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 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

HWM 132 Foundations of Exercise Science (2)(2,0)

This course is an overview of exercise specifically for individuals wanting to become fitness professionals. The course covers content in anatomy, exercise physiology, applied kinesiology, nutrition, and the application of training principles to fitness program design. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available (2 ZE) Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $284 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

HWM 134 Group Fitness Instruction (3)(2,2)

This course prepares students to become Group Fitness Instructors (GFIs). Students will gain the knowledge and practical experience needed to instruct various class formats safely and effectively. The course will cover content in the following areas: pre-class preparation and class design, effective teaching strategies, motivation and adherence, special populations, injuries and emergency procedures, business strategies, and legal responsibilities. (1.2) Proficiency Credit: Pass/No Credit: Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

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

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 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Fall

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 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

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

Semester(s) Offered: Fall

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 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

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 2022/23 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HWM 147

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring