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Certificate of Achievement
Health, Safety, and Wellness

The Certificate of Achievement in Health, Safety, and Wellness prepares students for entry-level work in city recreation sport and youth programs. Students in the program learn nutrition essentials, explore health and wellness concepts, and evaluate personal strategies to manage stress and anxiety levels.  Students also have the opportunity to fulfill the requirements for American Red Cross certifications in Standard First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.), and Automatic Defibrillation (A.E.D.) as a core element of achieving this certificate. The Health, Safety and Wellness Certificate of Achievement can be completed in one year.

Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.

Sample Education Plan

This sample education plan for the 2021-2022 catalog year represents one possible pathway through the program. Each university (UC, CSU, private, and others) has their own transfer requirements; please see a counselor to create an education plan that is customized to meet your needs. Additional course descriptions may be found in the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format).
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
KIN 122 - Nutrition for Sport and FitnessM3.0
KIN 122 - Nutrition for Sport and Fitness (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 050 or MATH 050D or MATH 053 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC,CSU

This course provides an overview of the role of nutrition to increase energy and enhance performance. Nutrients such as carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water will be introduced. The digestive system and metabolic systems will be discussed. Sport and exercise nutrient needs before, during, and after exercise are evaluated for their effect on optimal health and performance. Carbohydrate loading, popular diets, and supplementation are discussed. This course is designed for the student pursuing a career in the fitness industry; certificates in Fitness Specialist, Coaching of Sport, Sport and Performance Coach, and Community Health Worker; and/or the A.A. in Dance and the A.S in Sports Medicine, as well as those interested in furthering their understanding of the effects of nutrition on the mind and body.

KIN 193 - Standard First Aid and CPRM3.0
KIN 193 - Standard First Aid and CPR (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 8 units credit for PE Theory courses.

This course is designed for students pursuing a career working with the public and for those who want to further their understanding of handling emergency situations. The student will learn how to give immediate care to the suddenly injured or ill person. In addition, students will learn techniques for control of bleeding, splinting, transporting victims, emergency procedures, one person C.P.R. and the use of an AED. Students will have the opportunity to apply these technical procedures in class. This course fulfills the requirements for American Red Cross certifications in both Standard First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.) and Automatic Defibrillation (AED).

Total Semester Units:6.0 
2nd Semester
Select one: KIN 191 / KIN 192 / KIN 196 M3.0
KIN 191 - Health: Personal Issues (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*The UC will grant a maximum of 8 units credit for PE Theory courses. Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: KIN 191, KIN 192, or KIN 196)

This course is designed for all students who are physically active and interested in learning how to improve and maintain their personal health. Topics covered include general health principles, nutrition and diet, physical fitness, stress management, sexuality and reproduction, drug/alcohol use and abuse, consumer and safety issues and the process of death. Students learn how to develop sound health principles through readings, lectures, assignments/labs, and guest speakers.

KIN 192 - Health: Women's Personal Health (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*The UC will grant a maximum of 8 units credit for PE Theory courses. Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: KIN 191, KIN 192, or KIN 196))

This course is designed for students interested in expanding their knowledge about health problems and social issues that affect women uniquely. Physiological and psychological aspects of nutrition, hygiene, sexuality and reproduction, drugs and chemicals, and common diseases are among the many topics covered. Guest speakers, videos, current events, and web-based as well as text readings help students develop sound health principles for use in everyday life.

KIN 196 - Health Fitness and Wellness (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, (*credit limit), CSU
(*The UC will grant a maximum of 8 units credit for PE Theory courses. Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: KIN 191, KIN 192, or KIN 196)

This course is designed for all students who are interested in learning the value of lifelong, healthy lifestyles. Students will be given the tools to assist them in making positive life-style changes based on a personal health/fitness profile. Topics covered include: basic anatomy and physiology, nutrition, weight control, tobacco and alcohol, muscle fitness, flexibility, stress reduction, cardiovascular functioning, health topics, disease entities, and preventive health care measures.

Total Semester Units:3.0 
Total Units for Health, Safety, and Wellness COA program 9.0 
Notes:
AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor.
Legend:
M Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement
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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.

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Whittier, CA 90601

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