Health and Wellness Management (HWM)

All HWM courses numbered 100 and above may be applied to the major field and elective requirement for the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees.

HWM 100 Introduction to Health and Wellness (1)(1,0)

This course is an introduction to the careers of personal training and group fitness. Students will receive an overview of the locations, specializations and special populations encountered in the industry. A focus on the certification process and certification organizations for personal training and group fitness will guide the student toward next steps in becoming a fitness professional. The course will also highlight current fitness trends and related fitness and exercise professions. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available (3 C) (2 HRE) Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $132 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

HWM 130 Pilates Mat (1)(0,2)

This activity based course will emphasize the six principles of Pilates, proper exercise technique, Pilates terminology, and exercise progression. Learning the basic skills and knowledge of Pilates Mat through this instructor lead course will benefit group fitness instructors, personal trainers, and the student looking to supplement their workouts. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available (2 EZ) Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $132 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Fall

HWM 132 Group Fitness Instructor I (1)(0,2)

This course is the first in a series of courses designed to prepare individuals for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) group fitness instructor certification exam. The first course covers content in the following areas: Exercise Physiology; Fundamentals of Anatomy; Fundamentals of Applied Kinesiology; Nutrition; and Group Exercise Program Design. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available (2 Z) Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $152 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Fall

HWM 133 Group Fitness Instructor II (1)(0,2)

This course is the second in a series of courses designed to prepare individuals for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) group fitness instructor certification exam. The second course covers content in the following areas: teaching a group exercise class; adherence and motivation; disabilities and health limitations; injury prevention and emergency procedures; and legal and professional responsibilities. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available (2 Z) Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $152 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HWM 132

Semester(s) Offered: Fall

HWM 135 Personal Wellness (1)(0,2)

This course will be presented with a combination of classroom lecture and activity teaching methods to help the student incorporate fitness and wellness into their daily life. Key fitness and wellness topics will be highlighted along with supportive practical applications to guide the student toward wellness-related behaviors and a healthier lifestyle. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $152 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Fall

HWM 136 Advanced Group Fitness Instruction (1)(0,2)

This class is designed to give the Group Fitness Instructor (GFI) the skills necessary to competently teach advanced group fitness formats with emphasis on practical application. The student will be introduced to current specialty class formats and trends. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available (2 E) Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $142 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HWM 133 or consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Spring

HWM 137 Group Fitness as a Profession (1)(1,0)

This course will emphasize the current trends in the group fitness industry including topics on: continuing education, professionalism, job opportunities, the interview/audition process, and the legal aspect of being an independent contractor. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $132 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HWM 136 or consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Spring

HWM 139 Sport and Exercise Psychology (3)(3,0)

This course will provide students with a comprehensive approach to the field of sport and exercise psychology. The class is designed to progress the student through the main topics of this field by presenting an overview of sport and exercise psychology, learning about participants, understanding sport and exercise environments, focusing on group processes, improving performance, enhancing health and well-being, and facilitating psychological growth and development. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Fall

HWM 140 Athletic Injury Management (3)(3,0)

Designed for students planning careers in coaching, physical education, or a fitness profession. This course will provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary for the proper care and management of athletic injuries. Establishing an effective health care system, preventing and minimizing sport related injuries, and the recognition and management of specific injuries and conditions will all be highlighted in this course. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $446 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in BIO 240 or BIO 245 and BIO 246

Semester(s) Offered: Spring

HWM 142 Structural Kinesiology (3)(3,0)

This course will use a combination of classroom lecture and practical skill training to teach human anatomy and its relation to movement. Individual muscles and muscle groups will be identified with an emphasis placed on muscle application, strengthening exercises and flexibility exercises designed specifically to improve each muscle. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in BIO 240 or BIO 245 and BIO 246

Semester(s) Offered: Fall

HWM 145 Health/Fitness Facility Standards (2)(2,0)

This course outlines proper standards and guidelines used in the design and daily operations of a health and fitness facility. Students will be given the necessary tools of a fitness facility manager by learning how to evaluate facilities, staff and programs; maintain the standard of care for facility users; and how to increase client membership through services, equipment, and programming. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $264 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Spring

HWM 147 Personal Training I (3)(3,0)

This course is the first in a series of courses designed to prepare individuals for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Personal Trainer certification. The first course covers content in the following areas: field and profession of personal training; educational approach to personal training; scientific foundations of exercise testing and prescription; lifestyle factors associated with health and disease; and human behavioral principles applied to physical activity. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available (2 Z) Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment in HWM 132

Semester(s) Offered: Fall

HWM 148 Personal Training II (5)(5,0)

This course is the second is a series of courses designed to prepare individuals for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Personal Trainer certification exam. The second course covers content in the following areas: initial client consultation; goals/objectives; screening and assessments; exercise prescription, exercise programming, and adaptations to exercise testing; physical fitness and clinical and diagnostic assessments; exercise testing and training for individuals with chronic disease; and exercise program administration. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available (2 Z) Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $690 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HWM 147

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

HWM 150 Personal Training Internship (2)(0,2)

The course will be a combination of 6 weeks of classroom discussion and 10 weeks of practical skill application at a local fitness/wellness facility. The internship experience will provide an opportunity for students to apply skills from HWM 147 and concurrent HWM 148 in a practical setting under the direct supervision of a certified personal trainer. Academic projects directly related to the internship experience will be completed regularly during the semester emphasizing and utilizing the knowledge gained in current and previous HWM courses with safe demonstration of skills in the practical setting. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available (2 EZ) Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $264 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HWM 147 and concurrent enrollment in HWM 148

Semester(s) Offered: Spring