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Human Biology and Kinesiology

The Department of Human Biology and Kinesiology is committed to academic excellence in the classroom and laboratory to increase students' knowledge of the structure and function of the human body and to fulfill prerequisite requirements for students interested in pursuing graduate work in the various fields of kinesiology (the study of human movement) and allied health fields.

We provide hands-on, applied laboratory and research opportunities for those students who wish to increase their exposure to and understanding of the science of human movement studies, such as human anatomy, human physiology, exercise physiology, and human nutrition.

We strive for integration with the Natural Sciences Division faculty to improve the opportunities for students who wish to continue their studies in fields such as kinesiology, exercise physiology, human anatomy, physical therapy, medicine, and other allied health fields.

HK125 – Introduction to Human Nutrition

HK204 – Introduction to Human Anatomy

HK206 – Exercise Physiology

HK321 – Human Physiology

One Advanced course (HK304 – Advanced Human Anatomy OR HK306 – Advanced Exercise Physiology)

Courses Found in Human Biology and Kinesiology

HK100: Human Biology and Kinesiology Activity Class

(Not offered 2015-16).

.25 unit

HK103: Wilderness First Responder

This course is designed to provide outdoor leaders, instructors, guides, rangers, wilderness and foreign travelers with the knowledge needed to deal with emergencies in remote settings. Emphasis is placed upon prevention, leadership skills, and decision-making. The 80-hour national curriculum covers standards of care for urban situations with additional protocols for remote situations. The course is contracted in affiliation with WMI (Wilderness Medicine Institute) as part of NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School). This course is supported by the Department of Sport Science, Office of Campus Activities / ORC, and the Ritt Kellogg Memorial Fund (http:www2. coloradocollege/campusactivities/ritt. htm). Certifications upon completion of this course in conjunction with SC 113: EMT Basic may allow the student to obtain W-EMT certification. This is a course requiring an additional fee. Registrants will be contacted related to fees and deadlines by Campus Activities. Two sections. Limit 30 per section. P track (pass/fail) only. Taught during half-block. (Not offered 2015-16).

.25 to .5 units

HK113: E.M.T. Basic

A semester-long adjunct course including classroom, and field laboratory experience in emergency medical techniques, including but not limited to patient assessment, airway management, cardiopulmonary emergencies, bleeding and shock, medical emergencies, childbirth, environmental emergencies including a section on wilderness medicine, psychological aspects of emergency care and EMS systems. 6-10 p. m. Monday and Wednesday. Some Saturday lab sessions. No class during block breaks. Successful completion of this course qualifies the student to sit for the Colorado State E. M. T. basic Prerequisite (State Requirements): Copy of valid driver's license or birth certificate; Proof of Current (TB) Tuberculosis Test (PPD Test) within the last six months; Proof of Vericella (Chicken Pox) vaccination/exposure; Proof of Hep-stat (Hepatitis B) series. Class limit 24.

.5 unit — Ryan Hammes

HK114: Health and Fitness

A semester-long adjunct course including classroom, and field laboratory experience in emergency medical techniques, including but not limited to patient assessment, airway management, cardiopulmonary emergencies, bleeding and shock, medical emergencies, childbirth, environmental emergencies including a section on wilderness medicine, psychological aspects of emergency care and EMS systems. 6-10 p. m. Monday and Wednesday. Some Saturday lab sessions. No class during block breaks. Successful completion of this course qualifies the student to sit for the Colorado State E. M. T. basic Prerequisite (State Requirements): Copy of valid driver's license or birth certificate; Proof of Current (TB) Tuberculosis Test (PPD Test) within the last six months; Proof of Vericella (Chicken Pox) vaccination/exposure; Proof of Hep-stat (Hepatitis B) series. Class limit 24. (Not offered 2015-16).

.5 unit

HK120: Topics in Human Biology and Kinesiology

Courses under this rubric will vary year to year. (Not offered 2015-16).

.5 or 1 unit

HK125: Introduction to Human Nutrition

Investigation of the structure, digestion, storage, utilization, and bioenergetics of macronutrients (carbohydrate, protein, fat). Suggested intake, and sources of macronutrients, micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), and water in maintaining normal physiological function are examined. Topics related to energy balance and nutrition for physical activity and recovery are also discussed. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World requirement.

1 unit — Anthony Bull

HK130: Fundamentals of Kinesiology

Examination of basic human anatomy, movement, exercise physiology, physiological adaptation, exercise program design, and links between physical activity, health, and performance. Laboratory sessions include measurement of physiological responses to physical activity, performance evaluation, and the estimation of aerobic power, anaerobic power, and body composition. Parameters such as work, power, velocity, and energy expenditure in humans will also be calculated.

HK203: Sports Medicine Seminar

An investigation into the effects of competitive and recreational physical activity upon the human individual. Major topics include an overview of exercise and sport as a cause of injury and disease, the prevention, recognition and management of injury as related to the recreationalist/competitor, and the physiological parameters of exercise as related to carry-over and lifestyle. (Not offered 2015-16).

1 unit

HK204: Introduction to Human Anatomy

A lecture and cadaver based laboratory course designed to help students gain an understanding of the fundamental concepts of human anatomy. Include the examination of skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, and digestive structures. Does not involve dissection.

Prerequisite: 1 unit of Organismal Biology and Ecology 105, 106, or 107, Molecular Biology 131, or Human Biology and Kinesiology 130, or Psychology 297, or consent of instructor. Sophmore Standing or higher.

1 unit — Danny Miska

HK206: Exercise Physiology

A physiological analysis of exercise and sport as it relates to the total fitness level of the participant. The characteristics of skeletal muscle and how it functions, the energy sources for muscular contraction, the circulatory and respiratory systems and their adaptations to exercise, and principles of training for the muscular and cardiorespiratory systems will be investigated. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World lab or field requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Quantitative Reasoning requirement.

Prerequisite: HS Biology.

1 unit — Anthony Bull