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HW - Health And Wellness

HW 101 Wellness and Physical Fitness

Course Description: To introduce the student to a wellness approach to health care. In order to study the inter-relationship of the four variables of "Total Fitness", the student will complete written assignments including analyzing their eating lifestyle, participate in prescribed workouts which include an aerobic warm-up, cardio-vascular endurance training, muscle strength and endurance training using machines and free weights properly and safely, and static stretching for flexibility.

Course Rotation: TBA.

2 credits

HW 101P Wellness and Physical Fitness

Learning Community Course Description: This Learning Community will introduce students to a holistic wellness approach to health. The HW course component will identify major health problems in the United States. Students will have the opportunity to have a computerized fitness evaluation test done and objectives to improve or maintain their fitness condition. The teaching strategy is designed to provide an active learning situation for the student. The PSY course component will serve as an introduction to the science and profession of psychology, including coverage of human development, personality, social psychology, motivation, perception, and related topics. (Students may have the opportunity to participate in Psychology Department research projects.)

2 credits

Corequisites

PSY 110P

HW 102 CPR for Professional Rescuer and Community First Aid and Safety

Course Description: An American Red Cross course that leads to certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Community First Aid. The student will learn the basics of human anatomy and physiology, as well as the skills required to perform CPR and first aid.

Course Rotation: PLV: TBA.

2 credits

HW 103 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries

Course Description: Scientific and clinical fundamentals of athletic training. A detailed study of the prevention practices: injury recognition and evaluation, initial care and emergency procedures, and rehabilitation theories. Common taping, wrapping, and splinting techniques are included as practical skill developers.

Course Rotation: PLV: TBA.

3 credits

HW 104 Basic Massage and its Application

Course Description: To introduce the student to the many methods, usages, and theory of the ancient therapeutic healing of the body's systems and will include hands-on approach to teaching many of the techniques and disciplines that massage has to offer.

Course Rotation: PLV: TBA.

2 credits

HW 105 Yoga

Course Description: The practice of postures, movements, deep breathing, meditation and visualization for complete mental and physical relaxation. Emphasis will be on practice of postures, movements and breathing.

Course Rotation: PLV: TBA.

1 credits

HW 105Q Yoga

(Formerly PE 103)

Learning Community Course Description: This Learning Community will introduce students to a variety of holistic approaches to adjustment and health. The psychology course component will emphasize experiential and lecture study of personal adjustment. Students will participate in a series of exercises and group discussions designed to help them understand their own adjustments to situations, as well as to learn general principles of personal and interpersonal functioning. The HW course component will emphasize the practice of postures, movements, deep breathing, meditation and visualization for complete mental and physical relaxation. Emphasis will be on practice of these techniques.

1 credits

Corequisites

PSY 256Q

HW 106 Hiking

Prerequisite: Students must have a moderate fitness level. Must be able to walk/hike 2 miles.

Course Description: One classroom session and four off-campus hiking experiences dealing with equipment, safety and comfort, natural hazards, care of the trails and woodlands, and the fitness aspects of hiking. Transportation is the responsibility of the students, who will meet the instructor at the site.

Course Rotation: PLV: TBA.

1 credits

HW 107 Golf

Course Description: Instruction in the basic techniques with emphasis upon the uses of each club, and upon the rules and etiquette of the game.

Course Rotation: PLV: TBA.

1 credits

HW 108 Tennis

Course Description: Emphasis on the techniques in strokes and serving, as well as upon game strategy.

Course Rotation: PLV: TBA.

1 credits

HW 109 Basketball for Men and Women

Course Description: Fundamentals of basketball. Basic offensive and defensive techniques, as well as game strategies.

Course Rotation: PLV: TBA.

1 credits

HW 110 Volleyball

Course Description: Basic skill demonstration and practice, explanation of rules and discussions of strategies in game situations. Actual games are played each week.
Course Rotation: PLV: TBA.

1 credits

HW 111 Judo: Self-defense

Course Description: This course is designed to provide techniques from samurai martial art styles, including kicking and striking techniques taken from Tae Kwon Do and Karate as well as grapping and take down maneuvers from Hap Ki Do, Jujitsu and Judo. This course will focus on all around approach to self defense. Personal physical fitness is stressed and promoted. However, the student will not be graded upon personal level of physical fitness.

Course Rotation: PLV: TBA.

1 credits

HW 112 Kendo: The Japanese Art of Swordship

Course Description: Kendo was originally the Japanese feudal art of swordship. Today, kendo is an educative sport with all the action and history of the past contained within its present training. Students enrolled in Kendo will learn and practice its physical aspects as well as its etiquette and philosophy, which are so integral to the sport. Valor, honesty, integrity, and patience formed the basis of developing a code of ethical rules for the samurai, and such rules are taught to the youth of today so that they will have an understanding of the value of worthwhile living for the world of tomorrow.

1 credits

HW 113 Intermediate Kendo

Course Description: This course in intermediate Kendo will introduce the students to higher level techniques and skills in Kendo, the Japanese feudal art of swordship. The student will practice intermediate level physical skills including intermediate footwork, strike target, and counter attack. The philosophy and etiquette known to be an integral component of this sport will be emphasized throughout the course.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring, Summer, PLV: Spring, Summer.

1 credits

Prerequisites

HW 112 Minimum Grade of D

HW 114 Tae Kwon Do

Course Description: This course is a formal martial arts course that introduces students to the art and etiquette of the traditional Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do. An Olympic Sport since 2000 Take Kwon Do focuses on building and strengthening the individual through the development of strength, focus, discipline, spirit, self-confidence and physical conditioning. Students will also study the historical and philosophical aspects of Tae Kwon Do and the Korean culture.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring, Summer, PLV: Spring, Summer.

1 credits

HW 130 Swimming

Course Description: Work at all skill levels; basic strokes, with special emphasis on safety skills.

Course Rotation: PLV: TBA.

1 credits

HW 135 Lifeguard Training

Prerequisite: Must pass a pre-course swimming skills test, which includes: Swimming 500 yards continuously front and back strokes; Swim 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object and return to a starting point.

Course Description: This course prepares the participant for a position as a Lifeguard.

Course Rotation: PLV: TBA.

2 credits

HW 136 Water Safety Instructor

Prerequisite: Student must be proficient in certain safety and aquatic skills. Prospective candidates must take a course written and skills test.

Course Description: This course prepares the participant for a position as a Water Safety Instructor.

Course Rotation: PLV: TBA.

2 credits

Prerequisites

HW 135 Min Grade D

HW 140 Introduction to Scuba Diving

Course Description: Entry level course involving five academic modules and five pool-training modules that introduce the essential and fundamental scuba-diving knowledge and skills. This course provides the prerequisites for open-water training and leading to the PADI, entry-level, open water certification.

Course Rotation: PLV: TBA.

1 credits

HW 141 Open Water Scuba Diving

Course Description: Provides open-water training and certification as a PADI Open-Water Diver and as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.

Course Rotation: PLV: TBA.

1 credits

Prerequisites

HW 140 Minimum Grade of D or PE 145 Minimum Grade of D

HW 142 Rescue Diver Training

Prerequisite: HW 141 or permission from instructor.

Course Description: This course will introduce the student to means of preventing and responding to scuba-diving emergencies. Provides PADI Rescue Diver and PADI Medic First Aid provider.

Course Rotation: PLV: TBA.

2 credits

Prerequisites

HW 141 Min Grade D

HW 143 Dive Master Training

Course Description: Provides certification as a PADI Divemaster, which is a professional-level rating. This course prepares the student to lead certified divers as an independent professional or to assist an instructor in training uncertified divers.

Course Rotation: PLV: TBA.

3 credits

Prerequisites

HW 142 Min Grade D

HW 150 Independent Study in Health and Wellness

Course Description: The purpose of the independent study is to encourage qualified students to undertake research and study in an area of interest within the framework of Health and Wellness.

Course Rotation: PLV: TBA.

1 credits

HW 155 Advanced Yoga

Course Description: Continuation of yoga study concentrating on asana, the postural/exercise oriented branch of yoga. Course will also include more in-depth work in anatomy, yoga therapeutic applications, and discussions of yoga texts.

Course Rotation: PL: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

1 credits

Prerequisites

HW 105 Minimum Grade of D or HW 105Q Minimum Grade of D

HW 157 Capoeira

Course Description: Beginners course on Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art. Course will focus on the basic movements of the art, namely four different kicks, four dodges and four displacement movements, and on the basics of Capoeira rhythms. Course will also approach the interaction in the Capoeira circle, percussion instruments and basic knowledge of folk Afro-Brazilian dances as Maculele and Samba.

1 credits

HW 165 Stress Reduction Using Complementary and Alternative Therapies

Course Description: This course focuses on the use of complementary alternative therapies for stress management. Diverse therapies including guided imagery, meditation, music, massage and body work, reiki, acupressure, and reflexology will be explored. Philosophical, theoretical, and evidence based of select therapies will be examined. Demonstration and practice will be included in each class and this course will be highly participative.

3 credits

HW 255 Comparative Study of Public Health: A Field Study in the Netherlands

Prerequisite: Student will be required to walk distances during the field experience. Biking is also a means of transportation in the Netherlands.

Course Description: This course will offer Pace University students from all majors and disciplines the opportunity to have an international experience in which they critically analyze global models for public health with the anticipated outcome of positively impacting the design and implementation of international public health policies. Within a health and wellness framework, the students will compare and analyze health behaviors among Americans and residents of The Netherlands. Emphasis will be placed on global health issues such as environment safety, nutritional status, global warming, drug use and abuse, euthanasia, and abortion. Studies will analyze current public health policies in the United States as compared to public health policies in the Netherlands. The students will conduct an international field study in The Netherlands. Lecture and discussion groups will take place at Pace University and in The Netherlands.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring, PLV: Spring.

3 credits

HW 297A Topic: Yoga, Pilates, and Your Body

Course Description: To fully explore health and wellness concepts, this course has both experiential and lecture components. In the studio, students experiment with several forms of exercise, including yoga and Pilates, and learn therapeutic movement concepts from the field of dance/movement therapy. In the classroom, the history, benefits, and contraindications of these disciplines are explored. Students study basic anatomy and its relationship to movement. Video footage of the history and practice of the forms of exercise studied is included.

3 credits

HW 395 Independent Study in Health and Wellness

1 - 6 credits