Health and Wellness Courses
Courses with an asterisk (*) may be restricted to students in particular majors. See the Schedule of Classes for more information.
MUS F340/F540 Postural Alignment for the Musician (1 cr.) Biomechanical integration of the muscular and skeletal systems to promote a balanced and supported posture for all musical activities. Centering and relaxation skills.
MUS F341/F541 Mindfulness-Based Teaching and Wellness (1-2 cr.) This class is for music students interested in learning about and incorporating mindfulness-based meditation and wellness practices into their work as performers, music teachers, and music learners. Topics will include the scientific foundations of mindfulness-based practices, along with strategies for incorporating these practices.
* MUS F342/542 Movement for Singers (1 cr.) This course will consist of an introduction to techniques and methods of movement specifically designed for singers, incorporating basic yoga postures, mindfulness, basic ballet positions, and improvisatory organic movement.
* MUS J208 Conditioning for the Ballet Body (1 cr.) Injury prevention is an important part of ballet education. Principles of physical therapy, Pilates, and basic floor exercises will be used to train muscles to be strong enough to support all ballet work and supple enough to move freely with as little tension as possible.
MSCI M115 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (3 cr.) An introductory course using a systems based approach to study the structure and function of the human body.
SPH-N 231 Human Nutrition (3 cr.) Recommended prerequisite: Introductory chemistry and biology. Basic principles of nutrition with emphasis on identification, functions, and food sources of nutrients required for optimal health. Students should complete a course in Biology before beginning this course.
SPHS-S 542 Care of the Professional Voice (3 cr.) Physiological, psychosocial, and occupational aspects of professional voice use. A multidisciplinary perspective on research and practice in the areas of otolaryngology, social psychology, vocal pedagogy, voice science, and communication disorders. Examines historical and current approaches to preventing, assessing, and treating voice breakdown in singers and other professional voice users.