordinated school health program in K-12 schools. Prerequisite:  (HP 200 or HS 200) and (HP 300 or HS 300) and (HP 350 or HS 350) with grades greater than or equal to C

 

HS  466 LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP      (1-12)

Supervised internship in the Arizona Legislature during spring term. Students are selected on a competitive basis, and you must apply during the fall term. (To be eligible, you must be a candidate for a bachelor's degree, have completed all lower-division requirements, and have attained senior status at the end of the fall term preceding the internship.) Course enrollment is handled by the associate provost for academic administration after the legislature has made its final selection. Pass-fail only.  Department consent required.  

 

HS  471 HEALTH ISSUES OF THE SOUTHWEST      (3)

Provides an overview of health care issues in the southwestern United States, with a particular focus on primary care and public health services to American Indian and Hispanic/Latino populations.  Letter grade only.  Prerequisite: (HP 200 or HS 200 with grade greater than or equal to B) or (HP 300 or HS 300 with grade greater than or equal to C) ETNC

 

HS  485 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH      (1-6)

Research under the supervision of a faculty research adviser. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for up to 12 units of credit.  Department consent required.  Prerequisite: research adviser's approval.

 

HS  490 CURRENT HEALTH PROBLEMS      (3)

In-depth study of selected contemporary health problems; examines contributing social, psychological, physical, legal, and cultural factors.  Letter grade only.  Prerequisite: (HP 200 or HS 200 with grade greater than or equal to B)  or (HP 300 or HS 300 with grade greater than or equal to C) and Health Sci-Comm Hlth Milestone

 

HS  497 INDEPENDENT STUDY      (1-6)

Individualized approach to selected topics by guided reading and critical evaluation under the guidance of a faculty adviser. Pass-fail or grade options.  Instructor's consent required.  

 

HS  499 CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENTS      (1-3)

Examines recent trends and investigations in a selected area. Letter grade only.