Health and Exercise Studies

Requirement (2 credit hours)

  • A total of two credit hours/two courses including one Fitness and Wellness course from the University approved GEP Health and Exercise Studies course list. (Fitness and Wellness courses are those found in the HESF 100-level series).
  • Students have the option of taking HES courses on an S/U basis.

Rationale

The development of attitudes and skills for a healthy life is essential to a university student’s education. In addition to developing and gaining an appreciation of health-related fitness and wellness concepts and fundamental motor skills, student participation in physical activities and sport significantly decreases major health risks, reduces stress from the pressures of academic life, and improves general social and mental well-being.

Category Objectives

Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:

  1. acquire the fundamentals of health-related fitness, encompassing cardio-respiratory  and cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, muscular flexibility and body composition; and
  2. apply knowledge of the fundamentals of health-related fitness toward developing, maintaining, and sustaining an active and healthy lifestyle; and
  3. acquire or enhance the basic motor skills and skill-related competencies, concepts, and strategies used in physical activities and sport; and
  4. gain a thorough working knowledge, appreciation, and understanding of the spirit and rules, history, safety, and etiquette of physical activities and sport.

Current HES GEP Category

 

Prefix/Number Course Title Eff Date Review Date Credit Hours
HESF 100 Cross Training Jun-13 6.2013 2
HESF 101 Fitness and Wellness Jul-09 Fall 2008 pilot 1
HESF 102 Fitness Walking Jul-09 Fall 2008 pilot 1
HESF 103 Water Aerobics Jul-09 Fall 2008 pilot 1
HESF 104 Swim Conditioning Jul-09 Fall 2008 pilot 1
HESF 105 Aerobics and Body Conditioning Jul-09 Fall 2008 pilot 1
HESF 106 Triathlon Jul-09 Fall 2008 pilot 1
HESF 107 Run Conditioning Jul-09 Fall 2008 pilot 1
HESF 108 Water Step Aerobics Jul-09 Fall 2008 pilot 1
HESF 109 Step Aerobics Jul-09 Fall 2008 pilot 1
HESF 110 Adapted Phys Education Jul-09 Fall 2008 pilot 1
HESF 111 Indoor Group Cycling Jan-10

 

1.2010

1
HESF 112 Fitness Kickboxing Aug-16 3.2016 1
HESF 113 High Intensity Conditioning Aug-17 11.2017 1
HESF 230 Pilates/Core Training Jul-09 1.2011 1
HESF 237 Weight Training Jul-09 1.2014 1
HESF 279 Yoga Jul-09 1.2011 1
HESF 280 Yoga II Jul-09 Fall 2008 pilot 1
HESF 282 Advanced Aerobics and Leadership Jul-09

 

5.2013

1
HESA – Aquatics
Prefix/Number Course Title Eff Date Review Date Credit Hours
HESA 214 Beginning Swimming Jul-09 8.2009 1
HESA 215 Advanced Beginning Swimming Jul-09 8.2009 1
HESA 217 Survival Swimming Jul-09 Fall 2008 pilot 1
HESA 221 Intermediate Swimming Jul-09 8.2009 1
HESA 223 Lifeguard Training Mar-14 1.2014 1
HESA 224 Water Safety Instructor Jul-09 8.2009 1
HESA 226 Skin and Scuba Diving I Jul-09 8.2009 2
HESA 227 Scuba Diving II Jul-09 8.2009 2
HESA 228 Springboard Diving Jul-09 8/2009 1
HESA 229 Scuba Leadership Jul-09 Fall 2008 pilot 2
HESA 231 Scientific Diving Jan-10 1.2010 3
HESD – Dance
Prefix/Number Course Title Eff Date Review Date Credit Hours
HESD 227 African Dance I Jan-16 9.2015 1
HESD 230 Horton Dance Technique Aug-16 12.2015 1
HESD 233 Clogging Jul-09 1.2014 1
HESD 234 Country Dance Jul-09 1.2014 1
HESD 240 Social Dance Jul-09 8.2013 1
HESD 241 Social Dance II Aug-10  8.2010 1
HESD 263 Tap Dance Jul-09 8.2013 1
HESD 264 Ballet Jul-09 8.2013 1
HESD 265 Ballet II Aug-16 8.2016 1
HESD 273 Jazz Dance Jul-09 8.2013 1
HESD 274 Modern Dance I Jul-09 8.2013 1
HESD 275 Modern Dance II Jul-09 8.2013 1
HESD 280 Jazz Dance II 1.2016 9.2015 1
 HESO – Outdoor
Prefix/Number Course Title Eff Date Review Date Credit Hours
HESO 253 Orienteering Jul-09 8.2010 1
HESO 255 Basic Canoeing Jul-09 8.2010 1
HESO 257 Backpacking Jul-09 8.2010 1
HESO 258 Basic Rock Climbing Jul-09 8.2010 1
HESO 259 Intermediate Rock Climbing Jul-09 8.2010 1
HESO 262 Introduction to Whitewater Canoeing Jul-09 8.2010 1
HESO 263 Whitewater Kayaking Apr-14 5.2014 1
HESO 276 Whitewater Rafting Jul-09 5.2010 1
HESO 277 Mountain Biking Jul-09 5.2010 1
HESO 278 Fly-Fishing Jul-09 5.2013 1
HESO 281 Intro to Challenge Course Programming Aug-10 8.2010 1
HESO 283 Mountaineering Jul-09  1.2010 1
HESO 284 Sea Kayaking Jul-09 5.2013 1
HESR – Racquet
Prefix/Number Course Title Eff Date Review Date Credit Hours
HESR 242 Badminton Jul-09 1.2013  1
HESR 248 Squash Jul-09 1.2013  1
HESR 249 Tennis I Jul-09 1.2013  1
HESR 250 Tennis II Jul-09 1.2013  1
HESR 255 Pickleball Aug-16 3.2016  1
HESR 256 Racquetball Jul-09 1.2013  1
HESS – Specialty
Prefix/Number Course Title Eff Date Review Date Credit Hours
HESS 195 Special Topics in Health and Exercise Studies Aug-17 4.2017 1
HESS 219 Gymnastics Jul-09 5.2012 1
HESS 235 Beginning Karate Jul-09 5.2011  1
HESS 239 Self Defense Jul-09 1.2011  1
HESS 243 Bowling Jul-09 1.2014  1
HESS 244 Fencing Jul-09 8.2011  1
HESS 245 Golf Jul-09 8.2011  1
HESS 246 Handball Jul-09 8.2011  1
HESS 251 Target Archery Jul-09  1.2014 1
HESS 252 Downhill Skiing Jul-09 8.2011  1
HEST – Team
Prefix/Number Course Title Eff Date Review Date Credit Hours
HEST 216 Soccer Jul-09 8.2012  1
HEST 261 Basketball Jul-09 8.2012  1
HEST 265 Slow Pitch Softball Jul-09 8.2011  1
HEST 266 Ultimate Frisbee Jul-09 8.2013  1
HEST 267 Flag Football Jul-09 12.2011  1
HEST 269 Volleyball I Jul-09 8.2012  1
HEST 270 Volleyball II Jul-09 8.2012  1


Courses Dropped from HES Category

Prefix/Number Course Title Eff Date Review Date Credit Hours
PE 268 Advanced Clogging Jul-09 Removed effective 1.2012 1
HESS – Specialty: Dropped Course(s)
Prefix/Number Course Title Eff Date Drop Date Credit Hours
HESS 236 Advanced Karate Jul-09 Removed effective 1.2012 1
HESS 254 Beginning Equitation Jul-09 1.2017 1
HESS 260 Intermediate Equitation Jul-09 1.2017 1
HESS 271 Varsity Sports/Military Conditioning Jul-09 1.2016 1
PE 238 Wrestling Jul-09 Removed effective 1.2012 1
HEST – Team: Dropped Course(s)
Prefix/Number Course Title Eff Date Drop Date Credit Hours
PE 232 Track  Field Jul-09 Removed effective 1.2012 1