This course emphasizes how to recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies for adults, children and infants, heart disease and injury prevention, two rescuer CPR, use of resuscitation mask and valve, and identifying and caring for life-threatening bleeding. The student will be eligible for Certification in Basic Life Support.
The focus of the course is to understand the societal influences and apply the concepts of wellness and holistic health within ourselves and our families. Specific issues will include multiple dimensions of health, prevention of lifestyle diseases, exploring choices that promote family and individual health and wellness, and creating a personal wellness plan.
This course is designed to identify factors that contribute to the most common lifestyle diseases (cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, chronic lung diseases, osteoporosis, anxiety and depression), and common infectious diseases (influenza, STI and HIV). Health promotion and disease prevention measures will be discussed with focus on nutrition, physical activity, emotional wellness, stress management, personal choices and behavior. Upon completion of the course the student will have a balanced health and wellness plan.
This course is designed to help facilitate a high level of well-being for the worker and aid the individual in achieving desirable health and safety practices in their life and profession. Topics explored include home, fire, motor vehicle, occupational, recreational, school, natural and man-made disasters, and personal safety and wellness. Emergency care procedures are presented and students will demonstrate competency in recognition and care for breathing emergencies for adults, children, infants, one and two rescuer CPR, use of resuscitation mask, bag, valve, Automated External Defibrillator (AED), identifying and caring for life-threatening bleeding, sudden illness, and injuries. The student will learn how to create a plan for safety and wellness and will have the opportunity to obtain certification in CPR, AED, and standard First Aid.
A study of the dying process, death, ceremonies and rituals in many cultures. Deals with issues of loss experiences, the fear of death, understanding reactions to death, near-death experiences, euthanasia, suicide, and current practices and trends in the care and treatment of the terminally ill.
Explores health content areas, defined by the New York State Health Education Department, that affect the health and wellness of children. Issues, such as those that follow, are addressed from an educator's or caregiver's perspective: communication skills, family life, keeping kids active, safety education, death, substance use and abuse, school violence, childhood stress, nutrition, mental health and environmental factors. This course will include the development of a personal wellness plan as role modeling for children, and the opportunity for certification in identifying and reporting suspected child abuse/maltreatment, and Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Legislation.
This course emphasizes the key areas of safety, accident prevention and mitigation. Safety topics explored include home, fire, motor vehicle, occupational, recreational, school, personal fitness/wellness, and natural and man-made disasters. Emergency care procedures are presented and students will demonstrate competency in recognition and care for breathing emergencies for adults, children, infants, one and two rescuer CPR, use of resuscitation mask, bag, valve, Automated External Defibrillator (AED), identifying and caring for life-threatening bleeding, sudden illness, and injuries. Students will also create a personal wellness plan involving strategies for chronic disease and unintentional injury prevention as a part of safety and injury reduction. The student will have the opportunity to receive Certification in Basic Life Support and First Aid.
This course focuses on personal responsibility for health, including lifestyle factors and their relationship to well-being, behaviors, disease and the implementation of a health behavior change plan utilizing a behavior change model. Health content areas spanning the dimensions of health and wellness are addressed, as well as health-related career options. This course satisfies part of the requirements for MCC Health and Wellness Coach eligibility and also includes the opportunity for certification in Identification and Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse/Maltreatment, and Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Legislation.
This course examines emotional wellness from a holistic point of view integrating the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual dimensions of health. It emphasizes evidence-based primary and secondary prevention strategies related to the tenets of emotional wellness established by the National Institute of Wellness. Topics include: self-esteem, physical activity and emotional regulation, character building and happiness, anger management, value-based living, meditation, relationships, spirituality and resilience.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop a basic understanding of the nature and cause of human diseases, disabilities and death, and the educational interventions to prevent or control them. An epidemiologic approach will be used to study selected diseases/conditions. Common infectious diseases (influenza, pneumonia, HIV, STD's, hepatitis, meningitis, salmonella, childhood diseases), and chronic or lifestyle diseases (heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, arthritis, osteoporosis) will be explored. The current United States strategic plan for improving the nation's health will be reviewed and discussed in conjunction with the diseases/disorders presented.
This course is designed to inform the student about the issue of chemical dependencies. Basic pharmacology and the effects of different psychoactive substances on the human body and how they impact physical and psychological health and wellness.The biological, psychological and sociological reasons for drug-seeking behavior will be discussed.Treatment,recovery,and prevention methods will be studied for effectiveness in physical health and wellness Topics pertaining to both legal and illegal drug use, abuse and dependency will be covered. This will be accomplished through the use of lectures, class discussions and reaction papers. The student upon completion will be able to develop their own personal health and wellness plan to live a substance abuse free life.
This course provides an exploration and in-depth study into the field of integrative health and wellness from historical, political, economic and practical perspectives. Learners apply this knowledge base to the development of a variety of wellness coaching skills, such as consumer health navigation, wellness planning and motivational interviewing.
This course focuses on health and wellness issues pertinent to women in their young adult years through middle to late adulthood. The conceptual framework, based on elements of body, mind and spirit, will be used to explore common health and wellness issues (e.g. exercise, nutrition, stress, emotions, relationships, acute and chronic disease, making positive health and behavior choices as well as health-related consumer issues for women). Self-empowerment in relation to health promotion and disease prevention will also be stressed. Students will complete a Health and Wellness Assessment and create a Personal Wellness Plan.