2009-2010 Human Performance and Wellness Courses

HPW 101 Basketball (1)
This course provides a recreational environment in which students can participate in the sport of basketball. An emphasis of the class is to keep the activity and enjoyment level high.
HPW 103 Strength Training (1)
This course serves as an introduction to progressive resistance training on machines and free weights and development of an individualized strength training program. Safety, etiquette, and proper technique are emphasized.
HPW 110 First Aid/CPR/AED for Schools and Community (1)
American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED is designed specifically for Schools and the Community. The course enables students to learn the knowledge and skills necessary to help sustain life and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until advanced medical help arrives. Each course also includes information on injury and illness prevention, with a focus on personal safety. Using healthy life-awareness questionnaires, participants will assess their environment and personal habits to help reduce their risk of injury and illness. The First Aid/CPR/AED program is designed to be flexible to meet the various needs of the course participants.
HPW 148 Jogging (1)
This course will help students to develop their performance skill in running. Students progress as rapidly as their ability will allow guaranteeing proper continuity and progression of this important skill.
HPW 152 Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding (1)
This course is designed for beginner to advanced skiers and snowboarders. Classes are divided based on current abilities. Full area lift passes are included on the days classes are held. The course includes instruction on safety, technique, and winter sports fitness. An additional fee of $240 is payable to, and at, Brighton. Students are responsible for providing their own equipment. (NOTE: Many ski/snowboard shops provide seasonal rental equipment.) The course requires attendance of 8 on-hill lessons lasting 2.25 hours. Following each lesson students are required to practice for a minimum of 1.5 hours. There is a final written assignment at the end of the final lesson.
HPW 156 Exploring Wasatch Mountain Paths, LE (2)
Students will utilize the power of nature to explore their inner selves through hiking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Millcreek, Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood Canyons. Hikes and snowshoeing will include paths to a variety of lakes or peaks, generally gaining 2,000 vertical feet over 3 miles, and cross-country skiing will take place at several different venues. Our mountain journeys will focus on increasing overall well-being; physical, mental, psychological and spiritual, through meeting the physical challenge in these inspirational settings.
HPW 160 Level I Avalanche Awareness (1)
This course will teach the winter enthusiast how to safely travel in avalanche territory. By combining both classroom and field training, this course will cover the guidelines specified by the American Avalanche Association for a Level I avalanche course. Topics include identifying avalanche terrain, snow grain types, weak and strong snow pack layers and weather and terrain factors contributing to instability. Students will perform field tests to determine snow pack stability, develop route finding skills and safe travel techniques. Avalanche rescue and transceiver use will be practiced.
HPW 170 Volleyball (1)
In this course students learn the rules and fundamental techniques of volleyball. Attention is given to individual skills and overall game strategy.
HPW 182 Tennis (1)
Students learn the rules, strategy and fundamental techniques in tennis. Attention is given to individual techniques and the overall game strategy. Classes are held at Coach Mikes Tennis Academy (1216 Wasatch Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, 801-583-9451). Cost is $35, payable at the Academy.
HPW 220 Yoga for Wellness, LE (2)
This course is designed to help students discover the benefits of regular yoga practice and develop a personal practice that can be continued beyond this class. Students will study the history and philosophy of yoga and the practical skills of pose work. Most classes will be devoted to understanding beneficial moving and breathing principles. Students will be encouraged to expand their practice beyond the mat, and bring increased awareness into their lives. Reading and reflective journaling will assist this process. Students will be guided to adapt yoga poses to their needs on a daily basis. Relaxation is part of the daily curriculum; as students strengthen their ability to full rest, learning is absorbed and they become better students. Students will be required to develop a plan for their personal yoga practice.
HPW 230 Beginning Dance and Movement, LE (2)
An introduction to the basic mechanics of movement and dance as they relate to time, space, and energy. Learn how to move with efficiency, power, and grace in new and different ways as well as within your own movement style. The physical knowledge developed in this class accentuates other academic learning modes as well as your own personal growth.
HPW 250 Fitness for Life, LE (2)
This course focuses on learning to lead a healthier lifestyle through putting into practice the principles of cardiovascular exercise, strength training, flexibility, core strength training, nutrition, and prevention of common lifestyle-influenced diseases.
HPW 260 Psychological Aspects of Performance and Well Being, LE (2)
The course is designed to provide a deeper understanding of developing theories in "positive psychology," and practical application techniques that apply to students, managers, athletes, and others, in an effort to maximize potential in individuals and inspire optimal living. Participants will read inspirational and informative literature, learn and practice mental training techniques, and examine their perception of the world and their "self" on a deep level. Through reflective assignments and life-specific projects, the course provides an opportunity to make profound positive personal change. Furthermore, with continued engagement in positive and meaningful living, people are able to influence and guide the institutions and world in which they function.
HPW 280 Reach Your Peak: Maximizing Potential through Physical Wellness, LE (3)
Reach Your Peak is for everyone interested in developing behaviors to positively affect their health and well-being for a lifetime. This course will not only assist students in designing a personalized fitness and wellness program, but it will also include opportunities for practice. With physical wellness as the foundation of the course, emphasis will be placed on nutrition education and consistent experience with cardiovascular, strength, flexibility and stillness exercises. Although the emphasis of Reach Your Peak is on physical wellness, connections to all areas of one's well-being--psychological, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual--will be integrated on a regular basis.