College of Health Professions (CHP)
To introduce the student to a wellness approach to health care. This comprehensive course will identify the major health problems in the United States and will explore the history of wellness and physical fitness, listing the health-related and fitness-related components and dimensions. 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.
An American Red Cross course that leads to certification in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider and Responding to Emergencies First Aid. The student, upon successful completion, will earn 2 year certification, which meets the NYS standards for camp personnel and the requirements for the School of Health Care Professions. The course includes academic and practical skills necessary to meet Red Cross standards.
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.
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.
This course is an introduction to the basic principles of nutrition. It will focus on components of a healthful and well balanced diet, the role of nutrients in disease prevention and changing needs throughout the lifecycle. Special focus will be given to food justice and food security challenges, both within this country and abroad. Open to all majors.
This course provides students with an Introduction to sports nutrition and general wellness. Course content includes nutritional guidelines for exercise pertaining to food choices for calories, carbohydrates, protein & micronutrients. We will explore the relationship among the essential nutrients, energy metabolism and optimal health and sports performance. We investigate protein supplements used by many athletes and evaluate their ingredients. We also explore the dietary needs and exercise considerations for special populations. Open to all majors.
Emphasis on the techniques in strokes and serving, as well as upon game strategy.
Fundamentals of basketball. Basic offensive and defensive techniques, as well as game strategies.
Basic skill demonstration and practice, explanation of rules and discussions of strategies in game situations. Actual games are played each week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shinkendo is modern martial art, inspired by over 1200 years of samurai history. From a physical standpoint, Shinkendo techniques are taken from practical methods once used by the samurai. In addition to this catalog of techniques there are also a myriad of deeper teachings that can be discovered through a serious or austere approach to practice. These included various ways of forging the mind and spirit in order to lead a more serious and rewarding life, development of respect for nature and living things and the promotion of peace. Shinkendo is not a competition-based martial art. Students will receive instruction on the Five main structure of Shinkendo which include: Suburi-sword swinging exercises, Batto- ho-combative methods of safely and re-sheathing the sword, Tanren-gata- the forge that helps to create a sword, Tachi-uchi- safe methods of combat practice, and Tameshigiri- Test cutting. A crucial aspect of training is the focus on safety and hence a traditional and respectful approach to practice will be observed at all times.
Work at all skill levels; basic strokes, with special emphasis on safety skills.
Swimming for the Intermediate swimmer. Emphasis on improving techniques in all swimming strokes as well as safety around the water.
This course prepares the participant for a position as a Lifeguard.
This course prepares the participant for a position as a Water Safety Instructor.
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 entry-level, open water certification.
Provides open-water training and certification as an Open-Water Diver and as an Advanced Open Water Diver.
This course will introduce the student to means of preventing and responding to scuba-diving emergencies. Provides Rescue Diver and Medic First Aid provider.
Provides certification as a 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.
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.
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.
Instruction in the basic techniques with emphasis upon the uses of each club, and upon the rules and etiquette of the game.
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.
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.
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.
This innovative course will combine traditional lecture as well as experiential movement in deepening an understanding of myofascial anatomy and its relevance in movement and sports training. Individual and group responses to the course content will be an important part of this class. The course will begin with a section on yoga and practice, followed by athletic movement and training techniques. We will also be exploring anatomy throughout the class as a common language for understanding these disciplines as well as discussing recent developments in anatomy based on new ways of perceiving movement.
In this course (open to all students), students will learn to better understand cultural diversity, health disparities, and other forms of injustices, while developing mindfulness and cultural intelligence (i.e., the ability to adapt successfully in situations characterized by cultural diversity. This course explores the meaning of health in a board context (well-being) and introduces the social determinants of health and the importance of cultural competence in care delivery in order to help reduce health disparities. Students will learn to develop cultural intelligence through a variety of "glocal", global issues with local setting) experiential service learning opportunities in the NY Tri-State area. Students will learn to develop and cultivate mindfulness through formal and practice in class and will learn to incorporate informal mindfulness practice in their daily lives.
The MBSR course is designed to introduce mindfulness meditation practice as a way of reducing stress and developing greater balance, control, and fuller participation in your life. Mindfulness is a way of learning to relate directly to whatever is happening in your life including the challenges of stress, pain, illness, and everyday demands. The MBSR course is highly experiential and participatory. Classes include instruction in a variety of mindfulness meditation practices, gentle stretching, mindful yoga, and guided individual and group inquiry.
Current global and national health policy is focused on the impact of social determinants on disparities in patient outcomes. Attention to the equitable distribution and access to health care is a component of social justice, and this has been an element of health policy and practice for longer than a century. This course will explore examples of social justice in health care within policy, practice and patient/community activism, and will make connections to current issues in health care policy.
This course, for students in any of the educational programs at the College of Health Professions, addresses the important and complex issue of domestic violence. The course provides a comprehensive overview of domestic violence including: the definition of domestic violence, epidemiology, assessment, care and intervention, as well as legal, moral and ethical perspectives. Students will learn about domestic violence throughout the lifespan and continuum of care. The course also provides students with the opportunity to actively meet and engage with survivors of domestic violence. Students will visit facilities and organizations that address and serve this Population’s needs. Students will also plan and implement an intervention in the community setting.
Healthcare professionals such as nurses, social workers, physical and occupational therapists, provide direct care to patients and families. They are all an integral part of the health care delivery system. Healthcare professionals from various fields will be increasingly called upon to provide risk assessment, understanding and clarity regarding genetic testing, impact to various family members. This course will provide understanding of the genetic principles and concepts such as screening, assessments, treatments and counseling. Content will include information about the mechanisms producing adult onset and pediatric genetic conditions, methods of prevention, early intervention and possible treatment modalities. Bio-ethical principles and implications will be integrated throughout the course.
Leadership is the ability to influence a group of people towards a goal. Leading, however, is not just telling others what to do, it requires a multifaceted process that hinges on human relationships. In this course, students will begin to unravel the complexities of the leadership process as they work to increase their own personal, professional, and academic leadership capacities through application of self, empathic understanding, and knowledge of theoretical leadership practices. Leadership theories and styles will be identified and discussed with a focus on the relational leadership model. Students will learn through reading, reflection, discussion, identification, formal assessment and evaluation of leadership in context.
Students in this hybrid course will learn about the valuable roles animals have in human health. The human-animal connection, including theories related to this bond, and the biological, psychological, and social benefits humans derive from this connection will form a foundation to gain understanding of the valuable role animals have in human health. Grounded in this developing understanding, students will advance their knowledge of animals, with a focus on canines, who are trained and educated to be a service dog and to be partnered with a person who has visible or invisible disabilities; canines who participate in animal assisted interventions; and, the benefits of “personal” or “companion” pets, for human health. Students will explore indications and expected outcomes for canines to support human, and will gain understanding of canine education, training and welfare for these different canine roles, including experiential learning within the classroom community and the service learning communities. Through ongoing reflection of experiential leaning and co-creating knowledge in the classroom-learning-community to support and enhance their service- learning, students will gain understanding of the meaning and value of canines assisting in health, personally, and, in the University and Assistance Animal Community.