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BIO-120 Biology I: The Unity of Life

Emphasizing inquiry and investigation, this course introduces students to the discoveries, both historical and contemporary, that support the unifying theories of modern biological science. Topics considered include the nature and methods of modern biological science; the basis of life in terms of matter, energy, cells, genetics, and reproduction; and the impact of evolution on the unity of life. The course is comprised of lectures, readings, discussions, written assignments, films, and an

BIO-315 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

This course is part one of a study of the structure and function of the human body. Major topics include the introduction to the human body, cells, tissues and skeletal, muscle, nervous and cardiovascular systems. Three lectures and one three hour lab period per week. (Prerequisite: BIO120)

BIO-316 Human Anatomy & Physiology II

This course is part two of a study of the structure and function of the human body. Major topics include the autonomic nerves and special senses and endocrine, respiratory, digestive, immune, metabolism, reproductive and urinary systems. Three lectures and one three hour lab period per week. (Prerequisite: BIO316 or instructor consent)

BIO-350 Medical Terminology

This course will help students learn the components of medical terms. Students will learn the basic elements of words, such as roots, prefixes, suffixes, combining vowels, and combining forms in order to understand, the word's meaning. Students will be able to apply the meaning of the word to an anatomical structure, physiological function or pathology, the course will be mainly online but with several scheduled face-to-face meetings for discussion and examination.

CHE-115 General Chemistry I

Systematic introduction to the conceptual and symbolic aspects of chemistry. Critical and quantitative thought as applied to the topics of measurement, formula and equation writing, stoichiometry, atomic structure and periodicity, bonding and molecular geometry, gases, phases and phase changes. Brief introduction to Organic Chemistry. Three lectures and one two-hour laboratory period per week. (Prerequisites: High School chemistry and one year of algebra or consent of instructor)

CHE-116 General Chemistry II

Continuation of General Chemistry 1. Solutions and Colligative Properties, Equilibrium, Thermodynamics, Qualitative Analysis, Kinetics, Reduction, Oxidation, Nuclear Chemistry. Three lectures and one two-hour laboratory period per week. (Prerequisite: CHE115)

COM-212 Public Speaking

Students prepare and deliver various types of public performances including speeches and oral interpretation. The evaluation and criticism of speeches is studied. Videotape helps students adjust to their performance style and improve presentation delivery. Course units include speech construction, presentation and delivery, audience and text analysis, informative, persuasive and special occasion speeches as well as visual aid construction. (COM212 is one of the two choices for the communication

COM-309 Intercultural Communication

Students explore the principles and processes of communication between cultures. Course topics include intercultural communication models, the impact of different cultural patterns on the communication process, the anthropological concept world view and its impact on intercultural communication, detection of communication problems in intercultural situations, gender and diversity issues in intercultural communication, and constructing valid strategies for communicating interculturally.

KHS-125 Introduction to Kinesiology

This course provides an introduction to the sub-disciplines of the field of Kinesiology. At the conclusion of the course, students will have an understanding of the various sub-disciplines of Kinesiology and the current issues present in these sub-disciplines, and be award of available employment and graduate school opportunities.

KHS-200 Community Safety & First Aid

This course is designed to give students the fundamental skills and procedures necessary to identify ways to prevent injury and/or illness, recognize when an emergency has occurred, follow emergency action steps, and provide basic care for injury and/or sudden illness until professional medical help arrives. (Prerequisite: KHS110)

KHS-220 Epidemiological Foundations Available online

This course is designed to provide students with a historical background in epidemiological studies. The course is also designed to expose students to the principles and concepts necessary for understanding the basics of epidemiological activity and classical epidemiological investigations. By applying knowledge from a range of disciplines, epidemiologists are able to more adequately study disease, wellness and other health-related events in populations. The ultimate goal of this course is to

KHS-250 Technology, Media & Your Envir Available online

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge of technological advancements in health, and investigate the influence of media and how our environment affects health. Students will be asked to conduct research on all three topics, analyzing data, summarizing findings and developing opinion statements concerning all three areas. Class discussion and participation is essential to student success in this course. (Prerequisite: KHS110)

KHS-300 Applied Nutrition

The study of the interaction of humans with food. Nutritional concepts; current consumer issues in nutrition; nutritional needs through the life cycle; international nutritional concerns and issues are studied. (Prerequisite: KHS110)

KHS-310 Drug Education

Pharmacological and etiological foundations, schedules, classifications, theoretical approaches to dependency, addiction and tolerance together with intervention and prevention strategies are studied. This course is designed to provide students with applicable knowledge and role playing experience in the area of drug use and abuse. Students will develop a broad based knowledge of the various types of drugs and how they are being used today medically and on the street. The students will also be

KHS-320 Human Life Experience

This is a survey course designed to enable students to understand the biological, physiological, psychological, social, and cultural aspects of sexuality and human sexual behavior. Students will approach much of the material from a variety of different learning strategies including, research, games, small and large groups discussions, guest speakers, group activities, small assignments/worksheets, etc. (Prerequisite: KHS110)

KHS-375 Sociology of Sport & Exercise

This course is designed to provide the student with a working knowledge about a number of topics regarding the sociological aspects of sport and physical activity. This course engages the students on the impact of sport and exercise in our lives and to make them aware of the social processes which either influence the institution of sport or are influenced by the institution of sport. Concepts covered will include: sport and exercise within and among societies and nations, social organizations,

KHS-390 Sport Management

Sport Management theories and practices will be examined using a multi-disciplinary approach. Topic areas to be examined include: organization and management, marketing and promotion, special event management, facility management and design, management forecasting, and career opportunities.

KHS-391 Law & Sport

This course is an overview of legal aspects relevant to managers in the sport and recreation environment. Areas of study include tort law, contract law, constitutional law, legislation and administrative law related to the operation and administration of sport, recreation and athletic programs. Risk management strategies and sport management applications of legal issues are also addressed.

KHS-392 Mktg & Fundraising in Sports

Sport marketing and fundraising presents an overview of the various techniques and strategies used in meeting the and needs of consumers in the sport industry as well as understanding how sport can be used to assist in the marketing of other companies and products. Areas to be addressed are the uniqueness of sport marketing, an overview of the segments of the sport industry, the importance of market research and segmentation in identifying the right sport consumer, the use of date-based

KHS-393 Planning & Managing Sport Fac

This course helps students understand how to plan, design, and maintain sport facilities. In addition, event management and programming will be examined within the context of stadium and arena management.

KHS-400 Health Psychology Available online

KHS400 Health Psychology is designed to help students learn those skills necessary in forging a bridge between the client-learner's thoughts, feelings and actions by integrating thought and behavior into one synergistic approach to the delivery of health education that can accommodate the whole person. Cognitive techniques, such as lecture discussion, readings, presentations, collection of data, and specific planning combined with the behavioral components of emotion and action will help in

KHS-410 Health Methods and Strategies

Health Methods and Strategies is designed to help learners identify and practice effective methods of facilitating K-12 health education. Observations of teaching of health lessons in elementary, middle school and secondary school settings are included in the requirements. Learners will explore and assess various educational resources from medical, insurance, health agency, business and private organizations that effectively could be used with K-12 learners. This will include development of a

KHS-420 Program Administration Available online

Organization of health science education and physical education programs in schools, work sites, medical care settings, community, private and public settings is studied together with needs assessment and evaluation strategies. Emphases on management, assessment, planning of health promotion enhance such study. This course is designed to give students a broad based exposure to the many organizational and administrative duties that accompany Physical Education, Sport, and various Health Program

KHS-435 Sport Psychology

Psychology of sport and its applications for performance enhancement are examined. Special attention is given to theory and techniques for developing and refining psychological skills to enhance performance and personal growth. Content examines personality traits, anxiety, aggression vs. assertion, motivation, and other individual and group variables. (Prerequisite: PSY101)

KHS-436 Motor Dev,Contrl & Motor Learn Available online

This course examines the growth and development patterns of the child from infant, adolescence, adulthood, and through late adulthood. The purpose of the course is to enhance student insight into the fundamental role that the motor system plays in the human condition. There are four broad topic areas: 1) nature and mechanisms of the expression and control of motor behavior; 2) concepts, principles and measurement of motor learning; 3) factors that influence skill and proficiency in motor

KHS-439 Physical Dimensions of Aging

This course is designed to provide students interested in the gerontology population the knowledge base of physical aging. Physical aging is central to most daily activities and permeates through all aspects of life. Throughout this class, students will study the biomechanical, physiological, and motor effects associated with aging. Students will understand that when society encourages older individuals to stop being active, professions should be encouraging activity, while understanding their

KHS-472 Athltc Train,Injry Prevt&Safe

The practical study of procedures for the care and prevention of injuries sustained during physical activity, including First Aid and Safety principles as dictated by the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross. Designed as a course for students pursuing careers in athletic training, teaching, coaching, physical therapy, or other related fields. Instruction will include lectures, informational presentations, and hands on experience.

KHS-473 Biomechanics Available online

This course examines the physics of human movement. Content areas include the structural mechanics of bone construction, muscle contraction, ligament, and tendon plasticity and elasticity. Sport implement mechanics and the mechanics of environmental conditions (e.g. friction, air, and water resistance) are also explored. Sport performance issues will also be analyzed for mechanical efficiency.

KHS-474 Exercise Physiology Available online

The physiological basis for human performance and the effects of physical activity on the body's functions are examined in theory and application. Representative experiences include lecture, discussion, group exercises, class teaching, and written projects. (Prerequisite: KHS110)

KHS-475 Applied Exercise Prescription

This course integrates important principles and theories in exercise physiology, kinesiology, nutrition, psychology, and measurement, and then applies them to physical fitness testing and individualized exercise program design for team and individual athletes. Students will learn how to select physical fitness tests, conduct physiological assessments, and design individualized exercise programs and prescriptions. (Prerequisite: KHS 473 Kinesiology and KHS 474 Exercise Physiology)

KHS-482 Advanced Athletic Training

This course is geared for the athletic training student pursing NATA certification or students further interest in knowledge of injury prevention and management. Advanced knowledge and techniques of athletic assessment, treatment/rehabilitation, administration of an athletic training programs and sports medicine experience outside of the classroom will be stressed. (Prerequisite: KHS472)

KHS-490 Senior Professional Seminar Available online

This capstone course prepares students to chart different paths following graduation with a degree in Kinesiology or physical education: (a) entering the work force in the field of Kinesiology at a bachelor's degree level, (b) enter the work force in the field of teacher education at a bachelor's degree level, or (c) enter a graduate school. In this course student will develop a resume, request letters of recommendation, complete a professional portfolio, and identify job-searching strategies.

KHS-498 Kinesiology Internship Available online

This internship places students directly in a setting where students learn to apply entry-level competencies. The student and advisor collaborate with the on-site supervisor in selecting an appropriate internship site that meets the need of the student, the needs of the internship site and the program needs. (Prerequisites: senior status and advisor approval)

KHS-500 Foundations of Sports Mgmt

Today the need for sport management professionals is increasing in areas of business, marketing, sales and managing. This course will examine the expanding field of Sport Management. Areas of emphasize include; exploring job specific skills pertaining to sport marketing and sales, facility management, event planning, sport agents and recruiting services, intercollegiate athletics, professional sport, public relations.

KHS-525 Managing/Plng Sport Facilities

This course takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the theories and practices of facility design, construction, and operations. The course will examine a wide variety of both indoor and outdoor sports facilities including stadiums, gymnasiums, golf courses, fitness centers, and athletic fields. Students will also examine event management and programming within the context of stadium and arena management.

KHS-530 Research Design Methods

This course examines the various research methodologies used in organizational settings. It provides an overview of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies including research design, data collection and analysis, interviewing, case studies, and action science. The philosophy, ethics, and politics of management research are introduced.

KHS-535 Sports Marketing

This course will examine the application of marketing principles in the sport industry. Elements of corporate partnerships related to sport marketing will also be explored along with business strategies of sponsorships, branding, promotions, and event marketing.

KHS-540 Legal Aspects of Sports

Legal Aspects of Sports is an overview of legal aspects that will be relevant to sport managers in areas of recreation, athletics, facilities, and business. The course will examine risk management strategies along with law related to operation and administration of sport-related programs. Students will explore case studies relating to the legal aspects of sports.

KHS-545 Ethics & Policy in Sport Mgmt

This course explores the topics of ethics and policy for administrators in a sport management setting. Students will critically analyze ethical concepts which influence the development of sport policies. The course will further examine the relevance of ethical considerations in policy development and compliance. Students will use contemporary case studies to examine ethical dilemmas relating to policy enforcement.

MAT-110 Intro Probability & Statistics Available online

This course will explore fundamental topics from probability and descriptive and inferential statistics and apply these to a range of areas of study including business, social science, and biology. Topics include probability and counting rules, probability distributions, hypothesis testing, correlation, regression, chi-square, and analysis-of-variance. (Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in MAT100 or level 3 placement on the Math Placement Exam.)

MAT-125 Precalculus

This course emphasizes functions and their applications. It starts with investigating graphs and solutions of the algebraic functions including polynomial, rational, and root functions. The course continues by exploring transcendental functions including exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. The course concludes with a study of conic sections. The course is a good preparation for Calculus and for those students who will encounter functions in their course of study.

PHS-112 General Physics I (Trig Based)

This algebraic-based course deals with the areas of mechanics and mechanical waves. Physics concepts related to mechanics and mechanical waves are developed mathematically, applied to practical situations, and measured and analyzed in the laboratory setting. Students make use of the computer as a tutorial aid, use a great variety of laboratory equipment (including sensors along with the computer) to procure and analyze data, and use selected software to demonstrate physics concepts and model

PSY-330 Introduction to Counseling

Basic theory, principles, and techniques of counseling and its application to counseling settings are explored. In addition, students develop counseling skills in the following three theoretical areas: person-centered therapy, behavioral contracting, and reality therapy. The student becomes both teacher and subject in experiential laboratory sessions. (Prerequisite: 8 credits of psychology)

PSY-360 Abnormal Psychology

An introduction to the study of abnormal psychology. The course covers a wide range of behaviors that are distressing to a person or society or which are otherwise identified as abnormal. A comprehensive review of the etiologies of psychological disorders, discussion of available treatments and a focus on the effects that mental illness has on the individual, the family system, and society are included. Current controversies in the field are identified. (Prerequisite: PSY101)

PUL-220 Epidemiological Foundations Available online

This course is designed to provide students with a historical background in epidemiological studies. The course is also designed to expose students to the principles and concepts necessary for understanding the basics of epidemiological activity and classical epidemiological investigations. By applying knowledge from a range of disciplines, epidemiologists are able to more adequately study disease, wellness and other health-related events in populations. The ultimate goal of this course is to

PUL-301 Principles of Healthcare Syst. Available online

The objective of this course is to provide the students with a basic understanding of the healthcare system. As the participants progress through the course they will build their healthcare vocabulary, strengthen their understanding of healthcare concepts and have the opportunity to experience healthcare decision making through the evaluation of case scenarios.

PUL-322 Compliance & Regulatory Req. Available online

The focus of this course is to examine the role law plays in the everyday operation of our health care system from the management perspective. Key topics will include: The Affordable Care Act of 2010, Corporate Compliance and Integrity, Fraud and Abuse, health care laws, and health care regulatory agencies. Laws and bills related to health care in the State of Minnesota will be examined and followed.

PUL-329 Advances in Pharmacology Available online

This course is designed to help broaden the health care professional's knowledge of pharmacology. Topics include types and effects of drugs, including diagnostic imaging contrast media. Pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of drugs commonly used in ancillary health care are presented. Students taking this course will also study the most recent FDA approved medications and understand the current state of respiratory care practice in today's health care environment.

PUL-330 Multi-Specialties in Resp. Thr Available online

This course outlines the diverse disciplines in the Respiratory Therapy profession ranging from acute care to chronic management. It gives Respiratory Therapists the opportunity to develop more understanding of professional diversification of other specialties in their field, including Sleep Medicine, neo-Peds, Specialization, Flight Medicine, Home Care, and others. This seven week extensive course will identify the needs, demand and unique requirements for each specific specialization.

PUL-331 Adv. in Critical Care Monitor Available online

This course focuses on the advanced medical and respiratory care needed for the critically ill adult patients. Among the topics covered are cardiopulmonary assessment of trauma, postsurgical, cardiac and renal patients. The course will also provide instruction in advanced cardiac life-support.

PUL-332 Adv. Cardiopulmonary Sciences Available online

This course provides students with techniques and methods used to analyze and evaluate the health status of critically ill patients. This course has an emphasis on the respiratory, cardiovascular and renal systems and is beneficial for students who work within a critical care facility.

PUL-342 Healthcare Info. Systems Available online

This course examines the intricate interlocking healthcare technology systems from patient self-service to data entry by the practitioner. Additionally, students will explore security, legal and ethical implications associated with electronic healthcare systems. Finally, students will learn about enterprise healthcareinformation and management systems that contribute to ensuring quality patient care.

PUL-400 Health Psychology Available online

This class is designed to help students learn those skills necessary in forging a bridge between the client-learner�s thoughts, feelings and actions by integrating thought and behavior into one synergistic approach to the delivery of health education that can accommodate the whole person. Cognitive techniques, such as lecture discussion, readings, presentations, collection of data and specific planning combined with the behavioral components of emotion and action will help in bringing about

PUL-435 Ethics & Decision Making Available online

This is a foundational course in ethics for individuals pursuing vocations of service in health care. Students will have a greater understanding of the ethical principles that are applied to the delivery of health care services and the processes for making sound ethical decisions. Students will develop models of decision making that are consistent with core personal values as well as the ethical standards of their professions. Motivations for ethical healthcare decisions will be evaluated.

PUL-490 Senior Seminar Available online

This course provides the foundation for the research project. The students will engage in a literature survey of research in the instructor's area of expertise and develop a research proposal consisting of a research hypothesis, a rationale for the work and experimental design.

RAD-222 Pathological Foundations Available online

This course is designed to provide students with a historical background in pathological studies. The course is also designed to expose students to the principles and concepts necessary for understanding the basics of pathological investigations. By applying knowledge from a range of disciplines, pathologists are able to more adequately study disease, wellness, and other health-related events in populations. The ultimate goal of this course is to stimulate a desire for further education in

RAD-250 Leadership Communication Available online

This course emphasizes the communication processes of leadership with particular focus on assessing and researching leadership skills, strategic organizational planning, decision making, problem solving, mentoring employees, collaborative team management skills, cultivating a supportive work environment, change management, facilitation and meeting management skills, presentation skills and interviewing skills.

RAD-300 Strategic Ldrshp of Resources Available online

The strategy process represents an essential opportunity for health care leaders to establish, implement and guide the organization�s direction in these turbulent waters of changing distribution systems. Students will look at the strategies of health care organizations in an increasingly global and competitive marketplace.

RAD-310 Writing for Healthcare Profess Available online

Healthcare professionals at all levels must demonstrate professionalism as strong communicators not only verbally, but as writers as well. This course will lay the ground work of writing expectations in the program and serve to remediate as needed.

RAD-322 Compliance & Regulatory Req. Available online

The focus of this course is to examine the role law plays in the everyday operation of our health care system from the management perspective. Key topics will include: The Affordable Care Act of 2010, Corporate Compliance and Integrity, Fraud and Abuse, health care laws, and health care regulatory agencies. Laws and bills related to health care in the State of Minnesota will be examined and followed.

RAD-330 Comm Strat for Conflict Mgmt Available online

This course provides an overview of the nature and functions of communication in human conflict. Professionals develop communication skills, such as listening and collaboration, which are necessary for managing conflict productively in interpersonal, organizational and intercultural contexts. Professionals will gain an understanding of patterns, research and processes associated with conflict management styles, and civility. This course will also address how language, perception, gender

RAD-400 Org Dev for HR Professionals Available online

This course will help HR leaders understand organization development from a leadership and HR perspective. Students will build their capacity to facilitate complex change initiatives using change theories, models, and concepts. Students will demonstrate an understanding of how a complex organizational environment is driving the need for continuous change. Moreover, students will develop skills in planning for change, communicating change, and holding individuals accountable for results.

RAD-435 Ethics & Decision Making in HC Available online

This is a foundational course in ethics for individuals pursuing vocations of service in health care. Students will have a greater understanding of the ethical principles that are applied to the delivery of health care services and the processes for making sound ethical decisions. Students will develop models of decision making that are consistent with core personal values as well as the ethical standards of their professions. Motivations for ethical healthcare decisions will be evaluated.

RAD-440 Legal Env for Hlthcare Mgrs Available online

This course integrates the treatment of law and management. It helps managers and leaders spot legal issues before they become legal problems and emphasizes developing the legal astuteness to craft solutions that attain core organizational objectives without incurring undue legal risk. Traditional legal concepts are discussed as well as current topics in developing areas of the law. An emphasis on ethical concerns stimulates understanding of how managers must incorporate considerations of

RAD-490 Senior Seminar Available online

The students will engage in a literature survey of research in the instructor's area of expertise and develop a research proposal consisting of a research hypothesis, a rationale for the work and experimental design. Students learn professional presentation skills and combine research and theory to develop individualized synthesis projects which examine research problems and answer a particular research question that has specific application in their occupation.

SOC-451 Social Psychology

Students examine how the individual's personality, behavior and attitudes are shaped through interaction with others. The course deals with such issues as conformity, persuasion, aggression, altruism, and attraction. Individual behavior is understood in light of symbolic communication and the social construction of the self. (Prerequisite: SOC152 or PSY101)

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