Hotel and Restaurant Management majors now can take a course to prepare them for real-life on-the-job emergencies, thanks to a Health Emergencies course being offered by the School of Nursing.

The new Health Emergencies course was designed in collaboration the Hotel and Restaurant Management Department to prepare its graduates to handle different emergencies in various environments in the hospitality industry such as choking, said Galen Collins, executive director of the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management.

“The skill sets developed are designed for quick response to incidents, which may save a life or reduce the severity of injuries,” Collins said. “This is also a life skill that can be used anywhere and emergency arises, such as a family member suffering a heart attack.”

Students in the class, part of the senior capstone seminar for senior HRM students, also become CPR certified.