Physical Education/Health

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EMER1200
Emergency Medical Technician

The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system (EMS). EMTs perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. This course will provide the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Upon successful completion, participants are eligible for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician's exam. (7 Cr - 3 lect, 4 lab)

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EMER1210
Emergency Medical Care/First Responder

This course fulfills Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB) requirements for First Responder and is recognized by the Police Officers Standards and Training (POST) for the state of Minnesota. Care of the sick and injured prior to Emergency Medical Service (EMS) arrival, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)/automated external defibrillation (A.E.D.), triage, use of emergency care equipment and Patient Disentanglement are included. Upon successful completion, students may be recognized as a Minnesota First Responder. (3 Cr - 2 lec, 1 lab)

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EMER1300
Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator--Ambulance

In this course student ambulance operators learn practical, defensive driving techniques focusing on the operator's ability to read traffic conditions, act and re-act accordingly, and prevent collisions in both emergency and non-emergency situations. This certification in conjunction with Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or First Responder certification offers students the opportunity to enter into the workforce with the tools needed to be successful and keep communities safe. (.5 Cr - .5 lect, 0 lab)

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EMER1400
International Trauma Life Support (ITLS)

This course is a nationally recognized training program for prehospital providers on the care of trauma patients. This course is designed to recognize mechanisms of injury assessment, perform critical interventions, package, and transport the trauma victim. This course is a Certified International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Provider course using only certified ITLS instructors who teach the course using the guidelines and under the auspices of the ITLS organization. Prerequisites: Instructor approval or minimum of First Responder Certification or equivalent of NURS 2010 and NURS 2020. (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)

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EMER1405
Basic Cardiac Rhythm Interpretation

Basic Cardiac Rhythm Interpretation teaches the fundamentals of cardiac anatomy and electrophysiology, and the understanding and recognition of the rules and mechanisms of basic cardiac rhythms and arrhythmias. This course is designed as an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) preparatory course. Prerequisites: Completion of professional nursing program, NURS 2040, emergency medical technician course, EMER 1200, licensed MD, RN, Paramedic, Respiratory Therapist, or special permission granted from course coordinator. (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)

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EMER1410
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

This American Heart Association (AHA) course allows health care providers to enhance their skills in the treatment of the adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies. This course will emphasize the importance of basic life support CPR to patient survival; the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions; and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation. This course is designed for medical providers such as physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency. Prerequisites: Current AHA Basic Life Support Certification, and completion of EMER 1405, professional nursing program, NURS 2040, licensed MD, RN, Paramedic, Respiratory Therapist, or special permission granted from course coordinator. (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)

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EMER1420
Pediatric Trauma Life Support for Prehospital Care Providers

This course continues the training of the International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Basic and Advanced courses with an emphasis on understanding and responding to trauma in children. This course teaches the proper assessment, stabilization, and packaging of pediatric trauma patients. It also highlights techniques for communicating with young patients and their parents. This course is a Certified ITLS Pediatric Provider taught only by certified ITLS instructors using the guidelines and under the auspices of the ITLS organization. Prerequisites: EMER 1400. (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)

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EMER1430
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

This American Heart Association (AHA) course is based on scientific evidence from the 2005 AHA Guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC). The goal of the Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course is to aid the pediatric healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children leading to improved outcomes. Skills taught include recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest, the systematic approach to pediatric assessment, effective respiratory management, defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion, intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration, and effective resuscitation team dynamics. This course is designed for pediatricians, emergency physicians, family physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies. Prerequisites: EMER 1405, completion of professional nursing program, NURS 2040, licensed MD, RN, Paramedic, Respiratory Therapist, or instructor approval. (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)

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EMER1440
Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS)

This course prepares students to assess, categorize, decide and act early to stabilize the child. The main focus of Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS) is prevention, and specifically the assessment, recognition and stabilization of pediatric victims at risk of severe cardiopulmonary distress. Guidelines established by the American Heart Association (AHA) are utilized. Upon successful completion of this course, students receive an AHA Completion Card. This course is designed for healthcare providers who infrequently see critically ill children. It is not intended for those credentialed for advanced pediatric skills that routinely provide pediatric care. Prerequisites: Minimum of First Responder Certification, EMER 1200, EMER 1210 or equivalent of NURS 2010, NURS 2020 and instructor approval. (.5 Cr - .5 lect, 0 lab)

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EMER1500
Ambulance Operations

This course is designed to provide knowledge to students in ambulance operation, lifting & moving patients, documentation, radio communication, legal issues, scene size-up and safety. Along with classroom activities, students will perform hands on activities in a simulated environment. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment or completion of EMER 1200. (1 Cr - .5 lect, .5 lab)

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HCNA1200
Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide

This course emphasizes the role of the nursing assistant and home health aide as a valuable member of any health care team. This course introduces concepts of basic human needs, acquaints students with the philosophy of home health and teaches basic nursing skills that will be demonstrated and practiced in the laboratory setting. This course will focus on personal care, nutrition/feeding, elimination, clean and safe environment, communication, vital signs, body mechanics, and principles related to long term and home health care. Upon successful completion of classroom/lab studies, the student will participate in a clinical experience caring for the elderly client. Background study checks will be conducted. Successful students will be eligible to take the Nurse Aide/Home Health Aide competency examination for certification and placement on the Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry. This course meets application requirements for the Riverland Community College nursing program. (4 Cr - 2 lect, 2 lab)

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HLTH1100
Health

This course addresses major health concerns, common health threats, optimal personal health planning and current issues and topics related to overall health. Stress, fitness, nutrition addictive behaviors cardiovascular disease, cancer, infectious disease, sexuality, environmental health and social issues as well as drug and alcohol awareness and prevention are all an integral part of this course.   

(3Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab) 

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HLTH1130
AHA CPR and First Aid Certification

This course includes instruction of adult, child, and infant for rescue breathing, airway obstruction, and one and two man Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and standard first aid. Topics covered are: obstructed airway, rescue breathing, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, injuries (soft and hard tissue), bleeding, emergencies, splinting, and sudden illness. Students will be instructed to use breathing devices, specifically the pocket mask and the bag-valve mask. This course is certified by the American Heart Association. (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)

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HLTH1140
First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

This course provides basic principles, knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency situation to help sustain life, reduce pain and minimize the effects of injury and sudden illness. Standard first aid, infant, child, adult (one and two person) cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with hands on application are covered for certification.  Recognizing bone and tissue injuries, head trauma (including concussion guidelines), bleeding emergencies, splinting, and sudden illnesses are also covered. Students will be certified by the American Heart Association (ASA) in first aid and CPR.

(2 Cr – 2 lect, 0 lab)

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PHED1104
Racquet Sports

Skills, rules, terminology and game strategy will be taught for tennis, pickleball and badminton. Students learn proper grips, rules, terminology, strokes and scoring for each sport through active participation in singles and doubles play.  This course will introduce students to the basic fundamentals of tennis and badminton.  Strokes, rules, terminology and scoring will be required at appropriate times during play.  Students will be able to apply strategies to singles and doubles play.

(1 Cr - 0 lect, 1 lab)

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PHED1106
Bowling

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the fundamentals of the game of bowling   Proper techniques, terminology, basic rules and scoring will be covered along with game play. 

(1 Cr - 0 lect, 1 lab)

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PHED1107
Walking and Jogging for Fitness

This course is designed to introduce the student to various aspects of both walking and jogging activities.  Topics to be covered include importance of stretching, form, technique, fitness principles, general safety, and proper equipment needed for jogging and fitness walking.  The course helps students to develop lifelong fitness programs by developing and understanding aerobic principles, cardiovascular conditioning, performance enhancement, and goal setting.

(1 Cr – 0 lect, 1 lab)

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PHED1108
Golf

This course introduces the student to the rules and techniques of golf.  Proper grip, stance, posture, swing, etiquette and scoring will be covered. Choosing the appropriate club for accurate distance and shot selection along with use of a driving range and golf course play will be included

(1 Cr - 0 lect, 1 lab)

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PHED1117
Weight Lifting

This course teaches fundamental isotonic and isometric exercises along with specific exercises to meet the needs of the student.  A program will be designed to develop and maintain the student’s physique, efficiency and movement, and fitness for daily living.

(1 Cr - 0 lect, 1 lab)

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PHED1121
Tae Kwon Do - Karate and Self-Defense

This course is a means of self-defense through a martial art form from Korea, Tae Kwon Do. Students will learn techniques consisting of blocks, strikes, kicks, locks, sweeps and throws for unarmed combat and self-defense. This holistic form of exercise also provides excellent self-control, confidence and mental discipline.

(1 Cr – 0 lect, 1 lab)

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PHED1124
Introduction to Pilates

This course introduces students to the philosophies, principles, and exercises behind Joseph Pilates' mat work. The course will provide students with an introduction to life-long skill for integrating body and mind to create a completely balanced body. This introductory course requires class discussion while participating in basic, active Pilates movements. The activities are basic but require physical effort. (1 Cr - 0 lect, 1 lab)

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PHED1145
Lifetime Fitness and Wellness

This course is designed to assist students in understanding the need for maintaining a healthy lifestyle for optimal wellness. Individual fitness assessments will be used along with identifying target behaviors for goal setting and barriers to change. Balancing nutrition with an exercise program for success in weight management will also be covered. 

(2 Cr - 1 lect, 1 lab)

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PHED1150
Fitness Activities

This course is centered on participation and the acquisition of skills in aerobic and anaerobic activities, such as weight lifting, cardiovascular endurance exercises, stretching, pilates, circuit training, total body resistance (TRX) and other various fitness activities.

(1 Cr - 0 lect, 1 lab)

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PHED1172
Step and Aerobics

This course focuses on the introduction of basic combinations of stepping and arm movements. Participants will have the opportunity to gain a high intensity, cardiovascular workout with this low impact activity along with mat exercises for muscle toning. Intensity is self-controlled through the selection of step height and amount of arm movement. (1 Cr - 0 lect, 1 lab)

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PHED1212
Team Sports and Activities

This course will expose students to various team games such as basketball, volleyball, ultimate frisbee and/or team handball, soccer, softball, and flag football.  Skills, strategies rules and an understanding of basic officiating will provide the student with general competencies in these team games.

(2 Cr – 1 lect, 1 lab)

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PHED2160
Intro to Human Performance Studies

This course is an introduction to exercise science, physical education (K-12 teaching) and sport, as well as other related human performance studies. History, philosophy, ethics and values, as well as career opportunities, and trends in these related fields will also be covered.

(2 Cr – 2 lect, 0 lab)

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PHED2180
Psychological and Social Aspects of Sport

This course is a study of sport from a psychological and social perspective for coaches and individuals who are interested in careers in this area, or for those who participate in physical activity and sport.  This course covers the issues that confront the world of sport and their collective effects on society.  Motivation, imagery, stress, communication and competition along with their effects on sport and performance will also be studied.

(3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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PHED2213
Coaching and Officiating Basketball

This course is designed for anyone interested in pursuing coaching and/or officiating basketball at any level. Included will be program planning, drill and skill work, coaching philosophy as well as rules and officiating.  Some practical settings will be used through practice and game observation, teaching opportunities, and classroom projects to help prepare you to officiate and/or coach.

(2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)

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PHED2214
Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

This course is an introduction to the prevention and care of athletic related injuries for coaches, athletes, exercise enthusiasts, or those interested in human performance fields, including athletic related injury recognition and management as well as techniques in taping.

(2 Cr – 1 lect, 1 lab)

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PHED2215
Coaching & Officiating Baseball/Softball

This course is designed to give an introduction to coaching baseball and/or softball through program planning, drill/skill work, and coaching philosophy; as well as, rules, proper signaling, and on the field positioning to officiate either game. Some practical settings will be used for teaching opportunities, practice and game observation.

      (2 Cr - 1 lect, 1 lab)

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PHED2216
Coaching and Officiating

This course is designed for all students interested in coaching a sport other than basketball, baseball or softball. Each student will choose a specific sport to apply all course content. This course will teach prospective coaches the tactical skills needed to teach basic fundamentals, and prepare athletes at all levels for competition. Also included will be program planning, drill and skill work, different approaches and strategies of coaching, coaching philosophy, and officiating or judging for the sport chosen.

      (2Cr – 2 lect, 0 lab)

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PHED2230
Intercollegiate Basketball I/Men's

This course is for student athletes that are part of the Riverland Community College Men’s Basketball Team. Players on this team compete in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference (MCAC,) against other member community colleges, and are part of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) at the division III level. 

(1Cr - 0 lect, 1 lab)

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PHED2231
Intercollegiate Baseball I

This course is for student athletes that are part of the Riverland Community College Men’s Baseball Team.  Players on this team compete in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference (MCAC) against other member community colleges, and are part of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) at the division III level.

(1 Cr - 0 lect, 1 lab)

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PHED2232
Intercollegiate Basketball I/Women's

This course allows the student athlete to participate in basketball at an intercollegiate level including practices, games, and travel.  Riverland Community College intercollegiate basketball participates in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference (MCAC) and is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).  

(1 Cr - 0 lect, 1 lab)

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PHED2234
Intercollegiate Soccer I

This course is for student athletes that are part of the Riverland Community College Men’s Soccer Team. Players on this team compete in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference (MCAC) against other member community colleges and are part of the National Junior College Athletic Association at the division III level.

(1 Cr – 0 lect, 1 lab)

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PHED2235
Intercollegiate Volleyball I

This course is for student athletes that are part of the Riverland Community College Women’s Volleyball Team. Players on this team compete in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference (MCAC) against other member community colleges, and are part of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) at the division III level.

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PHED2239
Intercollegiate Softball I

This course is for student athletes that are part of the Riverland Community College Women’s Softball Team. Players on this team compete in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference (MCAC) against other member community colleges, and are part of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) at the division III level.

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PHED2240
Intercollegiate Basketball II/Men's

This course is for student athletes that are part of the Riverland Community College Men’s Basketball Team for their second season. Players on this team compete in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference (MCAC,) against other member community colleges, and are part of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) at the division III level. Prerequisite:  PHED 2230,

(1Cr - 0 lect, 1 lab)

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PHED2242
Intercollegiate Basketball II/Women's

This course if for student athletes participating in intercollegiate basketball for their second year. Players on the Riverland Community College intercollegiate basketball team participate in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference (MCAC) which is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) at the division III level. Prerequisite:  PHED 2232,

(1 Cr - 0 lect, 1 lab)

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PHED2245
Intercollegiate Volleyball II/Women's

This course allows second season student athletes to participate in volleyball at an intercollegiate level including practices, games, and travel.  Riverland Community College intercollegiate volleyball participates in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference (MCAC) and is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).  Prerequisite:  PHED 2235.

(1 Cr - 0 lect, 1 lab)

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PHED2249
Intercollegiate Softball II

This course is for student athletes that are part of the Riverland Community College Women’s Softball Team for a second season. Players on this team compete in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference (MCAC) against other member community colleges, and are part of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) at the division III level. Prerequisite:  PHED 2239. (1 Cr – 0 lect, 1 lab)

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PHED2270
Concepts of Strength & Conditioning

This course will prepare students to apply scientifically sound principles to strength and conditioning programs as fitness field professionals. All health and skill related components of fitness will be assessed and applied to different training methods. Students will learn appropriate exercise program design, safe exercise technique, and assessment for client strength and conditioning improvement. Content covered will help prepare students for personal trainer certification through one of the national credentialing associations.

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PHED2271
Essentials of Personal Training

This course will provide students with fundamental theoretical knowledge and practical training skills for those wishing to become a personal trainer. This course explores the foundations of exercise science and program design for safe and effective training and technique for client application. Course material will cover anatomical and physiological responses to different types of exercise and other training principles necessary for preparation of the personal trainer certification exam. This class will consist of lecture/discussion and instruction of practical skills.

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PHED2272
Nutrition for Sport and Exercise

Sport nutrition combines the fields of nutrition and exercise physiology. Students will learn the effects of foods, beverages, and supplements and examine how they impact or hinder optimal performance in sport and exercise. How the body stores, replenishes and uses nutrients as energy for performance will also be covered.

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PHED2290
Personal Trainer Field Experience

This course provides students with the opportunity to experience a variety of field observations, through job shadowing with personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, and/or high school athletic team coaches. Witnessing day to day operations and responsibilities will provide students with work experience and insight into their chosen profession. Students will perform 30 hours of field experience and will spend an additional 4 hours in the classroom preparing for and processing these experiences. Prerequisites: PHED 2271

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THTR1111
Movement for the Stage I

This course will provide performers with the opportunity to study the integration of body and voice in character development. The purpose is to develop and strengthen the body through exercises in relaxation, body alignment, breathing, flexibility, and coordination. Also included are the basics of ballet, jazz, tap, folk, Renaissance and other forms of dance. Students may earn up to 2 credits in the movement sequence.

(1 Cr - 0 lect, 1 lab)

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