General honors (GH) classes

Previously Offered general honors (GH) classes

General Honors (GH) courses are the heart of the University Honors Program curriculum and feature small class sizes, dedicated faculty members, interdisciplinary perspectives, active learning and an exciting array of topics. These classes can be accessed by searching under University Honors in the catalog. The following is an example of a General Honors (GH) course that has been offered in the past. This course may or may not be offered again.

GH101: Sudden Death In Sports


Course Description

The course will explore the most common causes of sudden death in sport and physical activity. Examples include heat stroke, concussion, cervical neck injury, and heart problems. Students will learn the basic of defining, recognizing, and treating each of these conditions. Additionally, there will be numerous class discussions on the role of the media in these events, legal ramifications, and the ability to use education to prevent it from happening again. When relevant gender issues, historical events, international versus national perspectives, and coaching and medical ethics will also be included within class discussion.


INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Susan Yeargin

Dr. Yeargin is a certified athletic trainer with a doctorate in philosophy in Kinesiology from the University of Connecticut.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from James Madison University, and was awarded a master's degree in Exercise Science from the University of Florida.  Professor Yeargin currently serves as the Program Director for the Post Professional Athletic Training Program at Indiana State University.  She currently serves on the Journal of Athletic Training Editorial Board and provides editorial services to numerous other journals such as Journal of Sport Rehabilitation and European Journal of Applied Physiology. Susan Yeargin acts as liaison between the NATA and the American Red Cross and serves in the NATA’s Free Communication Committee. Dr. Yeargin’s area of Expertise includes hydration status measurements, hydration behaviors of children and adolescents, heat acclimatization of youth, pre-cooling ergogenic aids, cooling for heat illness treatment, core body temperature validity, and thermoregulation in exercising individuals. She has 8 years of experience conducting research, 23 peer-reviewed publications in the content area, and over 20 professional presentations at the local, national, and international level on thermoregulation and hydration behaviors.