HED 101 - Keys to Successful Weight Control
This course explores the determinants of weight gain, loss and maintenance including
food intake, energy expenditure, genetics, social pressures and psychological factors.
Students will learn the proven keys to successful and long term weight control. A
variety of approaches to weight control will be examined with thought to effectiveness,
safety and nutritional adequacy. Disordered eating, including emotional eating, compulsive
eating, bulimia and anorexia nervosa will be examined relative to their relationship
to weight control.
HED 105 - Health Education for Teachers
This course is designed for multiple or single subject teacher candidates and provides
introductory knowledge of broad health-related issues that are relevant to K-12 curriculum.
Topic areas covered include primary and secondary school health education curriculum
design, basic legal issues of health education in California, discussion of community
resources, behavior modification techniques, stress management, benefits of regular
exercise, nutrition and eating disorders, disease prevention, childhood obesity; contraception,
sexually transmitted diseases, substance abuse, including alcohol and tobacco, safety
in the home and school, and violence, including gang and domestic violence. This course
is designed to meet the state of California health education requirement for the K-12
HED 120 - Personal Health & Lifestyles
A course emphasizing the information required to make important decisions concerning
lifestyle and total health. An examination of stress, drugs, major diseases, nutrition,
weight control, sexuality, aging, environmental issues, and other topics related to
health and fitness with an emphasis on applying the information to personal behaviors.
This course challenges the student to assume responsibility for, and take charge of
his/her own health and well being.
HED 201 - Introduction to Public Health
The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the environmental, biological
and socio-cultural determinants of public health. The areas of emphasis are: environmental
health, health and community behavior, infectious disease, chronic disease, public
health policy, implementation and regulation. Within these topic areas examination
of the matrix of physiological, socio-cultural and psychological determinants of health
will be addressed including an overview of various public health professions and institutions,
the epidemiology of infectious and chronic disease and their impact on society as
a whole, environmental health, health promotion, global health (including health disparities
and cultural competence) and public health policy and management (including disaster
NUTR 155 - Introduction to Nutrition
Formerly HED 155
This course is an introduction of the fundamentals of nutrition as it relates to good
health. Understanding of current nutritional information (and misinformation) will
be discussed to determine optimal dietary choices. Study of dietary goals and guidelines
using current tools is incorporated as each student analyzes their own lifestyle choices.
Further current issues covered are those in relation to weight maintenance techniques,
eating disorders, food labeling, food safety and special needs at various stages in
the lifecycle. The information covered will be practical and relevant to assist in
making wise choices the rest of one's life.
NUTR 158 - Nutrition for Fitness & Sports
Formerly HED 158
A course investigating the effects of nutrition and various dietary regimens on athletic
performance, physical fitness and general health. Students will compare the physiological
effects of optimal nutrition vs. inadequate nutrition for the general population as
well as athletes. Cultural, sociological and psychological influences on diet, nutrition
and performances will be examined thoroughly. Discussion of current "fad" and supposed
performance-enhancing diets and supplements will be addressed.
NUTR 159 - Cultural Aspects of Food/Nutrition
Formerly HED 159
This course explores the regional, ethnic, cultural, religious, historical, economic,
and social influences on food patterns, cuisines, and health as well as how food is
viewed as an expression of cultural diversity. An overview of nutritional problems
of ethnic groups are discussed and assessed along with geographic factors within cultures.
Also examined are traditional foods, food availability, global food issues, religious
influences and dietary habits. Connections are drawn between major historical events
and how and why these events affected and defined the culinary traditions of different
societies. The course also addresses nutrition and health and health consequences
of ethnic food choices on health sanitation, and safety practices.
NUTR 205 - The Scientific Principles of Food Preparation
This course explores the science of food with an emphasis on the chemical compounds,
chemical reactions and physical changes that occur during food preparation. The course
will examine the function and interaction of ingredients, food safety and sanitation
standards, and the effects of preparation methods on the nutrient composition and
palatability of foods. The course includes hands-on experience in sensory evaluation
techniques and standards, as well as a variety of food preparation techniques.
NUTR 255 - Science of Nutrition
Formerly HED 255
This course will establish the relationship between foods and science through the
study and integration of chemistry, biology and nutrition science. Understanding of
the metabolism, functions and sources of nutrients will be covered in detail to correlate
the role they have in promotion of health and disease prevention. Discussion of the
challenges that occur during the human lifecycle and how nutrient needs change will
be covered. This course includes evaluation from a scientific perspective of current
concepts, controversies, and dietary recommendations. Nutritional issues as they relate
to weight maintenance, eating disorders, food labeling, food safety and special needs
at various stages in the lifestyle will be thoroughly examined.