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Effective Fall 2016. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
FAW104F1 Conditioning: For Physically Demanding Jobs Credit Hours: 1.00
Total body conditioning designed to prepare or enhance fitness required for physically demanding professions such as law enforcement, fire fighting, or the military. Includes personal safety and preparation, fitness assessments and goal setting, designing an individualized program, programmatic instruction and conditioning, and reassessment and goal setting.
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Information: This course is intended for individuals who are preparing for a job related physical fitness test or who have physically demanding jobs.
Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of three credit hours.
Offered: Spring.
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FAW104F2 Conditioning: Speed, Agility, and Quickness Credit Hours: 1.00
Total body conditioning designed to enhance sport-related fitness for athletes or fitness enthusiasts. Includes personal safety and preparation, fitness assessments and goal setting, and conditioning.
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Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of two credit hours.
Information: This course is intended for individuals who have been participating in regular conditioning or sport activities.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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FAW106F2 Individual Fitness: Running Credit Hours: 1.00
Cardiovascular conditioning through running and walk/run workouts intended for the beginning and intermediate runner. Includes an introduction to running, components of training, heart rate zone training, the distances, running health and safety, and designing your training program. Also includes stride technique, proper alignment, cardiovascular fitness assessment, goal setting, and workout types for specific goals and distances.
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Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of three credit hours.
Information: This course is suitable for students who wish to run a few miles a week to those training for distances up to a marathon.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FAW106F3 Individual Fitness: Swimming Credit Hours: 1.00
Cardiovascular conditioning through lap swimming. Includes essential water and personal safety, basic stroke review, techniques of endurance swimming, and personal fitness assessment and activity modifications.
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Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of two credit hours.
Information: This course is not suitable for students with a fear of water or who do not have some initial swimming skill.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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FAW106F4 Individual Fitness: Walking Credit Hours: 1.00
Cardiovascular conditioning, improved fitness, and weight management through various walking workouts. Includes introduction to walking, components of training, heart rate zone training, common faults, walking health and personal safety, designing your training program, and race walking techniques. Also includes stride technique, proper alignment, cardiovascular fitness assessment, goal setting, and workout types for specific goals and distances.
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Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of three credit hours.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FAW108 Senior Fitness Credit Hours: 1.00
Introduction to a personalized fitness program using resistance, cardiovascular, and flexibility training for older adults. Includes orientation to the fitness facility, evaluation of personal fitness status and needs, principles of basic program design, and benefits of healthy lifestyle choices. Also includes choosing appropriate exercises to meet individual goals, and developing initial training strategies for improving body total fitness.
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Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of three credit hours.
Information: This course is appropriate for healthy older adults who have a desire to maintain or increase their activity levels.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FAW110F1 Weight Training and Cardiovascular Fitness Level I Credit Hours: 1.00
Introduction to a personalized fitness program using resistance, cardiovascular, and flexibility training. Includes orientation to the fitness facility, evaluation of personal fitness status and goal setting, principles of basic program design, and benefits of healthy lifestyle choices.
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Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of three credit hours.
Information: This course is appropriate for students desiring to improve either health fitness or athletic performance and may NOT be taken concurrently with FAW 110F2 or FAW 110F3.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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FAW110F2 Weight Training and Cardiovascular Fitness Level I Extended Credit Hours: 2.00
Introduction to a personalized fitness program using resistance, cardiovascular, and flexibility training. Includes orientation to the fitness facility, evaluation of personal fitness status and goal setting, principles of basic program design, and benefits of healthy lifestyle choices.
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Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of four credit hours.
Information: This course is appropriate for students desiring to improve either health fitness or athletic performance and may NOT be taken concurrently with FAW 110F1 or FAW 110F3.
Information: This course requires twice the time commitment for working out as FAW 110F1.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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FAW110F3 Weight Training and Cardiovascular Fitness Level II Credit Hours: 2.00
Continuation of FAW 110F1 or FAW 110F2. Includes orientation to the fitness facility, evaluation of personal fitness status and needs, principles of program design, and benefits of healthy lifestyle choices.
Prerequisite(s): FAW 110F1 or 110F2.
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Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of four credit hours.
Information: This course is appropriate for students desiring to improve either health fitness or athletic performance and may NOT be taken concurrently with FAW 110F1 or FAW 110F2.
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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FAW112F1 Ballroom/Latin Dance I Credit Hours: 1.00
Introduction to ballroom and Latin dancing. Includes key components of each dance, floorwork/locomotor skills, dancing as a total activity, personal fitness assessment and activity modifications, and evaluation.
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Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of two credit hours. This course is intended for recreational ballroom dance and will not be accepted for the Associate of Fine Arts Dance Concentration.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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FAW112F2 Ballroom/Latin Dance II Credit Hours: 1.00
Continuation of FAW 112F1. Includes key components of each dance, floorwork/locomotor skills, dancing as a total activity, and evaluation. Also includes emphasis on combinations, smooth transitions, and complex rhythmic patterns for the six major Ballroom dances.
Prerequisite(s): FAW 112F1.
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Information: Other popular social dances that may be covered are the Salsa/Mambo, Night Club Two Step, and West Coast Swing.
Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of three credit hours.
Information: This course is intended for recreational ballroom dance and will not be accepted for the Associate of Fine Arts Dance Concentration.
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FAW113F1 Belly Dance I Credit Hours: 1.00
Introduction to Egyptian, Turkish, and American belly dance with emphasis on foot placement and efficient execution of basic skills. Includes key components of belly dance and dancing as a total activity. Also includes history of belly dance; dance terminology; developing stamina, strength, balance, flexibility, endurance, and coordination; organizing dancing patterns into complete routines; and learning to improvise.
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Information: This course is intended for recreational belly dance and will not be accepted for the Associate of Fine Arts Dance Concentration.
Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of three credit hours.
Offered: Fall.
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FAW113F2 Belly Dance II Credit Hours: 1.00
Continuation of FAW 113F1. Includes key components of each dance, class protocol, dancing as a total activity and evaluation.
Prerequisite(s): FAW 113F1.
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Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of three credit hours.
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor.
Information: This course is for those experienced in Belly Dance.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FAW123F1 Salsa/Latin Dance I Credit Hours: 1.00
Introduction to salsa and other Latin dances with emphasis on basic steps, turns, and techniques to build confidence for dancing socially. Includes key components of each dance, floorwork and locomotor skills, and personal fitness assessment and activity modifications.
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Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of two credit hours.
Information: This course is intended for recreational salsa dance and will not be accepted for the Associate of Fine Arts Dance Concentration.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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FAW123F2 Salsa/Latin Dance II Credit Hours: 1.00
Continuation of FAW 123F1. Salsa and other Latin dances for the more experienced dancer with emphasis on combinations, smooth transitions, and complex rhythmic patterns of salsa dance. Includes key components of each dance, floorwork/locomotor skills, dancing as a total activity, and evaluation. Also includes organizing dancing patterns in choreographies, improvisation, development of personal style, harmonizing movements with a partner, and increasing confidence for dancing in public.
Prerequisite(s): FAW 123F2.
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Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of three credit hours.
Information: This course is intended for recreational Salsa dance and will not be accepted for the Associate of Fine Arts Dance Concentration.
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FAW128F1 Aerobics Credit Hours: 1.00
Cardiovascular and muscular exercises generally set to music and performed rhythmically. Includes personal safety and preparation, personal fitness assessment and activity modifications, and elements of rhythmic aerobic routines. Also includes determination of cardiovascular endurance level and challenging that system, improving local muscular endurance, and flexibility.
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Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of three credit hours.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FAW128F3 Cardio Cross-Training Credit Hours: 1.00
Cardiovascular and muscular exercises generally set to music and performed rhythmically. Includes personal safety and preparation, personal fitness assessment and activity modifications, and cardio and interval training.
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Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of three credit hours.
Information: This course will utilize a variety of aerobic modalities which may include floor exercise, steps, and interval training.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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FAW128F4 Cardio-Kickboxing Credit Hours: 1.00
Cardio training and muscular exercises generally set to music, performed rhythmically, and patterns simulate the movements of kickboxing (upper and lower bodystrikes) without physical contact. Includes personal safety and preparation, and personal fitness assessment and activity modifications.
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Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of three credit hours.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FAW128F6 Aerobics: Step Credit Hours: 1.00
Cardiovascular and muscular exercises set to music, performed rhythmically using basic to complex stepping patterns on the floor and on a raised platform. Includes personal safety and preparation, personal fitness assessment and activity modifications, and cardio training.
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Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of three credit hours.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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FAW129F3 Zumba® Credit Hours: 1.00
Cardiovascular and muscular endurance exercises inspired by Latin dance and music using Zumba® techniques. Includes personal safety and preparation, personal fitness assessment and activity modifications, and elements of cardio routines.
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Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of two credit hours.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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FAW130 Boot Camp Style Circuit Training Credit Hours: 1.00
Total body conditioning using various exercises, stations, and equipment which provides a cardiovascular challenge while emphasizing development of muscular strength and endurance. Includes personal safety and preparation, personal fitness assessment and activity modifications, and exercise techniques.
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Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of two credit hours.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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FAW131 Indoor Cycling Credit Hours: 1.00
Cardiovascular conditioning set to music and performed on a stationary bicycle. Includes personal safety and preparation, key concepts, personal fitness assessment and activity modifications, and elements of indoor cycling training.
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Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of two credit hours.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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FAW132 Kickboxing Credit Hours: 1.00
Total body conditioning using various kickboxing exercises, stations, and equipment that provide a cardiovascular challenge while emphasizing development of muscular strength and endurance through upper and lower body striking activities. Includes personal safety and preparation, personal fitness assessment and activity modifications, and kickboxing skill development.
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Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of two credit hours. Students are expected to provide their own bag gloves or hand wraps for contact with the bags and pads.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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FAW134F1 Pilates Credit Hours: 1.00
Introduction to the six core principles of Pilates in individual exercises and sequences of movements. Includes key components of Pilates, integrative practice and personalizing one's practice. Also includes total body conditioning to improve strength, flexibility, coordination, proper body alignment, breath control, and overall body awareness.
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Information: This course does not use reformers and is primarily mat based.
Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of three credit hours.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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FAW136 Stretch and Tone Credit Hours: 1.00
Muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility exercises designed to improve total body fitness with exercises generally set to music. Includes personal safety and preparation, fitness assessment and activity modifications, and exercise techniques.
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Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of two credit hours.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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FAW138F1 Yoga I Credit Hours: 1.00
Introduction to stress reduction through yoga. Includes key components of yoga, essential movements and postures, mind-body practice, personalizing one's practice, and personal fitness assessment and activity modifications.
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Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of two credit hours.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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FAW138F2 Yoga II Credit Hours: 1.00
Continuation of FAW 138F1. Includes key components of yoga, essential and complex movements and postures, mind-body practice, and personalizing one's practice.
Prerequisite(s): FAW 138F1.
Course Corequisites:
Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of three credit hours.
Information: This course is designed for students who have begun to establish a personal home practice and involves a deepening of the foundations established in Yoga I with more challenging postures, breathing techniques, length of sequences of skills, meditation, and philosophy.
Information: There are many styles of yoga and the specific philosophy offered in a given section will reflect that of the instructor and may differ slightly from other Yoga II instructors.
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FAW148F1 Golf I Credit Hours: 1.00
Fundamentals of golf intended for the novice or player with limited experience. Includes key components of each shot, essentials for game play, game management, and personal fitness assessment.
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Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of two credit hours.
Information: A required range and/or course fee will be payable to the golf course.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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FAW148F2 Golf II Credit Hours: 1.00
Continuation of FAW 148F1. Includes review of the fundamentals, key components of each shot, essentials for game play, and game management.
Prerequisite(s): FAW 148F1.
Course Corequisites:
Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of three credit hours.
Information: A required range and/or course fee will be payable to the golf course.
Information: This course is intended for golfers with some experience or who play regularly and wish to refine physical skills and mental strategies to improve performance.
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FAW155F1 Tennis I Credit Hours: 1.00
Fundamentals of tennis intended for the novice or player with limited experience. Includes key components of tennis, fundamental stroke development, game management, and personal fitness assessment.
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Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of two credit hours.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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FAW155F2 Tennis II Credit Hours: 1.00
Continuation of FAW 155F1. Includes review of the key components of tennis, fundamental strokes, shot variations, and game management.
Prerequisite(s): FAW 155F1.
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Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of three credit hours.
Information: This course is intended for players with some playing experience who wish to refine physical skills and mental strategies to improve performance.
Information: Recreational competitive play with more emphasis on game strategy is stressed.
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FAW157F1 Aikido I Credit Hours: 1.00
Introduction to the fundamentals of Aikido. Includes key components of Aikido, physical and mental preparation, ukemi and basic stances, neutralizing attacks, and budo implements.
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Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of three credit hours.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FAW157F2 Aikido II Credit Hours: 1.00
Continuation of FAW 157F1. Includes key components of Aikido, physical and mental preparation, ukemi and basic stances, neutralizing attacks, and budo implements.
Prerequisite(s): FAW 157F1.
Course Corequisites:
Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of three credit hours. Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FAW163 Self Defense for Women Credit Hours: 1.00
Introduction to the mental attitudes and physical skills needed to defend oneself against an attack. Includes knowing your surroundings, basic safety location techniques, and defensive physical skills.
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Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of three credit hours.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FAW164F1 Tae Kwon Do I Credit Hours: 1.00
Introduction to the fundamentals of Tae Kwon Do. Includes essentials of Tae Kwon Do, personal preparation, and self defense techniques against an opponent.
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Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of three credit hours.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FAW164F2 Tae Kwon Do II Credit Hours: 1.00
Continuation of FAW 164F1. Includes essentials of Tae Kwon Do, personal preparation, self defense techniques against an opponent, and application of advanced skills.
Prerequisite(s): FAW 164F1.
Course Corequisites:
Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of three credit hours.
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FAW165 T'ai-chi Chuan Credit Hours: 1.00
Fundamentals of T'ai-chi chuan, a form of martial arts. Includes an introduction, principles, T'ai-chi for a healthier lifestyle, solo exercises, self-defense, and personal fitness assessment and activity modifications.
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Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of two credit hours.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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FAW167 Baseball Credit Hours: 1.00
Fundamental baseball skills for the recreational player. Includes key components of baseball, individual skills, and team skills.
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Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of three credit hours.
Offered: Summer.
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FAW168 Basketball Credit Hours: 1.00
Fundamental basketball skills for the recreational player. Includes key components of basketball, personal safety and preparation, individual skills, and team skills.
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Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of two credit hours.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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FAW170 Soccer Credit Hours: 1.00
Fundamental soccer skills for the recreational player. Includes key components of soccer, personal safety and preparation, individual skills, and team skills.
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Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of two credit hours.
Offered: Spring.
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FAW173 Volleyball Credit Hours: 1.00
Fundamental volleyball skills for the recreational player. Includes offensive and defensive systems and strategies, conditioning, and game play.
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Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of three credit hours.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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FAW180 Weight Management Strategies Credit Hours: 1.00
Current research, information, and support to make lifestyle changes to manage weight and improve overall wellness. Includes personal assessment, stages of change, basic nutritional guidelines, exercise/activity guidelines and safety precautions, and developing personal strategies.
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Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of three credit hours.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FAW182 Healthy Living and Wellness Credit Hours: 3.00
Promotion of self-awareness of our daily lifestyle choices which impact our health and well-being. Includes dynamic alignment training, assessment training, wellness model, nutrition, somatic training, relaxation techniques, and self-care techniques.
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Offered: Spring.
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FAW183 Lifestyle Wellness Coaching Credit Hours: 2.00
Introduction to lifestyle wellness coaching and developing productive coaching techniques. Includes background and core ingredients of coaching, paths of change, flow model of coaching, setting the foundations for effective coaching, and the coaching relationship. Also includes the art of listening, the power of questioning, direct communication, awareness and action, and building enduring futures.
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Offered: Spring.
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FAW184 Health, Wellness, and Physical Activity Credit Hours: 3.00
Development of skills for personal lifestyle changes that promote health, wellness, and fitness over a lifetime. Includes physical activity, special considerations, nutrition and body composition, and stress and health.
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Offered: Fall.
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